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French National Championship

Report & Results: 2017 French National Championships

February 19, 2017
4BR reports from the French National Championships where Hauts-de-France reach new heights in claiming victory.

Dublin Silver Band

Report & Results: 2017 Dublin Festival of Brass

February 19, 2017
There was a home town win for Dublin Silver in the USA, as they come out top on in the triptych march, slow melody and major work event.

Christopher Bond

Report & Results: 2017 Welsh Open

February 18, 2017
Its Bond — Christopher Bond as young MD leads Tongwynlais Temperance to Welsh Open title in Porthcawl.


Report & Results: 2017 UniBrass Trophy

February 18, 2017
It's a First Class Honours grading from judges Anne Crookston and Philip Harper for RNCM in Harrogate as they become 2017 UniBrass champions.


Report & Results: 2017 UniBrass Shield

February 18, 2017
Durham University claims the inaugural UniBrass Shield in a cracking contest.

Solo winners

Report & Results: 2017 BBLNI Solo & Ensemble

February 16, 2017
There was an excellent turn out of talented performers at the recent Brass Band League of Northern Ireland Solo & Ensemble competition.

Wardle Academy

Report & Results: 2017 Action Medical Research Entertainment Championships: Youth Section

February 12, 2017
Wardle Academy Youth end a 17 year wait to reclaim the Action Research title in Blackpool by brilliantly playing their 'Trump' card.

Red Admiral Music Academy

Report & Results: 2017 Action Medical Research Entertainment Championships: Junior Section

February 12, 2017
Red Admiral flies away with the Junior title in a wonderful Junior Section contest in Blackpool.


Report & Results: 2017 North Wales Annual Slow Melody, Duet & Quartet

February 8, 2017
Well over 100 competitors take part in a great day of music making in north Wales — headed by a rising star in the Welsh banding movement with a little help form her dad...


Report & Results: 2017 DCBBA Festival of Brass

February 8, 2017
Easington Colliery leads the way as North East bands turn out for to test their early season form in Peterlee.

Eikanger champions

Report & Results: 2017 Norwegian National Championships

February 4, 2017
Eikanger retains the Norwegian title in memorable fashion in Bergen to secure place at 2018 European Championships as there are also victories to celebrate long into the night for Tertnes, Radoy, Sorum, Nes and Krohnengen Old Stars.

Welsh Flag

Results: 2017 West Wales Solo & Ensemble Day

February 2, 2017
There were plenty of great young players showcasing their talents in Burry Port recently for the West Wales Solo & Ensemble Day.


Report & Results: 2017 Brass at the Guild

January 29, 2017
Celebrations are muted for Hatfield, Marsden, Pemberton Old Wigan DW 'B', Eccleston, Thornton Cleveleys and Youth Brass 2000 as competitor is seriously injured on way the contest in Preston.

Northern Counties

Report & Results: 2017 NCBBA Solo & Ensemble

January 26, 2017
Scottish talent shows its quality in the battles for qualification places for Besson Scottish Solo & Ensemble Final

Virtuosi GUS celebrate

Report & Results: 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 15, 2017
Virtuosi GUS takes the £10,000 and first place in the Blue Riband event at Skegness bringing to an end Flowers Butlins dominance.

Bavarian Youth

Report & Results: 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Youth Championships

January 15, 2017
Bavarian Youth Brass and Shirland Training joy in the Youth and un-registered Sections in Skegness.

Butlins Skelmanthorpe

Report & Results: 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

January 14, 2017
There was a long night of celebration to enjoy for Skelmanthorpe, Pemberton Old Wigan DW B, Shirland Welfare and Crystal Palace after their title wins at Skegness.

Lions Youth Brass

Report & Results: 2016 Lions Youth Slow Melody

December 13, 2016
There was plenty of amazing young talent on show in Sandbach recently — including a couple of welcome visitors from south Wales...


Report & Results: 2016 BBL Northern Ireland Festival of Brass

December 5, 2016
There are wins for Laganvale, Lourdes Brass, Wellington Memorial, Dynamic Brass, 1st Larne Old Boys and 1st Old Boys Youth in the heart of Belfast.


Report & Results: 2016 Wessex Open Contest

December 4, 2016
There was a great deal of good music to enjoy in Bournemouth recently — led by Verwood Concert Brass.

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 25 February • Town Hall Buildings, 68 Queen St, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 9DY

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 25 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall, 4 Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton KT70LQ

Elland Silver Band - Lofhouse 2000 and Tingley Bands & Oldsilkstone

Saturday 25 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 26 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU

GUS Virtuosi Band - The Hawth Brass Series

Sunday 26 February • The Hawth theatre, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Amesbury Town Band

February 24 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed. We could do with more trombones, solo cornets and percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument

The Corsham Band

February 23 • The band are currently looking to recruit either second or third cornet players to further strengthen our friendly and enthusiastic team. Why not come along for a blow and an enjoyable evening at one of our rehearsals. .

Uppermill Band

February 22 • Following the Area Contest, due to work commitments, 2 of our Players will be relocating. As a result an ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CORNET and a further CORNET Player (position negotiable) will be required to complete our team. Rehearsals Mon & Wed 7:45-21-30

Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.