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Brass in Concert

Brass in Concert draws announced

June 16
The draws for the 2019 Brass in Concert and Youth Brass in Concert Championships have been made by sports broadcaster Mark Pougatch.


Geneva Group

International profile for Geneva

June 16 • The Geneva Group has become the new principal sponsor of the International Brass Band Summer School course in Swansea.


McCann

McCann to lead Open cooperation

June 16 • Phillip McCann will led the cooperation band at the British Open in September.


Hovis

As good for you today as it's always been...

June 16 • The newly baked Hovis Bread advert still maintains its link to its iconic past with Ashington Colliery Band providing the soundtrack to the famous boy on the bike...


Whit Friday reflect

Results: 2019 Whit Friday (Saddleworth & Oldham)

June 15 • The Yorkshire Champion, Brighouse & Rastrick led by Dr David Thornton make it a hat-trick of Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday titles boosted by over £8,000 in prize money.


Results: 2019 Whit Friday (Tameside)

June 15 • Results from the Tameside Whit Friday contests held on 14th June


Harper to take the lead in Yorkshire

June 13 • Cory MD Phiip Harper will spearhead Brass Band England's latest Artistic Development workshop in Barnsley later this month.


Art exhibition to shed dusk light on Whit Friday in Saddleworth

June 11 • A major arts exhibition will be on show over the Whit Friday weekend — adding a different dimension to the competitive music making.


Home draw for Brass in Concert

June 11 • Sports broadcaster Mark Pougatch will make the 2019 Brass in Concert draw later this week.


Relive the 2019 European Championships

Relive the 2019 European Championships

May 2 • You can still enjoy the action from a memorable 2019 European Brass Band Championships


Interview with Youth Brass 2000

Interview with Youth Brass 2000

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Chris Jeans of the 2019 National Youth Champions of Great Britain, Youth Brass 2000.


Interview with Darren Henley OBE

Interview with Darren Henley OBE

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Darren Henley OBE, CEO of Arts Council England who was a welcome visitor to the 2019 National Youth Championships on the weekend


Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to two of the players from Wardle Academy School Band after they won the Intermediate Section of the 2019 National Youth Championships.


2019 Whit Friday: The times they are a changin'

2019 Whit Friday: The times they are a changin'

June 13 • Malcolm Wood looks forward to what could be the start of a new era in the long history of the famous Whit Friday contests...


2019 British Open Spring Festival: As it happened

May 18 • All the action from the 2019 British Open Spring Festival — as it happened.


2019 British Open Spring Festival: Previews & predictions

May 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks ahead but not down on the thrills and spills of the trio of Spring Festival qualification contests at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool this weekend.


Take 5: A quintet of debating points from the 2019 European Championships

May 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five points of interest that emerged from the recent European Championships in Montreux.

CD review: Trials & Triumphs

June 16 • Foden's Band. Conductors: Michael Fowles & Russell Gray. Soloists: Mark Wilkinson, Gary Curtin. Featuring: Richard Evans (vocalist); Robin Dewhurst (piano). Doyen Recordings: CD 391


Concert: Black Dyke Arts Festival

June 15 • Conductors: Prof Nicholas J Childs; Dr Brett Baker; Richard Marshall. Leeds Town Hall. Sunday 2nd June


Concert: Foden's Band

June 14 • Conductor: Michael Fowles. St Andrew's Hall . Norwich. Sunday 2nd June


# Band Points
1Cory2,292.67
2Valaisia Brass Band972.33
3Eikanger-Bjørsvik928.52
4Brighouse and Rastrick816.55
5Paris Brass Band741.40
6Foden's511.26
7Black Dyke388.63
8Brass Band Willebroek372.60
9Tredegar277.49
10Burgermusik Luzern271.35

Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Concentus - sings

Saturday 22 June • St. Saviours Church, South Street, Eastbourne BN21 4UT


Black Dyke Band - BrassPass.tv Band of Year Gala Concert, Manchester

Saturday 22 June • Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 22 June • Blackley Baptist Church Blackley Elland HX5 0TD


Thundersley Brass Band - Summer Concert (A Night At The Movies)

Saturday 22 June • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, Benfleet, Essex SS7 5HA


Imperial Brass - A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of Mark Freeh

Saturday 22 June • West Side Presbyterian Church. 6 South Monroe Street. Ridgewood, NJ 07450


Lofthouse Brass Band

June 17 • Lofthouse Brass Band require a Percussionist/Drummer to complete their line up. We are a friendly 3rd section band who rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30pm to 9pm and Saturday mornings 10am to 12noon at Outwood WMC.


Lostock Hall Brass Band

June 16 • Lostock Hall Memorial Band have a Vacancy for Musical Director Currently 3rd Section Situated 3 minutes from Junction 29 M6 Rehearsals Mondays 7.45 - 9.30 and Fridays 8.00 - 10.00pm Training Band Fridays 6.30 -7.30pm Closing Date 24th June


Stannington Brass Band

June 16 • 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.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer