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2009 4BR Awards

The votes have been counted — so find out who won the 4BR Awards, the 4BR Band of the Year and the definitive list of the 2009 Champions of the banding world...

Awards

 

Happy Christmas to all our readers all over the banding world.

All the votes have been counted for the annual 4BR Awards, and the results can now be found on the site, as well as the 4BR Band of the Year and the definitive list of the year’s winning bands….

2009 4BR Awards:

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote (even those with a few strange nominations). This year there were over 12,500 votes cast, so we are sure that the award winners will be delighted to know their hard work and musical efforts have gained reward from the brass band community all over the globe.

4BR Awards:
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2009/­1088.asp


This year there were over 12,500 votes cast, so we are sure that the award winners will be delighted to know their hard work and musical efforts have gained reward from the brass band community all over the globe4BR

2009 Champions:

We have also compiled the definitive list of competition winners of 2009 too, so if your band won something somewhere it should be on the list of champions:

Go to:
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2009/­1087.asp

2009 4BR Band of the Year

Finally, the 4BR Band of the Year.

The 4BR team has got together over a cup of eggnog and come up with what we believe is the band of 2009. Plenty of great players got a mention, but these are the chosen few…

Go to:
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2009/­1086.asp



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.


Geneva Group

Geneva set for showroom opening

August 17 • The final touches are being out in place for the opening of the brand new Geneva Group showroom in Stockton on Tees on the weekend.


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


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.


The Corsham Band

August 16 • 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 new MD and a friendly and enthusiastic team.


Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer