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4BR Quiz: Boxing Day Quiz

We have two more of the latest DVDs up for grabs for our Boxing Day Quiz.

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There is a great prize on offer from 4BR of a pair of the latest brass band DVDs on offer if you can answer our special Boxing Day quiz question.

Top DVDs

We have ‘A Masterclass in Brass’ by the David Childs and ‘I’ll Fight Congress—Highlights from the Salvation Army 2012 Congress’ at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this year.

This time you can sit back and get all the tips you need to become an even better player in 2013 thanks to the euphonium star, as well as enjoy his mind boggling playing!

Then for something a little bit different, highlights of the ISB, youth choirs and all things Salvationist in action. That should get you thinking too...

The only Christmas clue we could come up with, was that their Rudolph the Red Nosed Manager didn’t show a great deal of festive peace and goodwill to all men (especially centre backs) this year after a recent game...4BR

Quiz Question:

Given that Boxing Day is all about that other religion of the masses—it’s a football question...

David Childs is an avid supporter of which Premiership football team?

The only Christmas clue we could come up with, was that their Rudolph the Red Nosed Manager didn’t show a great deal of festive peace and goodwill to all men (especially centre backs) this year after a recent game...

A: Manchester United
B: Liverpool
C: Manchester City

Closing date:

All answers for this one must be in by midnight tonight!

More festive quizzes to come!

Christmas Day winner

We had a great response to our Christmas Day quiz, with Frode Rydland in Bergen in Norway being picked out of the Christmas wrapping paper to get his hands on the ‘British Bandsman 125th Anniversary Concert’ and ‘An Audience with RSA’.


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Sunday 19 August • London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS26YU

Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

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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

Elland Silver Band

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Crewe Brass

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Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

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Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer