Louis Dowdeswell and Callum Au launch a fantastic new guide to help players understand and perform in the Big Band genre — with 10% off for 4BR readers too!
January 17 • The Reg Vardy Band has helped to raise nearly £1300 to assist the wonderful work of the local Pact House charity in providing essential help to families over the Christmas period.
January 17 • The home of one of the world's most famous brass bands is hoping to attract a £50 million investment to open its gates to 400,000 visitors a year.
January 17 • The Hepworth Band has been working hard to raise funds to help secure its musical future in the heart of its village.
January 17 • Foden's Band Manager Mark Wilkinson ensured there were no misconceptions about the plight of the banding world when he was recently interviewed on national radio.
January 16 • Tabby Kerwin has provided a fantastic free resource to help families during these challenging educational times.
January 16 • The experienced Dylan Brewer takes the solo trombone seat at St Dennis Band to extend a family link stretching back a century.
January 16 • Welsh band pays tribute to stalwart player as they look forward to exciting developments in 2021.
January 15 • Despite the restrictions and the weather there is still a little bit of fun to be had if you want to play together..
July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.
July 1 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - Ray Steadman Allen's 1978 work, 'Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway
June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.
June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...
January 18 • Brass banding is starting to be portrayed in a more informed light in the national media — thanks to finally realising we can influence some control over the message to report on...
January 4 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life of one of the truly unique musical talents of the banding movement.
December 30 • Five highlights and five low points from the past 12 months in the banding world...
December 28 • The long list of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by our panel of judges has been released.
January 11 • Mauro Martins. Accompanists: Bernardo Pinhal & Daniel Bernardes. Featuring: Sergio Carolino (tuba) . CD Recording: CDMMF
January 5 • Amsterdam Staff Band and Household Troops Band. Bandmasters: Olaf Ritman and Carl Saunders. Soloists: Michel Rosenquist; Steef Klepke; Anthony Smith . SP&S Recordings: SPS 435 CD
January 4 • Ratby Co-operative Brass Band. Musical Director: David Purkiss. World of Sound Recordings: WOS158
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|5||Valaisia Brass Band||542.45|
|9||Paris Brass Band||389.84|
|10||Carlton Main Frickley Colliery||365.35|
Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL
Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3
Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA
Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH
January 17 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.
January 1 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs. Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.
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