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Phantom

The real Phantom Menace?

April 17, 2021
4BR talks to professional percussionist Matthew Dickinson after it was announced that the return of Phantom of the Opera to the West End will be accompanied by a vastly reduced line-up of musicians in its renowned pit orchestra.


James Morrison

The Wizard of Oz casts a spell on Wobplay

April 17, 2021
There is the chance to relive the amazing talents of James Morrison and guests with Black Dyke Band on the wobplay platform.


Making Music

No six appeal for Making Music

April 17, 2021
The leading leisure time music making organisation has expressed disappointment at the Roadmap progress made by the Government to help get groups back to playing in England.


Eventz

Ev-entz back in action

April 17, 2021
The percussion, stage hire and brass specialists return to regular opening hours.


BBLNI

BBLNI finalists get ready to take their bow

April 17, 2021
The finalists in the Brass Band League of Northern Ireland Solo Competition will be showcasing their talents over the next two weekends.


Riverside Youth

Riverside Youth enjoy competitive drive

April 17, 2021
There were 27 fantastic performances for Les Neish to ponder and enjoy as the talented youngsters of Riverside Youth Band in Scotland showcased their on-line playing skills.


Music Industries Association

New appointment at MIA

April 16, 2021
Tom Bacon has been appointed as the Chair of the Music Industries Association's Young Professionals Network.


Fun Foundation

4BR Friday Interview with Paul Fisher

April 16, 2021
4BR talks to Paul Fisher about Baggy Trousers, Baby Shark, fun and inspiration in getting youngsters playing brass instruments via the Brass Bands England Fun Foundation Day initiative.


Demerisede

Sterling adds Belgian star to artist stable

April 16, 2021
Festival Brass euphonium star Gilles Demeurisse has joined the Sterling Instruments stable of 'Performance Artists'.


Allan Withington

Digital key to unlock Withington secrets

April 16, 2021
You can enjoy an intense weekend of musical inspiration from Allan Withington online this year


Change

4BR Thursday interview with Ralph Riddiough

April 15, 2021
With all the main political parties in Scotland now saying they will provide free musical tuition to pupils in schools, we speak to the man who who spearheaded a campaign to force them to change their minds.


Cross

Death of Tredegar stalwart

April 14, 2021
The death has been announced of William 'Bill' Stokes — a stalwart committee member and supporter of Tredegar Band.


Brighouse

Brighouse recovery boost gains media coverage

April 14, 2021
Brighouse & Rastrick's return to musical action has been boosted by the Culture Recovery Fund and some media spotlight treatment from the local press.


Mental Health

SBBA to take pioneering steps to support positive mental health

April 14, 2021
The Scottish Brass Band Association will link up with mental health advocate Tabby Kerwin to provide long term support and understanding into mental health well being.


Rosenberg

4BR Wednesday interview with Ulf Rosenberg

April 14, 2021
4BR catches up with the European Brass Band Association President, Ulf Rosenberg to find out more about recent announcements and challenges that lie ahead.


Nigel Seaman

Nigel will be mainly talking technical in Wales...

April 14, 2021
The highly respected conductor and educator Nigel Seaman will be leading a free seminar for Bandiau Pres Cymru / Brass Bands Wales on the thorny subject of tuning and intonation...


McQueens

Back to work...

April 14, 2021
Bandsmen and women can now look forward to getting their instruments repaired and restored at the renowned McQueen's Instrument Repairers after it re-opened following the Covid-19 shutdown.


MP

4BR Tuesday Interview with Alex Davies-Jones MP

April 13, 2021
4BR talks to the Labour MP who is holding the Government to account over its lack of progress over visa-free cultural work and travel permits to Europe for musicians.


European

EBBA confirms future contest hosts

April 13, 2021
The European Championships are scheduled for Malmo, Palanga and Stavanger after it returns after a two year break in Birmingham in 2022.


Kerkrade

Contest Music leads set-work tests at World Music Contest

April 13, 2021
Wilfred Heaton's iconic work will test the elite level bands wishing to be crowned World Champion in Kerkrade next year.


BBE

Those boots were made for working...

April 13, 2021
Bands can get 'governance fit' in time for their playing return with a day of boot camp training led by Brass Bands England (although minus Nancy Sinatra)


Whit Fridays

Greenfield to host local Whit Friday Autumn return

April 12, 2021
The Greenfield Whit Friday Contest Committee has announced plans to host a special competition in September for local bands.


UniBrass

UniBrass searching for new trustees

April 12, 2021
Have you got the drive, enthusiasm and passion to bring something to the UniBrass Foundation as a trustee. If so, they want to hear from you...


Naylor

Scout plays lament to Duke

April 12, 2021
An image of 14 year old Andrew Naylor has been published in the national media paying a musical tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.


Matt Ford

4BR Monday Interview with Matt Ford

April 12, 2021
4BR catches up with the fantastic Big Band singer as he prepares to return to concert performances — starting with a gig at the iconic Ronnie Scott's night club this weekend.




Phantom

The real Phantom Menace?

April 17 • 4BR talks to professional percussionist Matthew Dickinson after it was announced that the return of Phantom of the Opera to the West End will be accompanied by a vastly reduced line-up of musicians in its renowned pit orchestra.


James Morrison

The Wizard of Oz casts a spell on Wobplay

April 17 • There is the chance to relive the amazing talents of James Morrison and guests with Black Dyke Band on the wobplay platform.


Making Music

No six appeal for Making Music

April 17 • The leading leisure time music making organisation has expressed disappointment at the Roadmap progress made by the Government to help get groups back to playing in England.


Eventz

Ev-entz back in action

April 17 • The percussion, stage hire and brass specialists return to regular opening hours.


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


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.


Sandhurst Silver Band

April 14 • After well over 12 months, playing Connotations at the 1st Section National Finals as a first contest certainly has a nice ring to it. Following relocation, Sandhurst are looking to fill the following vacancies:. . Solo Cornet;. 1st Horn


Neil Samuel


Conductor


               

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