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John Golland Award looks for entries

September 16
Composers are invited to submit works to be considered for the prestigious 2022 John Golland Award — with performances to be heard at the RNCM Festival of Brass.


cENTRE

BBE members to get a tenner off the Area test pieces

September 17 • As soon Brass Band England member bands know what the 2022 Area test pieces are on Saturday make sure they head to the Band Supplies trade stand to get an order in — and save a tenner in the process.


Mercer

Come along and blow your mind at Cheltenham

September 17 • The tuba lads from Mercer & Barker will be offering a special warm welcome to the low brass performers at Cheltenham this weekend — and you may not go away empty handed.


Violet

Belgian stars join the Alliance

September 17 • Lode Violet and Tim De Maeseneer become the latest Ambassadors for Alliance mouthpieces


Champions

The Champions get ready for first rehearsal

September 17 • There will be plenty of experience both in front and behind the stands at the first Champions of Brass rehearsal this Sunday.


Last Night delights for Banovallum

September 17 • Banovallum Brass helped over 500 people celebrate a night of Proms favourites.


Dip into Tasmanian Championships

September 17 • If you are feeling a little devilish then why not mix and match your brass band enjoyment this weekend between Cheltenham and Tasmania?


Barker welcomed to new Geneva role

September 16 • Luke Barker becomes a Geneva Group Young Ambassador as National Youth Band of Great Britain star adds McCann inspired Heritage to his qualities.


New series of National Youth Band auditions

September 16 • New auditions has been organised — from Peterlee to St Dennis to ensure youngsters can have the opportunity to join the National Children's and National Youth Bands of Great Britain. So don't miss out!


Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...


Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...


Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition


4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the John Packer JP 133LR student trombone...


2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Cheltenham preview

2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Cheltenham preview

September 14 • Banding returns to the National stage this weekend — diminished in numbers but hopefully not in stature. The future may be a different matter though...


Scotland's Cheltenham challenge: We will drive 500 miles...

September 12 • Kingdom Brass, Annan Town and Langholm Silver will each make round trips of over 500 miles to try and return home with National titles.


Take 5: A quintet of Connotations

September 7 • With the First Section National Finals on the horizon, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five performances of Edward Gregson's 1977 seminal work to add to your listening pleasure.


4BR Hall of Fame: No.19: Rowland Jones

September 1 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life and career of a musician who made his mark as a world class performer in both the brass band and operatic worlds.

Music review: The Lady with the Lamp (Andy Wareham)

September 16 • Nocturne for Brass Band & Percussion. BrookWright Music. Price: £32.41 (UK sterling)/$44.99 (US dollars). Sheet music


Concert: Brass Gala Concert

September 13 • Cory Band & Black Dyke Band. Conductors: Philip Harper & Prof Nicholas Childs. Symphony Hall. Birmingham. Sunday 12th September


Product review: Mercer & Barker tuba mouthpieces

September 8 • We have a look at the heavyweight offerings from the tuba mouthpiece manufacturers that are making a mark in the depths.


# 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

Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 17 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Bollington Brass Band

September 16 • Looking for a new challenge? We are currently recruiting a Solo Cornet, E Flat Bass, Tuned and or Kit Percussionist. Friendly 1st section North West. Sensible contest and concert program throughout the year. Currently rehearsing Thursdays 8-10pm.


Chinnor Silver

September 15 • We are looking to strengthen the band and require PERCUSSION CORNET AND 2ND TROMBONE PLAYERS.. Rehearsals are on a wednesday in our own bandroom.. Good atmosphere in this ambitious friendly band so give us a call.. Concerts and contests planned


Ashton under Lyne Band

September 15 • SOPRANO CORNET: We are looking for a confident and competent player to join our experienced cornet bench. Rehearsals are on Monday nights 8-10pm and we have a sensible and good quality forthcoming concert and contest schedule.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


               

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