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No Welsh test piece workshop

January 15, 2008
The proposed test piece workshop to be held in Cardiff later this month has been cancelled.

James Abbott

Funeral of James Abbott

January 15, 2008
The funeral details of James Abbott MBE have been announced.


New faces at ISB

January 15, 2008
The International Staff Band has announced two new cornet players to their ranks.

Half century at Guild Hall

January 15, 2008
There is a fine line up of 50 bands for Brass at the Guild Hall at the start of February.

Bari Thomas and Sean Whyte

Waitakere weddings

January 14, 2008
‘The Trusts’ Waitakere Brass’ euphonium players Bari Thomas and Sean Whyte were married recently – but not to each other!

St Marys Band Club

Keller Line-up confirmed

January 14, 2008
This years Ern Keller International Soloist of the Year is a brilliant line-up of players, and the four competing bands in the Band of the Year should make for a top day of quality banding.


4BR New features

January 11, 2008
4BR launches two new feature article sections.

Grimey poll

Grimethorpe's European Vote

January 11, 2008
You can now help pick Grimethorpe's Gala Concert programme at the 2008 European Championships — so get voting!


Advert: Besson

January 11, 2008
Euphonium star Steven Mead reports that the latest baritones from Besson are on their way.


Bates books in at YBS

January 11, 2008
YBS has been busy and has snapped up a top class soprano player in the shape of Gary Bates.


57 Bands set for Yorkshire

January 11, 2008
There will be a very healthy turnout of bands this year at Bradford as 57 bands enter Yorkshire Regional Championship.


Cash boost for bands

January 11, 2008
Tameside Council has awarded three local bands some much needed cash.

Orchard Brass

Pick of the bunch

January 11, 2008
The Orchard of England Brass Quintet recently delighted local audiences — not surprising given their line up of players...

Advert: Rayburn Tours

January 10, 2008
Get registered and get a copy of Rayburn's 'Brass Band Tours' to see just how far your band can go in 2008....


2008 Besson Scottish Solo & Quartet Championships

January 10, 2008
Details of the 2008 event have been released by the organisers — with just a couple of weeks to go to get your entries in...


YBS lose soprano

January 10, 2008
Claire Taylor has announced her decision to leave her soprano seat at YBS.


Shirley go Green

January 10, 2008
The Shirley Band has opted for a Green direction for the future.


Traders to support Brass Band Archive

January 10, 2008
The Association of Brass Band Traders is set to support our banding heritage at Butlins.

Mark Kitzpatrick and Laura Keegan

Fitzy ties the knot

January 10, 2008
One of Melbourne's finest and best known brass musicians, Mark Fitzpatrick,and his long time partner, Laura Keegan, have finally tied the knot.

Death of James Abbott MBE

January 09, 2008
The death of James Abbott MBE has been announced.


Kirky's sure fire bets!

January 09, 2008
Kirkintilloch are set to raise funds for their European Championship appearance in Norway by taking a trip to the bookies!


McFadyen hits the web

January 09, 2008
James MacFadyen is the latest composer for brass to launch on the internet with a new website.


NABBC South West workshop

January 09, 2008
The South West Area of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors is the latest to hold a workshop on the Area test pieces. Get along then and find out more...


PolySteel set up new youth band

January 09, 2008
West of England Champion looks to the future by setting up its own youth band.

QLD Band Association

2008 Oz Entries

January 09, 2008
50 Brass Bands and over 350 soloists have entered in this years Australian Championships, being held in Brisbane over the Easter Weekend.

Swiss National

Results: 2021 Swiss National Championships

November 29 • Valaisia Brass Band Rejoice once again as they retain their Swiss National title with divisional honours to Ensemble de Cuivres Euphonia; Brass Band Bern; Brass Band Feldmusik Escholzmatt; Musik Frohsinn Oberburg Jugend Brass Band Oberer Sempachersee

Perth Concert Hall

Result: 2021 Band Supplies Scottish Challenge Shield

November 28 • Kingdom Brass completes 2021 with a National & Scottish Challenge Shield double as they claim victory in Perth.

Perth Concert Hall

Report & Result: 2021 Besson Scottish Open

November 27 • A Gallery full of outstanding musical portraits sees Whitburn claim the Scottish Open title for a seventh successive year.


Yorkshire Youth continues reinvigorated progress

November 26 • The Yorkshire Youth Band has met up again to showcase their progress and enhance their skill sets under the team of Black Dyke Band stars.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Wind Ensemble

Friday 26 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

York Railway Institute Band - Richard Marshall

Friday 26 November • York St John University Chapel. York. North Yorkshire YO31 7EX

Bodmin Town Band - Switch on of Christmas lights, Mount Folly, Bodmin

Friday 26 November • Mount Folly, Bodmin PL312DQ

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 27 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Contest: Scottish Open 2021

Saturday 27 November • Mill Street, Perth

The Marple Band

November 29 • Want a change of scene. We're a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for a Bb Bass player, variety of cornets(depending on experience), 2nd Horn, 2nd Trombone and kit percussion. We are currently preparing for NW Regionals.

Wotton and District Silver Band

November 28 • Vacancy for PERCUSSIONIST.

Lindley Band

November 28 • CORNET and HORN PLAYERS required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.

James Garlick

BMus (Hons), QTS
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Tutor


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