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Blackford

Leyland appoints new solo euphonium

December 31, 2019
Two time Australian champion James Blackford becomes the new solo euphonium at Leyland Band.


Lovatt

Lovatt and Foden's get Top Brass spot

December 31, 2019
Mike Lovatt and Foden's Band will be featured on James Morrison's Radio 2 'Top Brass' programme this month.


Paul Walton

Paul Walton funeral details

December 31, 2019
The details of the funeral of the much respected euphonium player Paul Walton have been announced.


Rushden

Rushden round off a memorable ruby year

December 31, 2019
2019 was a 40th anniversary year to remember for Rushden Town Band.


Elland

Youth Festival set for Halifax

December 31, 2019
Youth ensembles from Elland Silver Youth & Training Bands, Dobcross Youth, HD9 Youth and the Red Admiral Youth will showcase their talents later this month.


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 31, 2019
More great brass band music to enjoy in the New Year.


Frank Mathison

And a happy New Year...

December 31, 2019
Playing a brass instrument is a passion that should be enjoyed every year of your life — not just 2020...


Lito

2019 4BR Special Award

December 29, 2019
The 4BR Special Award this year goes to Lito Fontana, a world class instrumentalist and inspirational advocate for the brass band movement.


Answers

2019 Christmas Quiz: The answers and winner

December 29, 2019
The 25 little teasers certainly got you thinking over the festive season...


OBE

New Year honour for Bingham

December 29, 2019
Composer Judith Bingham has been awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours List.


quiz

2019 Christmas Quiz

December 25, 2019
Forget the partridge in a pear tree, we have a John Packer JP071 Bb cornet worth over £200 to be won thanks to our friends at Band Supplies if you can get all the answers right in our annual festive quiz...


Cory

2019 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2019
There really could only be one winner this year...


Harper

2019 4BR Conductor of the Year

December 25, 2019
Not much doubt about the inspirational conductor who made the greatest impression on our panel of judges this year.


Hutchinson

2019 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2019
There were some pretty remarkable performers on our list this year — but one stood out from the rest.


Cassandra

2019 4BR Test Piece of the Year

December 25, 2019
So many great test-pieces to choose from this year but it was a composition that questioned the musical ambitions of the best in Europe that took the accolade...


Wardle Academy

2019 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year

December 25, 2019
A remarkable youth band come out on top this year...


Cory

2019 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2019
So many great performances to choose from this year — but there could only be the one winner...


Award

2019 4BR Newcomer of the Year

December 25, 2019
It was a close battle between the newcomers this year before the result was settled...


Award

2019 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2019
The identity of the CD release voted the best in the world has been revealed...


Symphonci

2019 4BR Solo CD of the Year

December 25, 2019
The votes have been cast and the winner can now be revealed...


Crwbin

Peak time banding on Christmas Day

December 24, 2019
Forget Gavin & Stacey — and enjoy an hour long special spotlighting a great community band in Wales on Christmas Day instead...


Black Dyke

Scottish star set to shine at Queensbury

December 24, 2019
Amy Paterson follows in well worn horn footsteps from Scotland to Yorkshire as she joins Black Dyke.


Baglin

Lydbrook honours euphonium legend

December 24, 2019
The Lydbrook Band helped honour the legendary euphonium player Lyndon Baglin's 70 years of brilliance in the banding movement.


adam

New euph chapter opens at Grimethorpe with Bokaris appointment

December 24, 2019
Australian euph star Adam Bokaris becomes the new solo euphonium at Grimethorpe as Michael Dodd takes a back seat role.


Tredegar

No more Mari Christmas at Tredegar

December 24, 2019
Welsh champion says a fond farewell to their Norwegian trombone player as they welcome a familiar face back to the ranks for 2020.




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.


James Garlick

BMus (Hons), QTS
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Tutor


               

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