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Death of Duncan Alexander

December 17, 2019
The death has been announced of the popular Mount Charles bandsman Duncan Alexander.


Mount Charles aims for Spring Festival revival

March 25, 2018
After taking he decision to opt out of the West of England Championships, the Mount Charles Band looks to make a significant return in Blackpool.

Mount Charles

New, old and young add to Mount Charles ranks

November 19, 2014
A plethora of new signings help boost the Mount Charles ranks ahead of the forthcoming new contest season.

Jeremy Taylor

Taylor returns to take Mount Charles Youth

September 24, 2014
After a 12 month break from the baton, Jeremy Taylor returns to conduct Mount Charles Youth Band.

Simon Badge

Mount Charles pin great hopes on new Badge

September 05, 2014
Royal Marine Simon Badge has become the new Musical Director of the Mount Charles Band in Cornwall.

Mount Charles

New euph team adds experience to Mount Charles

August 01, 2014
A new euphonium team adds experience to Mount Charles ranks.

Steve Thomas

No doubting Thomas at Mount Charles

October 02, 2012
Mount Charles appoint Steve Thomas as their new resident conductor.


Maines direction at Mount Charles

August 15, 2010
John Maines returns to Cornwall to take MD role with Mount Charles.

Mount Charles

No way to Norway for Mount Charles?

April 19, 2010
Mount Charles wait on the volcano news to make Grenland trip.

Mount Charles

Mount Charles bag new Caddy

January 10, 2010
Mount Charles announce new signings — including a brand new Caddy to hold the soprano bag.

Mount Charles

Conducting duo for Mount Charles

December 20, 2009
Mount Charles set for 2010 under the command of Richard Evans and Phillip McCann.

Mount Charles

Cliff top preperation for Mount Charles

October 06, 2008
Cornish contenders opt for a bit of cliff top music making as they prepare for their assault on the National title.


Welsh Government announces multi million pound music investment

December 6 • The Welsh Government has announced an investment of £6.82m to support music and arts in a new school curriculum initiative.


New Heman lead

December 6 • Composer, performer and conductor Geert Jan Kroon takes the helm at Brassband Heman Zuidwolde.


4BR: Monday Quiz

December 6 • Just find the link to the one of the days of Christmas to get you hands on some great brass band CDs.


Morvern calls time on decade of excellence at Rainford

December 5 • Morvern Sinclair has decided to step down as principal cornet of Rainford Band after 10 years of acclaimed excellence.

Glossop Old Band - Besses o'th' Barn Band.

Sunday 5 December • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

VBS Poynton Brass Band - Christmas Concert

Sunday 5 December • Poynton Civic Centre SK12 1RB

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 5 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 10 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

York Railway Institute Band - Prima Vocal Ensemble

Saturday 11 December • Selby Abbey. The Crescent. Selby. YO8 4PU YO8 4PU

Harlow Brass Band

December 6 • HBB have a vacancy for a Musical Director. We are a friendly, non-contesting band who reach a good standard. We are asked to play at a variety of events throughout the year and have our own Spring & Christmas concerts. We rehearse on Thursdays, 8-10pm.

Easingwold Town Band

December 5 • Vacancies for Principal Cornet and a Tutti Solo Cornet in our 4th-section registered band, as we look to retain our North of England 4th-section winners title in March 2022. Rehearsals Monday 7.30 - 9.15 p.m.

Avonbank (Evesham) Brass Band

December 5 • Our lively Second Section Band requires an Eb and/or Bb bass player for the Regionals and a front or back row cornet player.. We rehearse Wednesdays at 7.30pm plus other rehearsals in the lead up to competition which takes place on Feb 26th 2022.

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