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4BR — Festive articles

4BR will be busy over the Festive period with plenty for you to enjoy…(hopefully). There are three nice ones to start...

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4BR has been busy making sure you will be able to enjoy plenty in the way of something to read this Christmas.

First up are three articles to tickle your fancy.

Alternative Awards

4BR has been racking its collective brains to come up with our ‘Alternative Awards’ for 2008.

Find out who we thought were worthy of a golden turkey prize for their efforts, with our list of our top 10 gaffes, disasters, turkeys and own goals of the past twelve months.

http://www.4barsrest.com/articles/2008/art934.asp

A Christmas Carol

Meanwhile, a little something to put you right in the Christmas spirit with something from a bygone age – and with an apology to Charles Dickens.

It’s the 4BR Christmas Carol – with a brass band twist….

http://www.4barsrest.com/articles/2008/art933.asp

Association help

Finally, Steve Chislett from the Wessex Brass Band Association makes a plea for help and understanding in 2009 – to keep brass band contesting on the road.

http://www.4barsrest.com/articles/2008/art932.asp


More to come too, with the announcement of the real 4BR Awards on Christmas Day, our Band of the Year, List of Champions, End of Year Reports, Review of 2008, and our off beat predictions for the next 12 months.

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Blackdykewilson

John Wilson becomes Honorary President of Black Dyke

May 25 • The critically acclaimed big band and orchestral conductor has accepted the role of Honorary President of the Yorkshire band.


Whit Friday

Saddleworth Whit Friday details announced

May 25 • All 11 contests return on the Saddleworth Whit Friday circuit this year


McElligott

Final chord for Carlton Main and McElligott

May 25 • The successful six year partnership between Carlton Main Frickley and Ian McElligott has come to an end.


Coomber

Whit and wisdom fuel Comber Brass future

May 25 • A great youth band workshop day and a trip to the Whit Friday contests is fuelling the future plans for Coomber Brass


Perth Festival of the Arts - BBC Big Band at Perth Festival of the Arts

Wednesday 25 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Brassed Off Live at The Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 25 May • Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London. SW7 2AP SW7 2AP


Perth Festival of the Arts - Opera Bohemia - Madama Butterfly

Thursday 26 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Perth Festival of the Arts - Cross Trust Artists of the Year

Thursday 26 May • St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LQ


Perth Festival of the Arts - The Voice of Desire

Friday 27 May • St John's Kirk of Perth, St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ


Derwent Brass

May 25 • PRINCIPAL EEb TUBA. Derwent Brass (Championship Section, Midlands) are seeking a Principal EEb Tuba - could it be you? We rehearse from our own facilitiy with a fully attended rehearsal just once a week - Thurs 20:00 - 22:00 (increased prior contests).


Garforth Brass

May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including a friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band, and training band invites interested players to come along and see what we have to offer at your level.


Garforth Brass

May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band and learners band has vacancies for cornet players (position negotiable) to complete the team for contesting and concerts.


Morgan Griffiths

Dip. Performance
Conductor, Peripatetic Music Teacher, Lower brass specialist


               

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