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A4 Quartet set inspiring mark for students

January 15, 2019
The award winning A4 Quartet enjoy a day adjudication and performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as the next generation of brass ensembles showcase their impressive credentials.

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A4 Quartet set to inspire competition entrants

January 11, 2019
The award winning A4 Quartet will be performing at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as new generation of students look to take their lead...

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A4 Brass Quartet gain latest ambassadorial accolade

December 4, 2018
The critically acclaimed quartet of brass band musicians become Honorary Associate Artists of the Royal Northern College of Music.

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A4 Brass launch second composition competition

October 25, 2018
The award winning A4 Brass quartet has launched its second worldwide composition competition — with prizes and profile to be won.

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A4 Quartet selected for acclaimed development programme

September 22, 2018
The A4 Quartet has become the first brass ensemble to be part of the City Music Foundation Artists Programme.


A4 set for three additions

June 21, 2018
The award winning A4 Quartet will be heading on their tour travels over the next month or so with performances booked in Finland, Lithuania and Switzerland


Ten grand reasons for celebration for A4 Brass Quartet

March 23, 2018
The A4 Brass Quartet has claimed the £10,000 first prize at the acclaimed Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition.

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Final chord call for A4 Quartet composer competition

February 18, 2018
There are just a few days left to get you entry in if you want to get your work performed by the award winning A4 Brass Quartet.


Presto marking for A4 Brass Quartet composition competition

January 30, 2018
This is still time if you wish to enter a work to be considered for the prizes on offer with the A4 Brass Quartet composition competition.

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A4 Brass Quartet set for Radio 3 flagship appearance

January 10, 2018
The award winning A4 Brass Quartet will be making a live performance appearance on the BBC Radio 3 ''In Tune' programme later this month.


A4 look to invigorate quartet writing with new initiative

November 24, 2017
The A4 Brass Quartet is hoping a new composer competition will help reinvigorate the art of brass ensemble writing...

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RNCM students count cost of international success

March 3, 2016
The RNCM Trombone Choir hopes to raise £5,000 to return to USA for Juilliard School performance.


 Interview with the A4 Brass Quartet

February 2, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to three members of the prize winning RNCM student quartet A4 Brass

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A4 explore mists of new musicality

January 1, 2016
A series of new works from leading composers will be featured on the award winning A4 Quartet's latest CD release.


RNCM A4 students ready to make musical mark in Lithuania

June 20, 2015
Four rising stars from the RNCM in Manchester will be making their first musical trip to Lithuania next month.

Regent Hall Concerts - Canon Brass (brass quintet) from the Royal College

Friday 25 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ

Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 25 January • 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD

Black Dyke Band - International Staff Band of Salvation Army - RNCM

Saturday 26 January • Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Concert at Yarm School, North Yorkshire

Saturday 26 January • Yarm School. . The Friarage. . Yarm, North Yorkshire. . TS15 9EJ T15 9EJ

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Concert at Yarm School, North Yorkshire

Saturday 26 January • Yarm School. . The Friarage. . Yarm, North Yorkshire. . TS15 9EJ T15 9EJ

Cheshire Constabulary Band

January 21 • The band is still seeking a cornet player (Preferably front rank but or course negotiable). The band undertakes interesting and varied engagements with visits abroad most years. We are made up of players from all walks of life, not just the police

Leicestershire Co-op Band

January 20 • The Leicestershire Co-op Band is looking to fill their vacant front row cornet seat (position negotiable). We are a friendly, sociable group, with high aspirations. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday, in our own Bandroom, in Coalville, Leicestershire.

Milton Keynes Brass

January 20 • We'd be pleased to hear from suitable players interested in joining us on 1st Baritone either immediately or after the areas. We are keen to build on our First Section, 3rd placing at Butlins whilst continuing to enjoy our banding.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor