An open letter seeking support from those wishing to develop a brass band movement that is inclusive, diverse and welcoming has been launched .
July 7 • An innovative approach and wonderful support made sure the Durham County Brass Band Association (DCBBA) 'Picnic in the Park' event was enjoyed across the globe this year.
July 7 • The Black Dyke tuba star is the latest high profile player to become a Geneva Group Performance & Development Artist.
July 7 • Pontardulais Town Band may have been unable to give a live annual concert this year, so they took an inventive virtual approach instead..
July 7 • More brass band music to enjoy from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...
July 6 • The ever inventive Sandbach band is making sure it is reaching out to its fans all over the world.
July 6 • The government announces huge one-off package of help, although questions are raised over help to performers and the phased return to full opening of venues.
July 6 • The City of Hull Band has announced the death of its respected tuba player and administrator Pete Arden.
July 5 • An exciting new collaboration sees Grimethorpe Colliery Band bring Emily Bronte's 'Spellbound' poem to life...
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...
June 17 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - 'A Moorside Suite' by Gustav Holst
July 3 • Beware the claims of quack doctors, pseudo-science, divine interventionists, oddballs, confidence tricksters and criminals and trust in proper research — its the only answer to get us back playing safely...
July 2 • With a need to reach out to a wider audience in the post Coronavirus era, can the brass band movement persuade any of these high profile composers and arrangers to write for us?
June 21 • When Howard Carter found 'wonderful things' in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922, they included two trumpets that seemingly had a curse of their own...
June 16 • It may be finances that are the pressing concern at present but it is an investment in greater diversity and social inclusion that holds the key to the future for the banding movement.
June 29 • The student model market place is highly competitive, so has Besson struck the right balance on cost and quality with its revamped and upgraded 'Prodige' cornet?
June 28 • The March King. Dr Timothy Thirst. Price: £15.95 (paperback) (UK)
June 27 • The National Brass Band. Conductor: Geoffrey Brand. Soloists: Jim Shepherd, Gordon Higginbottom, Derek Southcott, Ray Farr, Brian Evans . K-tel Records: ONE 1075
|3||Brighouse and Rastrick||670.48|
|5||Valaisia Brass Band||542.45|
|9||Paris Brass Band||389.84|
|10||Carlton Main Frickley Colliery||365.35|
Sunday 13 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B12EA
Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000
Saturday 26 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse.. GL50 4SH
Sunday 27 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. GL50 4SH
Sunday 27 September • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ
July 5 • Newbridge Celynen Brass Band are a 4th section band based in South Wales who have vacancies for the following seats:. . Front Row Cornets, Horns. Baritone, Euphonium. Bb Bass, Eb Bass. Tuned Percussion
July 3 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections EUPH and percussion. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.
June 30 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After covid!
MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator