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RNCM shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

September 19
The Royal Northern College of Music's initiative aimed at widening opportunities for young people to progress their musical talent has been shortlisted for a Times newspaper Higher Education Award.


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New lead at Rainford

September 19 • Sarah Groarke-Booth is set to become the new Musical Director of Rainford Band


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Funeral details for Philip Biggs

September 19 • The funeral details for the respected musician, administrator, publisher contest and concert promoter have been announced.


Regional

2020 Regional test-pieces revealed

September 16 • Works by Philip Sparke, Tom Davoren, Kit Turnball, Andrew Baker and Christopher Cole will pose the challenges for bands wishing to claim their places at the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham next year.


Cheltenham

Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 2

September 15 • South Yorkshire Police and Leigh Baker enjoyed their title winning 'Occasion' in Cheltenham


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 15 • Uppermill tamed the Viking challenge to claim the National title in Cheltenham in splendid fashion.


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 14 • Unison Kinneil completes remarkable rise from the ashes of despair to claim the National title.


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 4

September 14 • Tewit Silver claims the Fourth Section National title after a nose to nose battle with Cornish rivals Redruth.


Countdown to Cheltenham...

September 13 • Its the eve of the 2019 National Finals in Cheltenham with bands from all over the country making their way to the world famous racecourse venue.


Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 2

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 2

August 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about what he believes have been some of the organisation's achievements during the past year...


Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

August 23 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox finds out more about the special 2019 Brass Band Conference that has the aim of creating debate and discussion into achieving the aim of 'Better Banding for All'. It will take place on Saturday 28th September at The Life Centre in Manchester is aimed at people with any involvement in banding at all levels and will feature a diverse range of speakers, workshops, performances and award presentations.


Behind the scenes at Battle of the Brass Bands

Behind the scenes at Battle of the Brass Bands

August 16 • 4BR was given exclusive access to find out how the forthcoming Sky Arts documentary series was put together by the production team at Twofour...


Sky Arts: Battle of the Brass Bands

Sky Arts: Battle of the Brass Bands

August 15 • Sky Arts trailer for the forthcoming four part documentary series produced by Two Four...


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Section 1 - As it happened

2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Section 1 - As it happened

September 15 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Section 1 — as it happened.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Section 2 - As it happened

September 15 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Section 2 — as it happened.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Section 3 - As it happened

September 15 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Section 3 — as it happened.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Section 4 - As it happened

September 15 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Section 4 — as it happened.

CD review: Black Dyke Gold Vol VIII

September 13 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas J. Childs. Featuring: Richard Marshall, Siobhan Bates, Brett Baker, Zoe Lovatt-Cooper, Alison Childs, Sammy Latus, Katrina Marzella. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD395


Concert: Brass Band Gala 2019

September 12 • Cory and Black Dyke Bands. Conductors: Philip Harper, Prof Nicholas Childs. Soloist: Siobhan Bates. Symphony Hall . Birmingham. Sunday 8th September


Television review: Battle of the Brass Bands (Episode 2)

September 1 • Sky Arts. Twofour Group . Tuesday 27th August


# Band Points
1Cory2,675.20
2Black Dyke873.51
3Valaisia Brass Band767.50
4Brighouse and Rastrick756.30
5Eikanger-Bjørsvik735.01
6Foden's702.12
7Paris Brass Band581.02
8Tredegar395.02
9Brass Band Willebroek293.68
10Fairey290.02

The GUS Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 21 September • Holy Trinity Church, . Squires Hill, . Rothwell, . Northamptonshire NN14 6BQ


Enderby Youth Band - Mike Fowles, directing a Youth training weekend

Saturday 21 September • Lutterworth College. Bitteswell Road . Lutterworth LE17 4EW


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Open Gala Concert

Saturday 21 September • Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6005


Drighlington Band -

Saturday 21 September • Drighlington Methodist Church BD11 1EL


Foden's Band - St Andrew's Church, Penrith

Saturday 21 September • St Andrews Place, Rowan House, CA11 7XZ


Knottingley Silver Band

September 20 • Knottingley Silver Band have vacant positions for Solo Trombone Bass Trombone Bb Bass and Two front row cornet players (position negotiable for principal cornet ). We are a friendly 1st section band with a light/varied concert schedule.


Stannington Brass Band

September 20 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests


Dobcross Silver Band

September 19 • Dobcross Silver Band seek the services of a competent and dedicated Solo Horn player to start after the Rochdale contest on 20th October. . . Big shoes to fill here! Very hard working and spirited rehearsals so come ready to contribute in every way!


Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


               

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