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BRITS to test the way towards audience safety

April 23
The high profile awards ceremony is being used as part of the Government's pilot test scheme to gain evidence towards a return to live events.


National Youth

National Youth Band launches bursary fund raising initiative

April 23 • The National Youth Band of Great Britain looks to raise £6,000 to enable 10 talented young players attend this summer's Children and Youth courses.


Friday

Besson Fridays at Home: Episode 19

April 23 • Phil, Roger and Steve are joined by the European heavyweights of euph star Bastien Baumet and tuba virtuoso Roland Szentpali.


Fife

Fife Festival set for on-line entertainment

April 23 • 12 bands will provide the online entertainment this weekend at the Fife Brass Band Festival.


Brighoiuse

Brighouse Hymn Tune contest cancelled

April 23 • Covid-19 restrictions sees the Brighouse & District Lions March & Hymn Tune Contest cancelled.


Welsh invited to opening of the box...

April 22 • Brass Bands Wales has linked up with the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators for an evening workshop looking at all aspects of the judging process.


4BR Thursday Interview with Mark Wilkinson

April 22 • 4BR talks to Foden's Band Manager Mark Wilkinson to find out more about the worldwide response to their forthcoming online Whit Friday contest weekend and their plans to safeguard their musical future and recall their past.


4BR Wednesday Interview with Patrick Ottiger

April 21 • 4BR catches up with the Yamaha professional trumpet star and inspirational conductor of the BML Talents Band in Switzerland to find out more about musical life, Jerusalema dance moves and contesting promotion...


Swiss soloists respond in number

April 21 • Over 350 players and 32 quartets entered the online Swiss Solo and Quartet Championships this year — with the finals set to take place in Berne in May.


4BR Thursday Interview with Mark Wilkinson

4BR Thursday Interview with Mark Wilkinson

April 22 • 4BR talks to Foden's Mark Wilkinson to find out more about the worldwide response to their forthcoming online Whit Friday contest weekend and their plans to safeguard their musical future and recall their past.


4BR Wednesday Interview with Patrick Ottiger

4BR Wednesday Interview with Patrick Ottiger

April 21 • 4BR catches up with the Yamaha professional trumpet star and inspirational conductor of the BML Talents Band in Switzerland to find out more about musical life, Jerusalema dance moves and contesting promotion...


4BR Tuesday Interview with Michael Bach

4BR Tuesday Interview with Michael Bach

April 20 • 4BR talks to the well known conductor about the first steps back to post Covid-19 musical normality in his country and his hopes that Swiss banding can hopefully 'Rejoice' at the National Championships later in the year.


4BR Monday Interview with Mark Bromley

4BR Monday Interview with Mark Bromley

April 19 • 4BR talks to Mark Bromley, the CEO of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain to talk about the past year as well as the exciting future in prospect for the organisation.


Bums on seats:  Understanding the new entertainment normality

Bums on seats: Understanding the new entertainment normality

March 5 • When brass bands return to live performance how do they prise the bums of an audience from the sofas in front of smart television screens to hear them play — or can they also offer another button to press...


4BR Hall of Fame: No.15: Willie Lang

February 16 • Tim Mutum looks back at the remarkable life of the great cornet and trumpet player Willie Lang.


Score Exchange: Three unusual places to find great brass band scores

February 15 • How do you find high quality sheet music? Score Exchange may be just the right place to find out...


Take 5: A quintet of the best Journey into Freedom recordings

February 12 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five of the best recordings of Eric Ball's classic test-piece to add to your collection.

CD review: Hustle

February 9 • Mark Glover (euphonium). Featuring: Dr Viktoriya Zaharieva (piano). ASIN: B07MCZJ1RJ


CD review: Origin of the Species - Revisited

February 8 • The Wallace Collection . Featuring: John Wallace, John Miller, Paul Gardham, Simon Gunton, Anthony George. TWC Recordings: TWC-FR2020-001


CD review: Flow

January 11 • Mauro Martins. Accompanists: Bernardo Pinhal & Daniel Bernardes. Featuring: Sergio Carolino (tuba) . CD Recording: CDMMF


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Watford Band

April 22 • Come and join the Watford band!. We are a friendly, welcoming band. . Currently in Fourth Section but hungry for promotion. . We are looking for Bb Bass, 2nd Trombone, . 1st, 2nd Horn Players, and Percussionists.


Chinnor Silver

April 19 • With rehearsals starting soon in line with government guidelines we are looking to strengthen BACKROW CORNETS &PERCUSSION TEAM concerts and contests planned.we rehearse on wednesdays in our own bandroom check out our lockdown performances and come join us


Chadderton Band

April 17 • Chadderton Band is a friendly non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections of the band particularly on Euph Drums and Horn. Come along for a blow most welcome.


John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator


               

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