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Spotlight Interview No. 1 — Riki McDonnell

October 25, 2006
Riki McDonnell. Most brass musicians world wide have heard of him and his many successes. But how many of us really know about the man behind the euphonium? Alexandra Kerwin gets up close and personal....


4BR Interview — Professor Edward Gregson

October 7, 2006
Christopher Thomas catches up with Edward Gregson to find out if after 16 years away from the brass band test piece genre he may be about to return.


4BR Interview — Phil Lawrence

October 6, 2006
Anthony Banwell meets up with Phil Lawrence as he does battle in his very individual way to try and get a youth band set up in Essex every bit as good as any in the country.


4BR Interview — Philip Sparke

May 12, 2006
Chris Thomas speaks to the man who has brought us some of the most memorable works for brass band, and whose next major work will feature at the forthcoming English National Championships.


4BR Interview — Phil Lawrence rides again!

May 11, 2006
Phil Lawrence has been up to his neck with music, aliens, pop and rock and getting his next belt on his quest for Karate expertise. Anthony Banwell caught up with him to find out what he has been up to.


Profile Interview — Peter Sykes

March 19, 2006
Experience the history, vision and imagination... as Peter Sykes leads Hawthorn Band on a new journey.


2006 Regionals: Peter Graham Interview

March 8, 2006
4BR gets to speak with the man behind the Championship Section test piece this year - Peter Graham and his thrilling Journey to the Centre of the Earth.


Profile Interview — Jason Mears

February 23, 2006
Jason Mears has made his mark in Australian banding and now looks forward to success with Darebin City Brass-Preston Band.


The 4BR Interview — John McCabe

February 6, 2006
4BR's Christopher Thomas meets up with one of the brass band movements most original compositional voices, John McCabe.


Composer interview — Phil Lawrence talks to 4BR

January 19, 2006
Composer and Music Associate of the Fairey Band, Phil Lawrence will hear the UK premiere of his ‘Gregoritas’ on January 28th. He told 4BR all about it.


Profile Interview — Davey Boyes

January 18, 2006
Davey Boyes moved from the UK to New Zealand nine years ago and hasn’t looked back.


Profile Interview — Dr Kevin Cameron

January 4, 2006
Dr Kevin Cameron is an acclaimed music educator and conductor based in Adelaide, South Australia.




Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Chinnor Silver

April 19 • With rehearsals starting soon in line with government guidelines we are looking to strengthen BACKROW CORNETS &PERCUSSION TEAM concerts and contests planned.we rehearse on wednesdays in our own bandroom check out our lockdown performances and come join us


Chadderton Band

April 17 • Chadderton Band is a friendly non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections of the band particularly on Euph Drums and Horn. Come along for a blow most welcome.


Oxford Cherwell Brass

April 14 • Returning to the band room in May we have vacancies for second and third cornets. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 8-10pm at Edward Feild School, Kidlington. The band has engagements and contests lined up from late summer onwards.


Duncan A. Beckley

BA, MA
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher


               

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