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Brass Band Willebroek

World Rankings — August Update

August 16
World Champions Brass Band Willebroek seal top 6 spot with recent win in Kekrade.


Radio: Listen to the Band

August 16 • Frank Renton features the soloists and bands performing at the Brass Band Gala Concert the day after the 165th British Open Championships.


Complete student satisfaction at Salford

August 16 • The Musical Arts Programme at the University of Salford has gained a 100% satisfaction rating from the influential National Student Survey.

Newtongrange Band quintet

Chuffing great!

August 16 • A quintet of players from Newtongrange Band give a musical boost to the train commuters of Midlothian

Edward Gregson

Gregson looks forward to brace of major premieres

August 14 • Two new works by composer Edward Gregson will be featured at the influential Presteigne Festival later this month.

Dyke, Cory and Daws to provide post-Open concert treats

August 14 • Black Dyke and Cory will be the featured bands at the Sunday afternoon post-British Open Gala Concert at Symphony Hall alongside BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award Winner 2017, Isobel Daws

Northop thanks for year of success under Hughes

August 14 • The newly crowned Welsh National Eisteddfod champion, Northop has thanked MD Paul Hughes for a year of musical success — topped off by that great going away present.

Quintessentially perfect English...

August 14 • Aldbourne entertain their audience amid a backdrop that could have come out of an episode of The Archers....

Double boost for Imps

August 14 • Two new players join the Yorkshire Imps ranks

The end of the high-wire antics?: Does an exciting new soprano era beckon?

The end of the high-wire antics?: Does an exciting new soprano era beckon?

August 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox wonders if a combination of more thoughtful composition and flexible players with open minds could lead to an exciting new future for the soprano cornet in top level banding.

Five out of six Freds: The tale of the missing Foden's MD

August 11 • Allan Littlemore recalls the tale of a missing Fred Mortimer statuette and his hopes of finding one more...

Unearthing musical gems: Exploring the hidden secrets of the Black Dyke library

June 30 • Black Dyke's Heritage Lottery Funded project will see some of its greatest musical treasures enjoy the long awaited light of day.

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?

Concert: Hatfield Band

August 8 • Legends in Brass. Conductors: Stan Lippeatt, Jo Sykes. Featuring: Alan Morrison, Steve Sykes, Stephen Sykes, Kevin Holdgate, Mark Walters . Saturday 22nd July

Concert: International Brass Band Summer School

August 5 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Soloists: Gary Curtin, Richard Marshall. Fulton House. Swansea University . Friday 4th August

Concert: Woolston Brass

August 4 • Winter Jazz. Conductor: Tyme Marsters. Sunday 30th July. Charles Luney Auditorium

# Band Points
2Brighouse and Rastrick945.38
3Black Dyke924.84
5Grimethorpe Colliery585.55
6Valaisia Brass Band524.11
8Brass Band Willebroek417.53
Interview with Ceri Parry Morgan

Interview with Ceri Parry Morgan

April 8 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a tuba player with a very specific ambition.

Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

January 8 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS Course Director, Prof Nicholas Childs

Interview with a trio of Norwegians

Interview with a trio of Norwegians

January 8 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a trio of Norwegians with plenty to celebrate...

Interview with the Koch brothers from Switzerland

Interview with the Koch brothers from Switzerland

January 8 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to three brothers bringing a taste of Switzerland to the IBBSS in Swansea

Regent Hall Concerts - Eight Trombones

Friday 18 August • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - GMT Brass Ensemble

Friday 18 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Black Dyke Band - Scarborough Spa

Saturday 26 August • Scarborough Spa South Bay Scarborough Y011 2HD

Cory Band - Isle of Wight

Saturday 26 August • 159 Fairlee Rd, Newport P030 2EW

Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Snape Maltings

Saturday 26 August • Snape Maltings, Snape IP17 1SR

Stannington Brass Band

August 16 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section. Ambitious and sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to our current player leaving for music college we now require a Solo EEb bass playe

Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass

August 16 • *Front Row Cornet & 3rd Cornet* Under MD Phil Garlick we are looking for a front row Cornet & 3rd cornet to join the team as we prepare for the 1st section next year. We have a good concert/contest balance aswell as many social events throughout the year.

Dobcross Silver Band

August 15 • Dobcross Silver Band are looking for two cornet players. Seats dependent on ability/desire as current players happy to move around. We are a third section band with a great team spirit and high expectations. Come and see! Rehearsal Mon/Weds Dobx Band Club

Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor