4BR Shop: Turbulance, Tide and Torque (Concerto for Baritone)

Peter Graham's superb Baritone Concerto is now available through the 4BR Shop

February 13, 2020

Elland Silver Youth

Elland lead processions at the Minster

Elland Silver Youth Band offered a warm musical welcome to friends at their recent Youth Brass Festival at Halifax Minster.

February 13, 2020


Huddersfield celebrate success at University challenge

University of Huddersfield (UoH) Brass Band has been a model of consistency at the annual UniBrass Championships...

February 13, 2020


Foden's enjoy 20th visit to Armagh

Foden's Band once again enjoyed their unique visit to Armagh to maintain a special musical relationship.

February 13, 2020


All that glitters... at McQueens

The renowned instrument renovator and repairer has just developed a new gilded gold lacquer finish for instruments that is as good as it looks...

February 13, 2020

Welsh Open

Entertainers ready for Welsh Open

Nine bands will line-up to try and claim the Welsh Open Entertainment title in Porthcawl on the weekend.

February 12, 2020


4BR Shop: Protection Racket Supersize Deluxe Stick Bag 6026

A great stick bag from the percussion specialists at Ev-entz — and at a great price.

February 12, 2020


Geneva to help English Youth in Palanga

The Geneva Group will help Youth Brass 2000 in their European title assault with a duo of tubas

February 12, 2020


New tuba signing at Sovereign Brass

The talented Callum Davis has been signed by Sovereign Brass in time for the Regional Championships in Bedworth.

February 12, 2020


Leyland boost for Area with Swiss signing

The talented Swiss trombone champion Jeremie Favre has signed for the band in time for their Area assault.

February 12, 2020


4BR Shop: Illuminate — Sheet music PDFs

A spectacular concert piece that has already proved popular around the world.

February 12, 2020

Charles Shipp

Funeral of Charles Shipp

The funeral of the highly respected player and conductor Charles Shipp has been announced.

February 12, 2020


Welcome return for Sach

Sacheus Holloway-Jones has made a global return to Northop Band for their forthcoming Welsh Area appearance in Swansea.

February 12, 2020


Down by the Riverside...

Grand Shield champion NASUWT Riverside renew partnership with Prof Nicholas Childs for North of England Area challenge.

February 12, 2020

Pete Pro

4BR Shop: P.E.T.E PRO Embouchure Trainer

The outstanding Warburton P.E.T.E. PRO from Phil Parker Ltd helps players develop endurance and flexibility.

February 12, 2020


Report & Results: 2020 Wantage Band competition

67 players from all levels of the Wantage Band organisation took part in their annual in-house solo, duet, quartet and ensemble competition.

February 12, 2020


Radio: Sounds of Brass

Lots of star soloists on the menu this week from Phillip Hunt.

February 12, 2020


Report & Results: 2020 Norwegian National Championships

Stavanger reclaim the National title for first time since 2015 as Allan Withington leads his band to a clear cut success with National title success for Ila Brass, Orskog Brass, Bergen Brass Band, Moen Musikkforening and Fla Musikkorps.

February 08, 2020


Results: 2020 Unibrass Championships

It's first class winning honours for the Universities of Salford and Sheffield at the Unibrass Championships in Bangor, north Wales.

February 08, 2020


Ewen heads to Brighouse to take baritone role

The talented Royal Birmingham Conservatoire student becomes the new solo baritone player at Brighouse & rastrick.

February 07, 2020


Sparke work to test the road to success for Europe's top bands in Palanga

New works by Philip Sparke and Vaida Beinariene will test the title winning aspirations of the best bands in Europe.

February 07, 2020


2020 European Championship contenders announced

The bands that will compete for the European titles in Palanga have been announced by EBBA.

February 07, 2020


Geneva becomes main sponsor of European Championships

The Geneva Group has signed a three year deal with EBBA to become the main sponsor of the European Championships.

February 07, 2020


Yorkshire Area contenders announced

The bands that will try and battle their way through to London and Cheltenham at the Yorkshire Regional Championships in Huddersfield have been announced.

February 07, 2020


World's first brass band opera set for Swiss premiere

A full scale opera production with brass band music will be premiered in Switzerland this weekend

February 05, 2020


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.


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 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.

Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author


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