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Gassed

Iconic war painting takes centre stage

July 22
John Singer Sargent's harrowing painting of soldiers gassed in the First World War — and which inspired Howard Snell to write as a movement in his masterful 'Gallery' composition, is to be displayed in a new exhibition.


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Radio: Sounds of Brass

July 22 • More fine brass band music from Philip Hunt down in the heart of Cornwall


Roger Webster

How do you fancy having Roger Webster in your bandroom for free...

July 21 • If you make a successful bid tonight to aid a great pair of causes, then you could be welcoming Roger Webster or David Childs, Simone Rebello, Kevin Crockford or David Thornton to your bandroom...


New Zealand

New Zealand youth reaches 60th birthday with a treat in store

July 21 • The latest generation of National Youth Band of New Zealand players will head to Australia for a 60th anniversary birthday tour in 2019... with a bit of extra help...


Wales

Welsh youth ready to rise again in Neath, Newtown and Cardiff

July 21 • The National Youth Brass Band of Wales will meet this weekend under Philip Harper to prepare for a trio of major concerts featuring evocative repertoire from Tom Davoren to Eric Ball and an incredible young guest soloist.


British Open line-up announced

July 20 • 19 world class bands will battle it out for the honour of being crowned 2018 British Open champion at Symphony Hall in September.


Your Logo Here stands up to be counted

July 20 • The team from Your Logo Here meet the very specific stand banner demands of a hard working brass band in Hampshire.


Proms double for Childs

July 20 • David Childs gets armed to make a late substitution appearance at the Welsh Proms — just days after his BBC Promenade Concert performance at the Royal Albert Hall.


New horizons for Jersey as MD heads to Spain

July 20 • Jersey Premier Brass will be led by a new MD as their inspirational founding conductor Tim Pritchard prepares to take his leave to Spain.


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Legends of Brass: Lyndon Baglin

Legends of Brass: Lyndon Baglin

July 17 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets the legendary euphonium player Lyndon Baglin


God Bless the NHS

God Bless the NHS

July 12 • Tredegar Band continues to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS with a special concert in Pontypridd on the weekend


The Pennthorpe Buzzers

The Pennthorpe Buzzers

July 9 • A brilliant group from Pennthorpe School in West Sussex have been declared the winners of the BBE/Warwick Music 'Create a Buzz!' competition


The Brass Show: Mike Lovatt

The Brass Show: Mike Lovatt

July 1 • The Brass Show gets to meet the great Mike Lovatt in action on his latest CD project with Foden's Band


What's in your bag?: A starter kit guide for percussionists

What's in your bag?: A starter kit guide for percussionists

June 23 • In the first part of a new series, Cory principal percussionist James Andrews gives young players some tips on what things they need to get for their kit bag when they first get started...


Per Mare, Per Terram: Marine life meets Low Brass lovers in Portsmouth

June 15 • HMS Nelson in Portsmouth recently held a fantastic day of inspirational low brass teaching and playing where Les Neish, Simon Minshall, David Childs and Robbie Harvey took command of the musical troops.


Don’t look back in anger: How memories of Britpop should give us a kick up the backside

June 11 • A less than cool perception of what brass bands have left to offer an ageing generation of Oasis and Blur fans may in fact be the perfect stimulus to reach out to the new generation of pop obsessed youngsters...


2018 Whit Friday contests: Preview of the Tameside and Saddleworth events

May 24 • The main brass bands candidates will be joined by a ballot paper full of representatives around the Whit Friday constituencies of Tameside and Saddleworth this year.

CD review: Preserving Code

July 22 • Euphonium: Dr Matthew van Emmerik. Guest artists: Jessica Buzbee (trombone); Peter Baker (piano). Potenza Music: CD PM1053


CD review: The Art of Brass

July 22 • Cory Band. Conductor: Philip Harper. Soloists: Tom Hutchinson, Glyn Williams, Helen Williams. Vocalist: Stephen Hammett. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD382


Concert: Foden's Band and the James Morrison Quartet

July 21 • Conductor: Michael Fowles. RNCM, Manchester. Sunday 15th July


# Band Points
1Cory1,741.22
2Valaisia Brass Band1,119.89
3Eikanger-Bjørsvik894.71
4Brighouse and Rastrick809.33
5Black Dyke462.23
6Tredegar447.60
7Whitburn442.63
8Brass Band Willebroek416.71
9Foden's396.99
10Stavanger366.04

Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL


Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS


Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ


Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN


Lofthouse Brass Band - Filey Bandstand

Sunday 29 July • Filey Bandstand, The Crescent, Filey YO14 9JS YO14 9JS


Walsall Brass Band

July 22 • Walsall Brass Band need a 1st Tenor Horn player & 2 or 3 Cornet players for an event on Sunday 5th August 2 - 4 pm


Flixton Band

July 22 • With an exciting time ahead, Flixton band invite applications for FRONT ROW CORNET. As we prepare to move into 1st section next year we are looking to complete our line up for Cheltenham in September


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

July 22 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator