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New Year Honours

It looks as if the brass band world came up with a blank this time around...

BEM Medal
 

4BR has had a quick glance through the 2015 New Year Honours List to see if the brass band world has gained any new Knights of the Realm, Companions of Honour, Dames or even ‘Empire’ medal recipients — but there have been none that we can initially find.

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This year there were 1,251 people honoured — 69% for outstanding work in their communities.

Those with musical links included BBC Proms Director Roger Wright, Opera Director Richard Jones and jazz trumpeter Guy Barker.

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BBP Registry

BBP Players Registry issues clarity on moves

April 22 • With the British Open Spring Festival on the immediate horizon the BBP Registry has issued clarification on registration issues.


Radio3

National Youth Concerto Grosso performance set for Radio 3 broadcast

April 21 • The critically acclaimed performance of the Gavin Higgins' 'storming showpiece' by the National Youth Orchestra and National Youth Band can be heard on Radio 3 this week and beyond.


Disinformation

BrookWright Music: Disinformation!

April 21 • A new concert piece inspired by the murky world of false narrative, untruths, conspiracy and distrust is ready for you to play. Can't be about brass band contesting surely?


Schoonhoven

Results: 2024 Flemish Open

April 21 • Brass Band Schoonhoven, Young Brassband Willebroek, De Bazuin Oenkerk B and Brassband Sklepucini claim the honours in Mechelen.


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band - Reading Festival of Brass: Open Workshop Rehearsal

Saturday 27 April • St Laurence Church, Reading RG1 3EJ


London Central Fellowship Band - Hemel Hempstead Salvation Army

Saturday 27 April • Waterhouse St, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1ES


Haverhill Silver Band - Friends' Requests

Sunday 28 April • Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8AR


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Stockport Silver Band

Sunday 28 April • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Contest: European Brass Band Championshiips

Friday 3 May • Palanga Konsortu, Vytauta st. 43, LT-00135, Palanga 43, LT-00135


Croy Silver Band

April 23 • We currently have several seats available across the cornet, tenor horn, trombone and bass sections - positions negotiable. These come with the opportunity to compete at Cheltenham this September!


Regent Brass

April 23 • Looking for an exciting new musical challenge? . . Regent Brass (MD Alan Duguid) are a friendly and progressive 1st Section band based in central London with vacancies for;. . - Eb or Bb Bass. - Tenor Horn. - Percussion. . All other players are also very welcome.


Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band

April 22 • With an exciting 130th anniversary year ahead - Wotton Silver Band is currently looking for players to join our team on Solo Cornet, Solo Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percussion. We rehearse Tue & Thu near our home town, just a short distance from M5 Jcn14.


Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer


               

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