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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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Bach

4BR Tuesday Interview with Michael Bach

April 20 • 4BR talks to the well known conductor about the first steps back to post Covid-19 musical normality in his country and his hopes that Swiss banding can hopefully 'Rejoice' at the National Championships later in the year.


sbba

SBBA launches newsletter

April 20 • The Scottish Brass Band Association has launched a newsletter to get its message direct to bands.


Bradofrd

Brass returns to the playgrounds in Bradford

April 20 • The sound of brass has been heard in the Bradford area once more as Covid-19 relaxations brings back face to face peripatetic teaching.


Fodens

Foden's add publishing arm to musical portfolio

April 20 • Foden's Band Publishing will see the North West Area champion promote and develop their own stable of in-house composers.


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Chinnor Silver

April 19 • With rehearsals starting soon in line with government guidelines we are looking to strengthen BACKROW CORNETS &PERCUSSION TEAM concerts and contests planned.we rehearse on wednesdays in our own bandroom check out our lockdown performances and come join us


Chadderton Band

April 17 • Chadderton Band is a friendly non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections of the band particularly on Euph Drums and Horn. Come along for a blow most welcome.


Oxford Cherwell Brass

April 14 • Returning to the band room in May we have vacancies for second and third cornets. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 8-10pm at Edward Feild School, Kidlington. The band has engagements and contests lined up from late summer onwards.


Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor


               

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