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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...




Tabby Kerwin

Kerwin reaches out to global audience

August 7 • Tabby Kerwin will be reaching out to the widest possible audience on her mission to imporve the mental health of the brass banding movement.


Gavin Higgins

Higgins writes new work for 2020 Proms

August 7 • Composer Gavin Higgins has been commissioned for a third time to write a new work for the iconic Proms season.


England

Closing date looms for BBE annual awards nominations

August 7 • If you want to nominate people or organisations for the positive role they have played for the banding movement then you need to do it quickly.


Cory

Arts Council support Cory's on-line motivation

August 6 • £35,000 of funding will enable the world's number 1 ranked band to connect to the global banding community through a trio of innovative projects.


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Amesbury Town Band

August 5 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


               

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