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4BR Interview — Liz Lane

November 27, 2014
Chris Thomas talks to composer Liz Lane to find out more about her work, inspiration and future musical plans involving brass bands...


4BR Interview — Gavin Higgins

September 11, 2014
Just days before his new work 'Velocity' opens the Last Night of the Proms', Chris Thomas talks to composer Gavin Higgins.


4BR Interview: Nigel Clarke — Part 3

May 24, 2014
In the final part of our major interview with composer Nigel Clarke, Chris Thomas finds out more about his compositional involvement with brass bands.


4BR Interview: Nigel Clarke — Part 2

April 22, 2014
In the second part of our major interview with composer Nigel Clarke, Chris Thomas finds out more about his compositional processes and the different musical genres he has written for.


4BR Interview: Nigel Clarke — Part 1

April 2, 2014
In the first of a major three part interview, Chris Thomas talks to composer Nigel Clarke about his early life and musical influences




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


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


Foden's Band - Snape Maltings

Saturday 17 August • Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SP


City of Hull Band

July 15 • Current North of England Champions require Tutti Cnt and Solo Baritone to start after the Summer Break. National Finals and Brass in Concert to look forward to. Rehearsing in our own band room near the Humber Bridge Sunday and Wednesday evenings.


Freckleton Band

July 15 • We have a vacancy for a 2nd Baritone player. The band currently competes in the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme. Rehearsal nights are Mondays and Thursdays.


Garforth Brass

July 15 • Following a successful final summer concert in Morley last Sunday, Garforth Brass will be having a break over the summer, but would like to hear from anyone who may be interested in joining them in September, particularly on cornet (position negotiable).


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer