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Withington looks to bottle musical understanding

February 20
Allan Withington is set to explore the fragrance of music on his latest Conducting Summer School course.


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The eyes have it at Allegro Optical

February 20 • Allegro Optical leads the way in helping musicians overcome problems with their vision — with a special focus on those in brass bands...


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Scottish challengers look towards Perth

February 20 • 55 bands will battle for titles and qualification places in Palanga, London and Cheltenham in Perth next month.


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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.


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Clowes inspires with his Goldy touch

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


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.


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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: Tredegar Band

February 18 • Conductor: Ian Porthouse. UniBrass Championship Gala Concert. Theatr Bryn Terfel. Bangor University. Saturday 2nd February


Concert: Aldbourne Band

February 17 • Conductor: Glyn Williams. Immanuel United Reform Church. Swindon . Saturday 26th January


Concert: Band of the Scots Guards

February 16 • Burns Night Celebration. Conductor: Major Ian Johnson. Guards Chapel. Friday 25th January


# Band Points
1Cory1,947.00
2Valaisia Brass Band1,280.57
3Brighouse and Rastrick990.81
4Foden's672.90
5Eikanger-Bjørsvik650.04
6Black Dyke476.21
7Whitburn323.21
8Carlton Main Frickley Colliery320.03
9Tredegar312.99
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


Poulton-le-Fylde

February 20 • Poulton-le-Fylde Band (based near Blackpool in North-West), vacancies for Trombone (Tenor), Euphonium & Kit player. Our friendly band offers a good mix of contests/concerts. We are also flexible and welcome players of all ages/abilities


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.


Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist