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Strata

Smiles all round...

There was a time — not so long ago in fact — when brass bands had plenty to smile about...

March 28, 2020


Willebroek

You'll Never Walk Alone...

Belgian champion Brass Band Willebroek pays a musical tribute to health and care workers all over the banding world...

March 28, 2020


David Thornton

Thornton's daily tips...

David Thornton is providing 4BR with some daily tips to help players with their playing during the enforced period of self distancing and home isolation.

March 28, 2020


Roberts Bakery

Making sure practice is safe — the PLC way...

Paul Lovatt Cooper made sure the players of Roberts Bakery Band were safely kept in practice...

March 28, 2020


Sanitiser

4BR Shop: Play it Safe sanitiser spray

A safe sanitiser from those clever bods that can be used on mouthpiece, leadpipes hands and hard surfaces.

March 28, 2020


Harriosn

Sam keeps students in-line on-line

Elland Silver Youth Band MD Sam Harrison is making sure her players and pupils are inspired to keep practising by virtual lessons.

March 28, 2020


Dutch Open

Dutch Open closed...

The COVID-19 pandemic causes the Dutch Open Championships to be cancelled.

March 28, 2020


Cancelled

East Anglian BBA events cancelled

The popular EABBA Solo & Quartet contest and concert to be given by Leyland Band has fallen to the Coronavirus pandemic.

March 28, 2020


Russell Gray

5 minute masterclass with Russell Gray

One of the best conductors in the banding world gives few tips on passive and active beating techniques...

March 27, 2020


soak

4BR Shop: b# Instrument Soak

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

March 27, 2020


Registry

Brass Band Players Registry changes working arrangements

You can still make sure your registration details are up to date even though the BBP Registry has been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

March 27, 2020


Stevenage

London & Southern Counties announce Area outcomes

No new contest or representation at National Finals if they take place, as L&SC Regional Committee reveals decisions after contest cancellation.

March 26, 2020


Silet brass

4BR Quiz: Win something quiet...

Thanks to our friends at Band Supplies you can get your hands on a brilliant Yamaha Silent Brass cornet/trumpet mute if you can get the answer right to our little quiz...

March 26, 2020


tHORNTON

Thornton's daily tips...

David Thornton is providing 4BR with some daily tips to help players with their playing during the enforced period of self distancing and home isolation.

March 26, 2020


mONEY

Emergency package of funding launched by Arts Council England

Arts Council England announces package of help to theatres, galleries, museums and artists.

March 26, 2020


Fodens

Foden's vow to keep reducing social isolation

The successful initiative that helps socially isolated people will restart — but only when the official all clear from the Coronavirus is given.

March 26, 2020


Mike Lovatt

5 minute masterclass with Mike Lovatt

One of the world's leading trumpet stars gives a special 4BR masterclass — so why not get in touch with him for some extra tips too...

March 25, 2020


Natinals

Kapitol issues preliminary statement after BBE Coronavirus Area alert

Kapitol Promotions Ltd takes first steps in response to Brass Bands England Coronavirus alert for West and North of England Championships.

March 25, 2020


hARPER

Sign up for free for a session of spinal tap Harper magic

Brass Bands England to host a free spine tingling session with Philip Harper on Thursday night — so sign up now

March 25, 2020


baritone

4BR Shop: Denis Wick SM Baritone Travel practice mute

Baritone player of the world — keep calm, keep quiet and keep practising...

March 23, 2020


Cory

Cory goes viral — in the best possible way

The world's number 1 band has made a worldwide mark with their latest video performance — with a possible appearance on BBC One in the pipeline.

March 23, 2020


brasspass

BrassPass UK Band of the Year contest postponed

The event due to take place in May has been postponed with organisers looking to secure a new date in the calendar.

March 23, 2020


Posthorn

The last post...horn

Hopefully this won't be the last opportunity to keep the lip in trim...

March 23, 2020


Wantage

Wantage zooms in on new practice initiative

The innovative use of social media tools has enables Wantage Training Band to keep up their rehearsal schedule.

March 22, 2020


Ekanger

Eikanger commits support to professional conductors and instructors

Eikanger Bjorsvik Band will continue to support its financial obligations to conductors and instructors despite COVID-19 shutdown.

March 22, 2020




Strata

Smiles all round...

March 28 • There was a time — not so long ago in fact — when brass bands had plenty to smile about...


Willebroek

You'll Never Walk Alone...

March 28 • Belgian champion Brass Band Willebroek pays a musical tribute to health and care workers all over the banding world...


David Thornton

Thornton's daily tips...

March 28 • David Thornton is providing 4BR with some daily tips to help players with their playing during the enforced period of self distancing and home isolation.


Roberts Bakery

Making sure practice is safe — the PLC way...

March 28 • Paul Lovatt Cooper made sure the players of Roberts Bakery Band were safely kept in practice...


Contest: National Youth Championships of GB

Saturday 28 March • Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough , Rotgerham 560 1DX


Cory Band - Cory Band in Concert - In Aid of Myton Hospice

Saturday 28 March • The Civic Hall Bedworth, High Street, Bedworth CV12 8NF


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 29 March • St Alfege Church. 3 Greenwich Church Street. Greenwich . London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ


Black Dyke Band - Bury Parish Church

Thursday 2 April • The Rock, Bury, Lancashire. BL9 0AH


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Music Services Jazz Octet

Friday 3 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Amesbury Town Band

March 28 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed, especially some more solo cornets and Eb horns. Feel free to drop in, even if you just fancy a blow or just want to try another instrument.


Foss Dyke Band

March 23 • Recently promoted to the first section. Foss Dyke invites applications for Musical Director to commence on the return of rehearsals post COVID-19. A friendly well attended band. We are looking for a MD who can continue our heritage of quality music making


Golborne Brass

March 23 • Looking for a change after the areas? After placing 1st at Brass at the Wyre and a credible 6th place at the recent North West Areas, Golborne Brass require the services of a confident and committed Principal Euphonium & Eb Bass to join our friendly band!


John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor


               

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