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Mummy delivery

Mummy's Day special at John Packer

March 24, 2017
Why not treat the mummy in your life to something special — with free delivery too...

Pennine Music

Great new music from Pennine

March 23, 2017
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, 2017
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

Carlton Main aim for World Championship honours

March 23, 2017
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery will be hoping to bring the World Championship banner back to Yorkshire.

Grand Shield

97th Spring Festival runners and riders announced

March 23, 2017
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, 2017
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 Brass Bands of Great Britain

National Youth and Children's Bands announce audition dates

March 23, 2017
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!


Classic sops for sale at John Packer

March 23, 2017
John Packer Ltd has a brilliant deal on a pair of classic soprano cornets.

Cory award

Cory claim additional Welsh Regional honour

March 23, 2017
The new Welsh Area champion gained extra recognition in Swansea last weekend.

Dysart Colliery

Dysart end 96 years of waiting

March 23, 2017
No band celebrated a Regional Championship victory quite like Dysart Colliery Band this year — especially as no one was around to remember the last time they did it.

Strarta Brass

Hobbins and Strata part company

March 23, 2017
The musical partnership between Strata Brass and Alan Hobbins has come to an end.


Foden's signs of the times

March 23, 2017
The name of Foden's Band will be on view to the world as you pass through the villages near its home in Sandbach

Ian Porthouse and Brian Buckley

New Presidential address at Tredegar

March 23, 2017
The highly respected conductor and adjudicator C Brian Buckley has become the new President of Tredegar Band.


Radio: Listen to the Band

March 23, 2017
More music and chat from Frank at the BBC

Steve Pritchard Jones

Shrewsbury help raise funds for charitable cause

March 23, 2017
It was standing room only as Shrewsbury Band led by Steve Pritchard-Jones help raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy.


Judges announced for Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest

March 23, 2017
Kevin Wadsworth and Sarah Groake-Booth will be the judges to impress at the popular Morley & District Lions March & Hymn Tune Contest in June.


Death of Dave Hodgetts

March 23, 2017
4BR has been informed of the death of the popular bandsman Dave Hodgetts of Arrow Valley Brass.

Linda Merrick

Prof Linda Merrick takes leading Conservatoire role

March 23, 2017
The Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music becomes the new Chair of Conservatoires UK.

Lorenz Havermans

Sterling adds Lorenz to their artist stable

March 23, 2017
Lorenz Havermans is the latest high profile performer to opt for the Sterling brand.


Worldwide interest and support for conducting competition

March 23, 2017
The 2017 National Association of Brass Band Conductors national Conducting Competition has attracted worldwide interest — and support from a market leading sponsor.

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

Christopher Bond

BMus (Hons), DipABRSM
Composer, Arranger, Conductor & Teacher