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Withington

Withington inspires with the fragrant scent of conducting success

July 18
Allan Withington has been working his conducting magic with delegates on his latest Conductor Summer School in Leeuwarden.


Youth champs

Band Supplies offers an extra Sparke of help for National Youth competitors

July 18 • Band Supplies links up with Brass Bands England to offer a great deal on the top section test-piece at the National Youth Championships.


Riverside

Brave New World to be conquered with technological first at Durham BRASS Festival

July 17 • Two bands 560 miles apart in Durham and Copenhagen will join forces thanks to technology to play together in a new world premiere work this weekend.


popp

Popp takes the helm at Regensburg

July 17 • Stefan Popp has become the new MD at European Challenge Champion Brass Band Regensburg


Watkins

Watkins takes Hepworth baton

July 17 • Ryan Watkins has taken on the role of Musical Director at Hepworth Band.


Moore the merrier at Derwent

July 17 • Joel Moore has become the new solo baritone player at Derwent Brass.


Talented duo join Brighouse ranks

July 17 • Mike Cavanagh and Charlotte Horsfield join Yorkshire Champion ahead of major championship challenges.


No cooperation for Palanga

July 17 • The Scottish Champion, the cooperation band has taken the decision not to compete at the 2020 European Brass Band Championships in Lithuania.


Trainee judges announced for Cheltenham

July 17 • Kapitol Promotions has teamed up with the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators to provide trainee experience in the boxes at the National Finals.


Interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP

Interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP

June 19 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Scotland's Minister for Culture at the MEPG Celebration Day event at Glasgow's Concert Hall.


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.


Requiem for brass:  Verdi's masterpiece comes to Durham

Requiem for brass: Verdi's masterpiece comes to Durham

July 17 • David Whetstone talks to composer Steve Robson and chorus master Mike Summers about the landmark performance of Verdi's 'Requiem' at Durham Cathedral as part of Durham BRASS 2019.


Grimethorpe at the crossroads: An exciting future or a heyday that has passed forever?

July 10 • Does the appointment of Dr David Thornton as Musical Director finally signal the realistic ambition of Grimethorpe Colliery Band to secure a relevant future for itself?


2019 BrassPass.tv Band of the Year: As it happened

June 22 • All the action from the 2019 BrassPass.tv Band of the Year — as it happened.


2019 Whit Friday: The times they are a changin'

June 13 • Malcolm Wood looks forward to what could be the start of a new era in the long history of the famous Whit Friday contests...

Concert: Foden's, Elland Silver Youth & Superbrass

July 17 • Conductors: Michael Fowles, Samantha Harrison. George Lawton Hall. Mossley. Saturday 13th July


Concert: Former members of the Household Division Bands in Concert

July 17 • Household Division Music Festival 2019. Conductors: Lt Col D Kimberley MBE; Major B T Keeling MBE; Major A R Chatburn; . Lt Col D L Wolfendale. Guards Chapel. London. Sunday 30th June


Concert: Cory Band

July 16 • Cory Band/RWCMD Composition Prize. Conductor: Philip Harper . RWCMD. Cardiff. Sunday 30th June


# Band Points
1Cory2,393.77
2Valaisia Brass Band871.25
3Eikanger-Bjørsvik830.62
4Brighouse and Rastrick764.23
5Paris Brass Band664.04
6Black Dyke577.50
7Foden's524.05
8Tredegar407.38
9Brass Band Willebroek333.25
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery280.39

Shrewsbury Brass Band - United Reformed Church Choir

Saturday 20 July • United Reformed Church. Coleham Head. Shrewsbury . Shropshire SY3 7BJ


Norfolk Wherry Brass - Norfolk Wherry Brass Memorial Concert

Sunday 21 July • Lingwood Village Hall. Station Road. Norwich. Norfolk. NR13 4AZ


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

Wednesday 31 July • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Commercial Square Bonfire Society, The Jumping Jac

Saturday 3 August • The Paddock. Little Paddock Lane. Lewes BN7 1UU


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Saturday 10 August • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent . DE13 9RN


Lindley Band

July 19 • FRONT ROW CORNET required to join our friendly band who enjoy a sensible mix of engagements and contests. Our inspirational MD Mike Golding takes rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own modern bandroom located only 1mile from M62 Jcn 24.


Stannington Brass Band

July 19 • 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.


Thurcroft Welfare

July 19 • We have a vacancy for a Solo Horn player and a vacancy for front row and back row cornet. Our Band meets Tuesdays and Thursdays in our own bandroom at Thurcroft near Rotherham and Junc 1 of the M18.


Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator