facebook twitter rss vimeo


Local Award for 4BR Editor

4BR Editor's expertise bears fruit — on the poker table...



If you thought 4BR knew how to pick a winner in the brass band contesting world, then it seems it’s all down to the Editor’s ability at Texas hold ‘em Poker…

Good use

If you ever wondered what the 4BR Editor did in his spare time, then you rest assured that he has been putting it to good use.

For the second time in a week, Iwan Fox has revealed a previously unknown talent for playing poker, winning his second local tournament in a row.

we know a few keen banding people who enjoy a game, so 4BR may sponsor the first brass band poker tournament in the world4BR


This time he scooped the pot against 50 other players—a full house of a pair of Kings and three two’s raking in the glory, although he won’t be giving up the day job just yet.


"Given how badly I play the rest of the year it came as a bit of a surprise. Still, a wins, a win. I don’t think its an excuse to try for the World Series of Poker just yet though, although we know a few keen banding people who enjoy a game, so 4BR may sponsor the first brass band poker tournament in the world!"


Report & Results: 2018 Brass at Beamish March & Hymn Tune

June 19 • There was a great deal of quality traditional march and hymn tune playing on show at the popular Beamish Museum in County Durham.


Coalburn's Got Talent — plenty of it!

June 19 • Simon Cowell should have been in Coalburn as the band's 'Talent' showcased their brilliant playing.


Report & Results: 2018 Holme Valley Solo & Ensemble

June 19 • There were some stunning performances to enjoy at the Hade Edge bandroom on the weekend.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

June 19 • Music over the airwaves from Chris Helme

Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR

Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Witney Town Band

June 19 • A friendly 4th section band based in West Oxfordshire require Front row cornet and Second Horn. We rehearse from 7:30 - 9.30pm pm every Tuesday at Witney Methodist Church, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG. .

Torbay Brass Band

June 19 • Torbay Brass Band is looking for trombone and cornet players to join their current set up. We are a friendly hard working group who really would welcome such players into our fold. So if you are looking to join a band or returning to playing....?

Crewe Brass

June 19 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.

Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)