The return of bass trombonist Adrian Hirst has given Black Dyke the best banding Christmas present anyone could have hoped for.
December 17 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is looking for a new march to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Youth Band of Scotland.
December 16 • A doctoral study into the history of the British Coalfields is looking to record interviews with players who can recall the organisation of brass banding in the mining areas of Scotland, the Midlands and the North East.
December 16 • The remarkable Boobs & Brass will look to meet one final target before their last charity fund raising note is played later this year.
December 15 • A dozen wind, brass and jazz ensembles will battle it out to try and claim a place in the 2018 Band Cymru Final — and the chance to win the £10,000 first prize.
December 15 • A classic festive song from The Pogues leads the PRS Charts as the most popular played on the radio in the last five years. So why not try a brass band version...?
December 15 • The talented young players of the Scottish Youth Brass Band will gain inspirational tuition in 2018 from some of the finest brass band stars such as Les Neish.
December 15 • A Christmas trip to Texas proved to be a great way to round off a busy year for the euphonium virtuoso David Childs.
December 15 • With the banding year almost at end you can find out if your event is listed for the 2018 contest season on 4BR?
December 12 • In the first of a series of articles looking back at the year, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox wonders if 2017 has seen an elite echelon of bands create an unbridgeable gap between themselves and the rest of the contesting masses?
November 27 • Selection of images from this year's 2017 Brass In Concert Festival
November 18 • The best showbiz bands in the world are back in Gateshead to showcase their brands of free of artistic restriction entertainment.
October 18 • Selection of images from the contest, as it happened,at this year's 2017 National Championships of Great Britain
December 8 • Scarlet & Gold. Conductors: Lt Col K Roberts, Maj M Smith, Maj D Hammond, Maj S Haw, Maj I Johnson. Compere: Alasdair Hutton . Cadogan Hall, London . Thursday 7th December
December 8 • Conductor: Dr Joseph Parisi. St Leonard's Church. Perth. Friday 24th November
December 7 • American Legends. Conductor: Wing Commander Piers Morrell. Featuring: Sarah Francis and Cpl Matt Walker. Cliffs Pavilion. Friday 1st December
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November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Valaisia Brass Band MD, Arsene Duc following their victory at the Swiss National Championship.
November 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Lito Fontana, the inspirational figure behind the success of the Italian National Championships.
November 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Italian trombonist Peter Steiner
November 14 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Italian National Champions Italian Brass Band
Sunday 17 December • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
Sunday 17 December • Kings Hall Ilkley. 4 Station Road. Ilkley LS29 4HB
Sunday 17 December • The Hammond Hall & Sports Centre, Lincoln Road, Bassingham, LN5 9HQ
Sunday 17 December • Glossop Old Band, The Bandroom, Derby Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8LP SK13 8LP
Sunday 17 December • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR
December 16 • Just need a couple of Cornetâ€™s to complete the line up for the 1st section area in Huddersfield. A friendly band with a sensible programme of events awaits the successful applucants
December 14 • To start the new year we have a vacancy for a Solo Euphonium. Excellent attendance at rehearsals on Thursdays at 7.30pm at the Band Hall, Dunraven Street, Tonypandy.. A very friendly band awaits you.
December 14 • Join our team in 2018! We are looking for committed front and back row cornet players who are looking for a new challenge to join our thriving, dynamic, fun and exciting 1st Section band. Our cornet section are a friendly bunch!
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