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Diversity

BBE explores diversity issues with partners

August 8
Organisations and individuals with experience and interest in the issues surrounding diversity, equality and inclusion meet on-line with Brass Bands England to explore views and opinions.


Cornet shop

Open all hours for Hutchinson

August 8 • Cory's principal cornet opens his own cornet corner shop open to players 24 hours a day...


Cancelled

Scottish Borders contest cancelled

August 8 • Another brass band event is cancelled as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the contesting calendar.


NYMAZ

Big Brass Day closing date

August 8 • There is not much time left to sign up for some great workshops on the NYMAZ 'Big Brass Day'.


Tabby Kerwin

Kerwin reaches out to global audience

August 7 • Tabby Kerwin will be reaching out to the widest possible audience on her mission to imporve the mental health of the brass banding movement.


Higgins writes new work for 2020 Proms

August 7 • Composer Gavin Higgins has been commissioned for a third time to write a new work for the iconic Proms season.


Closing date looms for BBE annual awards nominations

August 7 • If you want to nominate people or organisations for the positive role they have played for the banding movement then you need to do it quickly.


Arts Council support Cory's on-line motivation

August 6 • £35,000 of funding will enable the world's number 1 ranked band to connect to the global banding community through a trio of innovative projects.


Countdown for NYBBS

August 5 • More than 150 youngsters will take part in the on-line grand finale of this year;'s National Youth Band of Scotland course.


Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.


Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

July 1 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - Ray Steadman Allen's 1978 work, 'Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway


Interview with Ian Bousfield

Interview with Ian Bousfield

June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.


5 minute masterclass with David Childs

5 minute masterclass with David Childs

June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...


4BR Hall of Fame:  No.11: Betty Anderson

4BR Hall of Fame: No.11: Betty Anderson

August 8 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life of a pioneering musician whose achievements amounted to much more than a historic entry in the contesting record books.


Take 5: A quintet of judges to persuade into the box

August 1 • Can the brass band movement once again persuade leading figures from a different professional musical hinterland to step into the confines of the adjudicator's box?


Alexander the Great: The last of the Victorian triumvirate

July 23 • On the centenary of the death of Alexander Owen, 4BR looks at the life and legacy of one of the greatest figures in the history of the brass band movement.


Testing, testing: London College of Music exams

July 21 • 4BR takes a close look at the exams for brass students that are being offered by the London College of Music.

Product review: Brand plastic mouthpieces

August 3 • A combination of Swiss engineering precision and allergy free plastic looks to make an impression on being the name on lips of a growing niche market.


CD review: The Origin of the Species

August 2 • Virtuoso Victorian Brass Music. The Wallace Collection. Conductor: Simon Wright. Soloist: John Wallace. Nimbus Recordings: NI 5470


LP review: British Music for Brass Band

July 26 • Black Dyke Mills Band. Conductors: Major Peter Parkes & Roy Newsome . RCA Red Seal 25078


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Amesbury Town Band

August 5 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer


               

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