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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.




Lewis Merthyr

Lewis Merthyr to help light up the nation

May 27 • Welsh band heads to London to help light the beacons of celebration for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


WELWYN

Promotion aim for new Welwyn MD

May 27 • New MD Will Douglas hopes to lead Welwyn Garden City Band back up the promotion ladder.


Hammonds

New Fayre on offer from Hammonds

May 25 • The Hammonds Band is going to be busy in recording mode in the future as they start a new series of CD releases.


Film

Wrong trousers delight for WFEL Fairey

May 27 • The Stockport band will be teaming up with the wonderful duo of Wallace & Gromit for a unique collaboration in July.


Perth Festival of the Arts - Opera Bohemia - Madama Butterfly

Thursday 26 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Perth Festival of the Arts - Cross Trust Artists of the Year

Thursday 26 May • St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LQ


Perth Festival of the Arts - The Voice of Desire

Friday 27 May • St John's Kirk of Perth, St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ


Mereside Brass -

Friday 27 May • St Luke's Church. Goostrey. Cheshire CW4 8PE


Perth Festival of the Arts - Black Dyke Band at Perth Festival of the Arts

Saturday 28 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks 3rd cornet and 2nd baritone players. Others always welcome!


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks capable percussionists, both kit and tuned. Other players also welcome!


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks a capable 1st Horn player. Other players also welcome!.


James Garlick

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


               

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