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Snare drum

Get your contest listed FREE for 2017

December 31, 2016
With the banding year at an end, you can find out if your event is listed for the 2017 contest season on 4BR?


Alan Pope

Cornish Pope awarded Empire Medal

December 31, 2016
The inspirational Cornish conductor Alan Pope has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List.


Cross

Death of David Arnold

December 31, 2016
The death has been announced of Lewis Merthyr Band stalwart David Arnold.


Stock

New Cornish Festival to kick start season in Newquay

December 31, 2016
A new Festival of Cornish Brass will herald the new contest season in the West of England.


Cross

Death of Steve Taylor

December 31, 2016
The death has been reported of Phoenix Brass Crewkerne euphonium player Steve Taylor.


Take Five

Take 5: Bands to watch out for in 2017

December 30, 2016
4BR picks five UK bands, each from a different section, to keep an eye out for in 2017


Butlins

Bumper fields to kick off 2017 season at Butlins

December 30, 2016
There will be plenty of bands working hard over the New Year as they prepare to open the 2017 contest season at the Butlins Mineworkers Championship in Skegness.


Tongan brass band

Two killed as brass band involved in NZ accident

December 30, 2016
Two members of the Mailefihi Siu'ilikutapu College Brass Band from Tonga have been killed in a bus crash in New Zealand.


Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover gain fusion success with Arts award

December 30, 2016
Jaguar Land Rover Band secures a Christmas bonus with 'Grants for the Arts' funding for innovative fusion project.


Nigel Seaman

Seaman to set sail for antipodean tests

December 29, 2016
Nigel Seaman will be the Chief Adjudicator at the Australian and New Zealand National Championships next year.


Your Logo Here

Ding Dong jackets and bow ties

December 29, 2016
The lads from Your Logo Here will be on hand in the New Year to ensure bands can look their best ahead of the start of the 2017 contest season.


cOALBURN

Coalburn celebrate a 2016 of progress

December 29, 2016
The Coalburn Band will have plenty of musical highlights to look back on from 2016.


The Wilkinson brothers

Festive traditions brings brothers reunited

December 28, 2016
The Wilkinson brothers Mark and David reunite in the same brass band


Fairey in action

Hardy heads to wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen

December 28, 2016
Fairey tuba player Chris Hardy will be the latest high profile brass band export to make a home in Denmark.


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Death of John Slinger

December 28, 2016
The death has been announced of the legendary Black Dyke baritone player John Slinger.


Harper

Boxing Day quiz winner

December 28, 2016
Thanks to everyone who entered — and to those who got it right...


Cross

Death of Robert Jose

December 28, 2016
The tragic death has been announced of Roche Brass euphonium player Robert Jose.


Cory

Celebrations for 4BR Award winners

December 28, 2016
There were extra glasses of festive champagne filled this year for the annual 4BR award winners


sIMON cOWEN

Elliott Brass entertain at the Theatre of Dreams

December 27, 2016
Star trombonist and members of the Elliott Brass Ensemble recently paid a festive visit to Manchester United Football Club


Consett Juniors add to the festive spirit

December 27, 2016
The brilliant youngsters of Consett Junior Band made sure they gave something extra back to their local community this year.


Camberley

Generous shoppers add to Camberley festive bank balance

December 27, 2016
The bank balance of Camberley & District Silver Band has been boosted by generous shoppers.


Boxing Day quiz

Boxing Day quiz

December 26, 2016
See if you can work out this series of little brain teasers to come up with the right answer?


Thierry Deleruyelle

Christmas Eve Quiz: The answers and the winner

December 26, 2016
Our Christmas Eve Quiz certainly took a bit of working out — but quite a few got it right in the end.


Purple

Take 5: Special little moments of musicality to cherish

December 25, 2016
4BR picks five very special little moments of musicality to cherish from 2016...


Results

2016 4BR Award Winners

December 25, 2016
Drum roll please... the winners of the 2016 4BR Awards are...




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.


Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


               

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