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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.


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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!




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.


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger


               

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