Extensive preparations and communal support gives the Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School a clean bill of health as well as a huge musical boost.
August 2 • New Zealand banding returned to the post Covid-19 contesting stage with a sense of rejuvenation — led by a new generation of young players.
July 31 • There is plenty of prize money to win at the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival in January — with individuals, ensembles and bands able to carry off big cash prizes.
July 30 • The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School has been a huge success this year — with delegates and tutors overcoming Covid and the weather to enjoying their music making.
July 29 • Bands have been reminded by the publishers of the British Open set-work of the performance rights associated with Edward Gregson's composition.
July 29 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has enjoyed the support of one of the UK's leading pharmacy chains to put on its summer residential courses.
July 29 • James Holt is the new Chairperson of the Brass Band Conductors Association following a year of activity and positives under Mareika Gray's drive.
July 29 • There are spaces for Second, Third and Fourth Section bands at the popular Wychavon Festival of Brass.
July 28 • The British Open Championship will now take place in January 2022 after organisers take difficult decision to postpone September event due to Covid concerns.
May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...
May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...
May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition
April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the John Packer JP 133LR student trombone...
August 1 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five performances of Wilfred Heaton's masterpiece to add to your recording library.
July 27 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life and career of a principal cornet who defined his own spotlight of excellence.
July 25 • Sandy Smith argues that a re-evaluation of the importance of classical music arrangements could have a lasting benefit to a post Covid brass band movement.
July 8 • Brass Bands England provide a robust defence of their work, responsibilities and ambitions as they reply to the questions posed by Brighouse & Rastrick Band.
August 1 • Book Music and Lyrics by Michael Brand & Ian Chippendale. Featuring: Original studio cast plus Williams Fairey Band. Conductor: Geoffrey Brand. JAY Records: CDJAZ 1464
July 31 • Tine Thing Helseth. Featuring: Kare Nordstoga (organ). LAWO Classics: LWC1246
July 30 • Cornet Solo . Forton Music . Price: £30.00 (digital download) or £40.00 (printed edition) . Intermediate level
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|5||Valaisia Brass Band||542.45|
|9||Paris Brass Band||389.84|
|10||Carlton Main Frickley Colliery||365.35|
Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE
Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ
Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE
Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE
Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE
August 2 • Musical Director required from September onwards who will help to continue developing and motivating the band.4th section band next year we are keen to regain 3rd section status. We are open to discussions with conductors of varying ranges of experience.
August 2 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR, we invite applications from enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated individuals, who will challenge and further develop the success of the band. Based North Sheffield, 5 mins from M1 jct 35/36, with a sensible balance of concerts/contests.
August 1 • Vacancies exist for a TROMBONE and an Eb BASS to strengthen the team. We are a 3rd section band (West of England), based in the Forest of Dean, Glos. Rehearsal - Friday evenings. Good travel links from Gloucester, South Wales and South Gloucestershire.
MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer