facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label

*
banner

4BR — Festive articles

4BR will be busy over the Festive period with plenty for you to enjoy…(hopefully). There are three nice ones to start...

4BR

 

4BR has been busy making sure you will be able to enjoy plenty in the way of something to read this Christmas.

First up are three articles to tickle your fancy.

Alternative Awards

4BR has been racking its collective brains to come up with our ‘Alternative Awards’ for 2008.

Find out who we thought were worthy of a golden turkey prize for their efforts, with our list of our top 10 gaffes, disasters, turkeys and own goals of the past twelve months.

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2008/­art934.asp

A Christmas Carol

Meanwhile, a little something to put you right in the Christmas spirit with something from a bygone age—and with an apology to Charles Dickens.

It’s the 4BR Christmas Carol—with a brass band twist….

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2008/­art933.asp

Association help

Finally, Steve Chislett from the Wessex Brass Band Association makes a plea for help and understanding in 2009—to keep brass band contesting on the road.

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2008/­art932.asp


More to come too, with the announcement of the real 4BR Awards on Christmas Day, our Band of the Year, List of Champions, End of Year Reports, Review of 2008, and our off beat predictions for the next 12 months.



Fodens

RNCM announces conducting link with Foden's

August 17 • The Royal Northern College of Music has announced an innovative conducting link to North West champion Foden's.


tuba

Superb tuba on hand at Band Supplies

August 17 • There is a superb fully refurbished 922 round stamp Boosey & Hawkes BBb tuba ready for a new home at Band Supplies Leeds.


Norwich

Ager to take helm at City of Norwich

August 17 • The experienced Mark Ager will take over the conducting lead of City of Norwich Band with Cheltenham on the horizon.


AUDIENCE

Judges announced for Brass Showcase event

August 17 • Four entertaining Scottish bands will have their efforts scrutinised by some fearless judges — and an audience — at Johnstone Town Hall later this month.


St Michael's Brass Band - We are playing in Middleton Town Centre.

Saturday 18 August • Middleton Gardens, Middleton. M244DF


Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

Sunday 19 August • Ibstock Showground. Pretoria Road. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE676LN


Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY


Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA


Elland Silver Band

August 17 • Are seeking a Repiano Cornet Player. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced or talented young player to join one of Yorkshire's progressive championship section bands.


Crewe Brass

August 17 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.


Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

August 16 • The Burnham and Highbridge Band has the following vacancies: Principal and 2nd Trombone, 2nd Euphonium and, Back Row Cornets.


Mike Sheppard

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