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4BR Interview — Colour Sergeant Paul Hooper

December 30, 2016
In the second of a new series meeting professional players in the Corps of Army Music, we find out more about Irish Guards trombonist Colour Sergeant Paul Hooper.


4BR Interview — Anthony Galinier

December 27, 2016
4BR catches up with the talented French tenor horn star Anthony Galinier to find out more about his passion for bringing a touch of Gallic inspiration to a very English instrument...


4BR Interview — Lance Sergeant Johnny Sproule

December 17, 2016
In the first of a new series meeting professional players in the Corps of Army Music, we find out more about Welsh Guards Band euphonium player Lance Sergeant Johnny Sproule.


4BR Interview — Bastien Baumet

November 25, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with French star Bastien Baumet to find out more about his new CD release and where his passion for playing the euphonium comes from


4BR Interview — Alexis Demailly

October 14, 2016
4BR catches up with French cornet star Alexis Demailly to find out more about his forthcoming CD 'Fantasque' with the Urban String Quartet.


4BR interview: Geert Jan Kroon — An emerging Dutch voice

July 30, 2016
4BR recently met up with Geert Jan Kroon to find more about a young Dutch composer determined to retain his individual voice in a multi-lingual world of brass band music.


4BR interview: Gareth Small — The foundation builder

June 28, 2016
The Principal Trumpet of the Halle Orchestra tells 4BR that he's determined to provide young players with a foundation on which to build a lifetime's enjoyment of playing through his role as Artist in Association with Black Dyke.


4BR interview: Edward Gregson — Inspiring a new composing generation

April 26, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets Edward Gregson to find out more about his desire to inspire a new generation of young compositional talent in his role as Composer in Residence with Black Dyke.




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


Watford Band

April 22 • Come and join the Watford band!. We are a friendly, welcoming band. . Currently in Fourth Section but hungry for promotion. . We are looking for Bb Bass, 2nd Trombone, . 1st, 2nd Horn Players, and Percussionists.


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.


John Durrant

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


               

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