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Withington looks to create perfect Maestro...

September 07, 2020
Allan Withington's next project sees him link poetry and dance to ensemble brass to try and create the perfect conducting maestro...


Gray move to link with Stavanger

June 10, 2020
Russell Gray will be moving to Norway to work with National champion Stavanger and Allan Withington.


New leadership at top at Stavanger

May 21, 2020
The respected Anders Rydberg takes over the Chairman and Board Leader role from Ulf Rosenberg at the Norwegian champion.


Arfon Owen's waiting speaking Italian...

May 21, 2020
Maybe not, but the Yamaha artist is the next guest on the Italian Brass Band's live-streamed interview this evening...


Stavanger look for challengers to their inventive crown...

May 06, 2020
The Norwegian champion is hoping the banding world will pick up on its challenge to come up with variations on its own theme of musical invention...


4BR Interview with Allan Withington

April 03, 2020
In a new series of major interviews with leading conductors, players and personalities around the banding world, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with Stavanger MD, Allan Withington.


Stavanger set for UK trip

May 17, 2019
The Stavanger Band will head to the UK at the end of the month for two special concert appearances,


Stavanger hosts brass band and symphony orchestra world premiere

September 21, 2018
A new work celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Norwegian Music Federation will be given its world premiere this evening in Stavanger — featuring the combined forces of its leading symphony orchestra and brass band.


Music, food, wine and the sound of a French cockerel?

July 27, 2018
Allan Withington and Simon Dobson have been hard at work in the heart of France — with some wonderful local inspiration to get to brain cells working for the Siddis Entertainment contest...

James Fountain

Stavanger to welcome Fountain work

November 22, 2017
Trumpet star James Fountain will head to Norway this weekend to lead workshops and be a guest soloist with Stavanger Band.

Arfon Owen

Owen to set for US tour dates

February 25, 2017
Yamaha tenor horn star Arfon Owen will embark on a two week tour to the USA next week.

Joan of Arc

Stavanger explain their trouser appeal

November 15, 2016
Stavanger Band has published a full English synopsis of their forthcoming Joan of Arc inspired Brass in Concert programme, 'This Lady Wears Trousers'.

Nick Walkley

Interview with Nick Walkley

July 07, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Nick Walkley as he prepares for the next chapter of his professional musical life....

Stavanger Siddis

Report & Results: 2015 Siddis Entertainment Championship

November 07, 2015
Stavanger create history by winning entertainment crown for a fourth consecutive time with a programme devoted to the iconic life of Marlene Dietrich.

Withington and Dobson

Withington renews French connection with Dobson

August 14, 2015
Allan Withington and Simon Dobson have been letting the ideas and the wine flow as they set their plans out for what for what they hope will be a fourth Siddis victory in a row with Stavanger.

N M Brass Winners

Report & Results: 2015 Norwegian National Championship

February 07, 2015
Stavanger's long term planning pays off in Bergen with first title success since 2007.


2014 SIDDIS Entertainment

November 02, 2014
Full results from Norway as Stavanger and Allan Withington take the Elite title.

Simon Dobson and Withington

Withington explores French connection with Dobson

July 18, 2014
Allan Withington and composer Simon Dobson inspired by French connection for Siddis hat-trick assault.


Report & Results: 2014 North American Brass Band Championships

April 13, 2014
Stavanger lead the title winners in Grand Rapids as North American banding continues its impressive development.


Stavanger seek new MD after Larson departure

February 15, 2012
The Stavanger Band will be looking for a new resident MD when three years of Larson benefit comes to an end.


Advert: Durham International Festival

June 27, 2011
Stavanger set to thrill audiences from Bach and Beyond...

Jacob Wilhelm Larsen

New resident at Stavanger

May 12, 2009
Top Norwegian band confirm appointment of new resident conductor to assist Allan Withington.


Simonsen departs from Stavanger

March 03, 2009
Conductor Selmer Simonsen has announced his departure from the Stavanger Band.

UniBrass 2021

2021 UniBrass Championships cancelled

September 30 • Coronavirus restrictions mean cancellation of original 2021 date — but hope remains for a student return later in the year.


Report & Results: 2020 Canterbury Provincial Brass Band Festival

September 30 • New Zealand sees a return to competitive brass banding — led by Woolston Brass and title wins for Addington Brass, Nor'west Brass, Rangiora Brass and Nor'west Zephyrs.


CBSO show investment needed to reach worldwide audience

September 29 • The recent City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra concert not only showcased performance excellence but also the investment needed for successful major online events.

Albert Hall

Albert Hall safeguards against mass redundancies

September 29 • The Royal Albert Hall enters into a scheme to protect its 515 members of staff, but some jobs may not remain viable in long term.

The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY

The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Redbridge Brass

September 28 • Redbridge Brass have vacancies for first class players: EUPHONIUM. The band rehearses on:. . Monday and Thursday evenings (8 -10pm). . at:. . Former Ingrebourne School,. Taunton Road,. Harold Hill, Essex,. RM3 7YT

Haverhill Silver Band

September 27 • Haverhill Silver Band invite applications from BBb Bass players to complete our post - lockdown line up.

Loftho2000 Brass Band

September 24 • Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band would like to invite any expression of interest in the post of . . Conductor/Musical Director. . The band has a sensible concert and contest schedule with a fun, yet hard working ethos.

James Garlick

BMus (Hons), QTS
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Tutor


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