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sCORE

Adjudicators cancel Area test-piece workshop

December 22, 2018
Cost implications see the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators cancel their January Area test-piece, conducting and percussion workshop.


sCORE

SBBA launches 2019 Young Composer competition

December 22, 2018
The Scottish Brass Band Association is looking to find a new seam of talented young composers wishing to write for the brass band medium — with prizes and performances opportunities up for grabs in return.


Open

Wychavon open for bands from 1st January

December 20, 2018
Bands are already trying to get their names on the starting grid for the popular 2019 Wychavon Festival of Brass...


Awards

2018 4BR Awards: The Nominations

December 18, 2018
The 'long list' of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by our panel of judges have been released.


Champion

Four Christmas Cracker mutes from Band Supplies

December 18, 2018
There is a fantastic Christmas selection box of cornet/trumpet mutes from Band Supplies — all at brilliant money saving prices too.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 18, 2018
Plenty of festive music on the menu from Chris Helme in the brass band heartland of Yorkshire


Circus

Get the Sparke treatment on The Greatest Showman

December 18, 2018
Philip Sparke has produced a fantastic new arrangement of the theme song from 'The Greatest Showman'.


Rosenberg

Rosenberg responds to 4BR Article 50 questions

December 17, 2018
EBBA President Ulf Rosenberg has given his response to 4BR's recent Article 50 dilemma feature....


Lito

Fontana set for busy year of performance and persuasion

December 16, 2018
The indefatigable Lito Fontana will be on his travels once more in 2019 — hoping to entertain his fans as well as expand grass roots brass banding in new areas of Europe.


Daniel Brooks

Brooks bonds with Easington

December 16, 2018
The musical partnership between Daniel Brooks and Easington Colliery Band will be renewed at the North of England Regional Championships in 2019.


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 16, 2018
Phillip Hunt rounds off the year with lots of waltzes, polkas and and all those Viennese whirls...


Hands

Golding returns to Pemberton

December 16, 2018
Mike Golding has returned to Pemberton Old B Band looking for to repeat the success of his last stint in charge


gUILD hALL

2019 Brass at the Guild filling up nicely

December 15, 2018
There is still plenty of time to get your entry in, but don't leave it too late to test your band's early season form at Preston Guild Hall.


Wardle

Only 19 more concerts until Christmas...

December 15, 2018
The award winning pupils of Wardle Academy will be kept busy over the next week or so with their festive music making...


Flugel

How about an affordable mellow sounding flugel horn for Christmas?

December 14, 2018
Band Supplies has a fantastic festive deal on a great student model flugel horn this Christmas.


elsh

Welsh Open nearly closed for 2019 entries

December 14, 2018
There are just three spots left up for grabs for the 2019 Welsh Open entertainment contest — so be quick if you want to impress Philip Harper and start the year with a grand in your pocket and a possible trip to the Spring Festival.


Fodens

Foden's gain extra Gard protection

December 14, 2018
National Champion enters new partnership with Gard Bags as National success brings commercial opportunities...


Leigh Baker

Baker takes the helm at Harrogate

December 14, 2018
The experienced Leigh Baker will lead Harrogate Band as they look towards Championship Section return in 2019.


gREIG

Greig Fellowship honour at RNCM

December 14, 2018
Murray Greig, the principal trumpet with the Orchestra of Opera North has been made a Fellowr of the Royal Northern College of Music.


Brass AWARD

2019 Young Brass Award semi finalists announced

December 14, 2018
Eight talented young performers will battle it out for a place in the 2019 Young Brass Award Final.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 14, 2018
Plenty of festive music to enjoy from Chris Helm in the radio heartlands of Yorkshire...


Lindberg

Lindberg set for RNCM recital

December 14, 2018
One of the world's great brass players is making a rare recital appearance at the RNCM in Manchester early next year — and you can get to pose a few questions to him for free too.


Harry Mortimer

2019 British Open test piece to honour Harry Mortimer

December 13, 2018
A new work inspired by the life and music of Harry Mortimer CBE by composer Peter Graham will be the set test for British Open contenders next September.


cleaning

Festive Stocking filler from Band Supplies and the 4BR Shop

December 12, 2018
Keep your instrument clean and sparkling this Christmas with a great festive stocking filler from Band Supplies...


Flowers

Death of John Thomas

December 12, 2018
The death has been announced of the popular Lewis Merthyr Band Life Member John Thomas.




Whit Friday

Results: 2024 Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday

May 25 • The results of the Whit Friday contests in Saddleworth & Oldham will appear here as soon as they are officially released.


Whit Friday

Results: 2024 Tameside Whit Friday

May 25 • The results of the Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band contests will appear here as soon as they are officially released.


Amboise

Cross channel battles for French Open titles

May 23 • The Flowers Band will head to Amboise next month to regain the French Open title in the heart of the Loire Valley.


Texas

Texas quartet to provide day of British brass band tradition

May 23 • Four Texan brass bands will provide a day long celebration of the British brass band tradition this weekend.


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 24 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Thurlston Band

Sunday 2 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra

Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ


Bellshill Salvation Army Band - Guest Soloist Tom Hutchinson (The Cory Band)

Saturday 8 June • Uddington Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road Uddington. G71 7HF


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a SOLO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a REPIANO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a Eb BASS player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher


               

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