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2022 Nationals: Sections 1-4
The Centaur, Cheltenham
17-18 September

As it happened...

Bolsover Fes

Countdown to Bolsover

September 27
Brass bands get another worldwide broadcast boost in Bolsover this weekend.


rooms4groups launches brass band partnership

September 26 • The leading brass band group hotel provider has linked up with Brass Bands England to benefit member bands.


Bousie set for marathon performance

September 26 • Foden's Mark Bousie will be looking to complete the ultimate London test to help support a wonderful cause.


Brabbins to lead free masterclass

September 26 • Martyn Brabbins will lead a free masterclass seminar at the University of the West of England — and you can grab your place as a conductor or performer.

Reg Vardy

Meikle takes Band Manager role at Reg Vardy

September 26 • The experienced Scott Meikle has become the new Band Manager at Reg Vardy Band.

New additions give Littleport big boost

September 26 • A new conductor and a raft of new signings have given Littleport Brass a timely boost ahead of the autumn contest season.

Doctor's musical exam for Canadian duo

September 26 • Orillia Silver Band and Weston Silver Band have enjoyed a musical examination from a visit by Dr Keith Wilkinson.

German National Championships to be broadcast

September 26 • The forthcoming German National Championships can be enjoyed on-line next month.

Report & Result: 2022 Blackburn & Darwen March & Hymn Tune

September 26 • Besses Boys take the honours and prize money with their march and hymn tune excellence.

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

June 22 • The Cory talks about the new Adjustable Bottom Caps which he now endorses and outs his name to.

4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

June 19 • Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at some of the new bass trombone mouthpieces from Mercer & Barker

Checking the quality...

Checking the quality...

November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...

Get ready to be entertained...

Get ready to be entertained...

November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...

2022 Cheltenham National Finals: Sections 1-4 preview

2022 Cheltenham National Finals: Sections 1-4 preview

September 15 • Her Majesty never won a 'National' herself, but Cheltenham will come up some winners from bands that will pay their musical tribute to her out of the starting gates this weekend.

2022 British Open Championship: The King of the British Open

September 14 • Prof David King has now won five British Open titles at an event that has been part of his musical life since 1982.

2022 British Open Championship: A different contest focus

September 13 • Lorne Campbell was the roving photographic eye at the 168th British Open Championship at Symphony Hall to capture a flavour of the contest day.

2022 British Open Championship: Adjudicator remarks

September 12 • The adjudications from Stephen Roberts, Martyn Brabbins and Dr Robert Childs for the podium performances of Brighouse & Rastrick, Foden's and Aldbourne.

Concert: Brighouse & Rastrick

September 1 • Conductor: Ian McElligott. Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Snape. Saturday 27th August

CD review: King of Swing

August 31 • Foden's Band. Conductor: Michael Fowles . Featuring: Matt Ford. Soloist: John Barber. World of Sound Recordings: WOS163

Book review: A History of the Lindley Band

August 30 • Author: Paul Harrison. ISBN: 978-1-80068-369-3. Paperback

# Band Points
3Valaisia Brass Band803.40
5Black Dyke602.32
6Brighouse and Rastrick460.53
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery315.37
10Paris Brass Band254.52

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Octagon Theatre Yeovil

Saturday 1 October • The Octagon Theatre. Hendford. Yeovil. Somerset BA20 1UX

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Albany Theatre Coventry

Sunday 2 October • Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ

Contest: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Sunday 2 October • Heritage High School, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4QG

Boarshurst Silver Band - Phoenix Brass

Sunday 2 October • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 7 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

East London Brass

September 28 • East London Brass is looking for a new principal cornet. We're a friendly and ambitious band and would love to welcome a great player who knows how to lead, inspire and enjoy themselves!

Cheltenham Silver Band

September 28 • Cheltenham Silver Band are looking for a kit player/percussionist. We are a 3rd section contesting band with an exciting programme of performances and contests. We are a friendly and supportive band with a strong academy and regular social events.

Stape Silver Band

September 28 • We are looking for a new Musical Director for our friendly, family oriented band based in Pickering, North Yorkshire. We are looking for an inspiring MD who will help grow, improve and develop the band.

Phil Lawrence

Composer and conductor


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