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Interview with Alan Morrison & John Berryman

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to adjudicators Alan Morrison and John Berryman at the conclusion of the First Section contest at Bradford.

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4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to adjudicators Alan Morrison and John Berryman at the conclusion of the First Section contest at the Yorkshire Regional Championships in Bradford.

Alan and John talk through the test piece, 'Mountain Views' and state where they felt it was won and lost.

A full news report on the contest can be found at:



Widdop takes the helm at Marsden

October 26 • One of the most experienced conductors around takes over the musical leadership a Marsden Silver Prize Band.

Blue Juice

Blue Juice valve oil withdrawn from sale

October 26 • The Blue Juice valve oil product has been withdrawn from sale.


Foden's secure heritage lottery funding

October 26 • Foden's Band has secured Heritage Lottery Funding for their latest innovative project to safeguard their past for future generations to enjoy.


Report & Results: 2016 NWABBA Rochdale Festival of Brass

October 26 • A fine turn out of bands, plenty of fantastic music and some cracking winners in Milnrow, Longridge, Pemberton Old Wigan DW B, Ifton Colliery, Allerton and Elland Silver Youth made for a great weekend in Rochdale.

Contest: Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet Contest

Saturday 29 October • Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Elland Silver Band - Special Guest Geneva Soloist Ben Godfrey

Saturday 29 October • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland, Halifax HXN 0NH

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Saturday 29 October • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Central Band of the RAF Symphonic Brass

Friday 4 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street - opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Foss Dyke Band - Autumnal Concert

Saturday 5 November • St Mary Magdalene Church, Newark NG24 1JS

Bristol East & Kingswood Band

October 26 • Want a rest from contesting or looking to return to playing after a break?. Bristol East & Kingswood Brass Ensemble are looking for cornet players to join their friendly group. We have an interesting and varied programme planned.

Barnsley Brass

October 26 • Euphonium / baritone / Eb bass players required. Rehearsals with Musical Director William Rushworth, are Monday and Thursday 8pm at Worsbrough Bridge convenient for M1 junctions 36/37

Stannington Brass Band

October 25 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, 1st section from 2017. Ambitious, sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to changing work & personal circumstances we require: 2nd horn; Tenor trombone (position dependent on experience) .

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.