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Brighouse massed band concert with Black Dyke cancelled

March 21, 2020
One of the most eagerly awaited concerts has fallen victim of the Coronavirus pandemic — but will be on in 2021.


Brighouse look to add more tales of Yorkshire triumph

March 03, 2020
The defending Yorkshire champion will be showcasing their Area preparations under Prof David King.


Ewen heads to Brighouse to take baritone role

February 07, 2020
The talented Royal Birmingham Conservatoire student becomes the new solo baritone player at Brighouse & rastrick.


Brighouse welcome back Newton

January 15, 2020
Ellena Newton returns to Brighouse & Rastrick in the new role of solo trombone.


Death of Peter Teal

January 14, 2020
The death has been announced of the former Brighouse & Rastrick corent and flugel player Peter Teal.


Yorkshire rivals to join forces for 75th anniversary

October 29, 2019
There will be a rare chance to hear the combined forces of Brighouse & Rastrick and Black Dyke on stage together next year as part of the West Riding band's 75th annual concert celebrations.


Hirst to take 50 year repeat bow

October 22, 2019
David Hirst will return to the stage of a concert that he first graced as a player half a century ago...


Brighouse to mark their Titan Progress

October 09, 2019
The Yorkshire Champion will be showing their Titan's Progress this evening on their home patch.


King pays a visit to a Brighouse Titan...

September 24, 2019
Prof David King recently headed to Merseyside to meet up with Brighouse & Rastrick Titan, the great James Scott.


Brighouse open their Dynasty challange

September 02, 2019
Prof David King and Brighouse & Rastrick will be showcasing their Dynasty preparations this week at an open rehearsal,


Brighouse make American link to enhance professorial musical partnership

July 23, 2019
The Yorkshire Champion makes a trans-Atlantic musical link as Lee Harrelson of Fountain City Brass becomes their new Visiting International Professor to work alongside David King.


Talented duo join Brighouse ranks

July 17, 2019
Mike Cavanagh and Charlotte Horsfield join Yorkshire Champion ahead of major championship challenges.

Cairan Young

Young takes decision to step away from Brighouse

July 04, 2019
After a decade with the West Riding band, solo baritone player Ciaran Young has decided to step down from the role.


Brighouse announce open rehearsal ahead of Band of the Year

June 18, 2019
The Yorkshire champion has announced that it will be holding an open rehearsal ahead of its BrassPass 'Band of the Year'.

Whit Friday reflect

Report & Results: 2019 Whit Friday (Saddleworth & Oldham)

June 15, 2019
The Yorkshire Champion, Brighouse & Rastrick led by Dr David Thornton make it a quartet of Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday titles boosted by over £8,000 in prize money.


Westacott returns to take sop chair at Brighouse

May 10, 2019
The experienced Robert Westacott returns to Brighouse & Rastrick to take on the soprano cornet challenge once again.


Brighouse to showcase European challenge

April 16, 2019
The English representatives Brighouse & Rastrick will open their doors to showcase their European challenge under Prof David King before they head to Montreux.

Millcent Fawcett

Hirst to help keep musical focus on female achievements

March 12, 2019
Brighouse & Rastrick star Laura Hirst is to help Femmes Fortissimo keep a musical focus on women's achievements.


Brighouse to showcase Seascapes before Huddersfield challenge

February 27, 2019
Dr David Thornton and Brighouse & Rastrick will provide listeners with the chance to hear their 'Seascapes' preparation ahead of the Area contest.


Combined forces set for Cheltenham Remembrance

October 18, 2018
Brighouse & Rastrick and Flowers Bands will join together to commemorate the ending of the First World War at a special concert in Cheltenham next month.

Last Post Home

Brighouse to sound Last Post Home

October 15, 2018
Brighouse & Rastrick has linked up with Honley Male Voice Choir to help commemorate the end of the First World War


Brighouse to showcase National Handel

September 27, 2018
The defending National Champion Brighouse & Rastrick will be showcasing their final preparation on 'Handel in the Band' before their title defence at the Royal Albert Hall.


Robertson takes euph lead at National Champion

September 17, 2018
Prof David King secures the 'outstanding' signature of Scotsman Chris Robertson as the West Riding band's new principal euphonium.

Andy Moore

National champion ask for Moore for Open challenge

August 30, 2018
Andy Moore takes solo horn seat at Brighouse & Rastrick as National Champion prepares to showcase their British Open preparation ahead of Symphony Hall.

Kyle Lawson

Lawson returns to principal seat at Brighouse

August 14, 2018
National Champion acts swiftly as New Zealand cornet star Kyle Lawson returns to the principal cornet seat at Brighouse & Rastrick.


Smiles all round...

March 28 • There was a time — not so long ago in fact — when brass bands had plenty to smile about...


You'll Never Walk Alone...

March 28 • Belgian champion Brass Band Willebroek pays a musical tribute to health and care workers all over the banding world...

David Thornton

Thornton's daily tips...

March 28 • David Thornton is providing 4BR with some daily tips to help players with their playing during the enforced period of self distancing and home isolation.

Roberts Bakery

Making sure practice is safe — the PLC way...

March 28 • Paul Lovatt Cooper made sure the players of Roberts Bakery Band were safely kept in practice...

Contest: National Youth Championships of GB

Saturday 28 March • Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough , Rotgerham 560 1DX

Cory Band - Cory Band in Concert - In Aid of Myton Hospice

Saturday 28 March • The Civic Hall Bedworth, High Street, Bedworth CV12 8NF

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 29 March • St Alfege Church. 3 Greenwich Church Street. Greenwich . London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ

Black Dyke Band - Bury Parish Church

Thursday 2 April • The Rock, Bury, Lancashire. BL9 0AH

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Music Services Jazz Octet

Friday 3 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Amesbury Town Band

March 28 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed, especially some more solo cornets and Eb horns. Feel free to drop in, even if you just fancy a blow or just want to try another instrument.

Foss Dyke Band

March 23 • Recently promoted to the first section. Foss Dyke invites applications for Musical Director to commence on the return of rehearsals post COVID-19. A friendly well attended band. We are looking for a MD who can continue our heritage of quality music making

Golborne Brass

March 23 • Looking for a change after the areas? After placing 1st at Brass at the Wyre and a credible 6th place at the recent North West Areas, Golborne Brass require the services of a confident and committed Principal Euphonium & Eb Bass to join our friendly band!

Stephen Tighe

Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger


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