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Whit Friday

Results: 2024 Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday

May 25
Brighouse & Rastrick and Garry Cutt retains its Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday title with six straight victories


St Daivds

St David's trio honoured by SBBA

May 26 • Three players with St David's Brass have been honoured with Life Membership of the Scottish Brass Band Association to mark their service to the banding movement.


BBE Podcast

Brass Bands England launches new podcast series

May 26 • A new podcast series linked to the work and collections based at the Brass Bands Archive has been launched — presented by Kenny Crookston and Sarah Baumann.


Bond

No more M1 travel for Bond

May 26 • The musical partnership between Christopher Bond and City of Cardiff (M1) Band has come to an end.


Thomas

Death of Jeff Thomas

May 26 • 4BR has been informed of the passing of the much respected former flugel horn player of Cory Band.


Withington enters final movement with Manger

May 26 • Allan Withington will bring to an end a 40 year plus link to Manger Musikklag in 2025.


Results: 2024 Tameside Whit Friday

May 25 • The results of the Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band contests will appear here as soon as they are officially released.


Cross channel battles for French Open titles

May 23 • The Flowers Band will head to Amboise next month to regain the French Open title in the heart of the Loire Valley.


Texas quartet to provide day of British brass band tradition

May 23 • Four Texan brass bands will provide a day long celebration of the British brass band tradition this weekend.


Interview with Dr David Thornton

Interview with Dr David Thornton

February 4 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to RNCM International Brass Band Festival Artistic Director Dr David Thornton at the end of the 2024 event in Manchester.


Interview with James Gourlay and Emily Nicolas

Interview with James Gourlay and Emily Nicolas

February 3 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor James Gourlay and presenter Emily Nicolas after the performance of the RNCM Brass Band at the recent RNCM International Brass Band Festival


Interview with Ian Porthouse and Matthias Hofs

Interview with Ian Porthouse and Matthias Hofs

January 31 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Tredegar MD Ian Porthouse and soloist Matthias Hofs at the RNCM International Brass Band Festival


Interview with Simone Rebello

Interview with Simone Rebello

January 31 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Simone Rebello about this weekend's RNCM Day of Percussion


In the spirit of a Grand Day out?: Personal thoughts for debate

In the spirit of a Grand Day out?: Personal thoughts for debate

May 24 • Paul Gomersall wonders if we are only really interested in paying lip service to the true spirit of contest banding...


2024 Whit Friday: Celebrating a unique tradition

May 21 • The popular and lucrative Whit Friday contests will hopefully bring the very best out of bands, participants and visitors this year.


Generator AMPS: Katrina Marzella-Wheeler leads inclusive support for conductors

May 16 • Katrina Marzella-Wheeler recently spearheaded a conducting workshop aimed at getting everyone playing together under a baton.


2024 European Brass Band Championships: Test piece review: A Road Less Travelled By

May 1 • Philip Sparke takes on the role of a musical anatomist with his latest major test piece work.

Concert: Flowers Band

May 22 • West of England champions showcase their polished wide ranging confidence in Newbury


CD review: 140

May 20 • Philip Harper leads the celebrations with a particular homage to a slice of Cory history.


Concert: Women in Brass

May 18 • Vitality and vision underpin a fine concert celebrating the joy of music and friendship.


# Band Points
1Fodens1,462.00
2Cory1,228.97
3Black Dyke933.60
4Tredegar704.35
5Eikanger-Bjørsvik698.23
6Brighouse and Rastrick644.75
7Valaisia Brass Band481.71
8Brass Band Treize Etoiles457.15
9Flowers315.02
10Grimethorpe Colliery216.84

Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Thurlston Band

Sunday 2 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra

Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ


Bellshill Salvation Army Band - Guest Soloist Tom Hutchinson (The Cory Band)

Saturday 8 June • Uddington Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road Uddington. G71 7HF


Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR


Chiltern Hills Brass

May 25 • Seeking players! Chiltern Hills Brass are looking for new friends to fill vacant euph, front row cornet, and 2nd trombone chairs. We look forward to meeting you - come along to a rehearsal in High Wycombe to try us out.


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a SOLO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a REPIANO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher


               

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