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4BR Interview — Professor Philip Wilby

November 21, 2005
The man who has brought us some of the finest works ever written for the brass band medium talks to 4BR's Chris Thomas about his influences and those great works themselves.


Profile Interview — Matthew Van Emmerik

October 6, 2005
Matthew Van Emmerik is a talented young Australian who has gained international acclaim as a euphonium player.


4BR Downunder Profile Interview — Mark Fitzpatrick

October 2, 2005
With all the attention the poor old soprano cornet has been receiving lately, it is appropriate to profile one of our rising stars.


Interview with C. Brian Buckley — ABBA Secretary talks with Iwan Fox

July 30, 2005
Iwan Fox talks to C. Brian Buckley, the Secretary of the Adjudicators Association to find out what opinions they have about the way in which they see their role in banding's future.


Interview with Philip Watson — The man with the hardest job in banding?

July 17, 2005
Iwan Fox talks to Philip Watson,the Development Officer for the BFBB, who has the difficult job of raising the profile of the banding movement - all in 25 hours a week.


4BR Downunder Profile Interview — Dom Harvey

July 18, 2005
4BR Downunder recently caught up with the energetic and talented Dom Harvey in Adelaide where he guest conducted the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for their Zeppelin Flies Again Concerts.


4BR Downunder Profile Interview — Anniken Ødegård

July 11, 2005
Midland Brick Brass in Western Australia is lucky to have this gorgeous and talented young lady as a member of their band playing cornet. 4BR Downunder caught up with her recently at the WA State Band Championships.


James Morrison — 4BR Profile interview

June 22, 2005
At the recent Black Dyke 150th Anniversary Concert in Manchester the star of the show was the Wizard of Oz, James Morrison. Iwan Fox met up with him for a quick chat about his great and not so great moments as well as his amazing playing!


4BR Interview — Simon Dobson

April 13, 2005
The talented young composer Simon Dobson continues to make new fans with his music – this time at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. 4BR caught up with him in Manchester and talked to him about his new work and his future plans.




Norfolk Wherry Brass - Norfolk Wherry Brass Memorial Concert

Sunday 21 July • Lingwood Village Hall. Station Road. Norwich. Norfolk. NR13 4AZ


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 31 July • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Commercial Square Bonfire Society, The Jumping Jac

Saturday 3 August • The Paddock. Little Paddock Lane. Lewes BN7 1UU


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Saturday 10 August • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent . DE13 9RN


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield

Sunday 11 August • Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth SK11 9RN


Amesbury Town Band

July 18 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed, especially solo cornets, Eb horns, trombones and percussionists. We don't contest, so feel free to drop in if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. See our Learners' page


Worsbrough Brass

July 18 • Cornet/Horn/Trom/Bass players required. Positions negotiable. Friendly band located just off the M1 (Jnct. 36). Currently undergoing a rebuilding process, we have 18 players around the stand and are just looking for the remaining few elusive players.


Amersham Band

July 17 • Due to a player re-location, Amersham Band is seeking a 1st Baritone player. We are a friendly and ambitious band and we have qualified for the First Section National Finals and promotion into the Championship Section in 2020.


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher