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A little light reading for Christmas Eve

There is plenty of things to read about the banding world this festive period on 4BR — so sit back with a mince pie and a glass of sherry and have a browse...

Christmas
  There are plenty of things to ponder over — even before Santa pays a visit....

There are quite few 4BR articles and features to enjoy as you finally put your feet up ready for Christmas Day this year — with more to come over the festive period.

Top 5 reviews:

Take 5: The Best Concert Performances of the Year
4BR picks the five concert performances of 2016 that lived longest in the memory banks.
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­news/­detail.asp?id=28023


Articles:

BLACK DYKE HERITAGE CENTRE

History to come alive in Queensbury

Black Dyke's unique history will soon be on show to the banding world as their innovative Heritage Centre project comes ever closer to completion.

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2016/­1590.asp


BANDING IN A FUTURE WONDERLAND?

Brass Bands England National Conference

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at the recent Brass Bands England National Conference to see an organisation showing encouraging glimpses that sanity is starting to prevail.

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2016/­1589.asp


4BR INTERVIEW

Lance Sergeant Johnny Sproule

In the first of a new series meeting professional players in the Corps of Army Music, we find out more about Welsh Guards Band euphonium player Lance Sergeant Johnny Sproule.

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2016/­1588.asp


WHAT UNITES US IN MUSIC

2016 British Composer Awards

Roy Terry reports on the sense of reflective inclusion at the British Composers Awards in London highlighted by Shri Sriram and Hammonds Saltaire winning the the Brass and Wind Band category with their cross-genre collaboration 'Just A Vibration' .

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2016/­1587.asp


Reviews:

Frank Renton's Brass Machine
Christmas with the Stars
Royal Albert Hall
Tuesday 6th December
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­reviews/­concerts/­con2025.asp

Tredegar Band
Conductor Ian Porthouse
Stroud Subscription Rooms
Stroud
Sunday 4th December
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­reviews/­concerts/­con2024.asp

The Bands of the Household Division
Scarlet and Gold
Cadogan Hall
London
Friday 25th November
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­reviews/­concerts/­con2023.asp



Roger Webster

How do you fancy having Roger Webster in your bandroom for free...

July 21 • If you make a successful bid tonight to aid a great pair of causes, then you could be welcoming Roger Webster or David Childs, Simone Rebello, Kevin Crockford or David Thornton to your bandroom...


New Zealand

New Zealand youth reaches 60th birthday with a treat in store

July 21 • The latest generation of National Youth Band of New Zealand players will head to Australia for a 60th anniversary birthday tour in 2019... with a bit of extra help...


Wales

Welsh youth ready to rise again in Neath, Newtown and Cardiff

July 21 • The National Youth Brass Band of Wales will meet this weekend under Philip Harper to prepare for a trio of major concerts featuring evocative repertoire from Tom Davoren to Eric Ball and an incredible young guest soloist.


bRITISH oPEN

British Open line-up announced

July 20 • 19 world class bands will battle it out for the honour of being crowned 2018 British Open champion at Symphony Hall in September.


Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL


Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS


Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ


Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN


Lofthouse Brass Band - Filey Bandstand

Sunday 29 July • Filey Bandstand, The Crescent, Filey YO14 9JS YO14 9JS


Chinnor Silver

July 21 • We are looking for a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and contests planned . We area progressive 2nd section outfit and would like you to join us continue our improvement. winner of gbba contest and 6th in area(best basses


Dobcross Silver Band

July 21 • Dobcross Silver Band are looking for a front row cornet player (Principal seat available). We are a friendly /social band, otherwise full, balancing contests with exciting and different concerts. Rehearse Mondays/Wednesdays 8-10pm in our own Band Club


Horwich RMI Band

July 21 • Horwich RMI Band request the services of a confident PRINCIPAL CORNET and a Bb BASS player.. This is an enthusiastic, progressive 2nd Section Band of a high standard.. . Enjoyable Monday and Thursday rehearsals and a balanced mix of engagements.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist