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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.




Foden's Band - St Michaels & All Angels Church

Saturday 25 May • Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 1AJ


St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ


Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB


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

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR


Littleport Brass Band

May 24 • Littleport Brass are currently a second section band in Cambridgeshire and rehearse every Wednesday evening 7.30-9.30. We are looking for an Eb bass and tuned percussionist. We are a friendly, active band playing at a variety of exciting concerts.


Stannington Brass Band

May 23 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA PLAYER to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.


Horbury Victoria Band

May 22 • Horbury Victoria Band.. Preparing in good time for section one next year require Solo Euphonium and Front Row Cornet.. A not too busy, friendly and happy band. Rehearsal Wednesday 8pm


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator