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Ultra

4BR Shop: Denis Wick Euphonium SM3U-X Silver plated

The Ultra mouthpiece from Steven Mead through the 4BR Shop is one of the most popular of the range.

February 18, 2020


Kolk

Dutch link for Filton Area challenge

Filton Concert will team up with Dutch conductor Erik van de Kolk for their West of England challenge in Torquay.

February 18, 2020


Cross Keys

Cross Keys look towards Area after flood damage

Flood damage takes its toll on the Cross Keys Band, but help has come from the banding community to enable them to focus on their Area challenge.

February 18, 2020


National

National Youth Concert looks forward to 2020 course

Jonathan Parkes will lead the National Youth Concert Band course — headlined by acclaimed trombonist Helen Vollam.

February 17, 2020


Ripon

Cathedral entries open for Ripon

The popular Ripon Entertainment Contest is now open for entries.

February 17, 2020


Hindmarsh

4BR Shop: Solemn Procession (Richard Strauss)

Paul Hindmarsh's superb arrangement is now available through the 4BR Shop.

February 17, 2020


Shirley Band

Last waltz for Solihull stalwart

A recent Shirley Band concert featuring Viennese music marked the retirement of band stalwart Ian Birchall.

February 17, 2020


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

Music from the Salvation Army is featured this week with Phillip Hunt.

February 17, 2020


Saxfest

Baritone smiles in Catterick

There were plenty of smiles on show at the second Saxhorn Fest at Catterick Garrison on the weekend run by Katrina Marzella and Helen Varley.

February 17, 2020


Filton

Report & Result: 2020 Welsh Open

Filton Concert whip up a bit of a musical storm to claim a hat-trick of victories in a wind-swept Porthcawl.

February 16, 2020


Peter Graham

4BR Shop: The 39th Parallel (Peter Graham)

Peter Graham's superb top-flight test-piece is now available through the 4BR Shop.

February 15, 2020


PBONE

A traditional load of bullocks...

A 15th century East Midlands tradition is going from strength to strength thanks to some red faced men, a plough and a plastic trombone...

February 15, 2020


Mashall

Marshall set for busy 2020

Black Dyke's principal cornet already has a pretty full diary of trips, concerts and projects lined up for the year — and a contest or two of course...

February 15, 2020


Ta

Student award winners look to expand with composer competition

The award winning When Tuba Come One low brass quartet has launched its own composer competition to help boost the repertoire.

February 15, 2020


Littleport Brass

Volunteer service brings Littleport back to full strength

The Littleport Band is back to full strength ahead of its Area title challenge with a brave volunteer and a great young talent boosting the ranks.

February 15, 2020


Eventz

4BR Shop: Arbor Percussion Orchestral Whip

Superbly made percussion whip from Arbor

February 14, 2020


Saltash

Saltash celebrate friendly achievements

Members young and old of the Saltash Band have been showcasing their solo talents.

February 14, 2020


Bandstand

Bandstand campaign continues in Todmorden

The campaign to renovate a Grade 2 listed bandstand in West Yorkshire gains further media support.

February 14, 2020


SBBA

Report & Results: 2020 Scottish Youth, Solo & Ensemble Championship

There was a high standard of playing on show at the Scottish Youth, Solo & Ensemble Championship in Livingston on the weekend.

February 14, 2020


Kratz

Kratz to lead Swedish Salvation music making

Conductor Andreas Kratz and members of the Swedish Central Band of the Salvation Army will be bringing more music around the nation.

February 14, 2020


Muirhead

4BR Shop: Muirhead Wallace 471 Tenor horn adjustable cup mute

A brilliant Muirhead tenor horn cup mute at a brilliant price

February 14, 2020


Signings

New signings give Ebbw Vale confidence boost

Some new signings and a returnee give Ebbw Valley Band a timely Welsh Area boost of confidence.

February 14, 2020


Love

Valentine's Day quiz

Get your thinking caps on and you can win a trio of great brass band CDs for your beloved...

February 14, 2020


Scotland

Flash mob protest against Edinburgh cuts to music services

A flash mob is being organised outside the City Chambers in Edinburgh this morning to protest against proposed half a million pound cuts to the council's instrumental music services.

February 14, 2020


Black Dyke

Enjoy Black Dyke live and free...

You can sit back and enjoy Black Dyke in concert for free this evening — live broadcast around the world.

February 13, 2020




Ultra

4BR Shop: Denis Wick Euphonium SM3U-X Silver plated

February 18 • The Ultra mouthpiece from Steven Mead through the 4BR Shop is one of the most popular of the range.


Kolk

Dutch link for Filton Area challenge

February 18 • Filton Concert will team up with Dutch conductor Erik van de Kolk for their West of England challenge in Torquay.


Cross Keys

Cross Keys look towards Area after flood damage

February 18 • Flood damage takes its toll on the Cross Keys Band, but help has come from the banding community to enable them to focus on their Area challenge.


National

National Youth Concert looks forward to 2020 course

February 17 • Jonathan Parkes will lead the National Youth Concert Band course — headlined by acclaimed trombonist Helen Vollam.


Foden's Band - Patrons Concert: Sandbach School

Tuesday 18 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert

Saturday 22 February • Broughton Fields Primary School, Milton Rd, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9LS. MK10 9LS


The Cobham Band - Brass Music from Around the World

Saturday 22 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. Embercourt Road Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Shipston Town Band

February 18 • We are looking for a Bb Bass and Eb Bass as we prepare for the Midlands Area Section 3 in March . After qualifying for the finals at Cheltenham last September we are looking to make an impression in Section 3 after our subsequent promotion,


Oxfordshire Youth Brass

February 17 • Oxfordshire Youth Brass is looking for horn, baritone, back row cornets and Bb bass players to complete our line-up for our summer tour to Edinburgh in late-August 2020. We will be working with Alan Fernie, playing concerts and visiting the Tattoo.


Chadderton Band

February 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing a various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections. EUPH and percussion needed. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.


Stephen Tighe

ARCM, LDBBA, (Dip)PFS.
Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger


               

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