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Cory with Philip Harper

World Rankings: End of year update

December 31, 2012
Cory end the contest year at the top of the rankings list.


obe

OBE for Keith Griffin

December 29, 2012
The man who formed the National Youth Brass Band of Wales receives OBE in the New Year's Honours List.


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4BR Quiz: New Year's Eve Quiz

December 28, 2012
There is a great prize on offer with the last of our Festive brain teasers.


Melingriffith

M4 extension in South Wales

December 28, 2012
The musical roadworks continue to grow for the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band.


Death of Richard Rodney Bennett

December 28, 2012
The death was announced over the Christmas period of composer Richard Rodney Bennett.


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4BR Quiz: Boxing Day Quiz

December 26, 2012
We have two more of the latest DVDs up for grabs for our Boxing Day Quiz.


4BR

4BR Quiz: Christmas Day Quiz

December 25, 2012
We have two of the latest DVDs up for grabs for our Christmas Day Quiz.


Kapitol Promotions

BBP Registry advisory future mapped out by Kapitol

December 23, 2012
Kapitol announces Advisory Body structure with remit to decide on registration fees, as Dyke and Foden's sign up for BBP Registry.


Butlins

Butlins unveil Skegness entertainment

December 23, 2012
From Cory to Maynard Ferguson, Dennis Rollins funk to Bavarian beer fun with the Parpenrifters — Butlins will have it all (plus a ten grand first prize) in January.


isb

Strictly come carolling for ISB

December 23, 2012
Members of the International Staff Band provide radio presenter Chris Evans with his Christmas carol service on air...


Chris Helme

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 23, 2012
Plenty of great Christmas music to accompany the turkey and prezzies from Chris Helme.


radio band

Banding rivals help new convert

December 22, 2012
Welsh rivals join forces to promote banding benefits on air.


Greater Gwent Youth Band in action

Cuts proposed to leading Music Service in Wales

December 22, 2012
The pioneering Gwent Music Support Services faces huge cut in funding after council reveals budget plans.


Carlton Main

New signing at Carlton Main

December 22, 2012
Carlton Main welcomes new addition to the ranks.


New instruments

Santa Andovers the prezzies

December 22, 2012
Santa has certainly called at Test Valley Brass this year.


GBBA Gloucestershire

Gloucester set for registry debate

December 21, 2012
The Gloucestershire Brass Band Association is to hold a registry discussion meeting open to all next month...


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Breakthrough year for young composer

December 21, 2012
Cardiff based composer David Rees has enjoyed a musical 2012 to remember — thanks to Ynyshir and other Welsh bands


GBBA Gloucestershire

Gloucester closing date looms

December 21, 2012
If you want to compete at the GBBA Entertainment contest then you had better get your entries in fast.


John Maines

Radio: World of Brass

December 21, 2012
John Maines makes sure you don't miss out on any brass band music this Christmas.


Christmas box

4BR Gift Voucher

December 21, 2012
If you are stuck for a last minute something for Christmas, then we have the answer- a 4BR Gift Voucher.


Kapitol

Kapitol Forum counters uninformed speculation and criticism

December 20, 2012
The Regional Kapitol Forum has issued a strongly worded statement outlining their actions and reasons why.


Rothwell in action

Rothwell adds tuba strength in depth

December 20, 2012
The Rothwell Temperance Band has added extra strength to their tuba section for the New Year.


Renton

Radio: Listen to the Band

December 20, 2012
More early 2013 delights from Frank Renton and his team at the BBC.


Rainford in action

Rainford part company with Samuel

December 20, 2012
The successful eight year partnership between Neil Samuel and the Rainford Band has come to an end.


Birchfield Music

Advert: Birchfield Music

December 19, 2012
Great new music on offer — and still in time for Christmas!




Norman Knapton

Death of Norman Knapton

February 21 • The passing has been announced of the respected musician and brass band supporter Norman Knapton.


De MAESENEER

De Maeseneer project to give horn repertoire major boost

February 21 • A raft of significant composers will provide Belgian performer Tim De Maeseneer with new works for tenor horn as part of landmark recording and performance project.


wANTAGE

Childs plans base camp assault on High Peak with Wantage

February 21 • Dr Robert Childs has helped Wantage Concert Brass plan their 'High Peak' assault in Stevenage.


Elevate

Elevate programme opens for third round

February 21 • If your band is looking to try and expand its musical horizons in different ways then the third round of the BBE Elevate project has just been launched.


London Central Fellowship Band - The International Staff Band in Cambridge

Saturday 24 February • Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB


Haverhill Silver Band - Waterbeach Brass - Spring Concert

Saturday 2 March • Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LQ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Mereside Brass

February 20 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, position negotiable. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!


Haverhill Silver Band

February 19 • Play Bb (or Eb) bass and want to compete at the Spring Festival and Whit Friday? . . Due to work commitments, Haverhill Silver Band (L&SC Champions 2022) have a vacancy for a talented Bb or Eb bass player to join us after the areas.


London Central Fellowship Band

February 16 • We are currently recruiting a back-row cornet player, a Solo Cornet player, a Tenor horn player and a percussionist.


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher


               

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