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Cory and Besson renew partnership

September 30, 2021
The world's number 1 ranked band teams up with the leading instrument maker in a renewed and extended partnership.


Steve Stewart leaves Cory

September 13, 2021
Scottish sop star relinquishes role after a decade of prize winning performances as Kevin Crockford takes over for Royal Albert Hall title defence.


Cory help to reveal mysteries of conducting...

August 24, 2021
Philip Harper, Nigel Seaman and members of the world's number 1 ranked band were on hand recently to help 10 budding conductors explore the art of conducting.


Cory to celebrate Triple Crown anniversary

August 10, 2021
The world's number 1 ranked band will head to Norwich later this month to help the East Anglian Brass Band Association celebrate its 90th anniversary.


Besson Fridays at Home — Philip Harper and Cory special edition

July 16, 2021
The last in the present series tonight sees a special broadcast from the home of Cory Band with their MD Philip Harper to find out just how he makes the world's number 1 band tick.

Conductng weekend

Cory looking for conductors

July 13, 2021
Philip Harper and Nigel Seaman will lead a weekend of conducting at the home of the world's number 1 ranked band — and its free.


Cory add new players to the ranks

July 04, 2021
A quartet of new as familiar faces will add to the Cory ranks as they prepare for the defence of their titles later in the year.


4BR Tuesday Interview with Philip Harper

May 25, 2021
Cory MD Philip Harper rejoices at the news that the sale of British Open tickets heralds the long awaited return to 'live' competition for the world's number 1 ranked band.


Harper looks forward to final weekend of online excitement

March 26, 2021
We catch up with the Cory MD Philip Harper to find out what is in store with the final weekend of fantastic online action in the Kapitol Cory Championships.

Tom Hutchinson

4BR Monday Interview with Tom Hutchinson

March 22, 2021
4BR catches up with the Cory cornet star to find out about his latest project — a studio recital series performance alongside his great friend, pianist, Ewan Gilford.

Cory online

Cory apologise for judge's comments

March 13, 2021
The Cory Band has issued an unreserved apology for comments made by one of the adjudicators taking part in their online championships.

4BR Wednesday morning interview with Philip Harper

March 10, 2021
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the Cory MD about the forthcoming Kapitol Cory Online Championships


Judges prepare for online entertainment

March 09, 2021
The Kapitol Cory Online Championships start this weekend — so join the panel of judges in enjoying the entertainment on offer.


Stewart honour at inclusion in major work

February 27, 2021
Cory soprano star Steve Stewart has spoken of the both the humbling and exciting emotions being asked to perform in a major new work by his friend Ken Ferguson about the 911 tragedy has brought him.


'Gwald' all over for Cory

February 24, 2021
The world's number 1 ranked band will be helping the Welsh nation celebrate its Patron Saint on 1st March...


Give us a clue...

February 08, 2021
The brass band answer to a clue in The Sunday Times crossword wasn't quite what it should have been...


Marine support for Kapitol Cory online Championships

February 05, 2021
Her Majesty's Royal Marines add their musical discipline to support the forthcoming online competition.


And I'm feelin' good...

January 21, 2021
The world's number 1 ranked band has once again reached out to players from across the globe to provide a feel good factor with their latest virtual training day.


New dates for Kapitol Cory Online Championships

January 12, 2021
Ongoing concerns over Covid-19 restrictions sees the hugely popular online event push back dates for broadcasting.


4BR Awards: 2020 Conductor of the Year

January 01, 2021
The winner is...


4BR Awards: 2020 Newcomer of the Year

January 01, 2021
The winner is...


Cory place history at heart of future

December 08, 2020
Future visitors to Cory's new rehearsal home will have the opportunity to enjoy their rich history laid out before them.


New Year treat from Cory

December 01, 2020
The world's number 1 brass band will be offering players a chance to keep up those New Year's practice resolutions.


Cory keep developing new Landscapes

November 17, 2020
The Brass in Concert Champion of Champions keep developing their talents in new musical areas.

Cory take to the water...

November 14, 2020
Phil Harper and the band take wing with an exciting bit of Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' for their latest socially distanced entertainment.


Epic Tredegar connection in Amersham

October 23 • Two banding organisations with a shared community ethos will link up later today for a musical showcase.

The joy of free music making

October 23 • Dobcross Youth Band continues to inspire the next generation of young players with their free access approach.


New trom signing for Carlton Main Frickley

October 21 • Joe Heartfield, one of the UK's rising trombone talents has been signed by Carlton Main Frickley Band.


Changes to consider for Spectrum

October 23 • An extensive list of small amendments and errata has been issued for bands to take into account on Gilbert Vinter's 'Spectrum'.

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Air Force Salon Orchestra

Friday 5 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 7 November • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ

Abertillery Town Band - 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Saturday 13 November • Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre, Mitre St, Abertillery NP13 1AL

Regent Hall Concerts - Magli Brass Quintet

Friday 19 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

West Somerset Brass Band

October 23 • We are looking to strengthen the cornet section and would be delighted to hear from cornet players of all abilities. Practices are normally held in Watchet on a Friday 7.30 - 9.30 although at the moment we are practicing away from home in a larger venue

city of coventry brass

October 23 • City of Coventry Brass still require BBb bass player. We rehearse on Thursday evenings with additional rehearsals as required prior to concerts and contests.

Welwyn Garden City Band

October 21 • We are a friendly & sociable Third Section Band with a busy Christmas season rapidly approaching (Government regulations permitting). We have vacancies for SOPRANO CORNET, BBb BASS & TUNED PERCUSSIONIST players. Our MD is Duncan Wilson.

Darren R. Hawken

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


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