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Shannan doing well

December 31, 2005
Young Shannan Lawrence is reportedly recovering well from her injuries.


Brisbane Brass

Lawrence Family Appeal

December 29, 2005
A press release from Brisbane Brass:


DU Shopping

DU Shopping: More latest releases

December 29, 2005
DU Shopping has just received some more latest release CDs and DVDs.


Tragic Accident

December 28, 2005
4BRDU has just learned of a tragic motor vehicle accident involving the Lawrence family of Brisbane.


Eden to get Radio 3 airing

December 26, 2005
Dr John Pickard's Eden, voted by 4BR readers as the Test Piece of the Year, is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 4th January.


4BR Awards

2005 4BR Awards – The Results

December 25, 2005
All had enough Christmas pud and turkey? Then sit back and relax as we reveal the award winners for 2005... Maestro please.....


Tanunda Town Band

Tanunda receives commission grant

December 24, 2005
Tanunda Town Band (SA) has received a $5,000 grant towards the commissioning of a new major work to celebrate their 150th anniversary.


JJB announce March and Hymn details

December 23, 2005
The JJB Stadium has announced the deatils of it March and Hymn Tune Contest for 2006. Get your entries in quick for the £6000 prize fund!


Martin Armstrong

One small step to Queensbury for Armstrong

December 23, 2005
Martin Armstrong has be confirmed as the new Solo Horn player at Balck Dyke.


Death of former Cory Solo Horn

December 23, 2005
4BR has been informed of the sad news of the death of Wayne Cook, for many years the distinguished solo horn player of the Cory Band.


Advert Feature: All Trombones

December 23, 2005
Get ready for a great New Year Sale — all at All Trombones


Fairey Band

Faireys light up hospital Xmas

December 23, 2005
Players from Faireys lit up the Christmas spirit when they helped staff and patients at Trafford Hospital enjoy their annual carol service.


Central Florida

Christmas in Florida

December 23, 2005
Not a bad way to spend your time in a Christmas Concert — playing to 1600 people in Florida eh?


William Rushworth

Billy and friends take over Dobcross

December 23, 2005
William Rushworth and his friends will be the star attractions at Dobcross Band Club early next year


Towcester announce new MD

December 23, 2005
John Hudson is the new man in the middle after the Sellers years come to an end.


End of the year at Newstead

December 23, 2005
The final end of 2005 concert will take place at Newstead Welfare with a great get together to launch Coal Industry CD.


Audience walk out at Shirland

December 23, 2005
It seems there was a bit of a politcal storm at a recent Shirland Welfare Training Concert — all started by a shellfish salesman!


Willebroek welcome new faces

December 23, 2005
There are new players in the ranks for the Belgian Champions for the 2006 campaign.


Sovereign Brass

New kitman at Sovereign

December 23, 2005
Sovereign Brass has announced a new kitman to join the ranks in the shape of Brendan Rayner.


Judges to return to muted ways?

December 22, 2005
Are the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators going to return to past ways and become muted to the public once more?


Richard Marshall

Marshall delight at Dyke job

December 22, 2005
Richard Marshall has spoken to 4BR at his delight at his new appointment at Black Dyke.


Philip Sparke

Sparke wins major award

December 22, 2005
Composer Philip Sparke has won a major compositional award in the USA, plus the nice little Xmas prezzie of $4000.


Roger Webster

Webster talks of disappointment

December 22, 2005
Roger Webster talks of his disappointment at leaving Dyke but welcomes the appointment of Richard Marshall.


GUS to return in 2006

December 22, 2005
One of the most famous old names in the banding world is set to make an historic return in 2006 as GUS will once again appear on contest programmes.


The Rich List

December 22, 2005
According to Classic FM magazine, these are the top earners of all time in the composers world — and not a single brass band man in sight!!!




Brass Bands Wales

Brass Bands Wales looks to set up virtual library of works

November 25 • New Welsh body looks to find and curate the rich collection of works written by Welsh composers and compositions for Welsh bands.


Radio

Radio: Top Brass

November 25 • John Maines has a great selection of brass band music to enjoy over the airwaves.


Gavin Higgins

Higgins work set for BBC broadcast

November 24 • 'Sadly Now the Throstle Sings' by Gavin Higgins will receive its premiere orchestral studio performance this evening on Radio 3.


Eikanger

Eikanger centre future plans on education

November 24 • Eikanger Bjorsvik looks to the future with ambitious education plans for their rehearsal base.


The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

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


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Contest: 168th British Open

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


Chadderton Band

November 17 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.


Crewe Brass

November 12 • Crewe Brass require an Eb or Bb Bass to complete the "engine room" line up. We are also seeking a Tuned Percussionist to complete our section.


Shipston Town Band

November 1 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator


               

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