Composer Gavin Higgins has enjoyed the acclaim that has come his way for his new 'Trombone Concerto' — with the spotlight ready to shine even more brightly with his new opera premiere this week.
February 19 • Ian Clowes has been inspiring the next generation of potential brass band photographers.
February 19 • Buy a new instrument from Band Supplies and get an extra bit of love and care for your money...
February 19 • The company which is making an increasing impression on the UK marketplace will be experiencing their first taste of Blackpool on the weekend...
February 19 • The Band of the Welsh Guards will be displaying their musical talents on an exciting tale of love when they head to Brecon on St David's Day...
February 19 • If you want to enjoy being part of the National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland — then why not get in touch and enjoy yourselves under the baton of Ian Porthouse and his colleagues.
February 19 • Scottish Champion Whitburn will be joined by Newland Concert Brass, Whitburn Heartlands, Selkirk Silver and Unison Kinneil for a special pre-Perth test piece menu.
February 19 • There is a musical flavour of the USA to this week's broadcast from Philip Hunt
February 19 • There is a great chance to hear the test-pieces in the First, Second and Third Sections ahead of them being played at Stevenage — and get to hear the wise words of David Read.
January 8 • 4BR travels to Manchester to see euphonium virtuoso David Childs recording four concerto works with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox recently met up with composer Simon Dobson in Montreux to talk Glass, GRAMMYs and rock and roll..
November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox rounds up with his final thoughts on what was a memorable 2018 Swiss National Championships in Montreux
November 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Arsene Duc, the conductor of the 2018 Swiss National Champion, Valaisia Brass Band
February 6 • Almost half a million people know a bit more about the musical joys of the tenor horn and baritone thanks to the success of the Saxhorn Fest led by Katrina Marzella-Wheeler and Helen Varley.
January 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the most vital showcase for brass banding excellence in the UK at the RNCM Brass Band Festival in Manchester this weekend.
January 13 • All the action from the 2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championship — As it happened.
January 10 • The overture to the 2019 contesting year is provided at Skegness this weekend when 70 bands battle for the Butlins accolades and hefty cash prizes...
February 5 • 2019 RNCM Brass Band Festival. Conductor: Philip Harper. Soloist: Chris Thomas. RNCM Manchester. Sunday 27th January
February 4 • 2019 RNCM Brass Band Festival. Conductor: Ian Porthouse. Soloist: David Childs. RNCM Manchester. Sunday 27th January
February 3 • 2019 RNCM Brass Band Festival. Featuring: Philip Sharp (piano); Katy Jones, Christian Jones, Ellena Newton. RNCM Manchester. Sunday 27th January
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Tuesday 19 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS
Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ
Saturday 23 February • Broughton Fields Primary School. Milton Road. Broughton MK10 9LS
Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD
Saturday 23 February • Brooksbank School Victoria road Elland H50QG
February 19 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, baritone, euphonium, basses, but all welcome. We play at local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.
February 19 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Back Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. Second or Third Cornet position available.
February 19 • Thundersley Brass Band are inviting applicants for: Front Row Cornet, 2nd Horn to complete our line-up on a permanent basis with immediate effect. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly top level brass band in the L&SC area
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