Lindley signings add to second half strength

The Lindley Band has added two new players to the ranks ahead of the second half of the contesting season.

August 31, 2019


Yamaha support brass band youth development in Germany

A four day course supported by Yamaha is being held to lead to the setting up of the first German Youth Brass Band.

August 31, 2019


Capital gains in the City of London

A new brass band has been formed right in the heart of London.

August 31, 2019


4BR Shop: Odyssey Symphonique cornet

There is a fantastic opportunity to get your hands on a brilliant cornet at a remarkable price — thanks to a small mistake. It will also save you nearly £350!

August 29, 2019

Richard Scott

A fine life recalled with love and respect

The life and work of the hugely respected sound engineer Richard Scott was recalled with deep affection at his funeral service in Stockport this week.

August 29, 2019


Cory invest in youth ahead of Open defence

The defending British Open champion signs two talented youngsters as they prepare to head to Symphony Hall to defend their title.

August 28, 2019


New venue for Dutch Open in 2020

The poplar Dutch Open Championships will be held at the De Oosterpoort concert hall in Groningen next year.

August 28, 2019

Rover City Brass

River City Brass honoured to remember victims of terrorist attack

River City Brass will help lead the commemorative service to the innocent lives lost in the United Airlines Flight 93 of September 11th 2001.

August 28, 2019

Sarah Billard

Facebook fame for tuba solo

Sarah Billard's 'Flowerdale' solo performance at the recent International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea has been seen all around the banding world.

August 28, 2019


Pontardulais looks to next generation and beyond...

The Pontardulais Band will be hosting a free 'Open Day & Workshop' next month — targeted at getting the next generation of young brass players up and running...

August 28, 2019


Radio: Sounds of Brass

More great brass band music from Philip Hunt.

August 28, 2019


Free profile initiative lead in Sheffield aims for audience connection

The Sheffield Brass Network will be hosting a free initiative to help bands in their region enhance their media profile and audience links.

August 28, 2019


Interview with Kenny Crookston, CEO of Brass Bands England: Part 2

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about what he believes have been some of the organisation's achievements during the past year...

August 28, 2019


Battle of the Brass Bands continues tonight

The second episode of the Sky Arts series is being aired tonight, with the spotlight on the 2018 British Open Championship.

August 27, 2019


4BR Bank Holiday Quiz: The winner

You had to come up with a pharaoh answer to win our Bank Holiday DVD quiz prize...

August 27, 2019

British Open

Contenders ready for worldwide British Open

18 world class bands will battle to create the start of their own British Open dynasty at Symphony Hall, with a worldwide audience ready to enjoy them trying...

August 27, 2019


4BR Quiz: Bank Holiday Quiz

Time to get those thinking caps on again if you want to win a DVD of the 'Highlights of the 2019 European Championships' from Montreux.

August 25, 2019


Talented quartet joins City of Cardiff ranks

The City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band has welcomed four new talented players to their ranks.

August 25, 2019

Glososp Old

An experienced lead set to inspire Glossop Old

David W Ashworth takes up the baton at Glossop Old.

August 25, 2019


4BR Shop: Denis Wick Classic 4B Cornet Mouthpiece Gold

The classic mouthpiece from Denis Wick...

August 25, 2019

Mike Fowles

Fowles play at Enderby

Mike Fowles will lead a weekend training course net month hosted by the Enderby Band

August 25, 2019


4BR Shop: Brass Band Rock! — Youth Brass Band (PDF SET)

A great little piece from composer Tom Davoren for a beginner's band to get to grips with and to get feet tapping...

August 25, 2019

British Open

New British Open era offers potential long term benefits for competing bands

The organisers of the British Open tell 4BR that the decision to live-broadcast the 2019 contest offers immediate as well as the potential for long term benefits for competing bands as well as its audience.

August 25, 2019


Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

In the first of three interviews, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks about the forthcoming Brass Band Conference with BBE CEO Kenny Crookston.

August 23, 2019


The Music Man returns

Bramwell Tovey's triumphant return to the conducting rostrum has been greeted by acclaim by American critics.

August 23, 2019

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RNCM shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

September 19 • The Royal Northern College of Music's initiative aimed at widening opportunities for young people to progress their musical talent has been shortlisted for a Times newspaper Higher Education Award.


New lead at Rainford

September 19 • Sarah Groarke-Booth is set to become the new Musical Director of Rainford Band


Funeral details for Philip Biggs

September 19 • The funeral details for the respected musician, administrator, publisher contest and concert promoter have been announced.


2020 Regional test-pieces revealed

September 16 • Works by Philip Sparke, Tom Davoren, Kit Turnball, Andrew Baker and Christopher Cole will pose the challenges for bands wishing to claim their places at the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham next year.

The GUS Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 21 September • Holy Trinity Church, . Squires Hill, . Rothwell, . Northamptonshire NN14 6BQ

Enderby Youth Band - Mike Fowles, directing a Youth training weekend

Saturday 21 September • Lutterworth College. Bitteswell Road . Lutterworth LE17 4EW

Black Dyke Band - Swiss Open Gala Concert

Saturday 21 September • Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6005

Drighlington Band -

Saturday 21 September • Drighlington Methodist Church BD11 1EL

Foden's Band - St Andrew's Church, Penrith

Saturday 21 September • St Andrews Place, Rowan House, CA11 7XZ

Torbay Brass Band

September 19 • Besides, it is beginning to seem like Christmas! We need to start getting the test piece worked on. We have a very young band and we are looking for players experienced in contests. The band would benefit from some experience players joining us.

Stannington Brass Band

September 19 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests

Tylorstown Band

September 19 • We are now recruiting! In readiness for Wychavon and an upcoming CD recording, we are looking for a Baritone Player and a Solo Cornet player to join our friendly and ambitious band, currently 1st section Nationally under the direction of MD Gary Davies

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist


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