The players of the National Youth Band of Great Britain have headed to Repton School for their Summer Course under Cory MD, Philip Harper
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 29 • There are spaces for Second, Third and Fourth Section bands at the popular Wychavon Festival of Brass.
May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...
May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...
May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition
April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the John Packer JP 133LR student trombone...
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?
August 1 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five performances of Wilfred Heaton's masterpiece to add to your recording library.
July 27 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life and career of a principal cornet who defined his own spotlight of excellence.
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.
August 3 • Phil Storer Music/Brimpsfield Music Society/Gloucestershire Academy of Music. Price: Free download
August 2 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Soloist: Gary Curtin. Repton School. Friday 30th July
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
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Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE
Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ
Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE
Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE
Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE
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
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!
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.
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist