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Hadfield heads for Carlton Main

December 22, 2006
After a lengthy search looking for the right person to fill the Resident Conductor's role, Carlton Main are delighted to confirm to 4BR that they've finally got the right man, Denis Hadfield.

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Danford records solo album

December 22, 2006
The percussionist Dave Danford has been busy in the studio recording his debut solo album

Irwin says thanks

December 22, 2006
Martin Irwin from Brighouse and Rastrick wants to say thank you Matthews Norfolk Brass who he's played with recently whilst working in the area; he even managed to play with them for the tv.


Hectic times at Becontree

December 22, 2006
It's been a hectic time on the run up to Christmas for Becontree Band including a 5pm job in Trafalgar Square, London.

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Youth band's debut performance

December 22, 2006
The Norfolk Wherry Band continues to develop with the first performance of its Youth Band and receives two new instruments as well.

Great 12 months for Windcorp

December 21, 2006
The Windcorp Brass Band might just be over 12 months old, but it's already making great strides and looking forward to a healthy future.

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Maines reconnected to airwaves

December 21, 2006
The popular John Maines is back on the airwaves as World of Brass launches a new weekly one hour programme from Friday 22nd December.


BFBB Chairman's thanks

December 21, 2006
The BFBB Chairman, Robert Morgan passes on his thanks for all its member bands efforts in 2006 and tells 4BR about a very busy and exciting 2007.


Marshall shines in Wardle Christmas extravaganza

December 21, 2006
Black Dyke's Richard Marshall was the star turn at Wardle High School's Christmas Concert last weekend, where the British Open Shield was on display for all to see.

Busy time for Torbay

December 21, 2006
The Christmas season has been a busy one for Torbay.

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Tylorstown happy with 2006

December 21, 2006
The Tylorstown Band Arriva Trains Wales Band is delighted at the way 2006 has gone and looks forward to 2007.

New principal for Newhall

December 21, 2006
The Newhall Band has announced to 4BR that it has a new principal cornet as the previous incumbent of the seat retires after 11 years service.

Wilsden celebrates the season in aid of hospice

December 21, 2006
The Wilsden Band held its successful Annual Christmas Concert last weekend raising money for the local hospice at the same time.

Shepherd's seasonal delight

December 21, 2006
The Shepherd Building Group Brass Band played to a packed house for their Annual Christmas concert last Friday at the Rowntree theatre in York.

Valley passes Christmas test

December 21, 2006
The Test Valley Brass Band held its Annual Christmas Concert last weekend where everybody enjoyed the whole experience and new uniforms!


Tubb load of surprises at Chalford

December 21, 2006
The Chalford Band had a tubb load of surprises at its recent Christmas Concert, most of them inspired by the MD, Steve Tubb.

Ulverstone sells out

December 21, 2006
The Ulverstone Municipal Band played to an appreciative full house in its 24th Annual Christmas concert held at the Ulverstone Civic Centre last Wednesday night.

Midland Brick

On the move

December 21, 2006
Midland Brick Brass players Dave Timlin (Tutti Cornet) & Matthew Walker (Principal Trombone) are on the move.

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Dobcross Slow Melody 2007 details

December 20, 2006
The Dobcross Slow Melody Contest is to be held on Saturday 13th January. If you want to enter, we have the details.

Rode Hall suffer thefts

December 20, 2006
The Rode Hall Silver Band has contacted 4BR having had two sovereign cornets and a folder of music stolen. If anyone comes across the items please contact the Police and the band.


Natural performer shines with Brighouse

December 20, 2006
Peter Moore, the talented ten year old trombonist was the Guest Soloist with Brighouse and Rastrick last weekend, making it a family affair as he father and elder brother play with the West Riding outfit.

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Hadfield says thanks

December 20, 2006
Denis Hadfield the former MD of Dobcross Silver has told 4BR of how much it meant to him conducting his local village band and wishes them well for the future.

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Koki takes first step

December 20, 2006
The salvation army band in Koki, Papua New Guinea has taken its first steps as a brass band thanks to the help and support of the Brisbane City Temple Band.

Brass Bands Association of New Zealand

Call for players

December 20, 2006
The Brass Bands Association of New Zealand is calling for applications for players for the 2007 National Band of New Zealand which will tour New Zealand in late September that year.

Lesley Howie

Howie's Kingdom triumphant

December 19, 2006
Tenor Horn virtuoso Lesley Howie's solo performance at the Christmas Concert promoted by Kingdom Brass last Sunday had the X Factor!


New Zealand reflects on National boost

August 2 • New Zealand banding returned to the post Covid-19 contesting stage with a sense of rejuvenation — led by a new generation of young players.


Communal approach brings Covid success for Bolsover

August 2 • Extensive preparations and communal support gives the Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School a clean bill of health as well as a huge musical boost.


Cash and carry at Butlin's in 2022

July 31 • There is plenty of prize money to win at the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival in January — with individuals, ensembles and bands able to carry off big cash prizes.


Friday night is music night at Bolsover Summer School

July 30 • The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School has been a huge success this year — with delegates and tutors overcoming Covid and the weather to enjoying their music making.

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Epping Forest Band - Proms on the Green

Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Deepcar Brass Band

August 2 • Musical Director required from September onwards who will help to continue developing and motivating the band.4th section band next year we are keen to regain 3rd section status. We are open to discussions with conductors of varying ranges of experience.

Chapeltown Silver Prize Band

August 2 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR, we invite applications from enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated individuals, who will challenge and further develop the success of the band. Based North Sheffield, 5 mins from M1 jct 35/36, with a sensible balance of concerts/contests.

Lydney Band

August 1 • Vacancies exist for a TROMBONE and an Eb BASS to strengthen the team. We are a 3rd section band (West of England), based in the Forest of Dean, Glos. Rehearsal - Friday evenings. Good travel links from Gloucester, South Wales and South Gloucestershire.

Alan Widdop

Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


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