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Higgins enjoys Miracle performance

February 19
Composer Gavin Higgins has enjoyed the acclaim that has come his way for his new 'Trombone Concerto' — with the spotlight ready to shine even more brightly with his new opera premiere this week.


Clowes inspires with his Goldy touch

February 19 • Ian Clowes has been inspiring the next generation of potential brass band photographers.

Band Supplies

A bit of tender loving care from Band Supplies...

February 19 • Buy a new instrument from Band Supplies and get an extra bit of love and care for your money...


UK Brass Hire head to Blackpool

February 19 • The company which is making an increasing impression on the UK marketplace will be experiencing their first taste of Blackpool on the weekend...


Welsh Guards Band ready for adrenaline, testosterone and anticipation

February 19 • The Band of the Welsh Guards will be displaying their musical talents on an exciting tale of love when they head to Brecon on St David's Day...

Scottish Youth get final Porthouse reminder

February 19 • If you want to enjoy being part of the National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland — then why not get in touch and enjoy yourselves under the baton of Ian Porthouse and his colleagues.

Whitburn to lead the rehearsal way to Perth

February 19 • Scottish Champion Whitburn will be joined by Newland Concert Brass, Whitburn Heartlands, Selkirk Silver and Unison Kinneil for a special pre-Perth test piece menu.

Radio: Sounds of Brass

February 19 • There is a musical flavour of the USA to this week's broadcast from Philip Hunt

Littleport to host Area trio

February 19 • There is a great chance to hear the test-pieces in the First, Second and Third Sections ahead of them being played at Stevenage — and get to hear the wise words of David Read.

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David Childs and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

David Childs and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

January 8 • 4BR travels to Manchester to see euphonium virtuoso David Childs recording four concerto works with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Interview with Simon Dobson

Interview with Simon Dobson

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox recently met up with composer Simon Dobson in Montreux to talk Glass, GRAMMYs and rock and roll..

2018 Swiss National round up

2018 Swiss National round up

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox rounds up with his final thoughts on what was a memorable 2018 Swiss National Championships in Montreux

Interview with Arsene Duc

Interview with Arsene Duc

November 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Arsene Duc, the conductor of the 2018 Swiss National Champion, Valaisia Brass Band

The joy of sax:  2019 Saxhorn Fest makes a worldwide impression...

The joy of sax: 2019 Saxhorn Fest makes a worldwide impression...

February 6 • Almost half a million people know a bit more about the musical joys of the tenor horn and baritone thanks to the success of the Saxhorn Fest led by Katrina Marzella-Wheeler and Helen Varley.

Trepanning for excellence: Light bulb open mindedness at the RNCM Festival of Brass

January 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the most vital showcase for brass banding excellence in the UK at the RNCM Brass Band Festival in Manchester this weekend.

2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championship: As it happened

January 13 • All the action from the 2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championship — As it happened.

2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championship: Preview & Predictions

January 10 • The overture to the 2019 contesting year is provided at Skegness this weekend when 70 bands battle for the Butlins accolades and hefty cash prizes...

Concert: Cory Band

February 5 • 2019 RNCM Brass Band Festival. Conductor: Philip Harper. Soloist: Chris Thomas. RNCM Manchester. Sunday 27th January

Concert: Tredegar Band

February 4 • 2019 RNCM Brass Band Festival. Conductor: Ian Porthouse. Soloist: David Childs. RNCM Manchester. Sunday 27th January

Concert: Ian Bousfield

February 3 • 2019 RNCM Brass Band Festival. Featuring: Philip Sharp (piano); Katy Jones, Christian Jones, Ellena Newton. RNCM Manchester. Sunday 27th January

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band1,280.57
3Brighouse and Rastrick990.81
6Black Dyke476.21
8Carlton Main Frickley Colliery320.03
10Grimethorpe Colliery286.30

Foden's Band - Annual Patrons Concert

Tuesday 19 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS

The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ

Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert with Church Without Walls

Saturday 23 February • Broughton Fields Primary School. Milton Road. Broughton MK10 9LS

Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 23 February • Brooksbank School Victoria road Elland H50QG

Frampton on Severn Silver Band

February 19 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, baritone, euphonium, basses, but all welcome. We play at local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.

The Corsham Band

February 19 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Back Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. Second or Third Cornet position available.

Thundersley Brass Band

February 19 • Thundersley Brass Band are inviting applicants for: Front Row Cornet, 2nd Horn to complete our line-up on a permanent basis with immediate effect. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly top level brass band in the L&SC area

David Barringer

Conductor and Adjudicator