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Dave Barringer

New Year honour for Dave Barringer

December 30, 2017
Dave Barringer, the Director of Music of the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, has been awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours List.


Jan Muller

Muller recalls Montreux triple delight

December 30, 2017
Conductor Jan Muller recalls a special day at the Swiss National Championships in Montreux in November when he led three bands to podium success.


Enter

Brass at the Guild closing date looms

December 29, 2017
There is still time for bands to get their entries in for the early season battles at Brass at the Guild in Preston. So be quick...


Steve Hartley

Hartley takes Jubilee line

December 29, 2017
Conductor Steve Hartley takes over as Musical Director at Pilling Silver Jubilee Band


Katrina and Helen

Something for those in the middle as Saxhorn Fest comes to Salford

December 29, 2017
Katrina Marzella and Helen Varley will lead a special 'Saxhorn Fest' Day at the University of Salford — and its open to all those who like to explore the potential of the middle of the band sound


Lindley Band

Westacott takes lead at Lindley

December 29, 2017
Rob Westacott will take the helm at Yorkshire's Lindley Band — making his debut at the forthcoming Brass at the Guild contest.


March

Morley looks to attract march and hymn tune entries

December 29, 2017
The popular Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest is set to take place in June 2018 — and is looking for entrants.


gus

Young stars get deserved Christmas gifts at Virtuosi GUS

December 29, 2017
Two rising stars received special gifts for Christmas from Virtuosi GUS


tEFEL

Christmas Day audience for Lewis Merthyr

December 29, 2017
The Lewis Merthyr band made sure they were heard by a huge television audience on Christmas Day thanks to a little bit of help from Sir Bryn Terfel.


Cross

Death of Barbara Littler

December 29, 2017
The death has been announced of the respected Pemberton Old Wigan player, Barbara Littler.


cASH

Bumper fields ready for big Butlins payouts

December 28, 2017
The 2018 contest season will kick off with some big pay days on offer at the Butlins Mineworkers Festival in Skegness.


cHARITY

Yorkshire festive generosity helps raise cash for charity

December 28, 2017
Players from a number of Yorkshire bands have helped diners part with a few extra tips for charity.


Boobs and Brass

Boobs & Brass look forward to Yorkshire farewell

December 27, 2017
Boobs & Brass will link up with the National Champion Brighouse & Rastrick for a fourth time for a memorable Yorkshire send off.


Cambrely

Christmas charity helped by Camberley & District

December 27, 2017
The players of Camberley & District Silver Band have made sure local charities have benefited from their carol playing this year.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 27, 2017
More great music to enjoy from the heartland of Yorkshire


Quiz

4BR Boxing Day Quiz: The Answers

December 26, 2017
We reveal the answers to our Boxing Day Quiz — and the person who got them all correct


Results

2017 4BR Award Winners

December 25, 2017
The winners of the 2017 4BR Awards have been announced as well as the recipient of the 4BR Special Award


Firth

Foden's to celebrate centenary of cornet great

December 23, 2017
A new work will be premiered by Foden's Band to celebrate the centenary of the death of the great cornet player Edwin Firth.


Willebroek

No Euro title defence for Young Brass Band Willebroek

December 23, 2017
Young Brass Band Willebroek will not defend its European Youth title in Utrecht in 2018.


Aldbourne

Odds change at Aldbourne as Johnson leaves MD role

December 23, 2017
The eight year partnership between David Johnson and Aldbourne Band has come to an end after MD says the musical odds are no longer in his favour.


Rothwell

Early Xmas prezzie gives Rothwell 2018 boost

December 23, 2017
The return of James McCabe as principal cornet has given Rothwell Temperance a great festive boost as they look towards 2018.


Waldsang

Dutch champions celebrate significant Christmas birthdays...

December 23, 2017
Brass Band De Waldsang will be celebrating some significant birthdays this festive weekend.


Train

The next brass band train arriving at the station is...

December 23, 2017
Norfolk Wherry Brass can be seen and heard in action on New Year's Day on BBC2


Alison Balsom

Balsom Twitter storm forces British Airways Dal segno

December 22, 2017
International trumpet star Alison Balsom has forced British Airways into reversing their policy on charging passengers to take their musical instruments on board flights as hand luggage.


Vertommen

Vertommen closes 25 year chapter at Buizingen

December 21, 2017
One of European banding's longest musical partnerships has come to an end after a quarter of a century of success.




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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