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4BR Interview — Gavin Higgins (Part 2)

October 19, 2015
In the second part of his extensive interview with 4BR, composer Gavin Higgins talks more about 'Dark Arteries' and his future compositional plans.


4BR Interview — Gavin Higgins (Part 1)

October 19, 2015
With the ground breaking 'Dark Arteries' ballet now on its UK tour, Chris Thomas talks to composer Gavin Higgins about the work and it's inspiration.


4BR Interview — Alison Balsom

September 4, 2015
Before her eagerly anticipated Proms appearance at the Albert Hall this weekend, trumpet star Alison Balsom talks exclusively to 4BR about lust and envy, passions and brass bands...


4BR Spotlight interview — 5 minutes with Christian Overhead

August 11, 2015
4BR catches up with Christian Overhead - an Englishman abroad who is making a name for himself with his inventive compositions.


4BR Interview — Matt Gee

July 14, 2015
In the latest in the series of interviews with leading professional brass players, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Matt Gee, principal trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


4BR interview — Philippe Schartz

April 22, 2015
4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up Philippe Schartz to find out more about one of Europe's top orchestral trumpet players and his brass band background.


4BR interview — Ben Gernon

March 31, 2015
4BR Editor Iwan Fox manages to catch up with Ben Gernon - one of the orchestral world's most sought after young conducting talents and a musician with a proud brass band background.




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.


Chris King

MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer


               

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