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Positive Mode for support on International Women's Day

March 8
Gyda Matland, Helen Harrelson and Toni Durrant become Artists in Association with Mode for... to help support well being and positive mental health in the brass band movement.


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Wales to lead on Women in Brass Bands

March 7 • New Welsh body to host an free open forum discussion on the topic of women in brass bands.


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Hutchinson to help National Youth Band to open virtual doors

March 7 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will host a 'virtual open-day' in April — and its free to attend.


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BML has all the talented dance moves

March 7 • The young players of the BML Talents Band in Switzerland have been inspired to add a few dance steps to their repertoire.


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Young brass band players look to make national mark in Germany

March 7 • Two young players from Jugend Brass Band BlechKLANG hope to make a mark against orchestral rivals in online German competition.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

March 7 • More great brass band music to enjoy with Chris Helme.


BBE hosts Coldstream Guards

March 7 • The next Brass Bands England webinar will explore the musical opportunities on offer through the British Army and the Coldstream Guards.


Funeral of Gordon Roberts

March 7 • The funeral of Gordon Roberts, the former conductor of Rothwell Temperance Band will take place on Tuesday 9th March.


Sheona Wade takes new role with Adjudicator's Association

March 5 • Tenor horn star becomes the Vice-Chairperson of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.


Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.


Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

July 1 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - Ray Steadman Allen's 1978 work, 'Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway


Interview with Ian Bousfield

Interview with Ian Bousfield

June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.


5 minute masterclass with David Childs

5 minute masterclass with David Childs

June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...


Bums on seats:  Understanding the new entertainment normality

Bums on seats: Understanding the new entertainment normality

March 5 • When brass bands return to live performance how do they prise the bums of an audience from the sofas in front of smart television screens to hear them play — or can they also offer another button to press...


4BR Hall of Fame: No.15: Willie Lang

February 16 • Tim Mutum looks back at the remarkable life of the great cornet and trumpet player Willie Lang.


Score Exchange: Three unusual places to find great brass band scores

February 15 • How do you find high quality sheet music? Score Exchange may be just the right place to find out...


Take 5: A quintet of the best Journey into Freedom recordings

February 12 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five of the best recordings of Eric Ball's classic test-piece to add to your collection.

CD review: Hustle

February 9 • Mark Glover (euphonium). Featuring: Dr Viktoriya Zaharieva (piano). ASIN: B07MCZJ1RJ


CD review: Origin of the Species - Revisited

February 8 • The Wallace Collection . Featuring: John Wallace, John Miller, Paul Gardham, Simon Gunton, Anthony George. TWC Recordings: TWC-FR2020-001


CD review: Flow

January 11 • Mauro Martins. Accompanists: Bernardo Pinhal & Daniel Bernardes. Featuring: Sergio Carolino (tuba) . CD Recording: CDMMF


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


The Marple Band

March 2 • Are you looking for a change of scene after lockdown has ended. The Marple Band are a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for an Eb Bass and Bb Bass player and tutti cornets.


Crewe Brass

February 26 • Following the Government announcement, Crewe Brass are looking to resume COVID compliant rehearsals in the summer. We are looking for a Tuned Percussionist. We have all the gear & instruments and need someone to play them !! They are here waiting for you.


Chadderton Band

February 25 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.


Morgan Griffiths

Dip. Performance
Conductor, Peripatetic Music Teacher, Lower brass specialist


               

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