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Cobalt

Cobalt Brass help support World Mental Health Day

A virtual concert by the Cobalt Brass quintet has helped to raise over £1900 for the mental

October 21, 2020


Hepworth

Hepworth gain funding for innovative projects

Performances linked to the world renowned sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth will provide the centrepiece of a successful grant funding projects by Hepworth Band.

October 21, 2020


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More great music from Chris Helme in the heart of Yorkshire.

October 21, 2020


Denis Wick

Denis Wick retains gold standard with latest covers

The popularity of Denis Wick stretchable bell covers is down to a combination of respect, trust and excellence according to one its of its leading retail sellers.

October 21, 2020


Rutter

Naxos delight at Rutter explosion of success

Naxos Recordings have told 4BR that the commercial success of Black Dyke's latest CD release shows that brass bands have the ability to appeal to critics and listeners alike.

October 21, 2020


Gregson

Hindmarsh provides musical opinion on Gregson

Paul Hindmarsh has written an extended article of appreciation in the leading Musical Opinion publication on the career of composer Edward Gregson.

October 20, 2020


Pandemic

Pandemic victory in low brass competition

A new work that reflects on the ongoing challenges posed by the Coronavirus has won the inaugural When Tuba Come One composer competition.

October 20, 2020


Coronavirus

BBE issues 3 tier Coronavirus clarification

Brass Bands England issues its guidance on how the three tier alert system in England affects bands.

October 20, 2020


Wales

Welsh set to discuss further national progress

Welsh banding will be able to discuss further proposals for a new national representative body

October 20, 2020


National Youth

National Youth Band to host free online workshops

Find out more about the National Youth Band, a potential career in British Army Music and how to overcome your fears of composing for brass — and all for free.

October 20, 2020


Wobplay

New Autumn music to enjoy at Wobplay.com

The sounds of changing colours and timbres from some of the banding world's great performers to enjoy at Wobplay.com

October 20, 2020


Signing

New signing at St Dennis

Cornish band welcomes signing of the experienced horn player Sarah Whitehead

October 20, 2020


bIRKWOOD

Marquee signals the brilliant return of brass at Birkwood

A great idea, a wonderful donation, lots of brasstastic children and teacher Mike Dodd wrapped up warm means the sound of brass has returned to Birkwood Primary School.

October 19, 2020


Besson

Perfect tuba time from Band Supplies

Now is the perfect time to get your hands on a Besson Sovereign BE 982 EEb tuba at an incredible price — backed by the expertise of Band Supplies customer service.

October 17, 2020


wobplay

Two new titles added to Wobplay catalogue

Richard Marshall's new CD and an epic bit of ISB/Black Dyke concert work are added to the Wobplay catalogue for you to enjoy.

October 17, 2020


BBE

BBE gains recovery help of £227,000

Brass Bands England has been given much needed grant help to carry on its work in the latest round of Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund payments.

October 17, 2020


Cross

Death of Alan Lumsden

The death has been announced of the respected professional musician and teacher Alan Lumsden.

October 17, 2020


Rutter

Black Dyke claim top spot in Classical Music charts

Black Dyke's latest Naxos release reached number 1 in the Classical Music Charts as it continues to make worldwide impression on listeners.

October 17, 2020


aLCORN

Alcorn to lead BBE webinar

Michael Alcorn will lead the next Brass Band England presentation on creating socially-distanced band performances — so sign up — you could well need it!

October 16, 2020


Cullum

Fancy winning a 60 grand Grand joanna...?

If you can impress Jamie Cullum with an original song about how their nominated good cause would benefit from winning a grand piano, then you can start tickling £60Ks worth of old joanna...

October 16, 2020


soak

4BR Shop: b# Instrument Soak

You can still get the opportunity to give your instrument a bit of tender loving care...

October 16, 2020


Besson friday

Globetrotting guests on Besson Fridays at Home

Thomas Ruedi and Harmen Vanhoorne are the guests tonight — with tales from Switzerland, New Zealand and Nora Batty's home to be enjoyed...

October 16, 2020


Zoe

Zoe Lovatt-Cooper steps down from Black Dyke

A new family addition brings a decade of Queensbury music making to an end for Black Dyke's star flugel player.

October 16, 2020


SBBA

Registration open for 2021 National Youth Band of Scotland course

You should be first in the queue to book your place on the 2021 National Youth Brass Band of Scotland Summer Course.

October 16, 2020


Heavy bottom

4BR Shop: Heavy Bottom Caps

Make sure you add that little bit of extra help to you instrument with the superb Heavy Bottom Caps.

October 16, 2020




Cobalt

Cobalt Brass help support World Mental Health Day

October 21 • A virtual concert by the Cobalt Brass quintet has helped to raise over £1900 for the mental


Hepworth

Hepworth gain funding for innovative projects

October 21 • Performances linked to the world renowned sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth will provide the centrepiece of a successful grant funding projects by Hepworth Band.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

October 21 • More great music from Chris Helme in the heart of Yorkshire.


Denis Wick

Denis Wick retains gold standard with latest covers

October 21 • The popularity of Denis Wick stretchable bell covers is down to a combination of respect, trust and excellence according to one its of its leading retail sellers.


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


Amesbury Town Band

October 21 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Shipston Town Band

October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,


Milton Keynes Brass

October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


               

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