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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.




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.


Prof. Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator


               

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