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100th Spring Festival
Winter Gardens, Blackpool
7 May 2022

As it happened...

Chris Jeans

Jeans ends two decade link to The GUS Band

May 14
Chris Jeans has made the difficult decision to step down from his role as Artistic Director of The GUS Band.


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Report & Results: 2022 North American Championships

May 14 • Fountain City maintain their dominance at the NABBA Championship, as new names appear on section titles.


Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall tickets waiting to be snapped up

May 14 • There are tickets to be grabbed for some major attractions later this year at Symphony Hall in Birmingham with the British Open and Gala Concert weekend


Tredegar

Tredegar head to Newbury for next major performance

May 14 • Tredegar will mix a little bit of fun into their preparations for a heavyweight musical programme at the Newbury Festival this weekend.


WFEL Fairey

Huge audience enjoys WFEL Fairey performance

May 14 • Over 10,000 people in Manchester and millions at home will enjoy WFEL Fairey's contribution to the celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.


Doyle departs from Milnrow

May 14 • Work and family balance sees John Doyle step down from his conducting lead role at Milnrow Band.


Midlands Area to return to The Cube

May 14 • The 2023 Midllands Regional Championships will once again take place at The Core at Corby Cube.


Start writing on A4

May 14 • The A4 Brass Quartet has launched its 4th Composition Competition — and is looking for new works from across the musical world.


Exmouth Entertainment open to first 15

May 14 • You will need to get your entries in quick if you wish to be a part of a super day of brass band competition and entertainment in Exmouth later this year.


Checking the quality...

Checking the quality...

November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...


Get ready to be entertained...

Get ready to be entertained...

November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...


Enjoy the best of the best at Brass in Concert

Enjoy the best of the best at Brass in Concert

November 9 • The very best youth and elite level bands will be providing the entertainment at Brass in Concert this year.


The best of the best at Brass in Concert

The best of the best at Brass in Concert

November 4 • There will be a host of brilliant brass band entertainers on show at Brass on Concert later this month - so why not enjoy the action at Gateshead or at home


2022 European Championships retrospective: Cradle credit notes

2022 European Championships retrospective: Cradle credit notes

May 13 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at a European Championship Festival that in the end amounted to much more than just profit and loss...


2022 British Open Spring Festival: Preview to the 100th event

May 6 • The 100th anniversary Spring Festival takes place at Blackpool's Winter Gardens this weekend with some great tests of musical character to challenge the bands.


2022 European Championships: Gala Concert

May 5 • Images from the fantastic Gala Concert featuring the twin forces of Cory and Louis Dowdeswell and his band.


2022 European Championships: Broadcast to the banding world

May 3 • World of Brass broadcast the European Championships to the banding world on the Wobplay.com platform — with players and personalities interviewed on camera with their views and opinion.

Concert: Concert for Rhys

May 15 • Combined Symphonic Brass Ensemble; Lewis Merthyr Band; BTM Band. Conductors: Martin McHale; Craig Roberts; Jeff Hutchinson. Compere: Alex Humphreys. Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. Sunday 8th May


Concert: Cory Band & Louis Dowdeswell Big Band

May 14 • 2022 European Championship Gala Concert . Conductor: Philip Harper. Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Sunday 1st May


Concert: National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain & The Band of HM Royal Marines, Collingwood

May 13 • 2022 European Championships: Festival Prelude . Conductors: Irene Anda; Capt. Sam Hairsine RM. Soloists: Brett Baker; Musc Richard Ward . Compere: Paul Fisher. Birmingham Town Hall. Thursday 28th April


# Band Points
1Cory2,088.40
2Foden's845.58
3Black Dyke658.32
4Brighouse and Rastrick496.03
5Flowers485.86
6Tredegar476.01
7Valaisia Brass Band387.39
8Eikanger-Bjørsvik356.59
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery339.40
10Paris Brass Band271.45

Perth Festival of the Arts - The Brewin Dolphin Gala Opening Concert

Thursday 19 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Perth Festival of the Arts - Reverie: The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy

Friday 20 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Perth Festival of the Arts - Perthshire Brass at Perth Festival of the Arts

Saturday 21 May • St Paul's Church Plaza, St Paul's Square PH1 5PA


Black Dyke Band - 2nd Rossendale Scouts, Rossendale Male Voice Choir

Saturday 21 May • The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, M2 3WS


Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Brass for YAS Charity Concert

Saturday 21 May • St Austin's Theatre, Wakefield, Wentworth Terrace. Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 3QN United Kingdom WF1 3QN


Concert Brass Poynton

May 16 • Concert Brass Poynton (between Stockport and Macclesfield) seek Bass player and Front Row Cornet. We are not a learner band. Higher section players should enjoy our rehearsal. No Contesting: Approx 4 jobs per year: Rehearing Weds, 8.00 to 10.00pm.


Syston Band

May 15 • We are looking for Bb and Eb basses to join our enthusiastic 4th section Brass Band, conducted by Colin Jones. The Band meet on Mondays 7.30 to 9.15pm at Syston Conservative Club.


Syston Band

May 15 • We are looking for Front Row Cornets to join our enthusiastic 4th section Brass Band, conducted by Colin Jones. The Band meet on Mondays 7.30 to 9.15pm at Syston Conservative Club.


Kevin Wadsworth


Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)


               

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