facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us

*
banner

Talented Scots head for Montreux

Two talented young Scottish players will be making their way to Switzerland to play with the European Youth Band this year.

EBBA

 

Susannah Downs and Rachel Neil, both members of the Exchange Communications Whitburn and National Youth Brass Band of Scotland, have been selected to represent their country in the European Youth Brass Band in Switzerland at the end of the month.

British contingent

They will be joining five other young British brass band players, three from England and two from Wales as part of the European Championship event in Montreux.

The band includes some of Europe's finest young brass band talent.

Cornet player Susannah is currently studying Law and Sociology at Strathclyde University, whilst horn player Rachel is an undergraduate student at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

They will be joining five other young British brass band players, three from England and two from Wales as part of the European Championship event in Montreux4BR

Honour

"It was an honour being picked for the EYBB," Rachel said. "I'm really excited to take part in such a great event and looking forward to meeting a lot of new people, and to work with some fantastic musicians. I can't wait!"

Hard work

Susannah added: "I think it will be hard work, but I am looking forward to it as well. So many of this years band have already been in touch with us both. They are an incredibly friendly bunch and I am looking forward to meeting and working with them."

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    



Hats off to Carlton Main — Brass in Concert 2018

World Rankings — December update

December 12 • Lots of movement in the rankings following Brass in Concert and plenty of other contests but it's hats off to Carlton Main who jump eight places to secure a top ten spot to end 2018.


Registry

No registration border between Wales and England

December 11 • Clear border roads ahead as the Welsh Brass Band Registry merges with the Brass Band Players Registry from 1st January to guarantee no future ambiguity in relation to cross-border transfers.


Odlham

Double-sided Christmas telly treat for Oldham Band (Lees)

December 11 • The First Section National Champions to appear on both BBC1 and ITV on Christmas Day...


Ford

Foden's link up with Ford for double festive treat

December 11 • National Champions to link up with big-band singer Matt Ford for a double dose of festive music making close to home.


Black Dyke Band - Queensbury Parish Church

Thursday 13 December • West End, Queensbury, West Yorkshire, BD13 2AD,


Woodfalls Band - Christmas Charity Concert with the Woodfalls Band

Friday 14 December • Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey SO51 8EL


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 14 December • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Newstead Brass - Christmas at the Proms

Friday 14 December • Woodborough Village Hall, Lingwood Lane, Nottingham NG14 6DX


Enderby Band - Hinckley Rock Choir

Friday 14 December • Salvation Army Hall. Lancaster Road. Hinckley. Leicestershire LE10 0AW


Roberts Bakery Band

December 12 • We have a vacancy for a 3rd cornet & solo trombone to complete our strong line up. We have an exciting 2019 ahead including a tour, high profile concerts & competing in the North West areas. See what we're up to: https://www.facebook.com/robertsbakeryband


Newstead Brass

December 11 • Due to change in work commitments Newstead Brass have an immediate vacancy for BASS TROMBONE. . . Come and join the highest placed midlands band at the 2018 Bolsover Festival of Brass as we move on to the next stage of our musical development.


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band

December 11 • L&SC 2nd Section Regional Champions have a cornet vacancy, ideally front row. We rehearse on Thursday evening in Lewes with extra Tuesdays before concerts and contests. Good balance of concerts and contests and varied social activities too.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)