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Palanga

 Interview with Tom Davoren in Palanga

April 8, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Tom Davoren to find out more about his trip to Palanga with Filton Concert Band — and about the venue that may host the 2020 European Championships.


Withington

 Withington Course set for 10th anniversary in European City of Culture

February 21, 2018
Allan Withington's Conducting Summer School will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Leeuwarden, the European City of Culture — and you can be a part of it...


Eikanger

 Eikanger confirms British Open appearance

February 13, 2018
The newly crowned Norwegian Champion will compete at the British Open Championship this year in Birmingham.


Broadcasting House

 4BR Interview: The future of brass band broadcasting

February 2, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks about the future of brass band broadcasting with Tim Mutum and Philip Hunt at the recent RNCM Brass Band Festival.


Yamaha Neo

 Interview with Yamaha on the new Neo euphonium launch

January 16, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Jeremy Smith of Yamaha to find out more about the launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium.


Gareth Small

 Brass for Africa gets a grand response from Welsh support

January 7, 2018
A concert by the Greater Gwent Youth Band featuring Halle trumpet star Gareth Small and Tredegar Band has raised £1,000 for the Brass for Africa Charity.


Switzerland

 Report & Results: 2017 Swiss National Championships

November 26, 2017
Valaisia finds their contesting Eden in Montreux to retain the Swiss National title for a third year in a row


Fontana

 Interview with Lito Fontana

November 14, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Lito Fontana, the inspirational figure behind the success of the Italian National Championships.


Pter Steiner

 Interview with Peter Steiner

November 14, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Italian trombonist Peter Steiner at the recent Italian Championships in Eppan.


Italian

 Interview with Italian Brass Band

November 14, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Italian National Champions, Italian Brass Band from Rome.


Puschtrsa

 Interview with Brasskneidl — Die Puschtra Brassband

November 13, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Division 2 Italian National Champions Brasskneidl — Die Puschtra Brassband


Utrecht

 Interview with 2018 European Championship organisers

October 30, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to representatives of Zimihc, the organisers of the 2018 European Championships in Utrecht to find out more about the preparations for next May's festival.


National Trophy

 Report & Results: 2017 National Championships of Great Britain

October 14, 2017
Prof David King paints a series of evocative musical portraits to inspire Brighouse & Rastrick to their tenth National title success.


Steven Mead

 Interview with Steven Mead

September 23, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Steven Mead about the 2018 Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School


Valaisia Open Win 2017

 Report & Results: 2017 British Open Championship

September 9, 2017
Valaisia Brass Band makes history in taking the 165th British Open Championship title home to Switzerland.


CPM

 Interview with Ceri Parry Morgan

August 4, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a tuba player with a very specific ambition to help himself and others.


IBBSS

 Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

August 2, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS Course Director, Prof Nicholas Childs


IBBSS

 Interview with a trio of happy Norwegians

August 2, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a trio of Norwegians with plenty to celebrate at the IBBSS in Swansea...


IBBSS

 Interview with the Koch brothers from Switzerland

August 2, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to three brothers bringing a taste of Switzerland to the IBBSS in Swansea


IBBSS

 Interview with Renata Krbilkova

August 2, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS delegate Renata Krbilkova from Grimsdyke Band via the Czech Republic.




Foden's Band - Sandbach Transport Festival

Sunday 22 April • Sandbach Town Centre CW11 1AE


Contest: National Youth Championships

Sunday 22 April • Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Rd, Coventry CV4 7AL


The Hepworth Band - Wakefield Grammar School Foundation Chorus

Sunday 22 April • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS). Northgate. Wakefield WF1 3QX


Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE


Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Lostock Hall Brass Band

April 22 • Lostock Hall Memorial Band, are looking to add the final pieces for our challenge for silverware at the National Finals & beyond.. . We are looking to for the following players:. . Solo Baritone. Trombone (Position negotiable). Cornet (Position negotiable)


Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass

April 22 • Prospect Brass (Skelmanthorpe) under MD Phil Garlick are currently looking for a front row cornet player to join the team. We are a hard working 1st section band based between Huddersfield & Wakefield and rehearse mon/Fri 7-9pm in our very own bandroom.


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

April 22 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger