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April 19, 2022
We talk to Howard Snell about some of his European Championship memories — from Desford and Daphnis and Eikanger's Enigmas to Foden's fire breathing Dragon...
April 18, 2022
We recall the European memories of Michael Bach who led Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern to the title in 2014, but who has also enjoyed a long family connection with the event.
April 15, 2022
We talk to the former Foden's trombone star who gave one of the most memorable individual performances on 'The Year of the Dragon' to help his band claim the European title in Cardiff in 1992.
April 14, 2022
We talk to the Chairperson of Brass Bands England about his European memories — as a player, administrator and a brass band fan.
April 12, 2022
We recall European memories with Tom Brevik — the Norwegian conductor who led Manger Musikklag at the first European Championship contest at the Royal Albert Hall in 1978.
April 11, 2022
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the legendary Black Dyke Band principal cornet player about his memories of the first European Championships and how the event has developed.
April 10, 2022
We catch up with conductor Irene Anda and Norwegian trombone star Grethe Tonheim as they prepare to inspire the young players on the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain Easter Course in Harrogate.
April 09, 2022
We catch up with the Cory euphonium star who recently led Aldbourne Band to their first top section Area success in 40 years in Cheltenham.
April 07, 2022
We talk to the Chairperson of the Brass Band Conductor Association about its flagship Conducting Competition.
March 28, 2022
We catch up with the trumpet star to talk about his forthcoming musical collaboration with Cory Band at the Gala Concert of the European Brass Band Championships in Birmingham — as well as find out more about his playing background.
March 18, 2022
We talk with the French euphonium star Bastien Baumet following the news that he has decided to step away from playing with Paris Brass Band to concentrate on his burgeoning solo and educating career.
March 17, 2022
We catch up with conductor Paul Andrews as he announces that he will step down from his role as MD at Wingates Band after nine years at the helm.
March 11, 2022
A special podcast review looks back at the action and how the titles were won and lost in Huddersfield...
March 10, 2022
With the European Championships on the horizon we find out more about the progress being made towards the prestigious event.
March 04, 2022
We catch up again with Paul Crump — Director of Newmoon Insurance Services for a quick update on the type of instrument insurance issues that may arise over the forthcoming Regional Championship weekends.
March 03, 2022
The Besson star will be giving a performance of the iconic Joseph Horovitz Euphonium Concerto at the RNCM in Manchester this evening.
March 01, 2022
Iwan Fox and Chris Thomas review the qualification that took place at The Cube in Corby on the weekend as Midlands Regional bands looked to book their berths at Cheltenham and London.
February 28, 2022
We talk to the multi award winning musician about his new trio of BBC Radio 4 programmes, audio drama and new composition for brass bands that will all be premiered over the coming months.
February 25, 2022
On the eve of the Regional Championships we talk to 2022 Iles Medal recipient, Mark Wilkinson of Foden's Band
February 24, 2022
We speak to Duncan Beckley after it was announced that he will be presented with the 2022 Mortimer Medal in recognition of his services to the brass band movement.
February 23, 2022
We talk to David Karran — MD of Onchan Silver Band who will be travelling over from the Isle of Man to make their North West Regional Championship debuts on Sunday — some 85 years after they were first formed.
February 22, 2022
With the the UK and its brass bands having taken a battering from the effects of storms Eunice and Franklin, we check with Insurance expert Paul Crump about what you should do if your rehearsal premises and contents have been damaged.
February 21, 2022
We catch up with the trombone playing MD of Pontardulais Band following their victory at the Welsh Open Entertainment Championship in Newport on the weekend.
February 18, 2022
We catch up with the CEO of Brass Bands England as the organisation looks forward to hosting a trio of important events — from the results of their recent Women in Banding survey to the National Youth and European Brass Band Championships.
February 17, 2022
We catch up with the Belgian conductor who has just led Haut-de-France to retain their French National title and book their place at the 2023 European Championships in Malmo.