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Scottish Youth work towards virtual grand finale

Composer Alan Fernie has been working with members of the National Youth Band of Scotland towards a fantastic musical finale for their virtual 2020 course.

June 04, 2020


Rong

Rong to reach out to global concert audience

There is a chance to enjoy a free brass band concert from Rong Brass this weekend — introduced by a familiar face and featuring some great music.

June 04, 2020


Elgar

Classic test-pieces revisited No 2: The Severn Suite

Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Elgar's 'The Severn Suite' to find yet more intrigue and debate about its inspiration...

June 04, 2020


Thornton

'Ear, 'Ear with David Thornton...

Brass Band England's latest online development programme sees David Thornton explore how we can learn from listening and how it can make a positive impact on our performances...

June 04, 2020


Eclipse

Call for brass players to celebrate Harrogate Eclipse

Brass players from around the world are being asked to take part in an epic performance to celebrate the return of musical light...

June 04, 2020


sAGE

Sage Gateshead launches £3 million appeal fund to keep open

The iconic venue for the Brass in Concert Championship and potential host for the 2024 European Championships says it needs needs to raise millions to remain viable.

June 04, 2020


aLBERT hALL

Theatre representatives put £300 million price on keeping doors open

Leaders from the Royal Opera House and Albert Hall urge the government for financial assistance or they could close for good.

June 03, 2020


All Star

Brass band stars aid COVID-10 Solidarity Response Fund

Some of the finest brass band players from around the globe join forces to help in the worldwide fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

June 03, 2020


Pannell

Young cornet player enjoys duet links with stars

7 year old Archie Pannell has been enjoying playing with some of the biggest brass band stars during lockdown...

June 03, 2020


bbe eGLAND

BBE announces on-line 2020 Brass Band Conference

Brass Bands England's annual conference will have an on-line theme of Resilience and Sustainability this September.

June 03, 2020


Looy

5 minute masterclass with Glenn Van Looy No: 2

The Geneva euphonium artist talks about the benefits of free buzzing and mouthpiece exercises...

June 03, 2020


Elland

Elland take innovative approach to 25th celebrations

Elland Youth Band will celebrate their Silver Jubilee with a 21st century approach to entertainment.

June 03, 2020


Radio

Radio: IBB & Friends

Richard Marshall will be speaking a little Italian this week with Giovanni Celestino and friends...

June 03, 2020


Ross Dunne

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne No: 2

Another mini-masterclass to enjoy and implement to keep your playing in trim at home...

June 02, 2020


dENIS wICK

John Packer to host Denis Wick Q&A evening

There is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an evening with the great Denis Wick this week — and question him about his wonderful career.

June 02, 2020


Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Join Chris Helme on his regular Sunday slot — or at any time of the day, any day, for some great brass band music...

June 02, 2020


Music

Keeping up the entertainment...

Plenty more self-isolation performances from across the globe — from Norwegian inner tubes to a bit of political satire...

June 02, 2020


Ramco

Auction hunters get ready...

The auction of over 200 musical instruments and accessories ends from 10.00am this morning at Ramco Auctions. So get on-line to see if you can bag a bargain...

May 31, 2020


Virus

BBE issues latest Coronavirus advice statement

Brass Bands England has issued further guidance to its member bands and organisations on changes that come into effect today.

June 01, 2020


Cooke

Interview with Adam Cooke

4BR catches up with the newly appointed Musical Director of the Fairey Band

May 30, 2020


Horn

4BR Shop: Denis Wick DW5528 Tenor Horn practice mute

A great tenor horn practice mute to help keep you in trim during lockdown...

May 30, 2020


Friends

Johnstone make new friends across the world

The Johnstone Band has joined the trend for self-isolated performances — resulting in friendly responses from across the globe.

May 30, 2020


Youth

National Youth rule change to keep one off experience

Brass Bands England has made a temporary rule change for its 2021 Championship event to ensure youngsters do not miss out on a last experience.

May 30, 2020


Winey

Countryfile spotlight for Witney

There will be a welcome media profile spotlight for Witney Town Band on BBC on Sunday evening.

May 30, 2020


Cymbals

4BR Shop: Sabian XSR Promotional Cymbal Set

Fantastic Sabian cymbal set ready to make a hit at a great price

May 30, 2020




nYBBS

Scottish Youth work towards virtual grand finale

June 4 • Composer Alan Fernie has been working with members of the National Youth Band of Scotland towards a fantastic musical finale for their virtual 2020 course.


Rong

Rong to reach out to global concert audience

June 4 • There is a chance to enjoy a free brass band concert from Rong Brass this weekend — introduced by a familiar face and featuring some great music.


Elgar

Classic test-pieces revisited No 2: The Severn Suite

June 4 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Elgar's 'The Severn Suite' to find yet more intrigue and debate about its inspiration...


Thornton

'Ear, 'Ear with David Thornton...

June 4 • Brass Band England's latest online development programme sees David Thornton explore how we can learn from listening and how it can make a positive impact on our performances...


Regent Hall Concerts - International Trombone Ensemble

Friday 5 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Foden's Band - Parr Hall, Warrington

Thursday 11 June • Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square S, Warrington WA1 1BL


Black Dyke Band - Halifax Minster

Thursday 11 June • The Causeway, Halifax HX1 1QL


Black Dyke Band - Black Dyke Arts Festival

Sunday 21 June • The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD


Foden's Band - Prescot Festival

Friday 26 June • Prescot Church,, Church St, Prescot L34 3LA


Deepcar Brass Band

May 23 • Deepcar Band has a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a 3rd section contesting band, rehearsing Monday & Friday nights.Our bandroom is equal distance to Sheffield, Barnsley & Huddersfield.


Chadderton Band

May 21 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Come along to one of our rehearsals.


Forest of Dean Brass

May 21 • We are currently looking for a Euphonium and Front Row Cornet to join our friendly and ambitious 1st Section Band. We undertake a broad range of activities from supporting community events, charities and Contests, coming 3rd at the West of England Areas.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor


               

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