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Desford Colliery

World Rankings — January update

January 17, 2019
Significant moves for the Butlins prizewinners with Desford's victory securing a spot in the top 20.


Special offers continue at Eventz

January 17, 2019
The Skegness mood hasn't been lost at Ev-entz — with extended special offers still up for grabs if you are quick...


Hayes manual on show at Geneva bandroom

January 17, 2019
Cornet star Jim Hayes will be leading a free masterclass at the Geneva Bandroom in Stockton on Tees this weekend — so why not go along and pick up some tips...


Coalburn teams up for free workshop

January 17, 2019
Coalburn Band has linked up with tuba and percussion stars Harry Cunningham and Paul Judge for a free masterclass day.

Richard Evans

Musical memories for Evans and Foden's

January 17, 2019
The partnership of Richard Evans and Foden's will provide the backdrop for all his great stories, anecdotes and memories...

Owen Farr

Farr to lead workshop at Watership Brass

January 17, 2019
Besson artist Owen Farr will be leading a masterclass in Newbury this weekend.


Last minute pub prep available for Preston

January 17, 2019
Bands taking part in the Brass at the Guild contest in Preston later this month can book a rehearsal slot in at the nearby Stanley Arms pub.


Besses welcome new quartet

January 17, 2019
Besses o' th' Barn has welcomed a quartet of new signings as they look towards their 201st season.


Nieces nice touch of brass band health care...

January 17, 2019
The Ramplin sisters make a welcome return to Long Eaton to help their aunt back on the road to banding health

Daniel Thomas

Thomas takes the baton at Blackburn & Darwen

January 17, 2019
Daniel Thomas returns to his home town band to take over the conducting duties at Blackburn & Darwen.


Home Valley contest returns again

January 17, 2019
The popular Holme Valley contest will take place in April — so make sure you sign up for the action.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

January 17, 2019
More fantastic brass band music from across the world to enjoy from Chris Helme in the heartlands of Yorkshire banding...


Radio: Sounds of Brass

January 17, 2019
Phillip Hunt pays tribute to the great euphonium player Derick Kane — a star performer with the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army.


BBE looks for National Youth volunteers

January 17, 2019
If you want to support the next generation of young brass banding talent, then why not volunteer to do your bit at the National Youth Championships?


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.

Ed Culpin

Report & Results: 2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: British Open Solo & Quartet

January 13, 2019
As 4BR Editor Iwan Fox reports, there were some outstanding winning performances to be enjoyed in the Intermediate Slow Melody, Senior Solo and Quartet contests in Skegness


Results: 2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Unregistered & Youth Sections

January 13, 2019
There were thrilling victories to celebrate for Shirland Training and 3BA Academy Band (above)


Report & Result: 2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 13, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox reports on Desford's success in regaining the Mineworkers Championship with a consistent display of high class test-piece and entertainment talents in Skegness.

National Youth

Draw made for 2019 National Youth Championships of Great Britain

January 13, 2019
The draw has been made for the 30 ensembles that will take part in the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.


Report & Results: 2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: First, Second, Third, Fourth Sections

January 12, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at the Butlins victories for Boarshurst Silver, Shirland Welfare, Raunds Temperance & Tewit Silver as the first contesting silverware of 2019 was decided in Skegness.

Black Dyke Band - Symphony Hall

Sunday 20 January • Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Grimsby Auditorium

Sunday 20 January • Grimsby Auditorium . Grimsby Auditorium, . Cromwell Rd, . Grimsby, . North East Lincolnshire . DN31 2BH DN31 2BH

Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

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

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

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

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

Chinnor Silver

January 17 • We are looking for CORNETS AND Bb BASS to complete our area line up. we rehearse on wednesdays in our own bandroom which are well attended and have a good atmosphere.. Realistic book of concerts and contests

Drighlington Band

January 17 • We are keen to fill our final remaining vacancies prior to the Yorkshire Regional Contest & are looking to recruit Eb/BBb bass & percussionists. if you fancy a change for the New Year & are looking for a friendly band, then please get in touch.

Stretford Band

January 17 • Stretford Band are looking for an experienced Musical Director with brass knowledge, drive and vision . We are a friendly, non- contesting community band comprising experienced players and some learners all with a passion to learn and progress.

John Ward

Conductor, Adjudicator