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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!!!




IBBSS

International links lead to Swansea

January 20 • The International Brass Band Summer School continues to attract delegates from all around the musical world


Besses

Snapshot Besses history gains Radio 3 spotlight

January 20 • Radio 3 does a little bit of time travelling to give listeners a snapshot of the rich history of Besses o' th' Barn Band


RNCM

RNCM opens doors for new junior talent

January 20 • The Royal Northern College of Music is to hold a Junior RNCM Open Day next month — aimed at the next generation of talented young performers...


Timer

Still time for entries at ODBBA Contest

January 20 • There is still just enough time to get entries in for the Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest.


Camborne Youth Band - New Year Concert

Sunday 19 January • Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth TR15 3AD


The Hepworth Band - A New Year's Viennese Matinee Concert

Sunday 19 January • Christ Church. Sude Hill. New Mill. Holmfirth. West Yorkshire HD9 7BL


Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 24 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester. M13 9RD


Markham and district band - Charity Concert for Hospice of the Valleys

Friday 24 January • The Met Theatre, Mitre Street, Abertillery. NP131AL


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 25 January • 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9 RD


Chadderton Band

January 19 • Chadderton Brass 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. Conductor required. Come along to one of our rehearsals.


Matlock Band

January 19 • Matlock Band urgently requires Solo Baritone player for Midlands regional contest on 8th March 2020. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings 8.00-9.45pm.


Pillowell Silver Band

January 18 • We have an opening for a Flugel player at Pillowell Silver Band in the Forest Of Dean Gloucestershire. Other players assured of a warm welcome at this friendly 3rd section band.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer


               

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