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4BR Tuesday Interview with Harmen Vanhoorne

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.

New Zealand

Report & Results: 2021 New Zealand 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.


4BR Friday Interview with Ralph Riddiough

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.

Fendall Hill

4BR Thursday Interview with Fendall Hill

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.


4BR Wednesday Interview with Allan Withington

July 14, 2021
We catch up with Allan Withington to find out more about his inventive search for the perfect 'Il Maestro'...

David Childs

4BR Tuesday Interview with David Childs

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.

Owen Farr

4BR Monday Interview with Owen Farr

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

Glenn Van Looy

4BR Thursday Interview with Glenn Van Looy

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.


4BR Wednesday Interview with Wantage Band

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.


4BR Monday Interview with Martin Bailey

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.


4BR Friday Interview with Arfon Owen

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.

Tom Redmond

4BR Thursday Interview with Tom Redmond

July 01, 2021
We catch up with Tom Redmond to find out more about what's been happening at Chetham's School of Music... from Big Phat Brass with Mike Lovatt to post Covid education...


4BR Wednesday interview with Philippe Bach

June 30, 2021
We are joined by conductor Philippe Bach, Music Director of the Meininger Hofkapelle Orchestra who will direct the world premiere of a brand new Euphonium Concerto by composer Jens Marggraf entitled 'du fond de l'engloutissement'

Dean Jones

4BR Tuesday Interview with Dean Jones

June 29, 2021
We talk to the respected Salvationist composer about his latest venture — bringing music into the heart of very different communities — from private homes to care homes and even to business offices...


4BR Monday Interview with Adam Greenbank

June 28, 2021
We catch up with the President of Durham University Brass Band who certainly had a great time following their UniBrass title winning success in Sheffield on the weekend.

Battle Creek

4BR Friday Interview with Shannon Aikins

June 25, 2021
4BR talks to the Executive Director of Brass Band of Battle Creek to find out more about the professional ensemble which later this year will perform the closing concert at the 75th Anniversary of the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.


4BR Thursday Interview with Mike Lovatt

June 24, 2021
We talk Carmen and Billy May, cigars and Arturo Sandoval with Mike Lovatt as he puts the finishing touches to his latest recording project.


4BR Wednesday Interview with Kevin Holdgate

June 23, 2021
The respected trombonist and arranger talks about his role in the new JSVB Legacy Band which will feature 78 of his arrangements.

James Gourlay

4BR Tuesday Interview with James Gourlay

June 22, 2021
We catch up with the Scottish tuba virtuoso and MD of River City Brass to find more about musical and sporting life in Pennsylvania, and what the future holds — including for his beloved Scotland football team...


4BR Monday Interview with Michael Brand

June 21, 2021
4BR talks to composer Michael Brand about the CD re-release of 'In the Red' — a musical drama based on the seminal book, 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' by Robert Tressell.


4BR Friday Interview with Steve Greenall

June 18, 2021
We talk to the CEO of Warwick Music Group and the Chair of the Music Industries Association to find out more about supporting grass roots banding, the launch of a publishing partnership and what the state of the retailer music industry is at present.


4BR Thursday Interview with Oliver Waespi

June 17, 2021
4BR talks to the Swiss composer about his latest work 'Volatile Gravity' for drum set and orchestra which is to be premiered this weekend in Basle.

4BR Tuesday Interview with Sam Fisher

June 15, 2021
We talk to Sam Fisher of Brass Bands England about the importance of ensuring bands have a robust and comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding policies and procedures.

Jim Hayes

4BR Monday interview with Jim Hayes

June 14, 2021
We manage to catch up with the man behind the secret cornet agent Jonny Midnight following his latest CD release.


4BR Friday Interview with Roger Webster

June 11, 2021
We talk history with Roger Webster after he recorded a performance of 'Ave Maria' on Alex Owen's 1875 cornet — presented to the legendary conductor by Queen Victoria.

British Open

Bands reminded of rejoicing in public

July 29 • Bands have been reminded by the publishers of the British Open set-work of the performance rights associated with Edward Gregson's composition.


National Youth stay Well with new support

July 29 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has enjoyed the support of one of the UK's leading pharmacy chains to put on its summer residential courses.


New lead at Brass Band Conductors Association

July 29 • James Holt is the new Chairperson of the Brass Band Conductors Association following a year of activity and positives under Mareika Gray's drive.


Wychavon opens doors for entrants

July 29 • There are spaces for Second, Third and Fourth Section bands at the popular Wychavon Festival of Brass.

Regent Hall Concerts - j5o brass quintet

Friday 30 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

West Somerset Brass Band

July 27 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet section both front and back row. We have commenced indoor rehearsals in line with BBE requirements. We are a friendly group and looking forward to commencing performances. All players welcome

Chapeltown Silver Prize Band

July 25 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR, we invite applications from enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated individuals, who will challenge and further develop the success of the band. Based North Sheffield, 5 mins from M1 jct 35/36, with a sensible balance of concerts/contests.

The Cobham Band

July 25 • Conductor - Our existing conductor moved back up north during lockdown but we are now back rehearsing. A fourth section SCABA band, we play bandstands, concerts and contest locally. We meet at 8pm each Monday and look forward to hearing from you

Prof. Christopher Houlding

Conductor, Performer, Educator


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