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4BR Interview — Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen

March 26, 2009
4BR's Chris Thomas talks to one of the most influential and innovative compositional voices in brass banding - Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen.


4BR Interview — Ian Bousfield

February 3, 2009
Black Dyke's Brett Baker has been in conversation for 4BR with Ian Bousfield of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.


4BR Interview — Derek Bourgeois

January 8, 2009
4BR's Chris Thomas talks to the man who brought us one of the most iconic works for brass band and finds out that he is still busy composing, but not for brass - at the moment...


4BR Interview — Judith Bingham

November 6, 2009
4BR talks to one of the UK's leading composers - Judith Bingham. Prague seems a long while ago now, but did the reaction to the piece put her off composing for brass again? Chris Thomas finds out more...


4BR Interview — Oystein Baadsvik

September 6, 2009
4BR's Chris Thomas talks to one of the great tuba players in the brass world - Oystein Baadsvik.


4BR Interview — Simon Dobson

June 25, 2009
4BR's Chris Thomas talks to one of the most exciting compositional talents around - Cornishman Simon Dobson.




Shrewsbury Brass Band - United Reformed Church Choir

Saturday 20 July • United Reformed Church. Coleham Head. Shrewsbury . Shropshire SY3 7BJ


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


Shrewsbury Brass Band

July 19 • Percussionist required to join our outstanding percussion team. Must be able to play tuned and untuned percussion to a good


Harlow Brass Band

July 18 • Musical Director required. Harlow Brass are looking for a new musical director. We are a very friendly band who perform at various local events and hold our own concerts throughout the year. We rehearse on a Thursday evening in Harlow.


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


John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator