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4BR New Year's Eve Quiz

December 31, 2013
One final little brain teaser to sort out before the bells chime in the New Year of banding...


Butlins

Butlins announce Skegness line ups

December 31, 2013
The bands hoping to get a New Year's slice of the mammoth £39,000 Butlins prize pot have been announced.


Guild Hall

A few places left at Brass at the Guild

December 31, 2013
There is still the chance for bands to test their early season form at the popular Brass at the Guild Hall contest.


Steve Jones

Kit returned at Flowers

December 31, 2013
The experienced Steve Jones is the latest high profile signing at Flowers ahead of 2014.


Peter Haigh

Making Haigh for Christmas

December 31, 2013
40 years of commitment, dedication and a Cutt above gains reward for Peter Haigh at Alder Valley.


Lofthouse Awards

Lofthouse gongs for Christmas

December 31, 2013
The Lofthouse Band awards have recently been presented in time for Christmas.


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Web link for JSVB

December 31, 2013
The famous James Shepherd Versatile Brass ensemble has a 21st century presence to reach out to their global fans.


Oxford Cherwell

New band set for London Area

December 31, 2013
Oxford Cherwell Brass is looking forward to taking to the stage in Stevenage in 2014.


Chapletown Silver Band

Death of Dave Smith

December 31, 2013
The death has been reported of Dave Smith, a popular stalwart member of the Chapletown Band.


On air

Radio: World of Brass

December 31, 2013
More great music to take you into 2014 with John Maines.


Brett Baker and Adrian Hirst

Top troms at Dyke

December 28, 2013
Brett Baker and Adrian Hirst pick up the Black Dyke silverware.


Welsh flag

Cory and Tredegar to join forces

December 27, 2013
The top two ranked bands in the world are to join forces in aid of a wonderful charitable cause in 2014.


Eikanger in action

Eikanger gains contemporary award

December 27, 2013
Norwegian champion set to boost contemporary music making thanks to Arts Council award.


Welsh Trophies

Welsh League faces financial threat

December 27, 2013
Two of the contest foundation stones of recent Welsh banding success face tough financial decisions to safeguard future.


Grieg hall

Record entry for Norwegian National

December 27, 2013
A record 79 bands will compete in five sections at Bergen's Grieg Hall in February, with the draws already announced.


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4BR Christmas Day Quiz: The Winner!

December 26, 2013
Our three little brain ticklers certainly got you thinking and using your new Xmas prezzies...


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4BR Christmas Day Quiz

December 25, 2013
Three little brain ticklers to get correct to win a trio of great CDs...


Kippax

Bi-centenary for Kippax

December 25, 2013
The Kippax Band will be celebrating 200 not out in 2014 — aided by their local parish council.


Tongwynlais

Ruck departure at Welsh champion

December 25, 2013
Resident Conductor Joshua Ruck has left his role as Resident Conductor at Welsh champion Tongwynlais Temperance.


Hoover Bolton Band

Hoover aim to sweep up in 2014

December 25, 2013
The Hoover Bolton Band is looking forward to more success in the First Section in 2014.


Guards on the march

Military musical display for Christmas

December 25, 2013
Lt Col Graham Jones will be showcasing the best the lads and lasses in our top military bands can do this Christmas.


City of Chester

Onwards and upwards for City of Chester

December 25, 2013
From mixed emotions to bright future for City of Chester.


Chris Turner

Turner prize for Llwydcoed

December 25, 2013
Welsh League champion teams up with new MD for 2014...


Marathon Band

A star is seen in...Huddersfield

December 25, 2013
One Christmas star will be well worth a marathon trek...


Cory Band

World Rankings: End of year update

December 25, 2013
Time to reflect on who were the biggest winners and losers over the past 12 months.




Slide Action

Slide Action to record debut album

February 21 • The award winning Slide Action trombone quartet will record their debut album as part of the 35th anniversary celebrations of the NMC Recording label.


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.


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.


Prof. Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator


               

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