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Foden's ready to welcome the world to Whit Friday

June 4
The Foden's Band will host 79 bands from across the world for their virtual Whit Friday on-line competition — so sit back and enjoy a fantastic few hours of brass band music making...


Scottish Youth work towards virtual grand finale

June 4 • Composer Alan Fernie has been working with members of the National Youth Band of Scotland towards a fantastic musical finale for their virtual 2020 course.


Rong to reach out to global concert audience

June 4 • There is a chance to enjoy a free brass band concert from Rong Brass this weekend — introduced by a familiar face and featuring some great music.


Classic test-pieces revisited No 2: The Severn Suite

June 4 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Elgar's 'The Severn Suite' to find yet more intrigue and debate about its inspiration...


'Ear, 'Ear with David Thornton...

June 4 • Brass Band England's latest online development programme sees David Thornton explore how we can learn from listening and how it can make a positive impact on our performances...

Call for brass players to celebrate Harrogate Eclipse

June 4 • Brass players from around the world are being asked to take part in an epic performance to celebrate the return of musical light...

Sage Gateshead launches £3 million appeal fund to keep open

June 4 • The iconic venue for the Brass in Concert Championship and potential host for the 2024 European Championships says it needs needs to raise millions to remain viable.

Theatre representatives put £300 million price on keeping doors open

June 3 • Leaders from the Royal Opera House and Albert Hall urge the government for financial assistance or they could close for good.

Brass band stars aid COVID-10 Solidarity Response Fund

June 3 • Some of the finest brass band players from around the globe join forces to help in the worldwide fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Classic test-pieces revisited No 2: The Severn Suite

Classic test-pieces revisited No 2: The Severn Suite

June 4 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - 'The Severn Suite' by Edward Elgar.

5 minute masterclass with Glenn Van Looy No: 2

5 minute masterclass with Glenn Van Looy No: 2

June 3 • The Geneva euphonium artist talks about the benefits of free buzzing and mouthpiece exercises...

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne No: 2

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne No: 2

June 2 • Besson artist Ross Dunne leads you through another aspect of a good regular practice regime - this time the use of the tongue and wind control...

Interview with Adam Cooke

Interview with Adam Cooke

May 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with the newly appointed Musical Director of the Fairey Band.

4BR Hall of Fame:  No.9: Norman Ashcroft

4BR Hall of Fame: No.9: Norman Ashcroft

May 31 • The player's player principal cornet — a wonderful musician whose modesty and unassuming personality ensured he was revered by all who performed with him.

What price brass band democracy?: Can we afford post COVID change in the UK?

May 29 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox wonders what price individuals would be willing to pay to secure a sustainable, democratically robust brass band movement in the UK...

Brass on the Mind: Mental Health in the Bandroom: Part 3

May 25 • Tabby Kerwin looks at the importance of awareness and education on mental health issues within the brass band movement — this time with the emphasis on the adjudicator.

After COVID-19: New norms in a very different reality

May 18 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks towards the light at the end of the long Coronavirus tunnel and wonders what the new destination will be like when we eventually get there...

LP review: Alex Owen 60th Anniversary

May 27 • Besses o' th' Barn Band. Conductors: Alec Evans & Roy Newsome. Soloists: Peter Read, Graham McEvoy, Andrew Snelson . Chandos Recordings: BBR 1009

Product review: BG Trumpet Combo Pack

May 26 • Trumpet Lead Pipe, Valve Casing and Mouthpiece Swabs. Price: £57.99

CD review: The Jungle Book

May 21 • Cory Band. Conductor: Philip Harper. Narration: Frank Renton . World of Sound Recordings: CD WOS156

# Band Points
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Regent Hall Concerts - International Trombone Ensemble

Friday 5 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Foden's Band - Parr Hall, Warrington

Thursday 11 June • Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square S, Warrington WA1 1BL

Black Dyke Band - Halifax Minster

Thursday 11 June • The Causeway, Halifax HX1 1QL

Black Dyke Band - Black Dyke Arts Festival

Sunday 21 June • The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD

Foden's Band - Prescot Festival

Friday 26 June • Prescot Church,, Church St, Prescot L34 3LA

Deepcar Brass Band

May 23 • Deepcar Band has a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a 3rd section contesting band, rehearsing Monday & Friday nights.Our bandroom is equal distance to Sheffield, Barnsley & Huddersfield.

Chadderton Band

May 21 • 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.

Forest of Dean Brass

May 21 • We are currently looking for a Euphonium and Front Row Cornet to join our friendly and ambitious 1st Section Band. We undertake a broad range of activities from supporting community events, charities and Contests, coming 3rd at the West of England Areas.

Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


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