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Gregson and Higgins claim prestigious composer awards

December 5
Edward Gregson and Gavin Higgins win prestigious Ivors Composer Awards for their works.


cAANGH

Cavanagh takes baritone role at Black Dyke

December 5 • Michael Cavanagh becomes the new solo baritone players at Black Dyke


Awards

Black Dyke awards to McGlynn and Smith

December 5 • Dave McGlynn and Dave Smith are presented with the 'Bandsman of the Year' and 'Pondasher' awards at Black Dyke's annual presentation evening.


RNCM

RNCM and BBE offer conducting workshop to help redress gender balance

December 5 • The RNCM and Brass Bands England link to offer conducting workshop opportunities for female-identifying, trans and non-binary conductors to help in redressing gender imbalance in brass banding.


City

2020 heralds new arrivals at City of Bradford

December 5 • New players will be making their way to the City of Bradford organisation this Christmas


4BR Shop: David Childs Symphonic Euphonium Vol II

December 5 • The perfect present to inspire the euphonium player in your life this Christmas


4BR Shop: B# Virtuoso Brass Instrument Cleaning Kit

December 3 • The ever popular cleaning kit at a great price for Christmas...


Crash, bang, wallop what a festive picture...

December 3 • Brass Bands England is looking for you to send them your festive images


BrassFestUK Bandsperson of the Year 2019 nominees revealed

December 3 • There are 22 nominees in the running to become the 2019 BrassFestUK Bandsperson of the Year


Interview with Arsene Duc of Valaisia Brass Band

Interview with Arsene Duc of Valaisia Brass Band

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Valaisia Brass Band after he led them to a fifth consecutive National title.


Interview with Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents

Interview with Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents Band after they won the First Division Swiss National title in Montreux


2019 Brass in Concert

2019 Brass in Concert

November 22 • You can still enjoy the action from the 2019 Brass in Concert Championships from World of Brass - so don't miss a note...


David Childs: The Symphonic Euphonium Vol II

David Childs: The Symphonic Euphonium Vol II

November 13 • David Childs has just launched his critically acclaimed second Symphonic Euphonium CD - and you can now get your hands on it yourself to enjoy in full...


2019 Swiss Nationals: As it happened

2019 Swiss Nationals: As it happened

November 24 • All the action from the 2019 Swiss Nationals — as it happened.


2019 Scottish Open Championship: As it happened

November 23 • All the action from the 2019 Scottish Open Championship — as it happened.


2019 Brass in Concert Championship: As it happened

November 17 • All the action from the 2019 Brass in Concert Championship — as it happened.


2019 Brass in Concert Championship: Preview & prediction

November 14 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the brass band entertainment on offer at the 43rd Brass in Concert Festival weekend at Sage Gateshead.

CD review: Spot on! The Next Generation of Euphonium Music

December 4 • Fabian Bloch. Featuring: Francoise Killian (piano); Michael Meinen (percussion). GENUIN Recordings: CD GEN19679


CD review: Lassus Trombones

December 3 • Trombone of Black Dyke, Grimethorpe, The International Staff Band and Associates. Conductor: Rob Wiffin OBE. Citadel Productions Ltd. CD: CP09


CD review: The Nationals 2019

December 3 • Highlights from the National Brass Band Championships. Featuring: Cory, Unison Kinneil, South Yorkshire Police, Uppermill, Tewit Silver, Black Dyke. Soloist: Richard Marshall. Doyen Recordings: CD398


# Band Points
1Cory2,991.24
2Black Dyke999.88
3Brighouse and Rastrick855.13
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik745.26
5Valaisia Brass Band668.83
6Foden's630.65
7Paris Brass Band503.75
8Flowers455.77
9Tredegar443.65
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery442.65

Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Choral Society

Friday 6 December • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


St Albans City Band - Nextstage Community Choir

Friday 6 December • Homewood Road URC Church , Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 3RD


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band presents "Christmas wit

Friday 6 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ


London Metropolitan Brass - Annual Charity Christmas Concert

Saturday 7 December • East Finchley Methodist Church, 205B High Rd, Finchley, London N2 8AN


The Fairey Band - Dobross Youth Band

Saturday 7 December • Civic Hall/Lee St, Oldham OL3 6AE OL3 6AE


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

December 5 • Solo Horn and Flugelhorn/Cornet required to complete the line up for the areas next year. A friendly band with a sensible engagement list and can arrange transport from Wakefield stations. Rehearsals Monday and Thursday 7:45-9:30


Longridge Band

December 5 • The Longridge Band (First Section North West) currently requires a percussionist.. . The band is one of the most well organised and run bands in the area, with a good mixture of contests/concerts and social activities planned for 2020.


Haverhill Silver Band

December 5 • Haverhill Silver Band require a 1st class Horn player, in preparation for 2020 contest season.


Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger


               

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