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Llanrug set to seal Celtic/Nordic partnership

March 25
An innovative musical link between Llanrug Band from north Wales and Tysnes Musikklag from Norway is set to be sealed at Caernafon Castle this April.

Grants for Arts

Market Rasen boosted by Grants for the Arts funding

March 25 • The Market Rasen Band gains substantial funding towards commissioning costs for new works in collaborative link with Black Dyke and composers William Himes and Paul Lovatt-Cooper.

Mummy delivery

Mummy's Day special at John Packer

March 24 • Why not treat the mummy in your life to something special — with free delivery too...

Pennine Music

Great new music from Pennine

March 23 • Pennine Music has released some fantastic new works in time for bands to showcase in their post-regional concert programmes.

Owen Farr

Farr set for Salford visit

March 23 • Besson tenor horn artist Owen Farr will be visiting the University of Salford later this month to work with the Adelphi Brass Band and soloists.

Carlton Main aim for World Championship honours

March 23 • Carlton Main Frickley Colliery will be hoping to bring the World Championship banner back to Yorkshire.

97th Spring Festival runners and riders announced

March 23 • The 60 bands all looking to eventually head to the British Open at Symphony Hall will line-up in Blackpool in May.

Part Exchange boost at Band Supplies

March 23 • There are plenty of fantastic deals to be had on some great part exchange instruments at Band Supplies — all you have to do is just pick up the phone!

National Youth and Children's Bands announce audition dates

March 23 • If you want to try and get place on the National Youth and National Children's Bands of Great Britain then get along to an audition — and you get a great freebie thrown in too!

The record breaker: 31 Championship Section Area titles and counting...

The record breaker: 31 Championship Section Area titles and counting...

March 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Prof Nicholas Childs of Black Dyke as he looks back on becoming the most successful Championship Section winning conductor in Regional Championship history.

Heritage innovation: How brass bands can make their history come to life

March 21 • 4BR talks to Carole Hirst about her work in helping bands access Heritage Lottery Funding to preserve and celebrate their history for future generations to enjoy.

2017 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships: As it happened

March 19 • All the action from the 2017 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships — as it happened.

2017 Welsh Regional Championships: As it happened

March 19 • All the action from the 2017 Welsh Regional Championships — as it happened.

Concert: BRASS in Concert

February 22 • Musical Director: Harrison Williams. The Old Rep Theatre. Birmingham. Monday 20th February

Concert: Brass Band Treize Etoiles

February 21 • French National Championship Gala Concert. Conductor: Geo-Pierre Moren. L' Auditorium de Lyon. Saturday 18th February

Concert: Junior Guildhall Brass Band

February 20 • Conductor: Spencer Down. Regent Hall. Friday 10th February

# Band Points
2Brighouse and Rastrick1,056.68
3Black Dyke943.97
4Grimethorpe Colliery704.97
9Virtuosi GUS314.65
Interview with the DKMS Blood Cancer Charity

Interview with the DKMS Blood Cancer Charity

February 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Kevin Holdgate and Lisa Nugent of the Blood Cancer Charity DKMS at the North West Regional Championships

Interview with Paul Hindmarsh

Interview with Paul Hindmarsh

January 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to RNCM Brass Band Festival Director, Paul Hindmarsh

Interview with Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

January 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Edward Gregson at the RNCM Brass Band Festival.

Interview feature with Martin Ellerby and Foden's Band

Interview feature with Martin Ellerby and Foden's Band

January 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Martin Ellerby as he works with Foden's Band and conductor James Gourlay ahead of their RNCM Festival performance.

Regent Hall Concerts - International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 25 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJR W1C 2DJ

Vernon Building Society Poynton - Chapel en le Frith Male Voice Choir

Saturday 25 March • St. Thomas' Church. Holt Street. Stockport . SK1 3PY SK1 3PY

Enderby Band - LOROS and McMillan Cancer Support

Saturday 25 March • St James the Greater Church. St James Terrace. Leicester. LE2 1NA

Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Palace Theatre

Saturday 25 March • Leeming St, Mansfield NG18 1NG

Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 28 March • The Salvation Army Citadel. 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. Northamptonshire NN16 8JU

Harrogate Band

March 24 • Cornet & 2nd Baritone - Want to join a great bunch of sociable and friendly people who are passionate about great brass music? We currently have vacancies for Cornets & 2nd Baritone however players from all sections are welcome to join!

The Cobham Band

March 24 • Due to moves and retirements the Cobham Band has vacancies for euphonium, baritone horn, flugel and back-row cornet. The band rehearses in Cobham on Monday evenings and has a full programme of bandstand and concert engagements.

Haydock Band

March 23 • Haydock Band. North West Second Section are looking to recruit a B flat Bass due to work commitments. We have a very sensible diary of concerts and some exciting projects through the rest of the year. This is the only empty seat we have left

Duncan A. Beckley

Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher