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Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

August 23
In the first of three interviews, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks about the forthcoming Brass Band Conference with BBE CEO Kenny Crookston.


Tovey

The Music Man returns

August 23 • Bramwell Tovey's triumphant return to the conducting rostrum has been greeted by acclaim by American critics.


UnIbRASS

UniBrass looking for new trustees

August 23 • The UniBrass Foundation is looking for new trustees to carry on its innovative work — so why not give it a go...


Kirk

Kirkbymoorside look forward to another double century

August 22 • A band with a rich community history raises over £370,000 to secure the next 200 years of its future...


RNCM

RNCM to extend successful Young Middle Brass scheme

August 21 • Free weekend workshops for low brass will be extended for another year at the RNCM in Manchester.


4BR Sunday Quiz: The winner

August 20 • You had to come up with a bit of saintly intervention to find the answer to our latest quiz.


Delegates already booked in for 2020 IBBSS

August 20 • The success of the recent International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea has already seen people signing up for 2020.


4BR Shop: Denis Wick SM Travel Mute — Baritone

August 20 • The perfect way to ensure that baritone players are kept in practice...


Hyde Park encore for Snowdown Colliery Welfare

August 20 • The sound of a brass band has been heard at one of London's iconic bandstands...


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...


Interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP

Interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP

June 19 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Scotland's Minister for Culture at the MEPG Celebration Day event at Glasgow's Concert Hall.


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.


Take 5: A quintet of British Open test-pieces ready for reprise

Take 5: A quintet of British Open test-pieces ready for reprise

August 9 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five works used at the British Open since 'Spectrum' in 1969 that deserve a possible well overdue contest reprise...


NYBBS 2019: Scotland's best kept secret

August 8 • Charlotte MacKay looks back at a memorable National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland annual residential course based in Perthshire.


Spectrum: One giant leap for brass band kind...

August 1 • Half a century has now passed since Gilbert Vinter's 'Spectrum' changed the face of brass band repertoire forever. 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at its impact...


Meeting your heroes: Brass for Africa and Wynton Marsalis...

July 26 • Paul McLaughlin of the Lydbrook Band and Gloucestershire Music Services reflects on a memorable musical link with Brass for Africa and a certain Wynton Marsalis and friends, as part of the recent Cheltenham Music Festival.

CD review: Open Mind

August 22 • Anthony Galinier. WOS Recordings: WOS 143


Television review: Battle of the Brass Bands (Episode 1)

August 21 • Sky Arts. Twofour Group . Tuesday 20th August


Concert: Black Dyke Band

August 20 • Conductor: Prof. Nicholas Childs. St Mary's Church. Bridgwater. Sunday 18th August


# Band Points
1Cory2,393.77
2Valaisia Brass Band871.25
3Eikanger-Bjørsvik830.62
4Brighouse and Rastrick764.23
5Paris Brass Band664.04
6Black Dyke577.50
7Foden's524.05
8Tredegar407.38
9Brass Band Willebroek333.25
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery280.39

Regent Hall Concerts - Ensemble Sauterelle (french horns and male voices)

Friday 23 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Sandhurst Silver Band - Music in the Memorial Park

Sunday 25 August • Sandhurst Memorial Park, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst GU47 9DP


Foden's Band - Sandbach

Monday 26 August • The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach, 1 Hightown, Sandbach CW11 1AG


Black Dyke Band - Scarborough Spa

Saturday 31 August • South Bay, Scarborough YO11 2HD


Woodfalls Band - Proms in the Park Concert - FREE

Sunday 1 September • Redlynch Social Club. The Ridge,, SP52LN Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2LN


Stannington Brass Band

August 24 • 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


Nailsworth Silver band

August 24 • National finals qualifiers seeking new MD from September. We are currently 2nd in the 4th section and looking for a conductor to inspire and lead us into the 3rd section. We have a varied programme throughout the year of concert, contests and bandstands.


Nailsworth Silver band

August 24 • Due to other commitments a vacancy has arisen for a kit player. We are a contesting band at the top of the 4th section with a varied programme of concerts bandstands etc throughout the year.National finals qualifiers this year.


Sam Fisher

BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip.ABRSM
Conductor, Adjudicator (AoBBA), Composer/Arranger, Cornet & Flugelhorn Soloist


               

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