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2009 4BR Awards

The votes have been counted — so find out who won the 4BR Awards, the 4BR Band of the Year and the definitive list of the 2009 Champions of the banding world...

Awards
 

Happy Christmas to all our readers all over the banding world.

All the votes have been counted for the annual 4BR Awards, and the results can now be found on the site, as well as the 4BR Band of the Year and the definitive list of the year’s winning bands….

2009 4BR Awards:

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote (even those with a few strange nominations). This year there were over 12,500 votes cast, so we are sure that the award winners will be delighted to know their hard work and musical efforts have gained reward from the brass band community all over the globe.

4BR Awards:
http://www.4barsrest.com/articles/2009/1088.asp


This year there were over 12,500 votes cast, so we are sure that the award winners will be delighted to know their hard work and musical efforts have gained reward from the brass band community all over the globe4BR

2009 Champions:

We have also compiled the definitive list of competition winners of 2009 too, so if your band won something somewhere it should be on the list of champions:

Go to:
http://www.4barsrest.com/articles/2009/1087.asp


2009 4BR Band of the Year

Finally, the 4BR Band of the Year.

The 4BR team has got together over a cup of eggnog and come up with what we believe is the band of 2009. Plenty of great players got a mention, but these are the chosen few…

Go to:
http://www.4barsrest.com/articles/2009/1086.asp

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Blackpool

North West ready for Winter Gardens sunrise before kick-off

February 24 • The North West Regional Championships take place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Sunday.


NYBBGB

Concerto Grosso collaboration for National Youth Band and National Youth Orchestra

February 24 • Performances of Gavin Higgins' epic work will be given in Liverpool and London in April as ensembles prepare to showcase major works.


rncm

Cory and Brighouse complete RNCM recording highlights

February 24 • The concert performances of Cory and Brighouse & Rastrick from the 2024 RNCM International Brass Band Festival can now be enjoyed on the Wobplay media platform.


Porthouse

Porthouse returns to Desford

February 24 • Tredegar MD Ian Porthouse will direct Desford's challenge at the Midlands Area and Grand Shield this year.


London Central Fellowship Band - The International Staff Band in Cambridge

Saturday 24 February • Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB


Haverhill Silver Band - Waterbeach Brass - Spring Concert

Saturday 2 March • Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LQ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Mereside Brass

February 20 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, position negotiable. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!


Haverhill Silver Band

February 19 • Play Bb (or Eb) bass and want to compete at the Spring Festival and Whit Friday? . . Due to work commitments, Haverhill Silver Band (L&SC Champions 2022) have a vacancy for a talented Bb or Eb bass player to join us after the areas.


London Central Fellowship Band

February 16 • We are currently recruiting for back-row cornet, Solo Cornet, 2x Tenor horn, Trombone and percussion.


David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator


               

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