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Signed and sealed: EBBA and Palanga put pen to paper for 2020 Championships

October 18
The Prime Minister of Lithuania oversees the signing of the management contract that will see the 2020 European Brass Band Championships take place in Palanga in 2020.

Band Supplies

Top trom deal from Band Supplies

October 18 • There is a great deal on Conn 88H and Conn 88HO Bb/F tenor trombones at Band Supplies at the moment.


Entries sought for NEMBBA event

October 18 • You can get your entries in early for the 2019 North East Midlands BBA contest next February — and an early Area test piece run out.


Combined forces set for Cheltenham Remembrance

October 18 • Brighouse & Rastrick and Flowers Bands will join together to commemorate the ending of the First World War at a special concert in Cheltenham next month.

Pete Bates

Bates thanks worldwide show of affection

October 18 • Peter Bates has been overwhelmed by the show of respect and affection following his retirement as North West Regional Secretary.

Skelmersdale welcome new signings

October 18 • A new MD attracts new players to Skelmersdale Band as they look forward to exciting appearances on the contest and concert stages.

Dutch launch internet brass band coverage on a High Note

October 17 • A new subscription internet music channel has been launched in The Netherlands to cater for brass, wind and fanfare band lovers.

Bolsover Festival delight as event reaches all corners of the globe

October 17 • Organisers of the Bolsover Festival of Brass have been delighted by the feedback received from around the banding world to their live streamed event.

Siddis entertainment to be beamed worldwide

October 17 • The performances from this year's SIDDIS Entertainment contest are to be beamed across the banding globe from the Stavanger Konserthaus.

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Interview with Paul Holland and Luc Vertommen

Interview with Paul Holland and Luc Vertommen

October 7 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to 2018 National Championship adjudicators Paul Holland and Luc Vertommen

Looking for music?

Looking for music?

October 5 • nkoda has 30 million pages already and waiting for you, and now they want to help the brass band world too...

Interview with Matilda Lloyd

Interview with Matilda Lloyd

September 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets up with trumpet star Matilda Lloyd at the Royal Academy in London ahead of the launch of her debut CD, 'Direct Message'

Interview with John Collins

Interview with John Collins

September 17 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to John Collins, the conductor of Oldham (Lees) following their victory in the First Section National Championships.

Thrupenny heroes: Letters to a young brass band fan...

Thrupenny heroes: Letters to a young brass band fan...

October 17 • A remarkable personal collection of brass banding history shines a spotlight on an era when even the greatest stars connected directly to their fans...

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Championship Section - As it happened

October 6 • All the action from the 2018 National Championship of Great Britain Championship Section — As it happened.

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Championship Section preview & prediction

October 5 • 20 bands line-up at the Royal Albert Hall all looking to become National Champion — but only one will be able to hold the iconic trophy aloft by its Handel...

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Test piece review: Handel in the Band

October 4 • Kenneth Downie may have shown that he has something in common with Jurgen Klopp when it comes to creating something to test the mettle of the best opponents in the world...

CD review: Regionals 2019

October 12 • Featuring: Desford Colliery Dowty Band; Cory; Virtuosi GUS; Black Dyke; Foden's. Conductors: James Watson; Philip Harper; Adam Cooke; Prof Nicholas Childs; Michael Fowles. Doyen Recordings: DOYCD 387

Concert: Foden's Band

October 12 • Conductor: Russell Gray. Regent Hall . London. Friday 5th October

Concert: Corus Brass and Bolton Youth Band

October 10 • Conductors: Nigel Taylor and Craig Mann. Guest Soloist: Peter Moore. Bolton Parish Church. Saturday 6th October

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band1,309.06
3Brighouse and Rastrick1,058.62
6Black Dyke579.88
8Grimethorpe Colliery366.17

Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park - Christmas Open Evening

Thursday 18 October • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN DE13 9RN

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ

Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ

South London Fellowship Band -

Saturday 20 October • The Salvation Army. Conway Street. Hove BN3 3LA

Markham Main Colliery Band

October 18 • Markham Main Colliery Band I n Doncaster are looking for a baritone player. Rehearsals Tuesday and Friday nights in our own band room. Instrument provided if required.

Amesbury Town Band

October 18 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed, especially some more solo cornets, Eb horns and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument

Bedford Town Band

October 18 • Bedford Town Band (London and SC) has vacancies for a front row cornet and a soprano cornet. We are a friendly, ambitious and sociable band with a good balance of concerts and contests planned throughout the year.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.