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SBBA looks to march towards NYBBS anniversary

December 17, 2017
The Scottish Brass Band Association is looking for a new march to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Youth Band of Scotland.


Adrian Hirst

Black Dyke delight at Hirst Christmas present

December 17, 2017
The return of bass trombonist Adrian Hirst has given Black Dyke the best banding Christmas present anyone could have hoped for.


Miber

Researchers look to record brass banding coalfield past

December 16, 2017
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.


Boobs and Brass

£250,000 target pushes Boobs & Brass towards last chord

December 16, 2017
The remarkable Boobs & Brass will look to meet one final target before their last charity fund raising note is played later this year.


Band Cymru

12 bands set to battle for Band Cymru title

December 15, 2017
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.


tHE poGUES

Looking for Christmas Concert inspiration — why not try The Pogues?

December 15, 2017
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...?


Les Neish

Scottish youth to benefit from star tuition

December 15, 2017
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.


David Childs

Dallas trip rounds off musical year for Childs

December 15, 2017
A Christmas trip to Texas proved to be a great way to round off a busy year for the euphonium virtuoso David Childs.


snare drum

Get your contest listed FREE for 2018

December 15, 2017
With the banding year almost at end you can find out if your event is listed for the 2018 contest season on 4BR?


fRIARY gUILDFORD

Scaba to host test piece workshop

December 15, 2017
There will be an early season opportunity to delve in to the First and Second Section Area test pieces with a workshop event held by scaba in Crawley in February.


Dyke

Award winners receive Black Dyke accolades

December 15, 2017
David Smith, Martin Irwin and Alison Childs receive well deserved awards at the recent Black Dyke presentation dinner.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 15, 2017
More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...


Roger Argente

Argente becomes new Head of Brass Performance at RWCMD

December 15, 2017
The acclaimed bass trombone player Roger Argente will become new Head of Brass Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff.


Eikanger-Bjørsvik

World Rankings — December update

December 14, 2017
All-time high for Eikanger-Bjørsvik following their victory at Brass in Concert last month.


Consett

Consett youngsters get to Sing with Joy

December 14, 2017
Sandy Smith links up with the talented youngsters of Consett Junior School for a brass and voice Christmas cracker


mISA mEAD

Denis Wick studio to host Misa Mead at Midwest Clinic

December 14, 2017
Misa Mead can be heard in performance at the Denis Wick Advisory Studio as a prelude to the 2017 Midwest Clinics in Illinois later this month.


Roberts Bakery Band

Roberts Bakery shine with the celebs at Chester Cathedral

December 14, 2017
Roberts Bakery Band held the spotlight amid the celebrities in the recent festive concert celebrations at Chester Cathedral.


Shipston

Christmas spirit on show at Shipston

December 14, 2017
There was certainly a welcome festive guest at Shipton's recent Christmas concert.


Frank Renton

Radio: Listen to the Band

December 14, 2017
More music from Frank Renton at the BBC


Machu Picchu

Tredegar leads musical trek to Machu Picchu

December 14, 2017
The memory of an inspirational local primary school teacher will be recalled in music this evening by Tredegar Band in a concert that will raise funds for a wonderful fund raising trek




Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall

Sunday 17 December • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Ilkley Kings Hall

Sunday 17 December • Kings Hall Ilkley. 4 Station Road. Ilkley LS29 4HB


Foss Dyke Band - Foss Dykes Annual Chirstmas Concert

Sunday 17 December • The Hammond Hall & Sports Centre, Lincoln Road, Bassingham, LN5 9HQ


Glossop Old Band - Bandroom Christmas Concert

Sunday 17 December • Glossop Old Band, The Bandroom, Derby Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8LP SK13 8LP


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Sage Gateshead

Sunday 17 December • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

December 16 • Just need a couple of Cornet’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


Mid-Rhondda

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.


Harrogate Band

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!


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer