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Paul Cosh

Tuesday interview with Paul Cosh

January 18
We speak to the highly respected player, conductor, teacher and lecturer about his new teaching publication — 'Brass Essentials — An Arban Collection'.


Empty seats filled at Littleport

January 18 • Littleport Brass has filled their empty seats ahead of their Area challnge in a few weeks time.

New signings

New additions at Ratby Mid Band

January 18 • New faces young and old join the set-up at Ratby Mid Band in time for their assault on the Midlands Area title.


75 years of brass and coal

January 18 • The national newspaper will hopefully remember the link between brass bands and the National Coal Board this weekend thanks to photographer Lorne Campbell.

Tom Redmond

Monday interview with Tom Redmond

January 17 • We speak to the Joint Principal of Chetham's School of Music in Manchester to find out more about their free Brass Academy Day on Sunday 6th February

Keep taking the medicine...

January 17 • A new study shows that listening to just 9 minutes of fast paced music can help banish the blues...

New afternoon AmJAM attraction at Amersham

January 17 • A new initiative designed to attract day time players to enjoy making music together has been launched by Amersham Band.

SBBA announce trio of Learning Festival workshops

January 17 • Three workshops designed to help bands prosper in the new post Covid-19 musical landscape have been announced by the Scottish Brass Band Association.

New principal thrilled at main role at Frickley

January 17 • Seb Williman has been appointed the new principal cornet of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band

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

The Coal Connection: 75 years of brass bands and the NCB

The Coal Connection: 75 years of brass bands and the NCB

January 5 • The National Coal Board came into existence 75 years ago this month — and with it a connection to brass bands that remains to this day.

2021 4BR Band of the Year: The conductors and players

December 31 • These are the conductors and players we've picked to perform in our 2021 Band of the Year line-up — if we were ever lucky enough to get them together for a one off performance.

National Youth Brass Band at 70: Challenges met and opportunities to come

December 29 • Mark Bromley, CEO of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain talks to 4BR about the organisation's response to the challenges posed in 2021, and how it is now looking forward to its 70th anniversary year in 2022.

Mediterranean attractions: How a brass band is core to attracting students to Antibes

December 27 • Antibes Conservatoire of Music & Drama has a new state of the art concert hall — but it is a brass band that is being promoted as a star attraction for students.

CD review: Kaffeeschranzchen

January 2 • UnglauBlech. Suisa Recordings: 51018

Concert: Athena Brass

December 31 • Conductors: Jessica Sneeringer & Mallory Thompson. 2021 Midwest Clinic. Chicago. Thursday 16th December

Concert: Brass Band BlechKLANG

December 28 • Jenaer Blaserweihnacht. Grand Christmas Concert. Conductor: Alexander Richter . Stadtkirche St. Michael. Jena. Sunday 5th December

# Band Points
3Black Dyke771.64
4Brighouse and Rastrick612.49
6Valaisia Brass Band520.97
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery415.73
10Paris Brass Band325.09

Contest: 168th British Open

Sunday 23 January • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Glossop Old Band - Cadishead Public Band

Sunday 23 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 29 January • Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Regent Hall Concerts - The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 29 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 30 January • Greendale Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4XB

The Cobham Band

January 17 • The Cobham Band is fully up and running again and requires a EUPHONIUM or BARITONE player. We have some great concerts planned including bandstand dates for the new season under our new conductor, Jim Lynch.. .

Shrewsbury Brass Band

January 15 • Are you looking for a change of scene or want to get back into banding with an ambitious and hardworking band? We have a vacancy for an experienced front row cornet player, BBb Bass player, and 2 percussionists.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

January 15 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed **EEb BASS PLAYER ** to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.

Gordon Eddison

B Ed (Hons). Member AoBBA.
Conductor and Adjudicator.


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