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Government announces update to English Music Plan for Education

June 27
Time and money are earmarked to ensure that music has the power to change children's lives in England.


Bold As Brass

Report & Result: 2022 Bold as Brass Contest

June 28 • Shirland Miners Welfare enjoy the holiday spirit to claim Bold as Brass title in Wakefield


British Open

Limited tickets only for British Open

June 28 • There are only a limited number of tickets now available for September's British Open Championship.


Gavin Higgins

Higgins continues to champion brass band music

June 28 • Composer Gavin Higgins took the opportunity to champion brass bands once again at the world premiere of his latest major work at the Aldeburgh Festival.


Black Dyke

Black Dyke to open doors for Kerkrade

June 28 • Black Dyke will hold an open rehearsal ahead of their trip to Kerkrade for the World Music Contest Championship.


Brass in Concert tickets go on sale

June 28 • Tickets for the 2022 Brass in Concert Championships go on sale today — with a great line-up of bands to enjoy at Sage Gateshead.


Death of Craig Anderson

June 27 • The death has been announced of former Cooperation band player Craig Anderson.


Report & Result: 2022 Morley March & Hymn Tune

June 27 • Skelmanthorpe make it a clean sweep in Morley to return in style to march and hymn tune honours.


Cooke lead ends at WFEL Fairey

June 27 • WFEL Fairey take decision to end musical partnership with Adam Cooke as they announce Swiss lead for British Open.


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...


Live imitating Art: A new performance approach maintains Brassed Off appeal

Live imitating Art: A new performance approach maintains Brassed Off appeal

June 22 • Helen Varley examines the lasting appeal of the film, as a 'Live' approach to performance maintains the emotional connection to a familiar story.


Risen again: The return of the Whit Friday march contests

June 7 • Despite the challenges, the ineffable spirit of the Whit Friday march contests will hopefully be revived into joyful, supportive life as the greatest free show on earth returns.


Brass Band of Battle Creek: A vision of American success

May 30 • Americans are at their best when thinking big — and enjoy it even more in making their vision a worldwide success.


2022 European Championships retrospective: Cradle credit notes

May 13 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at a European Championship Festival that in the end amounted to much more than just profit and loss...

Concert: Foden's Band

June 28 • Conductor: David Hirst. The Sub Rooms. Stroud. Sunday 26th June


Concert: Black Dyke Band

June 27 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. St Mary's Church. Bridgwater. Saturday 25th June


CD review: Kashmiri Song

June 26 • Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Dr David Thornton. Soloists: Mark Walters; Iain Culross; Shaun Crowther. World of Sound Recordings: WOS161


# Band Points
1Cory2,599.64
2Foden's1,076.07
3Valaisia Brass Band803.40
4Tredegar638.12
5Black Dyke602.32
6Brighouse and Rastrick460.53
7Flowers418.32
8Eikanger-Bjørsvik329.89
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery315.37
10Paris Brass Band254.52

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - KKL Luzern, Switzerland – Brassed Off Live!

Saturday 2 July • Europapl. 1, 6005 Luzern 6005 Luzern


Boarshurst Silver Band - Silk Brass

Sunday 3 July • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW


Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Keithley & Worth Valley Railway - Oxenhope Station

Sunday 3 July • Oxenhope Station K&W Railway. Mill Lane. Oxenhope BD22 9LB


Derwent Brass - THIS IS DERWENT 30! Gala Concert

Saturday 9 July • Allestree Woodlands School Theatre, Blenheim Drive, Allestree, Derby DE22 2LW


Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Summer Music Sunday - RHS Harlow Carr Gardens

Sunday 10 July • RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. Crag Lane. Harrogate. HG3 1QB HG3 1QB


Linthwaite Band

June 27 • We are a friendly 4th section Band, based in Huddersfield, currently looking for front row cornet players and a percussionist.


Harlow Brass Band

June 27 • HBB are a friendly, non-contesting band who have a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We play at various local events and hold our own concert twice a year. We play to a good standard and are looking for an MD who can take us forward.


Blidworth Welfare Band

June 24 • The Championship section Blidworth Welfare band are now accepting applications for the position of BBb bass Player. Following an excellent Midlands area and 1st place at Buxton contest we are looking for a Bass player to join our ranks. .


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


               

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