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Signings

Camborne welcome new year trio

December 30, 2018
New Year celebrations in order for Camborne Band as they welcome a trio of new signings.


Boon

Overseas visitors enjoy Childs history

December 30, 2018
Tredegar Band recently welcomed two visitors keen to find out more about its Childs family euphonium links.


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 30, 2018
A new year and plenty of great music on the menu from Philip Hunt on the airwaves.


British

British Empire Medal for fabulous lady

December 30, 2018
Adrienne Howell, a founder of the Mere Manor Youth Band in Wiltshire and Life President of the Wessex Brass Band Association, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List.


Band of the Year

4BR 2018 Band of the Year

December 29, 2018
Never mind the New Year's Honours List — the conductors and players who make it into the 2018 4BR Band of the Year have been announced.


Grimethorpe

Culross returns to principal role at Grimethorpe

December 27, 2018
Iain Culross makes a return as the new principal cornet at Grimethorpe Colliery Band


aLLN wITHINGTON

2018 4BR Special Award

December 26, 2018
The 4BR Special Award this year goes to a musician with a remarkable and insatiable passion to create and explore — Allan Withington.


Band of the Year

2018 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2018
A host of outstanding bands this year — but one stood out from the rest according to our panel.


aRSENE dUC

2018 4BR Conductor of the Year

December 25, 2018
Which inspirational conductor made the greatest impression on our panel of judges this year?


Thomas

2018 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2018
There were some pretty remarkable players on our list this year — but one stood out from the rest.


test piece

2018 4BR Test Piece of the Year

December 25, 2018
So many great test-pieces to choose from this year, but one classic composition showed its claws again...


Oldham

2018 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year

December 25, 2018
The most closely fought category of the year has been won by a demi-semi quaver margin...


Manger

2018 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2018
So many great performances to choose from this year — but there could only be the one winner...


tHOMAS nIELSON

2018 4BR Newcomer of the Year

December 25, 2018
It was a close battle between the newcomers this year before the result was settled...


Award

2018 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2018
The identity of the CD release voted the best in the world has been revealed...


sOLO cd

2018 4BR Solo CD of the Year

December 25, 2018
The votes have been cast and the winner can now be revealed...


Quiz

2018 Christmas Quiz

December 24, 2018
25 questions to test your musical knowledge for Christmas... with a bag of goodies for the winner...


Bond

Bond takes up Cardiff residency for 2019

December 24, 2018
Christopher Bond has been appointed the new resident conductor of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band.


radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 24, 2018
Music to enjoy in the New Year from Phillip Hunt.


radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 24, 2018
Plenty of festive music from Chris Helme to enjoy as you sleep off the effects of a few too many mince pies...


Band Supplies

Trombone trio in time for Christmas at Band Supplies

December 22, 2018
Who needs three Kings when trombone players can get their hands on a festive trio from Yamaha, Conn and Vincent Bach...


Broxburn

Ferguson notches up half a century and more at Broxburn

December 22, 2018
A wonderful brass band servant has been presented with his richly-deserved Long Service award from the Scottish Brass Band Association — and proud grandchildren.


Musicwear

Mid West converts and customers for Musicwear in Chicago

December 22, 2018
Lloyd Shipp and the Musicwear etcteam have been enjoying converting thousands of American education specialists to the joys of brass banding...


Animals

Scratch and sniff: All star band help four legged friends for Christmas

December 22, 2018
An All Star band takes to the Channel 5 airwaves to help find much needed homes for abandoned pets and animals at Christmas...


BBW DEC

Brass Band World magazine: Dec/Jan edition out now

December 22, 2018
The latest edition of the world's leading brass band magazine is now out — and its packed with plenty of musical interest and debate to enjoy over the festive period.




Ultra

4BR Shop: Denis Wick Euphonium SM3U-X Silver plated

February 18 • The Ultra mouthpiece from Steven Mead through the 4BR Shop is one of the most popular of the range.


Kolk

Dutch link for Filton Area challenge

February 18 • Filton Concert will team up with Dutch conductor Erik van de Kolk for their West of England challenge in Torquay.


Cross Keys

Cross Keys look towards Area after flood damage

February 18 • Flood damage takes its toll on the Cross Keys Band, but help has come from the banding community to enable them to focus on their Area challenge.


National

National Youth Concert looks forward to 2020 course

February 17 • Jonathan Parkes will lead the National Youth Concert Band course — headlined by acclaimed trombonist Helen Vollam.


Foden's Band - Patrons Concert: Sandbach School

Tuesday 18 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert

Saturday 22 February • Broughton Fields Primary School, Milton Rd, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9LS. MK10 9LS


The Cobham Band - Brass Music from Around the World

Saturday 22 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. Embercourt Road Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Shipston Town Band

February 18 • We are looking for a Bb Bass and Eb Bass as we prepare for the Midlands Area Section 3 in March . After qualifying for the finals at Cheltenham last September we are looking to make an impression in Section 3 after our subsequent promotion,


Oxfordshire Youth Brass

February 17 • Oxfordshire Youth Brass is looking for horn, baritone, back row cornets and Bb bass players to complete our line-up for our summer tour to Edinburgh in late-August 2020. We will be working with Alan Fernie, playing concerts and visiting the Tattoo.


Chadderton Band

February 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing a various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections. EUPH and percussion needed. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.


John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator


               

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