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National Youth enjoying destination Repton

August 3
The players of the National Youth Band of Great Britain have headed to Repton School for their Summer Course under Cory MD, Philip Harper


Wellington

New Zealand reflects on National boost

August 2 • New Zealand banding returned to the post Covid-19 contesting stage with a sense of rejuvenation — led by a new generation of young players.


Bolsover

Communal approach brings Covid success for Bolsover

August 2 • Extensive preparations and communal support gives the Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School a clean bill of health as well as a huge musical boost.


Butlins

Cash and carry at Butlin's in 2022

July 31 • There is plenty of prize money to win at the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival in January — with individuals, ensembles and bands able to carry off big cash prizes.


Bolsover

Friday night is music night at Bolsover Summer School

July 30 • The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School has been a huge success this year — with delegates and tutors overcoming Covid and the weather to enjoying their music making.


Bands reminded of rejoicing in public

July 29 • Bands have been reminded by the publishers of the British Open set-work of the performance rights associated with Edward Gregson's composition.


National Youth stay Well with new support

July 29 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has enjoyed the support of one of the UK's leading pharmacy chains to put on its summer residential courses.


New lead at Brass Band Conductors Association

July 29 • James Holt is the new Chairperson of the Brass Band Conductors Association following a year of activity and positives under Mareika Gray's drive.


Wychavon opens doors for entrants

July 29 • There are spaces for Second, Third and Fourth Section bands at the popular Wychavon Festival of Brass.


Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...


Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...


Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition


4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the John Packer JP 133LR student trombone...


The 1980s: The last Golden Age of UK banding?

The 1980s: The last Golden Age of UK banding?

August 4 • Was the era of Mrs Thatcher, the Miners' Strike, 'loads of money' yuppies and football hooliganism also the last golden age of the brass band movement in the UK?


Take 5: A quintet of Contest Music classics

August 1 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five performances of Wilfred Heaton's masterpiece to add to your recording library.


4BR Hall of Fame: No.18: Teddy Gray

July 27 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life and career of a principal cornet who defined his own spotlight of excellence.


4BR Talking Point: A change of musical prescription

July 25 • Sandy Smith argues that a re-evaluation of the importance of classical music arrangements could have a lasting benefit to a post Covid brass band movement.

Music review: Join the Band (Phil Storer)

August 3 • Phil Storer Music/Brimpsfield Music Society/Gloucestershire Academy of Music. Price: Free download


Concert: National Children's Band of Great Britain

August 2 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Soloist: Gary Curtin. Repton School. Friday 30th July


CD review: In the Red - A Musical

August 1 • Book Music and Lyrics by Michael Brand & Ian Chippendale. Featuring: Original studio cast plus Williams Fairey Band. Conductor: Geoffrey Brand. JAY Records: CDJAZ 1464


# 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

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Epping Forest Band - Proms on the Green

Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ


Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Uppermill Band

August 3 • . UPPERMILL, current National 3rd Sect.Champions and North West Area 2nd. Section Champions are heading to Cheltenham in Sept. to compete in the National 2nd Sect. Finals. We require a SOLO CORNET player to join Team UPPERMILL


Golborne Brass

August 2 • We are an eclectic bunch, with a fun loving outlook and the only thing we take seriously is music and entertainment. If you have had a while off and fancy getting back in to it, or find your current position a little stale, you need to get in touch, now!


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

August 2 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed solo cornet player to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.


Alwyn Green

LRAM, LTCL
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist


               

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