facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us


Quiz winner enjoys National triumph at British Open

Lynn Jameson was out lucky 4BR British Open quiz winner — and had a great time enjoying Grimethorpe aka Grimley Colliery win the National title again...

  Lynn was presented with her tickets by British Open test piece composer Bert Appermont

The recent British Open weekend was not only a memorable one for the supporters of the Cory Band as they were declared 2018 champion, but also for fans of the iconic film 'Brassed Off!'.

The award-winning bittersweet tale of pit closures and National Championship winning success was showcased with a special screening on Friday night at Symphony Hall, with Grimethorpe Colliery Band delivering the music live from the stage.

Quiz winner

The event attracted a large and enthusiastic audience too — including 4BR British Open quiz winner Lynn Jameson who correctly identified that the name of the female flugel playing character in the film was 'Gloria'.

Over 400 people tried their luck (with some answers adding her famous, but slightly risqué busty epithet), but it was Lynne, who plays horn for the Old Silkstone Band near Halifax that was picked out of the hat.

It's a lovely film and I've already seen it with Grimethorpe playing in Leeds — but you can't tire of a great story and the great musicQuiz winner, Lynn Jameson


"I was delighted to win the tickets," she said as she collected them from British Open test-piece composer Bert Appermont on the night.

"It's a lovely film and I've already seen it with Grimethorpe playing in Leeds — but you can't tire of a great story and the great music."

The competition was supported by Band Supplies Ltd and Grimethorpe Colliery Band who presented Lynn with two of their latest CDs.

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    


4BR support continues to grow

November 13 • The 4BR 'Support Us' scheme continues to grow — and all for the cost of a cup of coffee


Brass in Concert filling up to the brim

November 13 • The attraction of 11 world class bands has ensured that demand for seats at Brass in Concert is closing in on the sold out limits — so why not make a weekend of it at Sage Gateshead and make sure you don't miss out on the musical fun.

Fountain City

Fountain City to make youth impact on UK tour

November 13 • North American champion Fountain City will be inspiring British youngsters on their visit to the UK.


Shirebrook announces changes for 2019

November 13 • The popular Shirebrook Open Entertainment Contest has announced some important changes to its 2019 event.

Thundersley Brass Band - Quiz Night

Friday 16 November • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, Benfleet, Essex SS75HA

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment

Friday 16 November • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London W1C 2DJ

Mossley Band - in concert - Last Night of the Proms

Friday 16 November • George Lawton Hall, Mossley OL5 0HR

Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 17 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR

Foden's Band - Brass in Concert Gala Concert with Matt Ford

Saturday 17 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR

Milton Keynes Brass

November 14 • MK Brass need a Bass player to complete the Section. If you are a Bass player with space in your life for Tuesday rehearsals, additional rehearsals in the run up to contests and about 12 concerts a year we'd be pleased to hear from you.

Blackpool Brass

November 14 • Friendly and sociable 2nd Section band requires Solo Euph, front and back row cornet, 2nd Horn and percussion, although anyone is welcome to come for a rehearsal and to meet us. Some movement around the stands possible. Rehearsals Tues/Friday 8 - 9.45 pm

Strata Brass

November 13 • PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM & CORNET (assistant principal or repiano). Rehearsals MON/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland). MD Jonathan Bates. Good bandroom atmosphere,sensible concert/contest schedule.

Julian Bright

Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist