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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


Butlins

Report & Results: 2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Unregistered & Youth Sections

January 13, 2019
There were super victories to celebrate for Shirland Training and 3BA Academy Band (above) on what was a Sunday afternoon delight in Skegness of brilliant bands and brilliant music making.


Butlins

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.


Swiss

Report & Results: 2018 Valaisian Solo & Quartet Championship

December 10, 2018
Swiss showcase 'remarkable standard' of solo and quartet talent — as over 300 participants take part in regional championships in Sion.


Scotland

Report & Results: 2018 Scottish Youth Festival

December 3, 2018
Away from the senior battles, there was plenty of fantastic playing over two weekends of the Scottish Youth Festival


Gary Proctor

Report & Results: 2018 BBL Festival of Brass

November 28, 2018
Laganvale leads the spotlight entertainment as they claim Festival of Brass title — with section wins for Ballyduff Silver, Wellington Memorial Silver, 1st Larne Old Boys and 1st Old Boys Youth


wELSH fLAG

Report & Results: 2018 SEWBBA Welsh League Contest

November 28, 2018
The various Welsh League titles were decided on an exciting day in Cardiff — with Ebbw Valley, Burry Port, Newport Borough, Taff Vale Brass and Ogmore and Gwaun Cae Gurwen becoming champions.


Ccz

Report & Results: 2018 Belgian National Championship

November 26, 2018
Brass Band Willebroek retains its title to claim their place in Montreux.


Swiss National

Report & Results: 2018 Swiss National Championship

November 25, 2018
Valaisia Brass Band makes it four wins in a row at a memorable weekend of Swiss banding in Montreux.


Perth Concert Hall

Report & Results: 2018 Scottish Open

November 24, 2018
Whitburn come full musical circle at the Scottish Open to round off a year as they begun in Perth — with a commanding victory


cAMBORNE

Report & Results: 2018 SWBBA Annual Championship

November 21, 2018
Camborne headed the list of title winners at the recent SWBBA Contest in Torquay


Ratby

Results: 2018 Leicestershire BBA Open

November 20, 2018
Ratby Co-operative led the way in the title winning stakes at Loughborough Endowed Schools on the weekend, with section wins for Hade Edge, Horbury Victoria, Tendring Brass, Whitwell Brass and Enderby Youth & Concert


SWEDEN

Report & Results: 2018 Swedish National Championship

November 12, 2018
Gota Brass Band retains the National title to head to Montreux in 2019 and cement their position at the apex of Swedish banding.


Concord

Report & Results: 2018 Danish Championship

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


Fodens

Report & Results: 2018 Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet Competition

November 7, 2018
There was plenty of keen competition from first timers to veterans at a tremendous Foden's event — with prizes galore for the winners.


wESTOE

Report & Results: 2018 Yorkshire & Humberside BBA contest

November 7, 2018
Westoe lead the way at Dewsbury with section victories for Uppermill and University of Nottingham


Wychavom

Results: 2018 Wychavon Festival of Brass

November 4, 2018
Filton Concert lead the way in Evesham as Russell Gray inspires West of England band to victory, while there are section titles for Foresters Brass, Haydock, Hawk Green and Wem Jubilee.


Stavanger

Results: 2018 Siddis Brass

November 3, 2018
Manger Musikklag are inspired by cubism to claim Siddis title as division titles are grabbed by Rong Brass, Tysnes Musikklag, KOS Krohnengen Old Stars and Skeie Brass on a day of rich and varied entertainment in Stavanger.


Utrecht

Report & Results: 2018 Dutch National Championships

October 27, 2018
Provinciale Brassband Groningen claims the Dutch National title after a thrilling Championship event in Utrecht, as section honours are claimed by Pro Rege, Excelsior, Looft den Heer and Halleluja.


NIBA

Report & Results: 2018 North of Ireland Bands Association Championship

October 25, 2018
Downshire Brass make history as they claim their first NIBA title to book their early place in Palanga in 2020, as Roughan Silver, Wellington Memorial, Poyntzpass and 1st Old Boys Junior also triumph in Armagh.




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


Nailsworth Silver band

January 18 • Vacancies have arisen for a front row CORNET and EB BASS to complete our area line up. We rehearse on Mondays in our own bandroom. Friendly well attended rehearsals. It's our centenary year so CD, concert with Tom Hutchinson and trip to France booked.


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.


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger