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Tokyo hosts innovative cross continent composer link

June 25, 2019
Four leading European composers link with Japanese colleagues for ground breaking project of new works.


Civic honour for Newmains

June 25, 2019
The rejuvenated success of Newmains & District Band has been recognised in formal fashion by the great and good of their proud council.


Majestic Deals at Ev-entz

June 25, 2019
There are some great one off special prices on Majestic percussion at Ev-entz at the moment.


New top trom at Derwent

June 25, 2019
Simon Baum is the new solo trombone player at Derwent Brass.

Alan Pope

A 'Get Well' message with a difference...

June 25, 2019
The members of Camborne Junior Band made sure their MD got their 'Get Well' message first hand on the weekend...


Ibstock tenure comes to an end for Willis

June 25, 2019
The musical partnership between Simon Willis and Ibstock Brick Brass has come to an end after five and a half successful years together.


Final countdown begins to New Zealand Championships

June 25, 2019
The final preparations are being put in place for the forthcoming New Zealand National Championships in Hamilton.


Report & Results: 2019 Elland Silver 30th Anniversary Slow Melody & Quartet & Duet Contest

June 25, 2019
There was a wonderful display of musical talent on show in Elland on the weekend


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

June 25, 2019
Chris Helme brings us more brass band music — and with an added bonus of being able to search through the archives...


Radio: Sounds of Brass

June 25, 2019
More great music over the airwaves from Phillip Hunt

Stoller Hall

Report & Result: 2019 BrassPass.tv UK Band of the Year

June 22, 2019
Cory claims the inaugural BrassPass.tv 'UK Band of the Year' title in Manchester as Philip Harper leads his number 1 ranked band to further silverware success.


Holland out of Band of the Year line-up

June 21, 2019
Paul Holland will not conduct Flowers Band at the BrassPass.tv 'Band of the Year' contest due to a herniated disc.

Stoller Hall

Bands prepare for Band of the Year contest

June 21, 2019
The first BrassPass.tv Band of the Year contest will take place in Manchester on Saturday.


Redruth celebrates hat-trick Bugle call

June 21, 2019
Redruth Town Band made it a hat-trick of Bugle victories last weekend.


Holland to go Dutch with Schoonhoven

June 21, 2019
Flowers MD Paul Holland will take Brass Band Schoonhoven at the Netherlands National Championship later this year.

Lee Skipsey

Skipsey enjoys Japanese brass band experience

June 21, 2019
Lee Skipsey is certainly enjoying working with the Tokyo City Concert Brass Band in Japan.


Coalburn keeps on producing the talent

June 21, 2019
The Coalburn Band organisation has been showcasing its musical playing talent once again.


Bramwell Tovey to undergo medical treatment

June 21, 2019
4BR has been informed that Bramwell Tovey is to undergo medical treatment after being diagnosed with cancer.


Bolsover Festival draws announced

June 21, 2019
The draws for the live-streamed Bolsover Festival of Brass Championships have been announced.

Fiona Hyslop

 Interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP

June 21, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Scotland's Minister for Culture at the MEPG Celebration Day event at Glasgow's Concert Hall.

Regent Hall Concerts - Central Band of the RAF

Friday 28 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Black Dyke Band - Woodstock der Blasmusik

Saturday 29 June • Kammer 5, 4974 Kammer, Austria 6010–6080

Lindley Band - Phillip McCann

Sunday 30 June • Huddersfield Town Hall HD1 2TA

Foden's Band - Foden's Youth & Junior Bands

Sunday 30 June • Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square, Warrington WA1 1BL

Lindley Band - Phillip McCann

Sunday 30 June • Huddersfield Town Hall HD1 2TA

The Tilbury Band

June 25 • The Tilbury Band is currently seeking a Principal Euphonium, Front Row Cornet and Percussion players to complete our lineup - could this be you? We are a L&SC 2nd Section friendly band, rehearsing twice a week at our own premises in Tilbury.

The Corsham Band

June 25 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Back Row Cornet Player to sit on 2nd Cornet. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.

The Haydock Band

June 24 • Front Row Cornet player needed to complete the band. Not often our front row has a vacancy so if you fancy playing for a great first section band then drop us a mail. Concerts and recordings all the time, three main contests per year. Quality gigs only.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor