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Battle of the Bands

Prime time Battle of the Bands on BBC1

May 25
Prime time Bank Holiday television viewing on BBC1 on Monday will be the battle for the 2019 Welsh Regional title featuring Cory and Tredegar Bands...


Yamaha

Neo ensemble enjoy Scot stop

May 25 • The Yamaha Neo Ensemble has been showcasing its considerable talents in Scotland.


Amboise

European focus at French Open

May 25 • Bands from France, England and Switzerland will head to the beautiful Loire Valley to take part in the 25th French Open next month.


Adam

When the suns shines...

May 25 • There is no better way to enjoy a bit of practice — especially if you are a European champion


Ongoing

Top troms at Band Supplies

May 25 • There is a trio of great pre-loved trombones on offer at Band Supplies at the moment.


Cory to secure long term classic recording status

May 24 • European Champion to start long term recording project featuring cornerstone works of the brass band repertoire.


2019 British Open sold out

May 24 • Tickets for 167th contest in September sell out within three hours of general release.


Marzella enjoys spotlight return to Scotland

May 24 • Katrina Marzella made a great musical return to Scotland recently — with teaching and spotlight solos for everyone to enjoy.


Oscar winners enjoy Blackpool experience with Elland

May 24 • Elland Silver Band held its own Oscar ceremony in Blackpool recently.


Relive the 2019 European Championships

Relive the 2019 European Championships

May 2 • You can still enjoy the action from a memorable 2019 European Brass Band Championships


Interview with Youth Brass 2000

Interview with Youth Brass 2000

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Chris Jeans of the 2019 National Youth Champions of Great Britain, Youth Brass 2000.


Interview with Darren Henley OBE

Interview with Darren Henley OBE

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Darren Henley OBE, CEO of Arts Council England who was a welcome visitor to the 2019 National Youth Championships on the weekend


Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to two of the players from Wardle Academy School Band after they won the Intermediate Section of the 2019 National Youth Championships.


2019 British Open Spring Festival: As it happened

2019 British Open Spring Festival: As it happened

May 18 • All the action from the 2019 British Open Spring Festival — as it happened.


2019 British Open Spring Festival: Previews & predictions

May 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks ahead but not down on the thrills and spills of the trio of Spring Festival qualification contests at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool this weekend.


Take 5: A quintet of debating points from the 2019 European Championships

May 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five points of interest that emerged from the recent European Championships in Montreux.


2019 European Championships: Championship Section - As it happened

April 27 • All the action from the 2019 European Championships — Championship Section — as it happened.

CD review: The Music of Bliss & Howells

May 13 • Brighouse & Rastrick Band. Conductor: Dr David Thornton . Doyen Recordings: CD389


CD review: My Journey

May 12 • Soloist: Derick Kane. The International Staff Band. Conductors: Dr. Stephen Cobb, Ray Bowes, Robert Redhead . Featuring: Stephen Kane . SKU: SPS423


CD review: The Music of Michael Bennett - Volume 1

May 11 • Michael Bennett Brass. Conductor: Nigel Boddice MBE. Featuring: Michael Bennett; Craig Anderson. Recording: JM102887


# Band Points
1Cory2,292.67
2Valaisia Brass Band972.33
3Eikanger-Bjørsvik928.52
4Brighouse and Rastrick816.55
5Paris Brass Band741.40
6Foden's511.26
7Black Dyke388.63
8Brass Band Willebroek372.60
9Tredegar277.49
10Burgermusik Luzern271.35

Foden's Band - St Michaels & All Angels Church

Saturday 25 May • Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 1AJ


St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ


Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR


Stannington Brass Band

May 25 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA PLAYER to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.


Prospect Brass - Skelmanthorpe

May 25 • Prospect Brass require a solo trombone to join our team. We have a sensisble yet exciting schedule of contests & concerts for the year ahead. We rehearse in our very own purpose built bandroom mon/fri 8-9.30pm


Lindley Band

May 24 • FRONT ROW CORNET required to join our friendly band who enjoy a sensible mix of engagements and contests. Our inspirational MD Mike Golding takes rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own modern bandroom located only 1m from M62 Jcn 24.


John Durrant

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