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Gourlay

Top judge change at Bradford

December 19, 2008
James Gourlay steps aside as Steve Sykes takes to the box for the top section at Bradford.


RNCM

2009 RNCM Festival of Brass

December 19, 2008
Organisers announce details of 2009 event — with a focus on the great Gilbert Vinter at its musical core.


Sainsbury gift to Welsh College

December 19, 2008
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama gets a cool quarter of a million from Sainsbury — that's a lot of Xmas turkey's they've sold then...


Black Dyke

Bright and Black start for BTS Day

December 19, 2008
The British Trombone Society quartet competition got off to a bright start recently — with a win for Black Dyke.


Newstead

All change at Newstead

December 19, 2008
There has been a reshuffle of the pack at the Newstead organisation.


Melbourne International Festival of Brass

MIFB reveal 2009 plans

December 18, 2008
The Melbourne International Festival of Brass has released details on its programme for next year.


North Shore Youth Brass

North Shore Youth stride ahead

December 18, 2008
Contest success, lots of concerts, and a planned CD recording wraps up a great year for North Shore Youth Brass.


4BR

It's not too late to shop at 4BR!

December 17, 2008
There is still plenty of time to shop on 4BR for Christmas — and now with the 4BR Shopping voucher — you don't have to worry about giving something that somebody can't use...


Whit Friday

BBC death knell on big bands

December 17, 2008
It appears that the BBC have dropped the axe on big banding — so could brass bands be next for the radio chop?


Besson

Advert: Besson Musical Instruments

December 17, 2008
Besson welcome Swiss euphonium star Thomas Rüedi as instrument ambassador.


Seaman

Belgian checkmate for Seaman

December 17, 2008
Nigel Seaman recently took the helm to help the Kortrijk Band on their appearance at the Belgian Nationals.


Scottish Co-op

More dividends for Scottish Co-op

December 17, 2008
There was more good news for the Scottish Open champions with news of further funding from sponsors for 2009.


Kippax

Kippax hand out their gongs

December 17, 2008
Some very fine people picked up some well deserved awards at the Kippax Band Club — one for a fantastic 50 years of service.


NABBC

Test piece homework in Scotland

December 17, 2008
The National Association of Brass Band Conductors will be holding a workshop on the Regional test pieces early next year.


Black Dyke

Black Dyke hand out the awards

December 17, 2008
National Champions hand out their own awards at their recent Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony.


Brass Noir

Black Success

December 17, 2008
Brass Noir enjoy a dark night of musical success — and get a doubling of their fee for their troubles!


Fairlop

Fairlop thanks

December 17, 2008
The Fairlop Band has enjoyed a fantastic 40th anniversary in 2008.


Lofthouse

Grand present for Lofthouse

December 17, 2008
Lofthouse 2000 gain an early Christmas prezzie — a new set of cornets from Santa via York.


Gresley

Christmas comes early at Gresley

December 17, 2008
Santa Claus brings a new direction for Gresley Colliery Band.


Strata

Strata success

December 17, 2008
Awards for all at the recent Strata Brass Annual Concert — and plenty to celebrate too.


Phil Shaw

Elland celebrate a fine year

December 17, 2008
Phil Shaw and the Elland Silver Band have had plenty to celebrate in 2008.


4BR

4BR Best Sellers

December 14, 2008
With just a few more days to go before Christmas, the top ten ‘must have’ CDs from the 4BR site in the last month can be revealed…


Vibrass

Advert: Vibrass

December 14, 2008
Celebrate the festivities in Austrian style this year with a free CD this Christmas when you get your hands on the brilliant Vibrass.


santa baby

Guarding Santas sexy helper

December 14, 2008
Victoria Hart and the lads from the Guards Big Band are doing their bit to add some musical spice in time for Christmas and help a great cause.


Butlins

Butlins open the visitors door

December 14, 2008
Butlins announce cheap day visitor tickets to the 2009 Championships in just a few weeks time.




European

BBE provides Open English link to future Europeans

September 26 • Brass Bands England announces that its European Championship representatives will come from the British Open.


Awards

Award winners celebrated at BBE Conference

September 26 • The 2021 BBE Awards honoured inspirational youngsters, to on-line invention, community engagement, education, leadership and a lifetime of providing entertainment.


EBBA

Bond, Dobson and RVW add to musical tests for 2022 Euros

September 26 • Original works by Christopher Bond, Simon Dobson and Ralph Vaughan Williams add to the contesting attractions for the 2022 European Championships


Wilby

Wilby marks Vaughan Williams celebration at European Championship

September 26 • A new commission from Prof Philip Wilby celebrating the life and work of Ralph Vaughan Williams will form the competitive musical centrepiece of the 2022 European Championships in Birmingham


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Garforth Brass

September 26 • Garforth Brass (3rd section Yorkshire Area) is seeking cornet players (positions negotiable) as the band prepares for forthcoming concerts and contests. We are looking to build further following recent promotion and merger with Garforth Jubilee Band.


Shipston Town Band

September 25 • We are rehearsing covid safe in our refurbished band hall. We are looking to recruit Bb Cornets position negotiable Principal Trom Bass Trom Eb Bass and Bb Bass to bring the band up to full strength


Staines Brass

September 25 • Staines Brass are looking for , Soprano, and E flat Bass and B flat Bass players to join our ranks following the return to rehearsals. Our rehearsal nights are Thursday 8pm and we are based The Lammas Park, Staines, TW18 4XZ


Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor


               

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