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Music can play pivotal role for school children in post Coronavirus future

August 4
An article in the Times Education Supplement argues that music can make a huge positive impact on well being for children as they prepare to return to school.


Chappell gains place in Cornish National Music Archive

August 4 • The brass band career of conductor Albert Chappell has found a place in the newly created Cornish National Music Archive.


Pannel

A minor bit of high profile national radio coverage

August 4 • A quintet performance of Bach's famous 'Toccata' gets a bit of air time on Classic FM...


Brecon

First chords of return in Wales?

August 4 • Members of Brecon Concert Band were able to enjoy an open air rehearsal this week — but there is still no sign of concert halls reopening in Wales.


Sunday Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

August 4 • Plenty of great music to enjoy from Chris Helme this week — with some famous family names in the line-up.


Foden's keep up the lockdown entertainment

August 3 • The second Foden's 'Lockdown Podcast' sees John Barber chat with big band singer Matt Ford, funding expert Carole Crompton and frustrated Spurs fan, Michael Fowles...


New Zealand makes National return to playing

August 3 • The National Band of New Zealand returns to full rehearsals as musical normality returns following the successful battle against the Coronavirus crisis.


National youth prepare for concert finale

August 1 • Two new world premieres and a brace of fantastic world class soloists will provide the entertainment at the National Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain virtual on-line course concert


Get on top of those Summer Chores with Superbrass

August 1 • There is plenty of great music to enjoy for free thanks to those super players at Superbrass...


Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.


Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

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


Interview with Ian Bousfield

Interview with Ian Bousfield

June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.


5 minute masterclass with David Childs

5 minute masterclass with David Childs

June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...


Take 5: A quintet of judges to persuade into the box

Take 5: A quintet of judges to persuade into the box

August 1 • Can the brass band movement once again persuade leading figures from a different professional musical hinterland to step into the confines of the adjudicator's box?


Alexander the Great: The last of the Victorian triumvirate

July 23 • On the centenary of the death of Alexander Owen, 4BR looks at the life and legacy of one of the greatest figures in the history of the brass band movement.


Testing, testing: London College of Music exams

July 21 • 4BR takes a close look at the exams for brass students that are being offered by the London College of Music.


Beyond the horizon: Commissioning a new post Covid-19 future?

July 19 • Would an independent Brass Band Commission be able to offer a plan for a sustainable long term future for banding in the UK?

Product review: Brand plastic mouthpieces

August 3 • A combination of Swiss engineering precision and allergy free plastic looks to make an impression on being the name on lips of a growing niche market.


CD review: The Origin of the Species

August 2 • Virtuoso Victorian Brass Music. The Wallace Collection. Conductor: Simon Wright. Soloist: John Wallace. Nimbus Recordings: NI 5470


LP review: British Music for Brass Band

July 26 • Black Dyke Mills Band. Conductors: Major Peter Parkes & Roy Newsome . RCA Red Seal 25078


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Foss Dyke Band

July 19 • Foss Dyke would like to invite applications for MD. You will have a very pro active committee to support you, and the band currently has only 1 empty chair, with well attended rehearsals. The bandroom has just had a complete refit, Covid ready.


Gary Davies


Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator


               

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