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Stan Smith

Death of Stan Smith

September 24, 2021
The death has been announced of Stan Smith — a leading performer with Fountain City Brass Band.


4BR Friday Interview with Dr Jennifer Oliverio

May 14, 2021
4BR talks to Fountain City's principal cornet Dr Jennifer Oliverio about her up-coming CD project 'Enigma', her inspirations and how she is looking forward to a return to performing with her band.

Fountain City

Fountain City to make youth impact on UK tour

November 13, 2018
North American champion Fountain City will be inspiring British youngsters on their visit to the UK.

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Sounds of the USA come to Salford

November 12, 2018
There is a great opportunity to hear North American National champion Fountain City ahead of their Brass in Concert contest appearance — with a free open rehearsal at the University of Salford.

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Fountain City aim to meet UK tour goal

September 20, 2018
Fountain City will be making another welcome trip across the Atlantic later this year to tour the UK and perform at Brass in Concert — but they a bit of help.

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Fountain City success makes a mark in Kansas

December 10, 2017
The UK tour success of Fountain City in claiming podium finishes at Brass in Concert and the Scottish Open has certainly made a mark back home in Kansas.

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Fountain City looking for the next generation

October 01, 2016
North American champion is looking to secure its long term future through its trio of amazing Academy youth bands.

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Report & Results: 2014 US Open Championship

November 12, 2014
Fountain City make it four in a row to remain the top entertainers in the USA.

Fountain City

Results: 2012 US Open

November 04, 2012
Fountain City retain their US Open title.

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Results: 2011 US Open Championship

November 05, 2011
Fountain City take US Open crown and claim invite to Brass in Concert for 2012.

Fountain City

Fountain loss

August 14, 2011
A quintet of stars from Fountain City Band land major positions away from the leading US band.

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Fountain set for Drachten

January 21, 2011
Leading American band Fountain City set to make transatlantic contest appearance in Holland.

Results: 2010 NABBA Championship

April 17, 2010
Fountain City wins a record 4th straight Championship Section Title and Central Ohio edges Georgia and Massanutten in the 1st Section to earn an invite to Butlins.

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Fountain get ready for Perth

November 24, 2009
4BR talks to Helen Tyler and Matt Vangjel of Fountain City as they get ready for the Scottish Open in Perth on the weekend.

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Fountain ready for Brass in Concert

November 13, 2009
4BR has spoken exclusively to Helen Tyler and Lee Harrelson of Fountain City Brass Band, as they prepare to make the trip over from Kansas to take part in Brass in Concert.

Results: US Open Brass Band Championships

November 07, 2009
Fountain City heads to UK as double hat trick Champions.

Busy times ahead for Fountain City

November 06, 2009
The reigning North American and US Open schedule have a busy diary over the next 21 days (including an attempt to defend their US Open title).

Fountain City

Fountain City set for UK Tour

September 17, 2009
North American champions put final tpouches to their preperations for their UK tour in November.

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Results: 2009 NABBA Chmapionship

April 05, 2009
Fountain City wins their third NABBA title on the trot, COBB win the Honours and Natural State the Challenge.

Fountain City to join Brass in Concert in 2009

November 15, 2008
With their win at the U.S. Open Brass Band Championships, Fountain City Brass Band will head to Gateshead in 2009.

U.S Open soloists thrilled with Buffet-Crampon

November 11, 2008
Nate Gay and Tony Philipp were both winners of new instruments at this year's U.S Open courtesy of Buffet Crampon.

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Results: U.S. Open Brass Band Championship

November 08, 2008
The first prize has been awarded, more results to follow after the Awards Banquet later tonight.


Tyler made in USA

March 19, 2008
Helen Tyler to head Besson Youth Brass development in the USA.

Midlands Core

New venue for Midlands Area contest

November 30 • The Midlands Regional Championships will take place in a brand new venue in 2022

Learning festival

Packed agenda for online Scottish Brass Learning Conference

November 30 • There is a full schedule of free conference topics to be presented by leading figures in the inaugural Scottish Brass Learning Conference.


New state youth band set up in Victoria

November 30 • The Australian state of Victoria will see a revival of its representative youth band.


New BBP rules come into force from January

November 30 • Three significant rule changes come into force for contests using BBP Registry Rules — including the Regional Championships.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Wind Ensemble

Friday 26 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

York Railway Institute Band - Richard Marshall

Friday 26 November • York St John University Chapel. York. North Yorkshire YO31 7EX

Bodmin Town Band - Switch on of Christmas lights, Mount Folly, Bodmin

Friday 26 November • Mount Folly, Bodmin PL312DQ

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 27 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Contest: Scottish Open 2021

Saturday 27 November • Mill Street, Perth

Staines Brass

November 30 • Staines Brass 1st Section are looking for , Solo Euphonium player to join our ranks. Our rehearsal nights are Thursday 8pm and we are based The Lammas Park, Staines, TW18 4XZ

The Marple Band

November 29 • Want a change of scene. We're a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for a Bb Bass player, variety of cornets(depending on experience), 2nd Horn, 2nd Trombone and kit percussion. We are currently preparing for NW Regionals.

Wotton and District Silver Band

November 28 • Vacancy for PERCUSSIONIST.

Darren R. Hawken

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


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