McQueen's of Manchester prepare a bugle to be performed on for the Remembrance Sunday services this year.
October 30 • Philip Harper, Steven Mead and Roger Webster find out more tonight about the careers of Helen Harrelson and Misa Mead — two players who have made their musical mark far from their homes.
October 29 • There is a great evening of wonderful solo and ensemble playing to savour on Friday as you can sit back and enjoy the finalists taking part in the Foden's online Solo & Ensemble contest.
October 29 • A 10 piece group from the professional Hannaford Street Silver Band has made sure you can't keep great brass band music making down for long despite the restrictions...
October 29 • New Zealand A Grade contenders welcome the experienced Andrew Snell as their new Musical Director.
October 29 • Russell Gray will announce the new name and the new objectives of the revamped National Association of Brass Band Conductors on the next BBE webinar presentation.
October 29 • John Maines returns with plenty of great brass band music to enjoy over the airwaves.
October 28 • Butlins announce that its 2021 Brass Band Festival will now go ahead at a later date in January with comprehensive measures in place to reduce Covid-19 risks to visitors and competitors.
October 28 • Two free online events are being hosted by Mark Heron at the RNCM aimed at helping develop wide ranging conducting skills.
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...
October 27 • Does the establishment of a new national representative body for Welsh banding offer more than just another false dawn of optimism?
October 23 • Five of the best recordings of John McCabe's iconic work inspired by the majesty and natural beauty of the Lake District.
October 18 • The last thing we need at this moment in time for the brass band movement is to start being envious of the success of others...
October 17 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life of an outstanding musical professional whose life encompassed two very different spheres of battle...
October 29 • The Music of Stephen Bulla. Brass of the Potomac. Conductor: Stephen Bulla. Guest Soloist: Joseph Alessi. de Haske Recordings: CD DHR 03 067-3
October 24 • Sir Edward Elgar (Vols.1 -3). Desford Colliery Dowty & Foden OTS Bands. Conductor: Howard Snell. Soloist: Robert Childs. Polyphonic Recordings: EHS001D; EHS002D; EHS003D
October 22 • Richard Marshall. Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Doyen Recordings: CD399
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Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU
Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY
Saturday 30 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ
Sunday 31 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ
Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
October 21 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!
October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,
October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.
Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor