Articles & features: 2012 / Europe
John Whittle reports from Russell Gray's recent Conducting Seminar & Workshop.
4BR looks a bit closer at the 18 runners & riders taking to the stage in Perth hoping to claim the Scottish Open title this year.
4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to a season ending contest with the selection box of goodies at the Scottish Open in Perth.
New eras couldn't have started better for Philip Harper at Brass in Concert.
Five things we got to know from Brass in Concert at The Sage Gatehead on the weekend.
There was plenty to listen to at The Sage last weekend - and not just from the bands.
4BR looks at the form and personnel of the 11 contenders hoping to be crowned Brass in Concert Champions this weekend.
How a Dickensian inspired case between two bands and Section 4 of the 1889 Arbitration Act defined the way in which all brass band contests are run...
Malcolm Wood looks forward to what promises to be a great day of Whit Friday contesting - especially if the sun keeps shining!
Old comedy values sees Tredegar retain the Masters title with a touch of Les Dawson polished elan.
Images of the 2012 All England Masters International Contest.
It's no laughing matter at the Masters on the weekend as 20 bands tackle a classic comedy from a misanthropic composer.
A contest winning behemoth may have been created in Rotterdam - and it will take more than burning torches and pitchforks to stop it now...
It may need an overhaul, but the B Section continues to provide wonderful entertainment - and great shoes...
Away from the main contests, the European Championships revealed plenty of things to keep you interested...
There will be major changes to the way the Brass in Concert title is decided this year.
Images from the 5th European Composers Competition
The daily thoughts and opinions of 4BR Editor Iwan Fox at the European Championships in Rotterdam.
Much has changed since the European Championships were last in Rotterdam - but there is just as much excitement in store 21 years later it seems.
This year it's a heavyweight scrap between some of the biggest and best brawlers in the business.
11 of the very best bands will lock horns to see who can be crowned the 2012 Champion Band of Europe.
Details of the runners, riders, preview and prediction to come...
All you need to know from the names of the winners to the number of performances of Eric Ball's works to be used at the contest since 1978.
Are the first signs of an audience recession in Norwegian banding starting to be felt?
A new era of Eikanger dominance has started to appear - freed by a desire for a holy grail...
No other conductor knows how to win a contest of two halves quite like Professor David King...
The Elite Division gains the headlines, but there was equally startling playing to be found in the First Division - especially with the podium finishers.
There was the first taste of National success for Askoy Brass in the Second Division.
There was plenty of great playing going on at the Peer Gynt Hall on the Nationals weekend.
The first major National Championship of the year takes place this weekend in Norway. 4BR will be there to find out who comes top in Bergen.
4BR will be in Bergen to listen to the very best bands in Norway battle it out to see who will represent them at the 2013 European Championships in Oslo.
4BR casts its eye over the 12 bands hoping to make the step up and join the Elite bands in Norway this weekend.
Another cracking contest in store in the Second Division with 13 well matched bands all hoping to gain another step up the Norwegian promotion ladder.
There is plenty to look forward to in the Third Division - especially as it may be so difficult to separate the bands out.
The foundation base of Norwegian banding continues to grow - thanks to a simple answer...
Another chapter in the history of Norwegian brass banding is being created on Friday morning...
Who has won what and when since the Norwegian Nationals started in 1979.
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