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Brass Bands England

Brass Bands England hits 300 membership mark

May 23
Brass Bands England exceeds membership targets as 300th band signs up to organisation.


Hamilton to welcome New Zealand National Championships

May 23 • The world's oldest National Brass Band Championship will be making a 40 year return to Hamilton next month.

Golf Day

Get ready to tee up for Cory legend

May 23 • If you want to enjoy a great day of golf and banding then make sure you sign up and get a quartet to take part in the Ian Williams Golf Day.

John Glyn Jones

Poetic coda to Welsh conducting career

May 23 • One of Welsh banding's most respected musical figures has been honoured on his conducting retirement from Oakeley Brass Band.

Philip Harper

Positive response to latest BBE Artistic Development

May 23 • Philip Harper continues to gain positive responses from his Artistic Development seminars run by Brass Bands England.

Littleport bounce back to strength with new players

May 23 • Littleport Brass can now look forward ot the rest of 2019 and beyond with new signings adding competitive bounce to the ranks.

Whitburn appoint Allen to conducting role

May 23 • The experienced Bryan Allen has become the new Associate Conductor of Whitburn Band.

Political endorsement for Cory triumph

May 23 • Cory's recent European triumph has been marked by congratulatory speeches by leading Welsh politicians in the crucibles of power...

Bugle call for 21 bands

May 23 • 21 bands will head to the famous Cornish village of Bugle for the 2019 West of England Bandsmans Festival. in June.

Relive the 2019 European Championships

Relive the 2019 European Championships

May 2 • You can still enjoy the action from a memorable 2019 European Brass Band Championships

Interview with Youth Brass 2000

Interview with Youth Brass 2000

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Chris Jeans of the 2019 National Youth Champions of Great Britain, Youth Brass 2000.

Interview with Darren Henley OBE

Interview with Darren Henley OBE

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Darren Henley OBE, CEO of Arts Council England who was a welcome visitor to the 2019 National Youth Championships on the weekend

Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to two of the players from Wardle Academy School Band after they won the Intermediate Section of the 2019 National Youth Championships.

2019 British Open Spring Festival: As it happened

2019 British Open Spring Festival: As it happened

May 18 • All the action from the 2019 British Open Spring Festival — as it happened.

2019 British Open Spring Festival: Previews & predictions

May 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks ahead but not down on the thrills and spills of the trio of Spring Festival qualification contests at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool this weekend.

Take 5: A quintet of debating points from the 2019 European Championships

May 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five points of interest that emerged from the recent European Championships in Montreux.

2019 European Championships: Championship Section - As it happened

April 27 • All the action from the 2019 European Championships — Championship Section — as it happened.

CD review: The Music of Bliss & Howells

May 13 • Brighouse & Rastrick Band. Conductor: Dr David Thornton . Doyen Recordings: CD389

CD review: My Journey

May 12 • Soloist: Derick Kane. The International Staff Band. Conductors: Dr. Stephen Cobb, Ray Bowes, Robert Redhead . Featuring: Stephen Kane . SKU: SPS423

CD review: The Music of Michael Bennett - Volume 1

May 11 • Michael Bennett Brass. Conductor: Nigel Boddice MBE. Featuring: Michael Bennett; Craig Anderson. Recording: JM102887

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band972.33
4Brighouse and Rastrick816.55
5Paris Brass Band741.40
7Black Dyke388.63
8Brass Band Willebroek372.60
10Burgermusik Luzern271.35

Foden's Band - St Michaels & All Angels Church

Saturday 25 May • Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 1AJ

St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ

Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB

Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD

Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR

Stannington Brass Band

May 23 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA PLAYER to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.

Horbury Victoria Band

May 22 • Horbury Victoria Band.. Preparing in good time for section one next year require Solo Euphonium and Front Row Cornet.. A not too busy, friendly and happy band. Rehearsal Wednesday 8pm

Hathersage Band

May 22 • BBb Bass to join in our music making under MD Andy Furmidge. Hathersage Brass Band is a non-contesting band whose friendly members enjoy performing at Village Galas and Fetes as well as several Christmas concerts.

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor