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Mnozil

Mnozil slide into Glasgow for Trombone Weekend

June 23
A fantastic weekend of all things seven-slided is being celebrated in Glasgow this weekend — headed by the totally irrepressible Mnozil Brass


Spring Festival

Scotland gains extra pathway to British Open

June 23 • A new qualification starting route to the British Open has set up with the Fife Charities Band Association Open Contest in Scotland.


Trombones

Band Supplies head to Glasgow for Trombone Weekend

June 23 • Band Supplies will be supporting the high-profile Glasgow Trombone Weekend — with expert help, great instruments and something for everyone...


David Chids

Childs takes to the air for busy month of music making

June 23 • Euphonium virtuoso David Childs will be spending plenty of time in the air as well as on the concert stage over the next few weeks.


RNCM

Royal Northern gains Gold standard ranking

June 23 • The Royal Northern College of Music has gained a Gold ranking in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework results.


Swiss duo enjoy Chester Whit and friendship

June 23 • Two young Swiss players certainly enjoyed themselves on their musical visit with the City of Chester Band


Consett youngsters in concert triumph

June 23 • Hard work and plenty of fun meant that 50 youngsters enjoyed a great musical experience.


Large bore additions at John Packer

June 23 • If you want to add extra large bore quaity to your cornet playing this year — then makes sure you buy your cornet from John Packer


Bolsover Festival of Brass draws announced

June 23 • The chance of winning great prizes, enjoying a superb contest day and getting your performance broadcast worldwide has meant waiting lists at Bolsover, as the draws are announced.


2017 Whit Friday preview: Making the magic and the money come together

2017 Whit Friday preview: Making the magic and the money come together

June 8 • 4BR's Malcolm Wood looks ahead to the Whit Friday contests and wonders what would happen if there was no brass band magic money tree to sprout prizes each year?


4BR Interview: James Fountain

May 31 • Malcolm Wood talks to James Fountain, Principal Trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — who remains a proud bandsman at heart.


2017 All England Masters International: As it happened

May 28 • All the action from the 2017 All England Masters International — As it happened


Brass for Africa Blog: No 2: Comments on Culture

May 25 • In the second of her blogs in her Brass Development Fellowship role with the Brass for Africa Charity, Dr. Taylor Hughey talks about the cultural differences and challenges in teaching and inspiring young musicians in Uganda.

Concert: Black Dyke Festival

June 22 • Conductors: Prof Nicholas Childs, Richard Marshall, Lee Rigg. Leeds Town Hall. Sunday 4th June


Concert: Reg Vardy Band

June 21 • French Open Gala Concert. Conductor: Russell Gray. Theatre Municpal . Amboise. Saturday 3rd June


Concert: Symphony Sounds 2017

June 20 • International Staff Band . Conductor: Dr Stephen Cobb. International Staff Songsters; Australian Territorial Youth Band; Silvie Paladino. Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Saturday 3rd June


# Band Points
1Cory2,194.45
2Brighouse and Rastrick945.38
3Black Dyke924.84
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik811.64
5Grimethorpe Colliery585.55
6Valaisia Brass Band524.11
7Tredegar452.26
8Brass Band Willebroek417.53
9Flowers410.38
10Fairey385.82
Interview with the Conductor Competition finalists

Interview with the Conductor Competition finalists

April 27 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the finalists at the 7th European Conductors Competition.


Interview with Young Brass Band Willebroek

Interview with Young Brass Band Willebroek

February 5 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Premier Section Winners - Young Brass Band Willebroek


Interview with Elland Silver Youth

Interview with Elland Silver Youth

February 5 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Development Section Winners - Elland Silver Youth


Iwan fox speaks to the Challenge Section Winners - Italian Brass Band

Iwan fox speaks to the Challenge Section Winners - Italian Brass Band

April 30 • Iwan fox speaks to the Challenge Section Winners - Italian Brass Band


Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall

Thursday 22 June • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Regent Hall Concerts - The Olazti Trombone Quartet

Friday 23 June • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Black Dyke Band - Hertford Choral Society

Saturday 24 June • All Saints Church, Churchfields, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG13 8AE


The Fairey Band - Stockport Schools Brass Bands

Saturday 24 June • The Plaza. Mersey Square. Stockport . SK1 1SP SK1 1SP


Garforth Brass - Learn to Play Day

Sunday 25 June • Garforth Methodist Church. Church Lane. Garforth. Leeds. LS25 1NW LS25 1NW


Foss Dyke Band

June 23 • Foss Dyke Band, under the direction of new MD Michael Howley are now recruiting! If you play Eb or Bb BASS then we'd love for you to join us and help us at the National Finals in Cheltenham and beyond.


Dunchurch Band

June 22 • Dunchurch Band has two empty seats that we need to fill, we are looking for a solo or 1st Horn player and Sop player to help complete the band.


Poulton-le-Fylde

June 22 • Poulton-le-Fylde Band (based near Blackpool), vacancies for Trombone (Tenor), Euphonium, Back-row Cornet & Kit player. Our friendly band offers a good mix of contest/concert work.


Martin Heartfield

GGSM, ARCM, PGCE
Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist