2005 News / International
Young Shannan Lawrence is reportedly recovering well from her injuries.
A press release from Brisbane Brass:
DU Shopping has just received some more latest release CDs and DVDs.
4BRDU has just learned of a tragic motor vehicle accident involving the Lawrence family of Brisbane.
Dr John Pickard's Eden, voted by 4BR readers as the Test Piece of the Year, is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 4th January.
All had enough Christmas pud and turkey? Then sit back and relax as we reveal the award winners for 2005... Maestro please.....
Tanunda Town Band (SA) has received a $5,000 grant towards the commissioning of a new major work to celebrate their 150th anniversary.
The JJB Stadium has announced the deatils of it March and Hymn Tune Contest for 2006. Get your entries in quick for the £6000 prize fund!
Martin Armstrong has be confirmed as the new Solo Horn player at Balck Dyke.
4BR has been informed of the sad news of the death of Wayne Cook, for many years the distinguished solo horn player of the Cory Band.
Get ready for a great New Year Sale - all at All Trombones
Players from Faireys lit up the Christmas spirit when they helped staff and patients at Trafford Hospital enjoy their annual carol service.
Not a bad way to spend your time in a Christmas Concert - playing to 1600 people in Florida eh?
William Rushworth and his friends will be the star attractions at Dobcross Band Club early next year
John Hudson is the new man in the middle after the Sellers years come to an end.
The final end of 2005 concert will take place at Newstead Welfare with a great get together to launch Coal Industry CD.
It seems there was a bit of a politcal storm at a recent Shirland Welfare Training Concert - all started by a shellfish salesman!
There are new players in the ranks for the Belgian Champions for the 2006 campaign.
Sovereign Brass has announced a new kitman to join the ranks in the shape of Brendan Rayner.
Are the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators going to return to past ways and become muted to the public once more?
Richard Marshall has spoken to 4BR at his delight at his new appointment at Black Dyke.
Composer Philip Sparke has won a major compositional award in the USA, plus the nice little Xmas prezzie of $4000.
Roger Webster talks of his disappointment at leaving Dyke but welcomes the appointment of Richard Marshall.
One of the most famous old names in the banding world is set to make an historic return in 2006 as GUS will once again appear on contest programmes.
According to Classic FM magazine, these are the top earners of all time in the composers world - and not a single brass band man in sight!!!
Cadishead Public Band
Following our recent 2nd prize [Fourth Section] at the Northern Open Brass Band Championship, we are looking for a Euphonium...
South West BBA West Own Choice Contest
Venue: The Winter Gardens, Royal Parade, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. BS23 1AJ
South London Fellowship Band
Venue: The Salvation Army. Ramsgate Corps. 167a High Street. Ramsgate. Kent CT11 9TT