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Interview with Simon Dobson

4BR Editor Iwan Fox recently met up with composer Simon Dobson in Montreux to talk Glass, GRAMMYs and rock and roll..

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  Simon will find out on Wednesday if his association with Alter Bridge is on the long list


4BR met up with composer Simon Dobson in Montreux recently to talk about his latest major work, 'Glass', which was premiered at the event by winners Valaisia Brass Band, as well as find out more about his hopes of perhaps getting his hands on a potential GRAMMY Award or two...

Long list

The long list nominees for the famous 61st GRAMMY Awards are announced on Wednesday 5th December, with Simon's association with his own Parallax Orchestra and the American rock band Alter Bridge from Orlando in Florida hopefully on the ballot paper...

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Awards

2018 4BR Awards: The Nominations

December 18 • The 'long list' of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by our panel of judges have been released.


Champion

Four Christmas Cracker mutes from Band Supplies

December 18 • There is a fantastic Christmas selection box of cornet/trumpet mutes from Band Supplies — all at brilliant money saving prices too.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 18 • Plenty of festive music on the menu from Chris Helme in the brass band heartland of Yorkshire


Circus

Get the Sparke treatment on The Greatest Showman

December 18 • Philip Sparke has produced a fantastic new arrangement of the theme song from 'The Greatest Showman'.


Enderby Band - Enderby Band Christmas Concert

Monday 17 December • Enderby Church. Corner of Leicester Lane/Blaby Road. Enderby. Leicestershire LE19 4AR


Foden's Band - Little Lever High School

Tuesday 18 December • Little Lever High School ,Church Street, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1BT


The Wigston Band - The Wigston Band Christmas Concert

Thursday 20 December • St Thomas Church, South Wigston LE18 4TA


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 20 December • St Alfege Church. 3 Greenwich Church Street SE10 9BJ


The Wigston Band -

Thursday 20 December • St Thomas Church, South Wigston LE18 4TA


Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

December 18 • Haslingden & Helmshore, North West 1st Section Brass Band. . MD Mr. Simon Cowen (Principal Trombone with RLPO) . Require 2 front row Cornet players & Percussionist to complete the band. . A very sensible mix of engagements with rehearsals every Tuesday 8pm


Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band

December 18 • We have a vacancy for a Soprano and BBb Bass to complete the line up for the areas. Nice Schilke Sop sat waiting for the right person! The band currently competes in the 2nd Section and has a full program of concerts and contests.


The Corsham Band

December 18 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Back Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. Second or Third Cornet position available.


Alwyn Green

LRAM, LTCL
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist