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Unite

End of Union for Davis

December 31, 2021
John Davis has relinquished his role as Musical Director of Unite the Union Band


Bolsover

New worldwide impact for Bolsover Festival of Brass

December 31, 2021
The popular live-streamed entertainment championships looks to the future with a new internet look.


European Trophy

No Belgian band at 2022 Euros

December 30, 2021
It has been reported that there will be no Belgian representative band at the 2022 European Championships in Birmingham.


Special AWARD

2021 4BR Special Award

December 27, 2021
This year's 4BR Special Award goes to Denis Wick — a man who revolutionised the way modern brass band sounds.


Renshaw

Renshaw to direct final chord with Stannington

December 26, 2021
30 years of outstanding direction will come to an end at Skegness early in the New Year for Derek Renshaw with Stannington Band.


Quiz

Christmas Quiz: Test your musical knowledge

December 26, 2021
We have a fantastic prize package worth over £600 to win — including a Besson Prodige cornet — if you can get the answers right...


Band of the Year

2021 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2021
The National Champion Foden's retains its 4BR Band of the Year accolade.


Conductor

2021 4BR Conductor of the Year

December 25, 2021
Arsene Duc becomes the 4BR Conductor of the Year for a second time.


Player of the Year

2021 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb Isobel Daws rounds off a memorable year of personal performances by becoming the 2021 4BR Player of the Year.


Test Piece of the Year

2021 4BR Test Piece of the Year

December 25, 2021
Edward Gregon's much anticipated 'The World Rejoicing' is the 4BR Test Piece of the Year.


aWARDS

2021 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb Youth Brass 2000 add yet another accolade to their roll of honour as they become the 2021 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year.


aWARDS

2021 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2021
Foden's memorably heroic performances of Bruce Broughton's National Final test-piece claims the 'Contest Performance of the Year' accolade.


Newcomer

2021 4BR Newcomer of the Year

December 25, 2021
The new 'In Concert Series' initiative from the WobPlay.com recording platform claims the 2021 Newcomer of the Year award.


Awards

2021 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb 'Festmusik — A Legacy' CD from Onyx Brass claims the 4BR CD of the Year Award


Solo Cd

2021 4BR Solo CD of the Year

December 25, 2021
David King's remarkable 'Resurrection' CD has claimed the 4BR Solo CD of the Year accolade.


Black Dyke AWARDS

Black Dyke awards to Routley and Bates

December 24, 2021
Black Dyke has rounded off its year with its annual presentations.


Christmas

Hark the little angel plays...

December 24, 2021
Two year old Mary Sidwell heralds the countdown to the big day...


Ulf Rosenberg

Much joy on 2022 wish list for EBBA

December 24, 2021
The President of the European Brass Band Association hopes that 2022 will bring "much joy" after the difficulties of the past year.


Postcode

Postcode bonus for National Champion

December 24, 2021
The Foden's Band has been successful with an application to the 'People's Postcode Trust' to fund their latest initiative.


Wales

A musical Nadolig Llawen from Welsh banding

December 24, 2021
The Welsh banding community has provided a musical Happy Christmas to the world.


Blackburn

Blackburn & Darwen help get brass on the BBC

December 24, 2021
The Blackburn & Darwen Band helped choirmaster Gareth Malone to put on a great festive event in their home town — and all on prime time television too.


Huddersfield University

Huddersfield Uni students spread festive cheer

December 24, 2021
The musical students at Huddersfield University have helped spread plenty of musical cheer this festive season.


Covid

£30 million to the arts as possible Omicron restrictions loom

December 22, 2021
Arts bodies and institutions will be able to apply for financial help to get them through to March 2022.


Hammonds

Morrison looks to hit heights at Hammonds

December 20, 2021
Alan Morrison is the latest experienced player to join the ranks of the Hammonds Band on soprano cornet..


British Open

British Open monitoring Omicron developments

December 20, 2021
Contest organisers will endeavour to keep bands and public informed of any developments that may impact the proposed contest date of 23rd January.




Alex Humphreys

Alex Humphreys to host National Youth Championships

January 31 • The BBC Newsround presenter and brass band player Alex Humphreys will host the 2023 National Youth Brass Championships in Stockport.


Matilda Lloyd

New global representation for trumpet star

January 31 • Former BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass finalist Matilda Lloyd is to be represented by management group HarrisonParrott.


Money

A dangerous and ill thought through proposal

January 31 • Councils in Scotland are reportedly looking at making cuts that could directly affect the teaching of music and free music tuition in schools.


lOST

Trombone troubles...

January 31 • The British Trombone Society is hoping the international parcel carrier DPD will do the right thing to get a valuable instrument back to them.


Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


WFEL Fairey Band -

Sunday 5 February • Glossop Old Bandroom . Derby St.. SK138LP SK138LP


Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Saturday 11 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Chadderton Band

January 31 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band and welcome all players of any age and ability on all sections of the band. Please come along and meet the band you will be very welcomed.


Leicestershire Co-op Band

January 30 • Leicestershire Co-op Band are looking for a PERCUSSIONIST for the 2023 Midlands Regional Championships (and beyond). Do you fancy the challenge of The Pilgrim's Progress under the artistic direction of Keith Leonard?


Newstead Brass

January 30 • Our Red Priest is still looking for an EEb Bass as we prepare for the midland championships with Martin Heartfield. Great chance to work with a great MD on this challenging but fun piece to rehearse.


Kevin Wadsworth


Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)


               

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