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Bolsover

Communal approach brings Covid success for Bolsover

August 2
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.


Wellington

New Zealand reflects on National 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.


Butlins

Cash and carry at Butlin's in 2022

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.


Bolsover

Friday night is music night at Bolsover Summer School

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.


British Open

Bands reminded of rejoicing in public

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.


National Youth stay Well with new support

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.


New lead at Brass Band Conductors Association

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.


Wychavon opens doors for entrants

July 29 • There are spaces for Second, Third and Fourth Section bands at the popular Wychavon Festival of Brass.


2021 British Open postponed

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.


Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...


Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...


Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition


4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the John Packer JP 133LR student trombone...


Take 5:  A quintet of Contest Music classics

Take 5: A quintet of Contest Music classics

August 1 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five performances of Wilfred Heaton's masterpiece to add to your recording library.


4BR Hall of Fame: No.18: Teddy Gray

July 27 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life and career of a principal cornet who defined his own spotlight of excellence.


4BR Talking Point: A change of musical prescription

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.


Brass Bands England: An open reply to Brighouse & Rastrick Band

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.

CD review: In the Red - A Musical

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


CD review: Magical Memories for Trumpet and Organ

July 31 • Tine Thing Helseth. Featuring: Kare Nordstoga (organ). LAWO Classics: LWC1246


Music review: Lantern (John Dutton)

July 30 • Cornet Solo . Forton Music . Price: £30.00 (digital download) or £40.00 (printed edition) . Intermediate level


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Epping Forest Band - Proms on the Green

Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ


Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Deepcar Brass Band

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.


Chapeltown Silver Prize Band

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.


Lydney Band

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.


Chris King

MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer


               

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