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Menatal health

Kerwin to present mental health report on brass band performers

July 16, 2019
Tabby Kerwin will unveil the findings of a new report into the mental health wellbeing of players and members of brass bands.


4BR Shop: Geneva Mentor cornet

July 16, 2019
You can be playing on a great Geneva Mentor cornet for an even greater price if you are quick off the mark...


Kidlington thank Wilson for decade of success

July 16, 2019
Kidlington Concert Brass has paid tribute to former MD Duncan Wilson as they look towards the future.

Cleaning kit

4BR Shop: B# Virtuoso Brass Instrument Cleaning Kit

July 16, 2019
Get your instrument in tip top shape after its Summer break...


Smith heads to Hade Edge

July 16, 2019
Cornet star Jamie Smith takes the baton at Hade Edge


4BR Shop: Ain't No Sunshine

July 16, 2019
The perfect piece for when the summer rain comes dropping...


Patterson becomes Yamaha Artist

July 16, 2019
Tredegar solo euphonium joins the international list of Yamaha Performance Artists.


4BR Shop: Ancient Airs and Dances (Ottorino Respighi arr. Phillip Littlemore)

July 16, 2019
A brilliant arrangement of Respighi's fantastic music from Philip Littlemore


Radio: Sounds of Brass

July 16, 2019
Plenty of great music and chat over the next two weeks with Philip Hunt — including Richard Evans and music from the Nordic lands of brass


National Final judges announced

July 15, 2019
The team of adjudicators who will decide on the destination of the 2019 National titles have been revealed.


Report & Results: 2019 New Zealand National Championships

July 14, 2019
Wellington Brass defends it New Zealand title with a clean sweep display of musical authority in Hamilton as section awards got to Nelson City Brass, Tauranga City Brass, Matamata Brass and Takapuna Youth Band.


Instrument donations welcome at Jazz mecca

July 13, 2019
If you have an unwanted musical instrument and are anywhere near the famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, then you can donate it to some great national and international musical causes.

Band of the Year

Bands still waiting for UK Band of the Year payments

July 13, 2019
4BR has been informed that competing bands at the inaugural BrassPass.tv UK Band of the Year contest are still waiting for their prize money and entry payments.


Cultural cash boost for Eikanger

July 13, 2019
Norwegian National Champion gains a substantial philanthropic cash boost plus a government top up to help them with their future cultural initiatives and development.


Carlton Main sign young cornet star

July 12, 2019
The talented young cornet player Lucy Heeley has joined Carlton Main Frickley


4BR Shop: Majestic 2.5 octave glockenspiel

July 12, 2019
Ev-entz has a fantastic summer deal on the Majestic glockenspiel


Report & Results: 2019 South of Ireland Band Championships

July 12, 2019
Lourdes Brass Band claim the senior award at the most prestigious brass and concert band contest in Ireland.

Father Abraham

4BR Shop: Father Abraham

July 12, 2019
There is a wonderful take on a classic children's tune by composer Michael Pilley — ideal for youth bands to perform in concerts.


Filton's fond farewell to Davoren

July 12, 2019
Filton Concert Brass has bid a a fond farewell to their inspirational MD Tom Davoren as he prepares for a new musical chapter in his life in the USA.

Second Hand deals

Band Supplies second hand Summer Sizzlers

July 12, 2019
Looking for a great bargain on some great instruments — then Band Supplies have some sizzling deals on at the moment.

Norfolk Wherry Brass - Norfolk Wherry Brass Memorial Concert

Sunday 21 July • Lingwood Village Hall. Station Road. Norwich. Norfolk. NR13 4AZ

Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 31 July • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD

Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Saturday 10 August • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent . DE13 9RN

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield

Sunday 11 August • Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth SK11 9RN

Foden's Band - Snape Maltings

Saturday 17 August • Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SP

Strata Brass

July 16 • PRINCIPAL CORNET/TUTTI CORNET.. MD Jonathan Bates.. Rehearsals currently MON/WED.. Good bandroom atmosphere,challenging music,sensible concert/contest schedule.. Bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland).. Ideal opportunity for young/experienced player.

Stannington Brass Band

July 16 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb tuba player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.

Friezland Brass Band

July 16 • Friezland Band require MD to build on the excellent progress of last 3 years. 23 members of friendly, sociable band, working closely in local community, with emphasis on the fun of making music, in a respectful atmosphere.10 concerts & odd contest p.a.

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