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Linda Merrick

New Year Honour for Prof Linda Merrick

December 31, 2022
The Principal of the RNCM in Manchester becomes a CBE in the New Year Honours List.


Clock

Countdown on 4BR Quiz....

December 31, 2022
Time is running out to get your entries in to have a chance of winning a Besson Prodige cornet plus goodies worth over £500


Eikanger

Eikanger to round off old year with new tradition

December 30, 2022
Eikanger Bjorsvik will be joined by special guests to help bring in the New Year with a musical toast.


Russell Gray

Gray honoured to round off 2022 with another conducting award

December 30, 2022
Russell Gray has just returned from Lithuania to round off a memorable 2022 by being named 4BR Conductor of the Year.


Tredegar

Double celebrations for Fountain and Tredegar

December 30, 2022
'Keep the Music Playing' and 'Vaughan Williams on Brass' claim a memorable double triumph with 4BR and BBW award accolades.


Dobcross

New horn boost for Dobcross Silver

December 30, 2022
Cassandra Bardsley boosts the ranks of the National Champion as they look ahead to life in the Third Section in 2023.


Enderby BAND

New Year's present for Enderby

December 30, 2022
The Enderby Band welcomes the signing of a new solo euphonium player in Ben Smith.


Tommy Wilson

Death of Tommy Wilson

December 28, 2022
The death has been announced of the outstanding Salvation Army and Scots Guards cornet player Tommy Wilson.


Newstead

Strictly Silent Night for Newstead Brass

December 28, 2022
Newstead Brass plays its part for its Strictly appearance.


Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand 25th December

December 28, 2022
More festive treats to enjoy over the festive period from Chris Helme.


Young star

Tradition continues to provide a bright banding future...

December 28, 2022
Ensembles continue to provide the music making around the banding world this Christmas.


Lydbrook Band

Lydbrook enjoys media profile boost thanks lottery ticket love story

December 27, 2022
The Lydbrook Band has enjoyed a great deal of media coverage over the festive period thanks to playing their part in the National Lottery love story.


Ulf Rosenberg

Building on success key to banding joy for EBBA

December 27, 2022
Ulf Rosenberg, President of the European Brass Band Association has thanked the banding community for its support in 2022 as his organisation looks forward to more joy in 2023 and beyond.


Carols

Keeping a brass band tradition going...

December 27, 2022
10 year old Daisy Griffiths played her part in a great family tradition this Boxing Day — to the delight of the audience at the local pub.


Speaial Award

2022 4BR Special Award

December 26, 2022
This year's 4BR Special Award goes to the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain — an organisation that in its 70th year has completely rejuvenated itself to prepare for future challenges and opportunities.


Band of the Year

2022 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2022
After a memorable 2022 in which they regained the British Open title after a 44 year wait, Brighouse & Rastrick is the 4BR Band of the Year...


Conductor

2022 4BR Conductor of the Year

December 25, 2022
The outstanding Russell Gray — the man who added a fourth National Championship as well as a first Brass in Concert title to his CV in 2022 is the 4BR Conductor of the Year.


pLAYER

2022 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2022
Richard Poole of Foden's rounds off a fantastic year of performance brilliance by becoming 4BR Player of the Year.


Test Piece

2022 4BR Test Piece of the Year

December 25, 2022
Edward Gregson's 'The World Rejoicing' continued to make its uplifting mark on the contesting world as once again it is the 4BR Test Piece of the Year.


Lowe Section

2022 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year

December 25, 2022
The remarkable commitment and musical excellence of Campbeltown Brass from the west of Scotland has seen them claim the 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year accolade.


contest

2022 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2022
Tredegar's stunning rendition of 'So Spoke Albion' by Gavin Higgins has been voted as the contest performance of the year.


Newcomer

2022 4BR Newcomer of the Year

December 25, 2022
The Norwegian composer Fredrick Schjelderup is the Newcomer who made the biggest impression on the banding world in 2022.


cd of the year

2022 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2022
The superb celebration of the brass music of Vaughan Williams by Tredegar Band conducted by Martyn Brabbins and Ian Porthouse is the CD of the Year.


Solo mCD of the Year

2022 4BR Solo CD of the Year

December 25, 2022
James Fountain's 'Keep the Music Playing' claims the 4BR 'Solo CD of the Year' accolade.


Hepworth

Hepworth emerge from lockdown to stage successful project

December 24, 2022
The Hepworth Band has just completed a hugely ambitious artistic project that has taken it from local lockdown to a worldwide stage.




Tivoli

New works to be showcased at Dutch National Championships

April 19 • 'The Lost Circle' is joined by a selection of new and established works to test the bands at the Netherlands National Championships later this year.


Brass in Concert

Youth sounds return to Brass in Concert

April 19 • The sounds of brilliant youngsters taking part in the Youth Brass in Concert Championships will be heard again later this year as the entertainment contest returns to Gateshead weekend.


Nathaniel Dye

Marathon Man reveals 26.2 mile play list for London run

April 19 • Nathaniel Dye has a mega-long play list to perform as he hits the roads with trainers and trombone for the London marathon this weekend.


Van der Roost

British Open announces 2024 test-piece

April 19 • 'The Lost Circle' by Jan Van Der Roost will pose questioning musical challenges for bands wishing to construct a British Open winning performance at Symphony Hall this year.


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Solo Contest

Saturday 20 April • Pemberton band room. Enfield street. Wigan WN5 8DZ


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Guest soloista Glyn and Helen Williams

Saturday 20 April • Pemberton Old Wigan Band. Enfield Street,. Pemberton,. Wigan WN5 8DZ


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert: Pemberton Old Wigan DWB

Sunday 21 April • Boarshurst Band Club Greenbridge Lane Greenfield Saddleworth Ol37EW


Barnsley Brass -

Sunday 21 April • Holiday Inn, Barnsley Road, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 3JT


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band - Reading Festival of Brass: Open Workshop Rehearsal

Saturday 27 April • St Laurence Church, Reading RG1 3EJ


HOOVER BAND BOLTON

April 18 • Hoover Band Bolton are seeking a 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and a kit player to complete our line-up in this friendly but committed band. We rehearse on Tuesdays & Thursdays 2000-2145 in our own bandroom at the Ukrainian Club in Bolton.


West Midlands Police Band

April 18 • Are you a dedicated musician seeking an exciting opportunity? We're on the lookout for a 2nd Euphonium, BBb or Eb Bass, and Percussion (kit). Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays in a welcoming atmosphere at Chelmsley Wood Police Station.


Elland Silver Band

April 18 • Fancy playing at Whit Friday? Owing to work commitments we're looking for a Championship section standard 1st and 2nd Horn Player to complete our line up for Whit Friday. You'll need to be available for our rehearsal on Thursday 23rd May, 8 - 10pm.


Prof. Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator


               

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