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October 13, 2021
4BR talks to composer and conductor Andy Duncan about his iWrite composing modules which aim to enable brass band lovers to start composing for the brass band medium — from hymn tunes to test-pieces...
October 11, 2021
Edward Gregson talks about the life and musical legacy of his elder brother which he has curated on a new double CD release.
October 08, 2021
4BR catches up with Mareika Gray to talk about Ratby Co-operative's remarkable fifth place finish at the National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall — one that came in just a three week period of preparation.
October 07, 2021
4BR catches up with Foden's winning conductor to talk about his third National title success and how he approached the score to Bruce Broughton's test piece to do it with the band at the Albert Hall on the weekend.
September 30, 2021
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Liz Lane about bringing the ambient sound of old cinemas back to life with Steven Mead and a Wurley Bird...
September 23, 2021
We talk to Kapitol Promotions Ltd Music Panel member Sandy Smith about the choice of 2022 Regional test pieces — and the reasons behind them.
September 17, 2021
We catch up with Archie, Ivy and dad Tim to find out more about the Pannell musical family from Haverhill Youth & Community Band who have been making their mark with their playing.
September 11, 2021
We talk to conductor Neil Brownless who won the 'Best Music Creator for Leisure time Music Groups' category at the recent Making Music awards for his work, 'Keep the Rhythm Going'.
September 10, 2021
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Edward Gregson about his iconic work that continues to make its mark with players, conductors and audiences alike — and will be heard again in Cheltenham next weekend.
September 03, 2021
We find out from Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about the work that has been going on in preparation for the 2022 European Championships in Birmingham.
September 02, 2021
4BR talks to Anders Rydberg Chairman of Stavanger Band as they look forward to celebrating a landmark anniversary.
August 30, 2021
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the player who follows in the footsteps of Willie Lang, Howard Snell, Maurice Murphy and Philip Cobb as the principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra.
August 29, 2021
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Paul Richards about his memories of the Sun Life Band as former players look forward to meeting up again for a special reunion weekend.
August 27, 2021
We catch up with Chris Smith from the great brass ensemble Old Dirty Brasstards as they look forward to performing the first of four new shows encompassing the hits of Britpop and 80s revival to Pop punk and Beyonce...
July 20, 2021
4BR talks to Belgian cornet star making a name for himself as an inspirational conductor in New Zealand after leading North Shore Brass to an impressive podium finish at the recent National Championships.
July 17, 2021
Wellington triumphs to retain National title as Grade honours go to Brass Whanganui, Woolston Concert Brass, Matamata Brass and Buzzing Brass Wellington Youth in Christchurch.
July 16, 2021
We speak to one of the main figures behind the campaign to get free music tuition services provided in Scottish Schools — and his hopes now that the Scottish Government has announced £7 million of investment in the next school year.
July 15, 2021
We catch up with the recently crowned five time New Zealand Open Soprano title winner and composer of the B Grade test-piece 'Temperamental' to be used at the New Zealand National Championships this weekend.
July 14, 2021
We catch up with Allan Withington to find out more about his inventive search for the perfect 'Il Maestro'...
July 13, 2021
We catch up with the Besson euph star to find out more about what he's been up to — from gaining yet more accolades to a return to live performance.
July 12, 2021
We manage to catch up with the Besson tenor horn virtuoso before he flies across the Irish Sea to the Fermanagh/Tyrone Brass Band Summer School where he will undertaking a recital recording of works by Paganini
July 08, 2021
We catch up with the the virtuoso Belgian euph star who has just become a Doctor in Musical Arts following two years of research and performance — interrupted by Covid and the wonderful arrival of a new addition to the family.
July 07, 2021
We catch up with Julia Trinder of the Wantage Band organisation to find out more about their ambitious plans to raise over £450,000 to add to their foundation of their ongoing success.
July 05, 2021
We find out more about Vincent van Gogh's musical connections with the author and journalist Martin Bailey following the discovery that the great Dutch artist was a honorary member of his local wind band.
July 02, 2021
We catch up with the Welsh horn star to find out more about his fantastic Norwegian youth band project that brings brass band and hip-hop music together on a single which is being released later today.