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Whitburns comedy turn

January 03, 2006
Young cornet player Scott Walker puts in a funny turn on the Scottish comedy show 'Still Game'.

Garforth Brass

Garforth Brass gain www

January 03, 2006
They may not have been formed very long, but Garforth Brass are now up on the WWW.

New learners required

January 03, 2006
Always nice to report a new band popping up in time for Spring as Welbeck Estates are starting new B Band. All are welcome.

Woodbridge Excelsior

Aye, Aye Captain

January 03, 2006
It is all aboard the good ship HMS Grafton for the players of Woodbridge Excelsior later this month.

Narrow escape for Smithills

January 03, 2006
A huge fire at Smithills School has left lots of things in ruin, but thankfully not the brass bands.

Charley Brighton

Charley says...

January 03, 2006
Charley Brighton has revealed the stats behind 16 years of lunchtime concerts.


2006 Denis and Maud Wright Award

January 03, 2006
Details have been released of the 2006 Denid and Maud Wright Award.

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2006 NABBA Championships: Venue

January 03, 2006
We have details of the 24th North American Championships which this year take place in Kentucky at the end of March.

Gresley look forward to 2006

January 03, 2006
After a fine 2005, 2006 promises much for Gresley Old Hall.

Brass Encounters to give Awards

January 03, 2006
Geoff McGregor and his Brass Encounters programme are due to give out their first set of annual gongs next month.

Roberts takes Nelson salute

January 03, 2006
John Roberts is the new MD at the Nelson Band.

Sellers Band

Abraham set to welcome Sellers

January 03, 2006
Sellers set to join forces with Abraham Darby Showband.

2006 Dutch Bass Trombone Open

January 03, 2006
Yes thats right — a whole festival dedicated to the dark arts of the bass trobone. Sounds interesting eh?

All the brains in Launceston

January 03, 2006
Launceston Town Band could be the brainiest brass band in the UK!

100 not out for Barnsley

January 03, 2006
Barnsely Building Society Band are 100 years old in 2006 and looking for former players to help them celebrate.

Newbridge Band

Newbridge look forward to 2006

January 03, 2006
The ambitious Newbridge Band are looking forward to 2006.

Fancy a night out at Peggy Tubs?

January 03, 2006
Stocksbridge launch their 2006 series of band concerts at the brilliantly named Peggy Tub Club!

Pillowell reflect on 2005

January 03, 2006
2005 has been a bit of a roller coaster year for the Pillowell Band. Everything from wins, losses and accusations of cheating!

John Davis

Ridding into the sunset

January 03, 2006
John Davis and the Riddings Band have parted company.

City of Bristol honour stalwart

January 03, 2006
60 years after he started Derek Horsfall becomes the toast of west country banding. Well done indeed.


BT ring in Xmas for the 14th time

January 03, 2006
Mike Fowles and his band welcome in the festive season with Carol Voderman — wonder how she had the time to fit it all in what with flogging her diet books and finance deals to people with CCJ's...

Simone Rebello

Rhythm and Brass

January 02, 2006
The Gala Concert for the Nationals this year is to be "An International Spectacular of Entertainment".

2NUR-FM Awards

January 02, 2006
After a quarter of a century of broadcasting and numerous requests from listeners over the years, Brass Encounters has instigated "The Brass Encounters 2NUR-FM CD of the Year Awards".

Andrea Price

Price launches website

April 23 • The composer, conductor, adjudicator and performer Andrea Price has just launched her new website.

Garforth Brass

Eddison takes the lead at Garforth Brass

April 23 • The experienced Gordon Eddison has become the new Musical Director of Garforth Brass in Yorkshire.

Nthaniel Dye

Interview with Nathaniel Dye

April 23 • 4BR catches up with the inspirational trombone playing marathon man to find out more about his achievement and what he plans next.

BBP Registry

BBP Players Registry issues clarity on moves

April 22 • With the British Open Spring Festival on the immediate horizon the BBP Registry has issued clarification on registration issues.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band - Reading Festival of Brass: Open Workshop Rehearsal

Saturday 27 April • St Laurence Church, Reading RG1 3EJ

London Central Fellowship Band - Hemel Hempstead Salvation Army

Saturday 27 April • Waterhouse St, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1ES

Haverhill Silver Band - Friends' Requests

Sunday 28 April • Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8AR

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Stockport Silver Band

Sunday 28 April • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW

Contest: European Brass Band Championshiips

Friday 3 May • Palanga Konsortu, Vytauta st. 43, LT-00135, Palanga 43, LT-00135

Sherborne Town Band

April 24 • Exciting opertunity for a principal cornet player to lead our friendly band. We also would be excited to hear from percussionists with experience in tuned percussion and kit. We are currently in the Championship section and have a busy schedule in 2024.


April 24 • We have lots of cornets and horns but a little thin in the bottom end. Our players are happy to move around to help new players join the band, if you play baritone, euph or bass please give us a try. We rehearse every Sunday and Thursday at 7.30pm

Mereside Brass

April 23 • MERESIDE BRASS (Rudheath,Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET & a 2nd EUPH to complete our line up. We are a friendly 4th Section band with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events and enjoy occasional contests. Come and give us a try!

Darren R. Hawken

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


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