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Fontana set for busy year of performance and persuasion

December 16
The indefatigable Lito Fontana will be on his travels once more in 2019 — hoping to entertain his fans as well as expand grass roots brass banding in new areas of Europe.

Daniel Brooks

Brooks bonds with Easington

December 16 • The musical partnership between Daniel Brooks and Easington Colliery Band will be renewed at the North of England Regional Championships in 2019.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 16 • Phillip Hunt rounds off the year with lots of waltzes, polkas and and all those Viennese whirls...


Golding returns to Pemberton

December 16 • Mike Golding has returned to Pemberton Old B Band looking for to repeat the success of his last stint in charge


2019 Brass at the Guild filling up nicely

December 15 • There is still plenty of time to get your entry in, but don't leave it too late to test your band's early season form at Preston Guild Hall.

Only 19 more concerts until Christmas...

December 15 • The award winning pupils of Wardle Academy will be kept busy over the next week or so with their festive music making...

How about an affordable mellow sounding flugel horn for Christmas?

December 14 • Band Supplies has a fantastic festive deal on a great student model flugel horn this Christmas.

Welsh Open nearly closed for 2019 entries

December 14 • There are just three spots left up for grabs for the 2019 Welsh Open entertainment contest — so be quick if you want to impress Philip Harper and start the year with a grand in your pocket and a possible trip to the Spring Festival.

Foden's gain extra Gard protection

December 14 • National Champion enters new partnership with Gard Bags as National success brings commercial opportunities...

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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

Interview with Philip McCann

Interview with Philip McCann

November 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Philip McCann at the 2018 Swiss National Championships to reflect on the banding scene in the country and the contest weekend

Banding's Article 50 dilemma: Can EBBA stop further Euro Brexit decisions being made?

Banding's Article 50 dilemma: Can EBBA stop further Euro Brexit decisions being made?

December 10 • Will Whitburn's decision not to go to Montreux trigger others to vote for an 'opt out' option to Europe's flagship contest, or can EBBA reform pave the way for future European Union?

2018 Swiss Nationals: As it happened

November 25 • All the action from the 2018 Swiss National Championships — As it happened.

2018 Scottish Open: As it happened

November 24 • All the action from the 2018 Scottish Open Championship — As it happened.

2018 Brass in Concert: As it happened

November 18 • All the action from the 2018 Brass in Concert Championship — As it happened.

Concert: Black Dyke & Huddersfield Choral Society

December 15 • Conductor: Phil Goodwin & Bob Chilcott. Featuring: Huddersfield Choral Society Youth Choirs. Huddersfield Town Hall. Friday 7th December

Concert: Fulham Brass Band

December 7 • Wilfred Heaton Centenary Concert. Conductor: John Ward. Featuring: Thomas Nielsen (cornet). Regent Hall. Friday 23rd November

Concert: Scarlet & Gold

December 2 • The Bands of the Household Division. Featuring: The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra; Katie Holmes (soprano). Cadogan Hall. Thursday 29th November

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band1,379.41
3Brighouse and Rastrick1,076.47
6Black Dyke519.25
8Carlton Main Frickley Colliery346.66
10Grimethorpe Colliery311.24

Sherborne Town Band - Sherborne Community Choir & Sherborne Youth Band

Sunday 16 December • Cheap Street Church, Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ DT93BJ

Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - A Christmas Carol

Sunday 16 December • All Saints Centre. Friars Walk. Lewes BN7 2LE

Jackfield Band - Annual Christmas Concert

Sunday 16 December • Anstice Memorial Hall, Anstice Square , Madeley, Telford, Shropshire TF7 5BD

Black Dyke Band - Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir - Dewsbury

Sunday 16 December • Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Rd, Dewsbury WF12 8DG

Enderby Band - Enderby Band Christmas Concert

Monday 17 December • Enderby Church. Corner of Leicester Lane/Blaby Road. Enderby. Leicestershire LE19 4AR

Cheshire Constabulary Band

December 16 • The band are seeking a front rank cornet player. The band is made up of players from all walks of life not just the police and has interesting and varied engagements both here and abroad.

Ilkeston Brass

December 16 • We currently have vacancies for front and back row cornets, tenor and bass trombone and Bb bass. We are a friendly 4th section band based in Ilkeston Derbyshire just a few minutes from M1 J25&26. . We rehearse Thursday 7.30-9.30 and Sundays 6.30-8.30.

Milton Keynes Brass

December 16 • Will you be our Christmas present? Our Principal Euphonium player is moving on to GUS after Butlins. We will therefore have a vacancy. Are you able to join us? We have a sensible programme of engagements (about 12 a year) with about 6 contests.

Christopher Houlding

Conductor, Performer, Educator