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Murphy

MBE for Murphy

December 31, 2009
Trumpet star awarded MBE in Queen's New Year's Honours List.


Boarshurst

160th celebrations at Boarshurst

December 26, 2009
160 years of brass banding in Greenfield is celebrated by the Boarshurst Band with a new march.


Wakefield Metropolitan

Wakefield's rousing close to the year

December 26, 2009
Wakefield Metropolitan close their year in rousing fashion.


Tongwynlais

New players at Tongwynlais

December 26, 2009
Pontins champion adds new quintet to the ranks.


hUNT

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 26, 2009
More great music from Phillip Hunt in the New Year.


Butlins

Butlins errata

December 26, 2009
The final errata list for 'Folkmusic' has been released.


Baker

Boxing Day bash for Baker

December 26, 2009
Black Dyke star set for Boxing Day outing in Luxembourg.


David

Roberts set for Norway return

December 26, 2009
Rothwell MD set for Norwegian championship outing with Sandefjord Brass Symposium.


Chalford

Chalford's new dimension

December 26, 2009
Chalford enjoy putting on an incredible dimension to round off their year.


Redbridge

Brill is brill for Redbridge

December 26, 2009
Lisa Brill takes top award for Redbridge.


Longridge

Special dinner guest for Longridge

December 26, 2009
There was a surprise guest for Longridge Band at a recent band job.


Lofthouse

Lofthouse warm up brave audience

December 26, 2009
Lofthouse 2000 warm up their Christmas audience.


York

Advert: York Instruments

December 26, 2009
St Louis Music becomes new distributor for Schreiber, Keilwerth and York in USA.


Awards

2009 4BR Awards

December 25, 2009
The votes have been counted — so find out who won the 4BR Awards, the 4BR Band of the Year and the definitive list of the 2009 Champions of the banding world...


EBBA

European test pieces revealed

December 23, 2009
EBBA may not have announced it, but it's the 'Spiriti' of Bruckner for Linz.


black dyke

A Yorkshire Christmas

December 22, 2009
BBC Radio 2 is to broadcast some traditional Christmas fayre all with a Yorkshire flavour on Christmas Eve.


Brighouse

Brighouse trio

December 22, 2009
Stuart Lingard teams up with David King once again, as Brighouse announce a trio of new signings.


Black Dyke

It's a new Day at Dyke

December 22, 2009
EYMS top man Neil Day joins Black Dyke as National champions announce a brace of cornet signings.


St Georges Hall

Yorkshire changes

December 22, 2009
It's allocated seating at St George's Hall and a new judge too in 2010.


St Austell

St Austell celebrate

December 22, 2009
The players and supporters of the St Austell Band have had plenty to celebrate in the past twelve months.


Longridge

Twiss takes it in the gob

December 22, 2009
Sop player Ian Twiss takes Longridge Award.


Box

4BR Gift Voucher

December 21, 2009
If you are stuck for a last minute something for Christmas, then we have the answer- a 4BR Gift Voucher.


Cory logo

World Rankings: December update

December 20, 2009
Cory Band remains at the top of the latest World of Brass – 4barsrest Rankings despite finishing in third place at the recent Brass in Concert Championship.


Doyle

Leyland announce Doyle principal

December 20, 2009
John Doyle moves from Black Dyke to take over end chair and baton at Leyland.


Mount Charles

Conducting duo for Mount Charles

December 20, 2009
Mount Charles set for 2010 under the command of Richard Evans and Phillip McCann.




Ultra

4BR Shop: Denis Wick Euphonium SM3U-X Silver plated

February 18 • The Ultra mouthpiece from Steven Mead through the 4BR Shop is one of the most popular of the range.


Kolk

Dutch link for Filton Area challenge

February 18 • Filton Concert will team up with Dutch conductor Erik van de Kolk for their West of England challenge in Torquay.


Cross Keys

Cross Keys look towards Area after flood damage

February 18 • Flood damage takes its toll on the Cross Keys Band, but help has come from the banding community to enable them to focus on their Area challenge.


National

National Youth Concert looks forward to 2020 course

February 17 • Jonathan Parkes will lead the National Youth Concert Band course — headlined by acclaimed trombonist Helen Vollam.


Foden's Band - Patrons Concert: Sandbach School

Tuesday 18 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert

Saturday 22 February • Broughton Fields Primary School, Milton Rd, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9LS. MK10 9LS


The Cobham Band - Brass Music from Around the World

Saturday 22 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. Embercourt Road Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Shipston Town Band

February 18 • We are looking for a Bb Bass and Eb Bass as we prepare for the Midlands Area Section 3 in March . After qualifying for the finals at Cheltenham last September we are looking to make an impression in Section 3 after our subsequent promotion,


Oxfordshire Youth Brass

February 17 • Oxfordshire Youth Brass is looking for horn, baritone, back row cornets and Bb bass players to complete our line-up for our summer tour to Edinburgh in late-August 2020. We will be working with Alan Fernie, playing concerts and visiting the Tattoo.


Chadderton Band

February 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing a various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections. EUPH and percussion needed. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


               

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