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Brass band talent reaches category finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year

June 25
Five talented young brass band musicians have reached the Brass and Percussion Category Finals of the flagship BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.


4BR Weekend Quiz: Connect 4

June 26 • An easy one to get you back into quiz mode over the next few weeks on 4BR...


Carry on Camping anyone?

June 26 • Why not enjoy some great fun and music making at the Uni-Brass Band Camp? There's still time to book your place.


Hammonds add musical fabric to summit

June 26 • An ensemble from Hammonds Band adds welcome musical accompaniment to a leading international summit in Halifax.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke join Pyramid best sellers at Glastonbury

June 25 • Yorkshire champion to take to the famous Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival this weekend.

Bold as Brass offers great day out in Wakefield

June 25 • Get along to the National Coal Mining Museum for England to day to enjoy the great brass band music making.

Wychavon looks to build on waiting list

June 25 • Demand exceeds supply in the top flight for Wychavon, but organisers still want to attract more competitors for other sections.

Rothwell adds more experience to ranks

June 25 • Della Pearce is the latest recruit to the Rothwell Temperance ranks as the Yorkshire band looks ahead to the major championships in the Autumn.

Rooms at Hilton for Open

June 24 • Rooms4groups has a great British Open deal on at the moment for bands at the British Open.

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

June 22 • The Cory talks about the new Adjustable Bottom Caps which he now endorses and outs his name to.

4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

June 19 • Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at some of the new bass trombone mouthpieces from Mercer & Barker

Checking the quality...

Checking the quality...

November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...

Get ready to be entertained...

Get ready to be entertained...

November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...

Live imitating Art: A new performance approach maintains Brassed Off appeal

Live imitating Art: A new performance approach maintains Brassed Off appeal

June 22 • Helen Varley examines the lasting appeal of the film, as a 'Live' approach to performance maintains the emotional connection to a familiar story.

Risen again: The return of the Whit Friday march contests

June 7 • Despite the challenges, the ineffable spirit of the Whit Friday march contests will hopefully be revived into joyful, supportive life as the greatest free show on earth returns.

Brass Band of Battle Creek: A vision of American success

May 30 • Americans are at their best when thinking big — and enjoy it even more in making their vision a worldwide success.

2022 European Championships retrospective: Cradle credit notes

May 13 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at a European Championship Festival that in the end amounted to much more than just profit and loss...

CD review: Kashmiri Song

June 26 • Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Dr David Thornton. Soloists: Mark Walters; Iain Culross; Shaun Crowther. World of Sound Recordings: WOS161

Book review: Brass Bands & Processions in the Forest of Dean

June 24 • A study of the relationship between Nonconformism, Friendly Societies, Politics and Brass Bands in the Forest of Dean, 1880-1914.. Author: Roger Deeks . Publisher: Holborn House Ltd. Price: £10.00. ISBN: 978-1-7397874-0-0

CD review: Dedication

June 19 • Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Band. Conductor: Stig Maersk. Soloists: Natsumi MacDonald; Jilly Atwell; Sam Noden; David Johnson; Toby Marshall. KMJ Recordings: 001

# Band Points
3Valaisia Brass Band803.40
5Black Dyke602.32
6Brighouse and Rastrick460.53
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery315.37
10Paris Brass Band254.52

Black Dyke Band - Lake Wobegon

Thursday 23 June • Liberty Court House, Minster Rd, Ripon HG4 1QT

Chichester City Band - Celebrating 125 Years of Chichester City Band

Saturday 25 June • St Paul's Church, Churchside CHICHESTER PO19 6FT

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Driffield Showground, Midsummer Spectacular

Saturday 25 June • The Showground, Kellythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire. YO25 9DN

Black Dyke Band - Bridgwater

Saturday 25 June • St Mary's Church, Bridgwater TA6 3EG

Mereside Brass - Comberbach Village Fete

Saturday 25 June • Comberbach school. Mather Drive CW9 6BG CW9 6BG

Blidworth Welfare Band

June 24 • The Championship section Blidworth Welfare band are now accepting applications for the position of BBb bass Player. Following an excellent Midlands area and 1st place at Buxton contest we are looking for a Bass player to join our ranks. .

The Egham Band Youth Brass Project

June 22 • The Egham Band Youth Brass Project are looking for a new Brass Teacher to deliver whole class music tuition to primary schools in and around Egham.

East London Brass

June 22 • East London Brass, a sociable, championship section band, has a vacancy for a kit player to complete the percussion section. The band rehearses on Thursday evenings in Walthamstow, north-east London.

Kevin Wadsworth

Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)


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