Progress is being made to create a national representative body for the benefit of Welsh banding.
September 22 • Brass Bands England has released the latest clarification received from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport that will affect English bands.
September 22 • The facts and figures of a year of resilience and stability were looked at in detail at the recent Brass Bands England Annual General Meeting.
September 22 • Chris Helme continues to reach out across the world with his selection of brass band favourites.
September 22 • The death has been announced of Peter Tanner, the much respected stalwart member of the Downton Band.
September 21 • There is an impressive line-up of judges to be impressed at the 10th anniversary Foden's Solo & Ensemble Competition — so make sure you get your entries in.
September 20 • An image of Boarshurst Band's principal cornet player Ryan Ashley will be seen travellers throughout the region after inspiring an award winning photographer.
September 20 • John Maines makes a welcome return to the airwaves with his new programme packed with great music.
September 20 • The outstanding work of Paul Hindmarsh, Tabby Kerwin, Glenis Smith, Sam Wyne and Nigel Birch has been recognised with Brass Band England Awards.
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...
September 22 • Arts Council England's CEO Darren Henley's address at Brass Bands England's 2020 Conference was well meaning but uninspired — offering crumbs of comfort at a time when banding needs much more than aphorisms and sound bite cliches.
August 25 • Five of the very best recordings of Gilbert Vinter's iconic test-piece.
August 18 • The latest guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has not given a realistic green light for a return to rehearsals — even if the option is now there...
August 15 • Brass Bands England has published in full its sector support advice for bands in England. If you are thinking of making a return to rehearsal, then they ask that you read this in full and understand its implications.
September 2 • Conductor: Stanley Boddington. Soloists: Gordon Higginbottom; Colin Aspinall. Virtuosi Recordings: VR 7609 Stereo
August 29 • Conductors: Reid Gilje & Martin Winter. Soloists: Jonas Puntervoll (tuba); Vidar Nordli (trombone). Knarvik Kyrkje. Bergen. Saturday 29th August
August 26 • The Amsterdam Brass Quintet. Thomas Piet, Thomas Geerts, Misha Sporck, Rolf Hoogenberg, John William Banther. Featuring: David Thornton, Ilja Reijngoud . CD: ABQ:001
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Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY
Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU
Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY
Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ
Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ
September 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.
September 16 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!
September 14 • To complete our band line up once COVID restrictions are lifted we require a Bass Trombone, Percussionist (Kit) and 2nd Baritone player. We practice Mon and Thurs 8-10pm at Bollington Arts Centre. (Nr Macclesfield/Stockport) Currently NW 1st Section.
MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator