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Interview with Gavin Higgins

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Gavin Higgins abut the success of his major ballet work Dark Arteries and his plans for the future.

Gavin Higgins
  Composer Gavin Higgins continues to enjoy widespread artistic and critical success.


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks with composer Gavin Higgins at the RNCM Brass Band Festival

He talks about the continued critical as well as popular success of his music for the ballet 'Dark Arteries' as well as the projects he has lined up in the next couple of years.



fluhel sand

4BR Shop: Special offer

June 21 • If you are looking for a handy and sturdy flugel horn stand for just 20 quid, then make sure you go to the 4BR Shop and bag yourself a a great little deal...


A4BRASS

A4 set for three additions

June 21 • The award winning A4 Quartet will be heading on their tour travels over the next month or so with performances booked in Finland, Lithuania and Switzerland


Albert Hall

New brace at Camborne

June 21 • Cornish band announces two new signings to bolster their playing ranks.


Matlock

Hawley steps down at Matlock

June 21 • The experienced Geoff Hawley steps down from his MD role at Matlock Band due to ongoing health issues.


The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD


Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL


York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ


Shipston Town band

June 21 • Shipston Band currently has vacancies for Bb Bass, Eb Bass, Bass Trombone and Kit Percussion. We are based in South Warwickshire and rehearse on Wednesday 7.30 to 9.30 and Sunday 7 to 9 in our own band hall. Pop in for a blow and give us a try.


Flixton Band

June 21 • With an exciting time ahead, Flixton Band invite applications for Soprano Cornet, and Trombone (position negotiable). As we prepare to move into 1st section next year we are looking for some new signings to complete our line up for Cheltenham in September


The Corsham Band

June 21 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher