Take 5 — A quintet of Ninths

May 31, 2023
Five recordings of Gilbert Vinter's 'Variations on a Ninth' that should be added to any brass band collection.

Marching into the future — Whit Friday preview

May 29, 2023
Malcolm Wood looks forward to the atmosphere and action that will be on show around the famous Whit Friday venues in Tameside and Saddleworth this year.

2023 European Championships — Solo, Challenge & Youth events

May 2, 2023
There are also European titles up for grabs in the Solo, Challenge and Youth Sections in Malmo.

2023 European Championships — Event preview

May 1, 2023
A wonderful city, impressive venue, great music and fantastic bands. There should be something for everyone to enjoy in Malmo then as the European Championships head for a new musical outpost.

2023 European Championships — Own Choice selections

April 30, 2023
From Madmen and Horrowshows, William Byrd and Gabrielli, inner darkness, parallel lives, catharis, global rejoicing and much, much more as the elite contenders take their inspirations to claim the European title....

2023 European Championships — Here comes the sun...

April 29, 2023
4BR Editor Iwan Fox takes a close look at 'Aurora' - the Championship Section test-piece that could provide the sign to conquer rivals for one band in Malmo...

4BR Hall of Fame — No. 25: Maurice Murphy

April 10, 2023
Tim Mutum looks back on the career of the player who provided the world with "the voice of a hero".

Of Men and Mountains — Gregson's neglected masterpiece returns at last

March 31, 2023
4BR talks to composer Edward Gregson about his composition to find out more about its abandonment and long overdue return to the Royal Albert Hall.

Think of a number — The Regional Championships need urgent help

March 28, 2023
471 may seem an impressive figure, but the statistics behind it reveal a different truth.

Live — 2023 National Youth Championships of Great Britain

March 25, 2023
Coverage of the 2023 National Youth Championships of Great Britain live from Stockport Grammar School

Keeping good vision — Brass musicians and the risk of Glaucoma

February 21, 2023
4BR talks to the experts at Allegro Optical to find out more about the risks of glaucoma.

Answering health questions — How the Covid-19 break has renewed Norwegian banding

February 16, 2023
The return of the Norwegian National Championships has seen the banding culture take a positive look at battling middle age lethargy.

4BR Hall of Fame — No. 24: Geoffrey Brand

February 15, 2023
Tim Mutum looks back on the life of one of the most dominant figures of the second half of the 20th century banding movement.

2023 RNCM Brass Band Festival — Praise, plaudits and possibilities for the future

February 8, 2023
4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at a memorable RNCM Brass Band Festival, as well as examining what the future may hold for the person that takes over its artistic direction...

A postcard Stamp to Grimethorpe — Jack Stamp and his love for British brass bands

January 26, 2023
A slow burning catalyst appreciation of the sound of British brass bands has linked American composer and conductor Jack Stamp with Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Still aiming high — The GUS Band at 90

January 6, 2023
Tim Mutum tells the story of the GUS Band which was formed in 1933 with lofty ambitions.

Take 5 — Not to miss early season treats

January 5, 2023
Our quintet of not to miss musical attractions in the first three months of 2023.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Leicestershire Co-op Band - The Great British Music Hall concert

Saturday 10 June • The Palace Community Centre. Ibstock . Leicestershire LE67 6LG

Besses Boys' Band - Besses Boys' Band Summer Concert

Saturday 10 June • St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester M25 1AN

Newtown March Contest - Newtown (Mid Wales) March and Open Air Contest

Sunday 11 June • Newtown Town Hall Grounds. Back Lane. Newtown. Powys SY16 2NZ

Boarshurst Silver Band - Silk Brass Band

Sunday 11 June • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7 EW

The Hepworth Band

June 6 • We would like to invite applications for an EEb bass player and percussionist to join the band.. We enjoy well attended rehearsals, an attractive programme of concerts and are looking forward to competing at the British Open Championships in September

Mereside Brass

June 5 • MERESIDE BRASS (Northwich, Cheshire) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player and a PERCUSSIONIST. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events

Besses Boys' Band

June 5 • Besses Boys' Band (2nd Section NW) are looking for a TUTTI SOLO CORNET to join the band. Rehearsals take place Monday and Friday, 19:30-21:30 in Simister, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SB

James Garlick

BMus (Hons), QTS
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Tutor


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