An article in the Times Education Supplement argues that music can make a huge positive impact on well being for children as they prepare to return to school.
August 4 • The brass band career of conductor Albert Chappell has found a place in the newly created Cornish National Music Archive.
August 4 • A quintet performance of Bach's famous 'Toccata' gets a bit of air time on Classic FM...
August 4 • Members of Brecon Concert Band were able to enjoy an open air rehearsal this week — but there is still no sign of concert halls reopening in Wales.
August 4 • Plenty of great music to enjoy from Chris Helme this week — with some famous family names in the line-up.
August 3 • The second Foden's 'Lockdown Podcast' sees John Barber chat with big band singer Matt Ford, funding expert Carole Crompton and frustrated Spurs fan, Michael Fowles...
August 3 • The National Band of New Zealand returns to full rehearsals as musical normality returns following the successful battle against the Coronavirus crisis.
August 1 • Two new world premieres and a brace of fantastic world class soloists will provide the entertainment at the National Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain virtual on-line course concert
August 1 • There is plenty of great music to enjoy for free thanks to those super players at Superbrass...
July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.
July 1 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - Ray Steadman Allen's 1978 work, 'Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway
June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.
June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...
August 1 • Can the brass band movement once again persuade leading figures from a different professional musical hinterland to step into the confines of the adjudicator's box?
July 23 • On the centenary of the death of Alexander Owen, 4BR looks at the life and legacy of one of the greatest figures in the history of the brass band movement.
July 21 • 4BR takes a close look at the exams for brass students that are being offered by the London College of Music.
July 19 • Would an independent Brass Band Commission be able to offer a plan for a sustainable long term future for banding in the UK?
August 3 • A combination of Swiss engineering precision and allergy free plastic looks to make an impression on being the name on lips of a growing niche market.
August 2 • Virtuoso Victorian Brass Music. The Wallace Collection. Conductor: Simon Wright. Soloist: John Wallace. Nimbus Recordings: NI 5470
July 26 • Black Dyke Mills Band. Conductors: Major Peter Parkes & Roy Newsome . RCA Red Seal 25078
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Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000
Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY
Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU
Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820
Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820
July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .
July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.
July 19 • Foss Dyke would like to invite applications for MD. You will have a very pro active committee to support you, and the band currently has only 1 empty chair, with well attended rehearsals. The bandroom has just had a complete refit, Covid ready.
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