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Brass in Concert filling up to the brim

November 13
The attraction of 11 world class bands has ensured that demand for seats at Brass in Concert is closing in on the sold out limits — so why not make a weekend of it at Sage Gateshead and make sure you don't miss out on the musical fun.


4BR support continues to grow

November 13 • The 4BR 'Support Us' scheme continues to grow — and all for the cost of a cup of coffee

Fountain City

Fountain City to make youth impact on UK tour

November 13 • North American champion Fountain City will be inspiring British youngsters on their visit to the UK.


Shirebrook announces changes for 2019

November 13 • The popular Shirebrook Open Entertainment Contest has announced some important changes to its 2019 event.


Death of Billy Elliott

November 13 • The Fishburn Band has announced the death of their stalwart supporter and Vice-President Billy Elliott

Beat Black Friday at Band Supplies

November 13 • If you want to get your hands on a brilliant instrument deal before the mayhem of Black Friday — then now is your chance...

Revival gains pace for British Open Solo & Quartet Championships at Butlins

November 13 • There has been an encouraging response from players hoping to become British Open Solo & Quartet Champions at Bultins in January — but organisers are hoping for more youngsters to take their first steps to fame.

Kirkbymoorside Town lead the world in Remembrance commemoration

November 12 • The centenary of the First World War Armistice held an evocative musical resonance in Kirkbymoorside for the local community and for the rest of the world.

Buxton contest returns to famous home

November 12 • One of the most popular domestic contests in the UK will return to its famous home in 2019.

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State of Play: Episode 1

State of Play: Episode 1

November 10 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox is joined by Steven Mead, Tom Davoren and Brett Baker to discuss topics making brass band news at the moment... The discussion covers

Finding out more about the Salford brass band archives

Finding out more about the Salford brass band archives

November 9 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Phil Boardman about some of the gems of brass banding history that can found in the archives at the University of Salford.

Finding out more about student life at Salford

Finding out more about student life at Salford

November 9 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Tom Davoren and students at the University of Salford to find out more about its pioneering brass band studies course

Legends of Brass - Episode 2: David Read  (Part 2)

Legends of Brass - Episode 2: David Read (Part 2)

October 30 • Part 2 of 4BR Editor Iwan Fox's interview with David Read MBE...

Keep it simple: Easy to follow rules for brass band fundraising

Keep it simple: Easy to follow rules for brass band fundraising

November 12 • Professional fundraiser Claire Heaney offers some essential tips to follow for potentially successful money raising ventures and initiatives for your band...

2018 Siddis Brass: As it happened

November 4 • All the action from 2018 Siddis Brass — As it happened.

Who's Who: The RNCM Brass Band Festival 2019

November 2 • Artistic Director Paul Hindmarsh previews the 2019 RNCM Brass Band Festival in January — the UK brass band movements showcase event for musical excellence

2018 Dutch Nationals Championships: As it happened

October 28 • All the action from the 2018 Dutch Nationals Championships — As it happened.

Concert: Brighouse & Rastrick and Virtuosi GUS Bands

November 2 • Conductor: Dr David Thornton. Huddersfield Town Hall. Saturday 27th October

Concert: Bo'ness & Carriden

November 1 • Conductor: Charlie Farren. Bo'ness Town Hall. Friday 26th October

Concert: Hendon Band

October 31 • Conductor: Dr Stephen Cobb. Southend Citadel. Saturday 20th October

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band1,309.06
3Brighouse and Rastrick1,058.62
6Black Dyke579.88
8Grimethorpe Colliery366.17

Thundersley Brass Band - Quiz Night

Friday 16 November • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, Benfleet, Essex SS75HA

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment

Friday 16 November • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London W1C 2DJ

Mossley Band - in concert - Last Night of the Proms

Friday 16 November • George Lawton Hall, Mossley OL5 0HR

Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 17 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR

Foden's Band - Brass in Concert Gala Concert with Matt Ford

Saturday 17 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR

Strata Brass

November 13 • PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM & CORNET (assistant principal or repiano). Rehearsals MON/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland). MD Jonathan Bates. Good bandroom atmosphere,sensible concert/contest schedule.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

November 13 • The band are seeking cornet players (Front & back rank) and side drummers for our smart successful Corps of drums. The band rehearses just once weekly on Mondays. Varied and interesting engagements in both UK and abroad.

Ashton under Lyne Band

November 13 • Percussionist

Ian Porthouse

Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator