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2019 European Composer finalists announced

January 18
A Belgian and two English writers will have their works performed in the final of the seventh European Composer Competition in Montreux in April.


Harrison

New youth venture spearheads participation, inspiration and enjoyment

January 18 • An exciting new initiative spearheaded by Sam Harrison of Elland Youth Band aims to bring a different approach to showcasing youth band musical talent.


Special offer

January Special Offers from Band Supplies

January 18 • There are some fantastic special offers on at Band Supplies at the moment — so why not save some money and get in touch.


Fairey

Fairey add to their line-up with new signings

January 18 • Fairey look back and forward with their new signings ahead of their high profile RNCM Brass Band Festival appearance.


Wantage

Wantage enjoy healthy experience of new signings

January 18 • The Wantage Band has strengthened its ranks ahead of the London & Southern Counties Regional Championships with a brace of new signings.


Death of Dan Williams

January 18 • The death has been announced of Dan Williams of the Lewis Merthyr Band.


Derwent engaged in artistic warp speed

January 18 • Derwent Brass to take a trip through time to bring a cultural message of future value about a historical landscape.


Radio: World of Brass

January 18 • John Maines returns with plenty of great brass band music for the New Year...


World Rankings — January update

January 17 • Significant moves for the Butlins prizewinners with Desford's victory securing a spot in the top 20.


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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


2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championship: As it happened

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...


Walking in the Air: How to build a magical brass band Snowman

January 9 • Inspiration, hard work and plenty of vision has helped East London Brass bring an iconic Christmas tale to magical brass band life in the heart of their community.


4BR Spotlight interview: 5 minutes or so with Rex Richardson

January 8 • We spend five minutes or so in the company of the great American trumpet star and brass band lover Rex Richardson — with another five minutes or more to come...

CD review: 56° North

January 3 • Mike Lovatt. Featuring: Foden's Band. Conductors: Colin Skinner, Paul Fisher, Michael Fowles. Featuring: Philip Cobb, Danny Marsden, Gareth Small, Jeremy Brown, Graham Harvey, Matt Skelton. WOS CD 139


CD review: This Way

January 2 • Tom Hutchinson. Accompanied by Cory Band. Conductor: Philip Harper. DOY CD386


CD review: Celebrate! 50 Years of the Flowers Band

January 1 • Flowers Band. Principal Conductor: David Childs. Soloists: Paul Richards, Grant Jameson, Andrew Smith, Emily Evans and Carlton Sykes. SKU: 100393


# 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

Black Dyke Band - Symphony Hall

Sunday 20 January • Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Grimsby Auditorium

Sunday 20 January • Grimsby Auditorium . Grimsby Auditorium, . Cromwell Rd, . Grimsby, . North East Lincolnshire . DN31 2BH DN31 2BH


Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 25 January • 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - Canon Brass (brass quintet) from the Royal College

Friday 25 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ


Black Dyke Band - International Staff Band of Salvation Army - RNCM

Saturday 26 January • Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD


Nailsworth Silver band

January 18 • Vacancies have arisen for a front row CORNET and EB BASS to complete our area line up. We rehearse on Mondays in our own bandroom. Friendly well attended rehearsals. It's our centenary year so CD, concert with Tom Hutchinson and trip to France booked.


Chinnor Silver

January 17 • We are looking for CORNETS AND Bb BASS to complete our area line up. we rehearse on wednesdays in our own bandroom which are well attended and have a good atmosphere.. Realistic book of concerts and contests


Drighlington Band

January 17 • We are keen to fill our final remaining vacancies prior to the Yorkshire Regional Contest & are looking to recruit Eb/BBb bass & percussionists. if you fancy a change for the New Year & are looking for a friendly band, then please get in touch.


David Frame


Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor