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2012: August

August 18, 2012
A partnership future for the BFBB, depressing reading and fighting percussionists — what more could you ask for...?


2012: July

July 21, 2012
A new postbag with some acidic tipped opinions on everything from Grimethorpe at the Olympics to banding deportment...


2012: June

June 29, 2012
From the English National to self publicity the postbag keeps up its spikey load.


2012: May

May 11, 2012
Lots more from the 4BR postbag as the various opinions rumble on and on... from Grimethorpe to the Proms, bass trombonists to the Europeans...


2012: April

April 21, 2012
From glasses houses to Sage entertainment via national bodies and memories of ladies past...


2012: March

March 7, 2012
Sorry for the delay in posting comments, but we are now back up and running with our post bag. As expected, we cover everything and more from our readers...


2012: January

January 28, 2012
Lots and lots on borrowing, twitter, percussion and an old confession...


2011: December

December 23, 2011
ISB bashing, back to basics, the nature of contesting and more. It all makes for interesting reading for Christmas...


2011: October

October 27, 2011
From Pontins dosh to PLC — more from the 4BR postbag of banding opinion...


2011: September

September 15, 2011
From Rothwell to Newsome with some little bits of fun in between....


2011: August

August 26, 2011
Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie! The Scots get in a lather about the Land O'Burns contest...


2011: July

July 20, 2011
Nepotism, democracy, conductors and the odd looney. An everyday postbag for 4BR then...


2011: June

June 17, 2011
An eclectic mid June post bag — from complaints and observations about Listen to the Band and West Lothian to Cardiff Festival of Brass and the great Alan Wycherley


2011: April

April 7, 2011
After the highs and lows of the Areas, the postbag starts to creak again under the weight of troubled opinions and testing queries....


2011: February

February 21, 2011
More from a spikey post bag — with everything from 4BR comments to adjudicator's forgetting percussion, archaic formats and the GUS 4...


2011: January

January 16, 2011
A breakfast response from C Brian Buckley makes things very clear...


2010: December

December 10, 2010
A new Christmas postbag has arrived on the 4BR doorstep — with plenty of opinions to enjoy and ponder...


2010: November

November 24, 2010
Cowboys and sopranos, cheating and tears and much more as we head for the first days of Christmas...


2010: October

October 23, 2010
More from London, the strange world of the Association meeting and even Google Earth maps. A varied postbag as ever on 4BR...


2010: September

September 24, 2010
Plenty more to enjoy — from the Cobb question and Open relegation to underwhelming reviews and the age old problem of errata.




Jackfield Band -

Friday 29 March • Dawley Town Hall, 6 New Street, Dawley TF4 3JR


Contest: National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great B

Saturday 30 March • University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


Black Dyke Band - Boston

Saturday 30 March • Centenary Methodist Church, Boston, PE21 6NY


Black Dyke Band - Bury Parish Church

Thursday 4 April • The Rock, Bury BL9 0AH


Strata Brass -

Friday 5 April • Rockingham Centre. Hoyland Common. Barnsley S74 9DQ


Ilkeston Brass

March 25 • we are looking for cornet players, position negotiable and Bb bass players. We practice on Thursday and Sunday evenings at Stanton by Dale close to M1.


Welwyn Garden City Band

March 24 • We are a friendly & sociable Third Section Band with an exciting and varied summer season ahead of us. We have an immediate vacancy for a SOLO TROMBONE player. Our MD is Duncan Wilson.


The Tilbury Band

March 24 • In our hundredth year, The Tilbury Band is currently seeking cornet players and percussionists to bring our band back to full capacity. Could this be you? A friendly 2nd section band, we rehearse on a Wednesday and Sunday evening in our Hall in Tilbury.


Kevin Wadsworth


Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)