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Never seen together on stage...

Could these be identical twins separated at banding birth...?

Rya Liotta

 

Carrying on our bit of Christmas Day fun — and after the 4BR Editor teamed up composer Granville Bantock with actor Monty Woolley as two people you would perhaps never see together on the same contest stage.

We have now had Frank Renton and Max Wall, so here's another brace of unlikely 'twins'...

Never seen together

Thanks to the anonymous person who sent in the pairing of European Championship winning conductor Michael Bach and a certain OTT American actor Ray Liotta of Goodfellas fame….

You wouldn’t want to mix up these two over an unpaid loan to the mob would you now…

You wouldn’t want to mix up these two over an unpaid loan to the mob would you now…4BR

Prize

What other brass band personality/lookalike can be spotted in a festive film this Christmas.

There’s a late stocking full of CDs for the best unlikely pairing you can come up with...



British Open

Brass band heritage comes alive deep in the Forest of Dean

August 21 • 4BR recently visited the Dean Heritage Centre in the historic Forest of Dean to enjoy their brass band heritage weekend.


NYBBS

Scottish Youth looks towards 2019

August 21 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is already looking towards 2019 with its trio of National Youth Bands.


bRAIN

Masters research requires player input

August 21 • A Masters student conducting research on the differences in performance anxiety and coping strategies of brass band players requires assistance


Legacy

Legacy makes its mark around the world

August 21 • Tom Davoren's NHS 70th anniversary work, 'Legacy' has now been downloaded over 400 times to be performed all around the world


Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY


The Fairey Band - Pre-British Open concert

Sunday 2 September • Glossop Bandroom. Derby St, Glossop SK13 8LP SK13 8LP


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


St Pinnock Brass Band - SCRYFA & Minack in "The Third Light"

Monday 10 September • The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance,. Cornwall TR19 6JU


wantage silver band

August 21 • Oxfordshire based (L&SC 2nd Section), Wantage Concert Brass are looking to recruit a new principal cornet. They have a busy schedule of diverse engagements and contests and is keen to secure an ambitious player to lead the cornet section.


Matlock Band

August 21 • Matlock Band (4th section 2019) Has vacancies for brass and percussion players. Under our new Musical Director Chris Banks, we are re-building the band to hit the ground running in 2019. Key positions available include Soprano Cornet and Flugel.


Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band

August 20 • Shirebrook Band (1st section) under our new MD Jim Henson are currently seeking a Bb Bass and 2nd Baritone. Join the Shirebrook Team with our successful concerts and rewarding contest appearances.


Stephen Tighe

ARCM, LDBBA, (Dip)PFS.
Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger