facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Foden's inspire next generation

The stars of Foden's Band have helped inspire the delegates at the latest East Anglian Brass Band Association Brass Training Day.

Curtin
  Gary Curtin was one of the Foden's stars who helped deliver a memorable training day in Norwich.

The East Anglian Brass Band Association recently held its annual Brass Training Day at Hewett Academy in Norwich, where delegates as young as 9 years of age enrolled for a wonderful course led by the star players of Foden's Band.

Whizz through

Anna Hughes-Williams, Melanie Whyle, Shaun Farrington, Gary Curtin and Stuart Baglin were joined by Course Leader Mark Wilkinson to study music as diverse as 'All in the April Evening', 'Variations on Laudate Dominum', 'Prismatic Light' and the classic march, 'The Standard of St George'. The band also accompanied Gary Curtin on a flying whizz through 'Grandfather's Clock'.

The delegates really looked forward to the day, which once again proved to be a great successAssociation Secretary, Christine Wade

Great success

Association Secretary, Christine Wade told 4BR: "The delegates really looked forward to the day, which once again proved to be a great success.

Everyone found it enjoyable and beneficial, and I have already received numerous e-mails about the excellent choice of music. We also had some young cornet players attend the event for the first time.

They found it challenging but very enjoyable, so our thanks go to Mark, Anna, Melanie, Gary, Stuart and Shaun for an excellent event."

The Association was grateful to the generous support of the Town House Close Estate Charity.



Bandstand

Sun is shining in the sky...

June 24 • As ELO once sang — 'there ain't a cloud in sight' today — so why not enjoy a brass band concert in the park. It's better than worrying about the England football team and the latest Brexit travails on Love Island...


WALLACE

4BR Shop: Go straight, cupped or practice...

June 23 • If its a straight, cup or practice mute at a great price you are looking for today, then go 4BR shopping...


Foden's

Plenty of prizes to play for at Foden's annual Solo, Duet & Quartet contest day

June 23 • There really is something to play for at Foden's annual contest — from the youngest to the oldest and all stops in between — including a great new family duet category...


Cd

Wales seeks community approach to composer pathways

June 23 • A new four pronged initiative to help Welsh composers has been launched to create a community of shared learning and collaboration experience.


Black Dyke Band - Wigan with Russ Abbott

Sunday 24 June • Wigan Youth Zone, Parson's Walk, Wigan WN1 1RU


The Fairey Band -

Sunday 24 June • Subscription Rooms. George St. Stroud. GL5 1AE. United Kingdom GL51AE


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 29 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Thundersley Brass Band - TBB Summer Concert

Friday 29 June • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, Essex SS75HA


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Friday 29 June • Mount Zion hall. Pemberton. Wigan WN5 8DZ


Chinnor Silver

June 24 • We are looking for a Bb BASS and BACKROW CORNET to complete our happy progressive 2nd section band.. we rehearse in our own bandroom on a wednesday night (extra when needed) . Good book of concerts and contests planned but we keep a realistic approach,


Hungerford Town Band

June 24 • Hungerford Town Band has a vacancy for Soprano, Bb Cornet or solo horn. Our existing players players are happy to move around for the right person. Other instrumentalists are always very welcome to join our thriving community based band.


Glossop Old Band

June 24 • Due to family commitments, Glossop Old Band have an immediate vacancy for a Principal Cornet player. We are a friendly first section band with some contesting and a good mix of concerts. Rehearsals are Tuesday 8-10pm at our Band Club.


Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author