Soon it will be that time of the year again... and hopefully there will some festive cheer for brass bands across the globe.
November 29 • One of the world's most famous bands spearheads Crowdfunder appeal to raise vital funds.
November 29 • Mode for...Publishing will be able to help others if you donate to get some great music on your festive stands.
November 29 • Filton Concert Brass launches its own festive shop to help raise funds.
November 29 • The death has been announced of the former Yorkshire Imperial and Rothwell Temperance trombone player Peter Argyle.
November 28 • World of Brass has released a new CD by The Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army & Amsterdam Staff Band.
November 28 • You can tune in this weekend for some great music making on the new SBBA YouTube channel.
November 28 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has appointed Dr Robert Childs as its first ever Director of Artistic Planning.
November 27 • The 2021 European Brass Band Championships due to be held in Malmo in Sweden have been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.
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
June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.
June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...
November 19 • How a 1976 musical combination of the National Coal Board, Max Bygraves and Grimethorpe Colliery Band could well help bands return safely to rehearsals in the future.
November 16 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life and career of an Australian musician whose influence should be remembered for much more than an iconic cornet solo.
November 13 • 4BR looks back 35 years ago with Alan Morrison and Steve Sykes to Grimethorpe Colliery Band's victory at the Granada Band of the Year contest — one inspired by a very particular kind of musical genius.
November 5 • Remember Remember the 5th of November — with five great recordings of Elgar Howarth's iconic pyrotechnic test-piece.
November 29 • Frank Anepool. Pianist: Vaughan Schlepp. Globe Records: CD 8711525527607
November 20 • Alexis Demailly and Bastien Baumet. Brass Band Fribourg. Conductor: Maurice Donnet-Monay . Bacem Recording: BE004
November 17 • John Wallace (cornet); Anthony George (ophicleide). Piano accompanists: Aaron Shorr; Simon Wright. TWC Recordings: TWC-FR2020-003
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Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY
Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL
Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3
Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA
November 17 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.
November 12 • Crewe Brass require an Eb or Bb Bass to complete the "engine room" line up. We are also seeking a Tuned Percussionist to complete our section.
Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)