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Youth Fest

Cash boost for bands at new BBE Youth Fest

April 14
Bands wishing to take part in the inaugural BBE run Foyle Foundation Youth Fest can get generous help with travel thank to financial boost from sponsors.


Band Supplies

April flowers with great deals at Band Supplies

April 14 • Drop Chris Tudball a line at Band Supplies and get your hands on a great April present.


Tameside Whit Friday

Tameside seeks new friends for Whit Friday

April 14 • If you can spare some time on Whit Friday — why not help out and meet new Friends into the bargain.


jUDGES

Conducting duo to judge conductor finalists

April 14 • Sarah Groarke-Booth and Morgan Griffiths will adjudicate the finalists at the Association of Brass Band Conductors competition in June.


Rolls Royce

Cardwell steps down from great Roller coaster ride after 18 years

April 14 • Graham Cardwell has stepped down from the role of Musical Director of the Rolls Royce (Derby) Band after 18 years at the helm.


NYBBGB ready for double Concerto performance

April 12 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will head to Liverpool and London this weekend to perform Gavin Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' with their National Youth Orchestra counterparts.


Interview with Kevin Stees

April 12 • We talk to the MD of the newly crowned Champion Band of North America.


New podcast from Smith & Grezzy

April 12 • Sandy Smith and Simon Gresswell have got together to produce a new podcast — and are joined by Duncan Beckley for their first show.


Farewell brings success for Savoyat

April 11 • Composer Pierre-Antoine Savoyat has won the Angelo Inglese International Composer Competition with his work marking the centenary of the death of the great Giacomo Puccini.


Interview with Dr David Thornton

Interview with Dr David Thornton

February 4 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to RNCM International Brass Band Festival Artistic Director Dr David Thornton at the end of the 2024 event in Manchester.


Interview with James Gourlay and Emily Nicolas

Interview with James Gourlay and Emily Nicolas

February 3 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor James Gourlay and presenter Emily Nicolas after the performance of the RNCM Brass Band at the recent RNCM International Brass Band Festival


Interview with Ian Porthouse and Matthias Hofs

Interview with Ian Porthouse and Matthias Hofs

January 31 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Tredegar MD Ian Porthouse and soloist Matthias Hofs at the RNCM International Brass Band Festival


Interview with Simone Rebello

Interview with Simone Rebello

January 31 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Simone Rebello about this weekend's RNCM Day of Percussion


2024 ConsTest Birmingham Open: Live coverage

2024 ConsTest Birmingham Open: Live coverage

April 6 • 4BR is at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to bring you coverage of the second edition of the popular own-choice competition.


2024 NABBA Championships: America decides

April 5 • Tony Granados of the NABBA Board in the Adjudication, Music and Contest committees explains how the judging system will work at the US National Championships in Alabama this weekend.


Picture postcards: Images from the 2024 National Youth Champs

March 28 • There were some great pictures that caught a flavour of a brilliant day of musical making at the National Youth Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham.


Take 5: Opinion points from the Regional Championships

March 27 • Five things open to discussion from the recent series of competitive events around the country.

LP review: Black Dyke Plays Rossini

April 14 • A 40 year old reminder of Italian musical elan and refinement from the Queensbury band of Peter Parkes and Trevor Walmsley.


Concert: National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

April 12 • Proud displays of optimism and ambition propel a new generation of players to meet stern challenges in Cardiff.


CD review: On The Town

April 12 • Redbridge takes the listener on a enjoyable night out around the highways and byways of some musical London haunts.


# Band Points
1Foden's1,759.69
2Cory1,425.26
3Black Dyke1,061.31
4Tredegar813.03
5Brighouse and Rastrick737.24
6Eikanger-Bjørsvik690.19
7Valaisia Brass Band587.68
8Brass Band Treize Etoiles563.39
9Flowers359.50
10Grimethorpe Colliery245.16

Hathersage Band - Hathersage Village Spring Concert

Saturday 13 April • Hathersage Methodist Church, Main Road, Hathersage S32 1BB


Newstead Brass - Raising for the Roof

Saturday 13 April • Hill Methodist Church, The Hill, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 8JS


Harlow Brass Band - HARLOW BRASS BAND - SPRING CONCERT

Saturday 13 April • St Andrew's Methodist Church. The Stow. Harlow CM20 3AF


Dobcross Silver Band - Middleton Band

Sunday 14 April • Dobcross Band Club. Platt Lane. Dobcross OL3 5AD


The Hepworth Band - Brass & Cream Tea

Sunday 14 April • St David's Church Holmbridge. Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth HD9 2NQ


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

April 13 • We are seeking a ** Euphonium or Baritone ** player to join our ranks! This is an exciting time to join Reading Band having recently qualified for the fourth section national finals for the first time in 65 years!


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

April 13 • We are seeking an ** EEb Bass and BBb Bass ** player to join our ranks! This is an exciting time to join Reading Band having recently qualified for the fourth section national finals for the first time in 65 years!


North Lakes Brass

April 12 • 2ND & 3RD CORNET VACANCIES. Due to relocation, we're looking for two cornet players to complete our friendly lineup.. Promoted to the 3rd Section in 2024 we are a mainly contesting band and rehearse every Wednesday from 7:30 - 9:30 in the centre of Keswick.


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher


               

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