May 31, 2020
The player's player principal cornet - a wonderful musician whose modesty and unassuming personality ensured he was revered by all who performed with him.
May 29, 2020
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...
May 25, 2020
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.
May 18, 2020
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...
May 9, 2020
A musician whose loyalty and talent made a significant mark in both the banding and orchestral worlds.
May 4, 2020
We pick five of the most underrated test-pieces used at the European Championships since 1978 in the hope that they will be resurrected to be used once more...
May 2, 2020
We chose five of the most significant own-choice performances given at the European Championships since the first event in 1978...
April 29, 2020
4BR Editor Iwan Fox offers a template for discussion and debate to try and solve the problem of achieving a balanced regional structure in UK banding in the future...
April 27, 2020
A remarkable woman who combined two hugely influential professional careers that made a significant impact.
April 21, 2020
Forget the musical pipe-dreams and desires, it will be an understanding how the finances of brass banding really work that will eventually see the movement return with long term sustainability.
April 16, 2020
4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks at how the urban myths surrounding brass bands and the sinking of the Titanic have lasted for over 100 years.
April 11, 2020
Does the current enforced break from contesting give banding in the UK the chance to look at the shape required for a healthy national banding structure...
April 4, 2020
Tabby Kerwin looks at the importance of gaining awareness and education about mental health issues within the brass band movement - this time with an emphasis on the role of the conductor.
March 31, 2020
The Australian cornet star who rivalled Harry Mortimer for virtuosity on the stage, but who was the most unassuming figure off it.
March 25, 2020
Mistakes have always been made at brass band contests, but surely the time has come for a 21st century approach that works for everyone...
March 15, 2020
All the action from the 2020 North of England Regional Championships - as it happened.
March 15, 2020
All the action from the 2020 West of England Regional Championships - as it happened.
March 8, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Yorkshire Regional Championships - as it happened.
March 8, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Scottish Regional Championships - as it happened.
March 8, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Midlands Regional Championships - as it happened.
March 1, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Welsh Regional Championships - as it happened.
February 23, 2020
All the action from the 2020 North West Regional Championships - as it happened.
February 20, 2020
4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks at the five works that will test the bands in their bid to qualify for the Cheltenham and London National Finals.
February 19, 2020
4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks at the potential for a change in the future direction of travel for the Regional and National Championships of Great Britain...
February 16, 2020
A conductor whose record stands proudly with the finest conductors of his generation, but is now somewhat largely forgotten...
February 9, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Norwegian National Championships - as it happened.
February 11, 2020
Is the shock and awe approach to the top end of the the dynamic spectrum in danger of sucking all the vibrancy and warmth out of what was once brass banding's renowned and richly admired tonality?
February 4, 2020
Under the artistic direction of Paul Hindmarsh the RNCM Brass Band Festival in Manchester once again led the way in the pursuit of an all inclusive approach to the art of brass band music making.
January 29, 2020
The Scottish Brass Band Association reveals busy schedule of celebratory events and initiatives at its annual general meeting.
January 21, 2020
Following her presentation to the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators, Tabby Kerwin looks at the importance of gaining awareness and education about mental health issues within the brass band movement.
January 12, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - as it happened.
January 9, 2020
One of the most influential musical polymaths of the banding movement and a pioneer who helped bring brass band entertainment to the television age.
January 8, 2020
Yamaha stars inspire over 150 brass band players as they look to provide performance foundations on which to build a life long enthusiasm and passion for brass banding.
January 7, 2020
Like New Year resolutions, Butlins is an event that needs to be taken seriously by bands if they wish to really live up to their easily made self-promises..