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Kirkbymoorside Town lead the world in Remembrance commemoration

November 12, 2018
The centenary of the First World War Armistice held an evocative musical resonance in Kirkbymoorside for the local community and for the rest of the world.


Buxton contest returns to famous home

November 12, 2018
One of the most popular domestic contests in the UK will return to its famous home in 2019.

Pennine Music

Pennine Music ready for Xmas rush at Loughborough

November 12, 2018
Carol books, Christmas repertoire, Wallace Mutes, music for the new contesting year and much much more will be on show at the Leicestershire BBA Contest in Loughborough on the weekend.


Death of Dianne Hastings

November 12, 2018
The death has been announced of Dianne Hastings, the former long serving secretary of the East Anglian Brass Band Association.

Foiuntain City

Sounds of the USA come to Salford

November 12, 2018
There is a great opportunity to hear North American National champion Fountain City ahead of their Brass in Concert contest appearance — with a free open rehearsal at the University of Salford.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

November 12, 2018
Its big band sounds for brass band this week from Philip Hunt


Results: 2018 Swedish National Championship

November 12, 2018
Gota Brass Band retains the Swedish National title to head to Montreux in 2019.


Lest we forget...

November 11, 2018
The brass band world has played its part in remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Have you heard the one about..?

November 10, 2018
A charity joke book will help raise funds for the Brass for Africa charity — and its those happy Scots who will be having the first laugh...

Matt Gee

Alumni return to inspire Youth Brass 2000 to future success

November 10, 2018
Former principal players of Youth Brass 2000 have returned this weekend to help inspire the current line-up to further success.


The magic of Marzella adds to attractions at Scottish Festival of Brass weekends

November 10, 2018
Free workshops by Katrina Marzella and a magician are part of the attractions over the next couple of weekends of the

Sam Harrison

Elland gain a five grand boost as they edge towards Montreux target

November 10, 2018
Elland Silver Band has received a grant of £5,000 as their fund raising gains momentum towards the European Youth Championships in Montreux next year.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke look for tuba

November 10, 2018
Black Dyke is looking to appoint a Eb tuba player — so if you are interested you need to get in touch.


Tilbury future in hands of Stokes

November 10, 2018
The Tilbury Band has announced the appointment of the experienced David Stokes as their new MD.

Dutch Open

Dutch invites sought for 2019

November 10, 2018
The 2019 Dutch Open is looking for bands to make the trip to Drachten in June 2019.


Report & Results: 2018 Danish Championship

November 10, 2018
Concord secures hat-trick of National titles in Aarhus to secure European trip to Montreux.


 State of Play: Episode 1

November 10, 2018
First in a new series talking about some of the most relevant issues facing the banding world...


 Finding out more about the Salford brass band archives

November 9, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Phil Boardman about some of the gems of brass banding history that can found in the archives at the University of Salford.

Simon Kerwin

Death of Simon Kerwin

November 9, 2018
The brass banding world has been saddened to hear of the death of the popular composer, conductor and tuba artist Simon Kerwin.


EBBA deadline looms for composers

November 9, 2018
The closing date for the 7th European Composers Competition is fast looming — so if you want to enter, get scribbling with your application...

Mossley Band - in concert - Last Night of the Proms

Friday 16 November • George Lawton Hall, Mossley OL5 0HR

Thundersley Brass Band - Quiz Night

Friday 16 November • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, Benfleet, Essex SS75HA

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment

Friday 16 November • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London W1C 2DJ

Foden's Band - Brass in Concert Gala Concert with Matt Ford

Saturday 17 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR

Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 17 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR

City of Lincoln Band

November 12 • We currently have vacancies on all sections of the band and welcome players of all abilities

Castleton Brass

November 12 • Castleton Brass, based in Stoke Ash, Suffolk is looking to recruit a principal cornet player to help lead the band through its next phase of development. We undertake a mixture of concerts and contesting throughout the year under the baton of Peter Ryan.

Crewe Brass

November 12 • Crewe Brass are currently looking for front and back row cornets. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.