It is being reported that the government is recommending that singing, wind and brass playing should not take place in larger groups when schools return in full in England.
July 2 • Harrogate International Festivals announce major line-up of powerhouse talent — led by Mike Lovatt and global musicians on the world premiere of David Lancaster's 'Eclipse'
July 2 • When we get back to banding Musicwearetc will be on hand to ensure that they play their part in giving everyone a boost.
July 2 • Cornet player Bethan Plant plays outside the famous Parsonage in Haworth — home to the literary Bronte family
July 1 • The the fourth of our series, Prof Steven Allen takes an in-depth look at one of the major crossover works to the banding movement that came from the Salvation Army composer Ray Steadman-Allen.
July 1 • Butlins organisers say they are "extremely hopeful" that their 2021 Brass Band Festival will take place — with an extended entry deadline issued to help bands wishing to take part.
July 1 • After having to cancel rehearsals, concerts and a tour to the UK, Nidaross Brass Band is mow looking forward to the future.
July 1 • The Brass Band Summer School is giving their delegates an extra incentive to enjoy their virtual on-line course experience with their world class tutors.
July 1 • Pennine Music continues to help players get back into trim with their music download offers.
July 1 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - Ray Steadman Allen's 1978 work, 'Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway
June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.
June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...
June 17 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - 'A Moorside Suite' by Gustav Holst
July 3 • Beware the claims of quack doctors, pseudo-science, divine interventionists, oddballs, confidence tricksters and criminals and trust in proper research — its the only answer to get us back playing safely...
July 2 • With a need to reach out to a wider audience in the post Coronavirus era, can the brass band movement persuade any of these high profile composers and arrangers to write for us?
June 21 • When Howard Carter found 'wonderful things' in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922, they included two trumpets that seemingly had a curse of their own...
June 16 • It may be finances that are the pressing concern at present but it is an investment in greater diversity and social inclusion that holds the key to the future for the banding movement.
June 29 • The student model market place is highly competitive, so has Besson struck the right balance on cost and quality with its revamped and upgraded 'Prodige' cornet?
June 28 • The March King. Dr Timothy Thirst. Price: £15.95 (paperback) (UK)
June 27 • The National Brass Band. Conductor: Geoffrey Brand. Soloists: Jim Shepherd, Gordon Higginbottom, Derek Southcott, Ray Farr, Brian Evans . K-tel Records: ONE 1075
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|5||Valaisia Brass Band||542.45|
|9||Paris Brass Band||389.84|
|10||Carlton Main Frickley Colliery||365.35|
Sunday 13 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B12EA
Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000
Saturday 26 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse.. GL50 4SH
Sunday 27 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. GL50 4SH
Sunday 27 September • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ
July 3 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections EUPH and percussion. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.
June 30 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets 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. After covid!
June 30 • Lofthouse Brass Band is looking for a Solo Trombone who is interested in being a part of our award-winning ensemble! We are looking to not only fill vacancies but to also continue to build for our future!
MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist