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James Fountain

Fountain Bach for more Hummel

February 1
Newly appointed Bach artist James Fountain will take to the stage to perform the Hummel Trumpet Concerto for the second time in a week — this time with the London Symphony Orchestra.


Black Dyke Band

Black Dyke Band's RNCM performance on Radio 3

February 1 • The Black Dyke Band's RNCM Brass Band Festival concert will be featured on BBC Radio 3 this evening.


eDWARD gREGSON

Gramophone records of Gregson's career

February 1 • The career and compositions of Edward Gregson are featured in this month's edition of the 'Gramophone' magazine.


BBCA

BBCA Conducting Competition now open for worldwide entries

February 1 • The flagship Brass Band Conductors' Association Conducting Competition is now open for entries.


Wales EuroYouth

Welsh trio ready for Euro experience

February 1 • A trio of talented young Welsh players will represent their nation in Sweden as part of the European Youth Brass Band


Debut link at UniBrass Championships

February 1 • An exciting new link will be heard for the first time at the UniBrass Championships as the Warwickshire & Coventry Youth Brass Band play their part in the event.


Grimethorpe head to Morley

February 1 • Grimethorpe Colliery Band will bring their unique brand of 'Best of Brass' entertainment to Morley Town Hall this weekend.


Last bars of inspiration for Tredegar

February 1 • There is still time to get your vote in to help support Tredegar Band claim the RPS 'Inspiration Award'.


Marines programme something for everyone in Huddersfield and Hull

February 1 • The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood will be providing music for all tastes on their double header concert appearances this coming weekend.


Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

June 22 • The Cory talks about the new Adjustable Bottom Caps which he now endorses and outs his name to.


4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

June 19 • Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at some of the new bass trombone mouthpieces from Mercer & Barker


Checking the quality...

Checking the quality...

November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...


Get ready to be entertained...

Get ready to be entertained...

November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...


A postcard Stamp to Grimethorpe: Jack Stamp and his love for British brass bands

A postcard Stamp to Grimethorpe: Jack Stamp and his love for British brass bands

January 26 • A slow burning catalyst appreciation of the sound of British brass bands has linked American composer and conductor Jack Stamp with Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


Still aiming high: The GUS Band at 90

January 6 • Tim Mutum tells the story of the GUS Band which was formed in 1933 with lofty ambitions.


Take 5: Not to miss early season treats

January 5 • Our quintet of not to miss musical attractions in the first three months of 2023.


2022 4BR Band of the Year: The conductors and players

December 29 • These are the conductors and players we've picked to perform in our 2022 Band of the Year line-up — if we were ever lucky enough to get them together for a one off performance.

Concert: Black Dyke Band

January 26 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Sunday 22nd January


Concert: Cory Band

January 19 • Conductor: Philip Harper. Oxford Town Hall. Sunday 14th January


Film Review: Tár

January 19 • Director & Writer: Todd Field. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Noemie Merlant, Sophie Kauer. Focus Features/Universal Pictures. Running Time: 158 minutes


# Band Points
1Cory2,160.41
2Foden's1,419.57
3Brighouse and Rastrick1,099.82
4Tredegar793.11
5Black Dyke661.29
6Valaisia Brass Band559.18
7Flowers398.05
8Eikanger-Bjørsvik321.59
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery317.94
10Stavanger219.39

Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


WFEL Fairey Band -

Sunday 5 February • Glossop Old Bandroom . Derby St.. SK138LP SK138LP


Boarshurst Silver Band - Westoe Brass Band

Sunday 5 February • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW


Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

February 1 • A hard-working, positive and (most importantly) welcoming third section brass band who have a vacancy for a capable and committed ** SOLO TENOR HORN ** player.. . For more information about the band please visit our website.


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

February 1 • A hard-working, positive and (most importantly) welcoming third section brass band who have a vacancy for a capable and committed ** BBb BASS ** player.. . For more information about the band please visit our website.


Banks Brass Band

February 1 • Banks Brass Band is a friendly, non-contesting band based in the village of Banks, near Southport, Lancashire. We are always pleased to see new players. In particular, we would welcome players of the bigger instruments - basses, trombones etc


Paul Andrews


Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff


               

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