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Brighouse

1965 film footage of Brighouse & Rastrick released

December 31, 2015
The British Film Institute has released a rare 1965 film of a year in the life of Brighouse & Rastrick Band.


Granville

4BR Boxing Day Brain Tickler — Answer and winner

December 30, 2015
We had a great response to our Boxing Day quiz — with plenty of people using their musical brains to get to the answer...


Philip Harper

Award winners delight at 4BR gongs

December 30, 2015
The 2015 4BR Award winners have put their acceptance speeches to one side to speak of their delight at claiming their artistic accolades...


Troms

Huge bone bargains at Duchy Brass

December 30, 2015
If you want to make sure you have the best trombone bargain in time for the New Year make sure you get in touch with Duchy Brass.


sbba

Reminder for Scottish solo and ensemble stars

December 30, 2015
Players wishing to take part in the forthcoming Besson Scottish Solo & Ensemble Championships have been given a gentle reminder to get their entries in...


Salford students

University of Salford set for future pathways

December 30, 2015
40 years after its ground breaking brass band course, the University of Salford continues to build new musical pathways...


Brighosue

Brighouse round off year with festive and Euro double

December 30, 2015
Brighouse & Rastrick round off their year with a sold-out double for supporters and news of future Euro exploits...


Eisteddfod

Bands no longer in the pink in Wales

December 30, 2015
Brass bands will no longer be playing in the famous pink pavilion at the Welsh National Eisteddfod.


Gillingham Silver logo

Silver linings for Gillingham in 2015

December 30, 2015
Gillingham Imperial Silver has enjoyed a great year thanks to an influx of new talent...


Noah Davies

Great first year for Rhondda Fach Youth

December 30, 2015
It's been a great first year for the Rhondda Fach Youth Band — with a trio of Gold Awards to prove it!


City of Coventry

Death of Trevor Hargraves

December 30, 2015
4BR has been informed of the death of the well known trombonist Trevor Hargraves.


Rob Richardson

Nordic delights for Richardson

December 30, 2015
Fairey baritone star Rob Richardson has enjoyed a great Christmas in Norway playing with the emerging talents of Viba Bondebrass.


Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury boost to support further development

December 30, 2015
Shrewsbury Brass has received a nice festive boost to fund their future development plans.


Roy Fletcher

Harrogate bring a great Christmas Gift

December 26, 2015
A former member of the Harrogate Band was given a great surprise Christmas treat this year.


Stalham

Mumping tradition still going strong in Stalham

December 26, 2015
The festive tradition of musical mumping is still going strong in Stalham.


Downton Band

Downton celebrate training debut

December 26, 2015
Downton Band round off the season with a celebration of their long term investment plans...


4br

4BR Boxing Day Brain Tickler

December 26, 2015
Something to get the brain working after all that food and drink on Christmas Day. You have to show your workings out though..


Bolsover

Arts Council delighted at addictive Bolsover nomination

December 24, 2015
Arts Council England has told Bolsover Festival of Brass that they are delighted with the results of its internet broadcast initiative and 4BR awards nomination.


4BR

4BR Xmas Eve Brain Teaser

December 24, 2015
There is a nice little selection box of CDs to be won for the person who can work out the musical connection...


David Thornton

University delight at Thornton nominations

December 24, 2015
The University of Salford has offered its congratulations to David Thornton on his recent award winning success — with maybe more to come...


Tongwynlais Temperance

Arrivals and departures at Tongwynlais

December 24, 2015
Hellos and goodbyes at Tongwynlais Temperance as Welsh band looks forward to 2016 season.


Mat Piller

EBBA announce trio of key appointments

December 24, 2015
Matt Piller, Paul Hindmarsh and Erik Janssen appointed to major roles in European Brass Band Association.


BBE

BBE seek better co-ordination

December 24, 2015
Brass Bands England seek new Operations Co-ordinator as lack of progress in key role hinders excellent Liaison work...


Mr Tuba

Special tuba sounds for Santa

December 23, 2015
There may more than the sound of sleigh bells heralding a night time visitor to your home this Christmas...


WEATHERFIELD

New band set for high profile Christmas appearance

December 23, 2015
A new band will make a festive debut in front of millions on Christmas Day...




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.


Chris King

MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer


               

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