facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us

*
banner

Gourlay heads up River

James Gourlay has been appointed General Director of River City Brass in the USA.

Gourlay

 

James Gourlay has been appointed General Director of River City Brass.

The tuba virtuoso has been serving as Music Director since September 2010, and will continue to provide the artistic direction and to serve as Music Director for the ensemble.

New role

In addition his new role will see him supply administrative leadership for management, fundraising, development and educational outreach with Assistant Director Carolyn Tuminella.

Right person

Board Chairman, Dave Wohleber told 4BR: "Dr Gourlay is the right person to lead the organization as the band sets off on its 30th anniversary season. He has already taken the band to new heights."

James Gourlay added: "Thanks to a strong Board of Directors, we feel prepared to strategically grow the River City Brass organization in the next several years."

Dr Gourlay is the right person to lead the organization as the band sets off on its 30th anniversary season. He has already taken the band to new heightsBoard Chairman, Dave Wohleber

Enhanced

He added: "We have positioned ourselves to expand the number of people who attend the Western Pennsylvania Regional Concert Series through the addition of another ‘home hall’ at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in Midland, Pennsylvania.

We have also enhanced our fundraising efforts, producing more proposals to funding agencies, foundations, and corporations."

Staple diet

River City Brass has been a staple of Pittsburgh’s cultural community since 1981, performing an amazingly diverse repertoire from the classical to swing and jazz to the American songbook.

Support us for less than a cup of coffee...

4BR wants to ensure that the brass band movement remains vibrant and relevant. We also want to be able to question, challenge and critically examine those who run and play in it, producing high quality journalism that informs as well as entertains our readers.

So if like us you value a strong, independent perspective on the brass band world - then why not consider becoming a supporter and help make our future and that of a burgeoning brass band movement more secure.

So one less cappuccino then?

Support us    



Cory

Cory to secure long term classic recording status

May 24 • European Champion to start long term recording project featuring cornerstone works of the brass band repertoire.


Sold Out

2019 British Open sold out

May 24 • Tickets for 167th contest in September sell out within three hours of general release.


Katrina

Marzella enjoys spotlight return to Scotland

May 24 • Katrina Marzella made a great musical return to Scotland recently — with teaching and spotlight solos for everyone to enjoy.


Oscars

Oscar winners enjoy Blackpool experience with Elland

May 24 • Elland Silver Band held its own Oscar ceremony in Blackpool recently.


Foden's Band - St Michaels & All Angels Church

Saturday 25 May • Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 1AJ


St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ


Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB


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

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR


Lindley Band

May 24 • FRONT ROW CORNET required to join our friendly band who enjoy a sensible mix of engagements and contests. Our inspirational MD Mike Golding takes rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own modern bandroom located only 1m from M62 Jcn 24.


Littleport Brass Band

May 24 • Littleport Brass are currently a second section band in Cambridgeshire and rehearse every Wednesday evening 7.30-9.30. We are looking for an Eb bass and tuned percussionist. We are a friendly, active band playing at a variety of exciting concerts.


Stannington Brass Band

May 23 • 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.


Nigel Seaman

ARMCM ARNCM
Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator