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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.


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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.


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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...


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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...




Regional

2020 Regional test-pieces revealed

September 16 • Works by Philip Sparke, Tom Davoren, Kit Turnball, Andrew Baker and Christopher Cole will pose the challenges for bands wishing to claim their places at the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham next year.


Cheltenham

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 2

September 15 • South Yorkshire Police and Leigh Baker enjoy the title winning 'Occasion' in Cheltenham


Centaur

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 15 • Uppermill tame the Viking challenge to claim the National title in Cheltenham


Centair

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 14 • Unison Kinneil completes remarkable rise from the ashes of despair to claim National title.


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Open Gala Concert

Saturday 21 September • Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6005


The GUS Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 21 September • Holy Trinity Church, . Squires Hill, . Rothwell, . Northamptonshire NN14 6BQ


Foden's Band - St Andrew's Church, Penrith

Saturday 21 September • St Andrews Place, Rowan House, CA11 7XZ


Enderby Youth Band - Mike Fowles, directing a Youth training weekend

Saturday 21 September • Lutterworth College. Bitteswell Road . Lutterworth LE17 4EW


Drighlington Band -

Saturday 21 September • Drighlington Methodist Church BD11 1EL


Bollington Brass Band

September 17 • Bass Trombone, Front/Back row Cornet and percussionist (kit)required to replace players leaving for University. We will be playing in the North West 1st section next year and have a sensible and varied job programme.


Stannington Brass Band

September 16 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests


Dobcross Silver Band

September 15 • Dobcross Silver Band invite applications for the following competent players. . . . Bb BASS, FRONT ROW CORNET, BASS TROMBONE. . . This is an exciting time for the band. There is a new 'buzz' about the place as we go from strength to strength


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger


               

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