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Childs leads international musical flavour in Nova Scotia

May 25, 2018
Dr Robert Childs will lead delegates in the fifth North American Brass Band Summer School in Nova Scotia.


BrassPass.tv live from Delph

May 25, 2018
If you want to taste some of the great Whit Friday action then you can sign up for Brasspass.tv and enjoy the march music making from Delph.


Magical adventure tale for Gregson

May 25, 2018
Edward Gregson's adventure story in music for children will be given its premiere at Bridgewater Hall this July.


The digital listening age in ascendency

May 25, 2018
The majority of people are now listening to the radio digitally.

Palanga Concert Hall

EBBA delegation recommends green light for Palanga

May 24, 2018
An EBBA delegation visit will recommend that the 2020 European Championships should be held in Palanga.


Music world joins 90th birthday celebrations for Musgrave

May 24, 2018
The music world will join in the 90th birthday celebrations for the renowned Scottish composer Thea Musgrave.


We're moving...

May 24, 2018
Just to let you all know that there may be some disruption to the 4BR website over the next 24 hours or so as we migrate our content to another server.


Exciting plans in place for Bolsover International Summer School

May 24, 2018
There will be plenty of musical attractions on offer at the forthcoming Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School — so don't miss out.

roun stamp

Round stamp of approval at Band Supplies

May 24, 2018
If you are looking for a fantastic example of a famous 'round stamp' Sovereign tenor horn — then get in touch with Band Supplies now...


Astley Youth to hold free workshop days

May 24, 2018
Astley Youth Band will hold a brace of free brass workshop days later this month — so why not sign up and enjoy them.


Foden's greatest cornet player to be honoured

May 24, 2018
Exactly 100 years after his death the memory and talent of the great Edwin Firth will be recalled by Foden's Band in a series of special events.


Wardle join the Whit Friday exodus

May 24, 2018
The young players of European champion Wardle Academy will be heading to the Whit Friday contests this year...


Suffrage celebration looks for women to lead the musical call

May 24, 2018
The 100th anniversary celebration of Women's Suffrage is looking for players to help provide a musical accompaniment to their procession in London next month.


Further support for Manchester from Pennine Music and Brass Band Music Shop

May 24, 2018
The first anniversary of the tragic Manchester Arena attack brings continued support from one of the UKs leading brass band music publishers.

Kingdom Brass

Kingdom triumphant at new home

May 23, 2018
18 months of hard work has secured an exciting new home development for Kingdom Brass.


Radio: World of Brass

May 23, 2018
Plenty of great music to enjoy over the next three weeks from John Maines


New conducting duo at Raunds

May 23, 2018
There is a new conducting team at Raunds Temperance Band as Jonathan Pippen and James Hobbis take on the musical direction of the Midlanders.


Bugle call to the Palace

May 23, 2018
Officers from the famous West of England Bandsmen's Festival were recently invited to Buckingham Palace for a bite to eat...


Radio: Sounds of Brass

May 23, 2018
Great music over the airwaves from Phillip Hunt down in Cornwall.


Besses Boys march towards 75th anniversary

May 23, 2018
Besses Boys Band will start their 75th anniversary celebrations at the forthcoming Whit Friday march contests.

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Saturday 2 June • Amboise 37400

Stretford Band

May 25 • Stretford Band has a vacancy for a drummer. Band kit available. We are a non contesting band but have a varied concert schedule planned throughout Summer. Come and meet us.

Stretford Band

May 25 • Stretford Band has a vacancy for a solo horn. We are a non contesting band but have a varied concert schedule planned throughout Summer. Come and meet us any Tuesday or Thursday night at Sevenways Methodist Church, Stretford, Manchester. M32 9RD

St Albans City Band

May 25 • Want a change from the norm? Or do you just fancy another blow each week? We are a friendly community band looking for new players to join our group. All welcome but especially Front & Back Row cornets, Eb / Bb Bass and Percussion.

Duncan A. Beckley

Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher