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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...




Alex Humphreys

Alex Humphreys to host National Youth Championships

January 31 • The BBC Newsround presenter and brass band player Alex Humphreys will host the 2023 National Youth Brass Championships in Stockport.


Matilda Lloyd

New global representation for trumpet star

January 31 • Former BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass finalist Matilda Lloyd is to be represented by management group HarrisonParrott.


Money

A dangerous and ill thought through proposal

January 31 • Councils in Scotland are reportedly looking at making cuts that could directly affect the teaching of music and free music tuition in schools.


lOST

Trombone troubles...

January 31 • The British Trombone Society is hoping the international parcel carrier DPD will do the right thing to get a valuable instrument back to them.


Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


WFEL Fairey Band -

Sunday 5 February • Glossop Old Bandroom . Derby St.. SK138LP SK138LP


Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Saturday 11 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Chadderton Band

January 31 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band and welcome all players of any age and ability on all sections of the band. Please come along and meet the band you will be very welcomed.


Leicestershire Co-op Band

January 30 • Leicestershire Co-op Band are looking for a PERCUSSIONIST for the 2023 Midlands Regional Championships (and beyond). Do you fancy the challenge of The Pilgrim's Progress under the artistic direction of Keith Leonard?


Newstead Brass

January 30 • Our Red Priest is still looking for an EEb Bass as we prepare for the midland championships with Martin Heartfield. Great chance to work with a great MD on this challenging but fun piece to rehearse.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


               

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