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4BR Quiz: Champions League Cornet?

September 20
Test your Champions League knowledge and get your hands on a cracking starter cornet thanks to Band Supplies and a goal scoring footballer...


Snap up some post Cheltenham bargains from Ev-entz

September 20 • There are some brilliant bargains to be had at Ev-entz now that the Cheltenham National Finals are out of the way...


Nash ends Leyland sop spot on a high note

September 20 • James Nash heads to the Royal Academy of Music in London on a high after helping Leyland Band to a richly deserved sixth place at the British Open .


Radio: Sounds of Brass

September 20 • Music from two giants of English composition to enjoy from Phillip Hunt — Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst


Elland ready to start Montreux marathon

September 19 • The youngsters of Elland Silver Youth Band will be in marathon mode on the weekend as they get ready for a 12 hour musical marathon to help raise funds for their next European adventure.

RNCM set to inspire next generation of middle band stars for free

September 19 • The next generation of young tenor horn, baritone and euphonium players will have the opportunity to work with expert tutors at the RNCM in Manchester for free. So get in touch and find out more...

Dalton tenure comes to an end at Freckleton

September 18 • The long standing musical partnership between the respected conductor Paul Dalton and the Freckleton Band has come to an end.

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

September 18 • More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...

Foden's announce extra attractions for leading Solo, Duet & Quartet Contest

September 18 • There are some great prizes up for grabs at the forthcoming Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet Contest — from trophies and prizes to awards a new music commissions...

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Interview with John Collins

Interview with John Collins

September 17 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to John Collins, the conductor of Oldham (Lees) following their victory in the First Section National Championships.

Interview with Julian Bright

Interview with Julian Bright

September 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a delighted Julian Bright, the conductor of the new Fourth Section Champion Band of Great Britain

Interview with Kevin Gibbs of Middleton Band

Interview with Kevin Gibbs of Middleton Band

September 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Kevin Gibbs - the conductor of Middleton Band - the new Second Section Champion Band of Great Britain.

Interview with Philip Harper

Interview with Philip Harper

September 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Cory MD, Philip Harper after his band claimed the British Open title at Symphony Hall

2018 National Championship of Great Britain:  First Section preview & prediction

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: First Section preview & prediction

September 14 • Someone's prescribed destiny may well come true in Cheltenham on Sunday evening — although thankfully they won't have to pull a sword out of a stone to prove worthy of winning the First Section title.

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Second Section preview & prediction

September 13 • Stephen Bulla's powerful rhapsodic reflection on the military interventionist age we live in will prove a stern test of character for the bands looking to claim victory in their own National battle.

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Third Section preview & prediction

September 12 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks at a work of youthful personal reflections that will need careful consideration by the bands in the Third Section if they are to lift the National title.

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Fourth Section preview & prediction

September 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox takes a closer look at the test awaiting the 18 competitors in the Fourth Section this weekend — and wonders which band will come out on top to join the Cheltenham hall of fame...

CD review: Storytelling

August 15 • Cory Band. Conductor: Philip Harper. Soloists: Tom Hutchinson, Helen Williams, Glyn Williams, Steve Kane. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD371

CD review: Patrons' Choice X

August 14 • Foden's Band. Conductor: Michael Fowles. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD370

CD review: Debut 2

August 12 • Joseph Cook. Manger Musikklag. Conductor: Allan Withington. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD374

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band1,119.89
4Brighouse and Rastrick809.33
5Black Dyke462.23
8Brass Band Willebroek416.71

Blidworth Welfare Band - Autumn Welfare Concert

Thursday 20 September • Blidworth Miners Welfare. Mansfield Road. Mansfield NG21 0AR

Rhondda Fach Youth Band - Residential Brass Band Course

Friday 21 September • The course will take place at Manor Adventure – Abernant Lake Hotel from Friday 21st September 2018 concluding with a mini concert for family member Ld5 4rr

The Fairey Band - Celebrating 150 years of Lytham Methodist Church

Saturday 22 September • Lytham Methodist Church. Park Street. Lytham Saint Annes . FY8 5LU FY8 5LU

Roberts Bakery Band - St Luke's Hospice Gala Concert

Saturday 22 September • St Mary's Church, Church Ln, Nantwich CW5 5RQ

Black Dyke Band - Lucerne Switzerland

Saturday 22 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6002

Carlton Brass

September 20 • A fantastic opportunity has arisen for the position of Assistant Principle Cornet (a posh bumper-upper), plus one other cornet player (front or back row). Our Nottingham-based band rehearse in our own band room in Netherfield each Monday & Thursday 8-10

Newstead Brass

September 18 • Settled in at Nottingham, Trent or Derby university and looking for a band? . . Newstead Brass and MD Jim Davies are always keen to welcome and support young players looking to develop their brass or percussion skills.

Amington Band

September 18 • #TeamAmington is looking for back row cornets, a tenor and bass trombone and a bass player or either flavour. We're a friendly band of mixes ages with a varied concert diary worked in around contests throughout the year.

Gary Davies

Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator