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Report & Results: 2019 Midlands Regional Championships

March 9
Desford, Enderby, Gresley Colliery, Raunds Temperance, Ratby Co-operative Mid claim the Midlands Area titles in Bedworth and Kenilworth.


Dyke Festival

Black Dyke launches 2019 Festival

March 22 • The popular event — packed with masterclasses and workshops and topped by a huge afternoon gala concert at Leeds Town Hall has been launched by Black Dyke — so make sure you sign up.


Richard Evans

Treat yourself to a bit of Tricky Dicky

March 21 • The great entertainer Richard Evans has just recorded a double CD of many of the great stories and episodes of his flamboyant musical life. It's not to be missed...


Manus

Carey takes Director of Performance role at RNCM

March 21 • Manus Carey takes on the new role of Deputy Principal (Performance & Programmes) at the Royal Northern College of Music.


Damien Hall

Hall takes on solo trom role at Skelmanthorpe

March 21 • Damien Hall is the new solo trombone at Skelmanthorpe Band


Foden's ready for Welsh swingers

March 21 • The National Champion is heading to Newtown in Powys this weekend for their big band extravaganza with swing singer Matt Ford.


cooperation offer for Scottish qualifiers

March 21 • The newly crowned Scottish Champion, the cooperation band, has offered its assistance to fellow representatives in Cheltenham.


Childs to join Black Dyke for Band of the Year appearance

March 21 • David Childs will join Black Dyke as the featured BrassPass 'Band of the Year' Gala Concert soloist in Manchester in June.


To Hull and back after 26 years for regional champion

March 21 • After over a quarter of a century, the EYMS Band reverts back to its former identity — closing its sponsorship chapter on a fantastic high in Durham on the weekend.


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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 Welsh Regional Championships: As it happened

2019 Welsh Regional Championships: As it happened

March 17 • All the action from the 2019 Welsh Regional Championships — As it happened.


2019 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships: As it happened

March 17 • All the action from the 2019 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships — As it happened.


2019 North of England Regional Championships: As it happened

March 17 • All the action from the 2019 North of England Regional Championships — As it happened.


2019 Welsh Regional Championships: Previews & Predictions

March 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the qualification action for London and Cheltenham as Welsh banding heads north to Wrexham.

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
1Cory1,727.83
2Valaisia Brass Band973.38
3Brighouse and Rastrick919.62
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik688.56
5Foden's620.84
6Black Dyke423.40
7Tredegar327.23
8Whitburn309.76
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery306.13
10Grimethorpe Colliery284.94

Jackfield Band -

Friday 29 March • Dawley Town Hall, 6 New Street, Dawley TF4 3JR


Contest: National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great B

Saturday 30 March • University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


Black Dyke Band - Boston

Saturday 30 March • Centenary Methodist Church, Boston, PE21 6NY


Black Dyke Band - Bury Parish Church

Thursday 4 April • The Rock, Bury BL9 0AH


Strata Brass -

Friday 5 April • Rockingham Centre. Hoyland Common. Barnsley S74 9DQ


Ilkeston Brass

March 25 • we are looking for cornet players, position negotiable and Bb bass players. We practice on Thursday and Sunday evenings at Stanton by Dale close to M1.


Welwyn Garden City Band

March 24 • We are a friendly & sociable Third Section Band with an exciting and varied summer season ahead of us. We have an immediate vacancy for a SOLO TROMBONE player. Our MD is Duncan Wilson.


The Tilbury Band

March 24 • In our hundredth year, The Tilbury Band is currently seeking cornet players and percussionists to bring our band back to full capacity. Could this be you? A friendly 2nd section band, we rehearse on a Wednesday and Sunday evening in our Hall in Tilbury.


Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger