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Morgan

MBE for Robert Morgan

December 29, 2007
The New Year’s Honours List sees BFBB Chairman awarded MBE.


Wingates

Santa brings sop for Wingates

December 29, 2007
Wingates enjoy a soprano present from Santa as Nigel Fielding joins the ranks.


Baker

Annus Fantasticus for Baker

December 29, 2007
Composer Leigh Baker couldn't have asked for more after a year of musical delights in 2007.


Windcorp

Windcorp celebrate year of achievement

December 29, 2007
The Windcorp Band had a year to remember in 2007.


Sykes

Sykes leads workshop

December 29, 2007
Tuba star Steve Sykes recently led a great day at the 2007 SCABA Annual workshop.


Queen

Mumping for Her Majesty

December 29, 2007
The Stalham Band has recently been playing for a very special listener.


Elland end memorable year

December 29, 2007
The Elland Silver Band has hadplenty to celebrate in 2007.


4BR Band of the Year

December 27, 2007
Who are the players who have made it into the most exclusive band in the world?


Awards

2007 4BR Awards — The Results

December 25, 2007
All had enough Christmas pud and turkey? Then sit back and relax as we reveal the award winners for 2007. Maestro please.....


4br

Christmas Countdown — 1 day to go

December 24, 2007
Done all the Christmas shopping, put the turkey in the oven and peeled the sprouts?


2007 4BRDU Band of the Year

2007 4BRDU Band of the Year

December 24, 2007
Here we go — the 4barsrest Downunder Band of the Year for 2007. See what you think...


4BR

Christmas Countdown — 2 days to go

December 23, 2007
You've read what 4BR wants for Christmas, so we asked someone else what they wanted for 2008 — Kenny Crookston, Editor of British Bandsman


Leyland

Lightning strikes twice at Leyland

December 23, 2007
A story of a trombone player who can't keep his hands on his instrument...


Cory

Cory celebrate

December 23, 2007
Members of the Cory Band recently took time off to celebrate their 2007 year of achievement.


Dodworth

Carols for the Beeb for Dodworth

December 23, 2007
Dodworth Colliery MW recently rounded off their succesful year by recording carols for the BBC.


Aelous

Results: French National Championships

December 23, 2007
One international contest that slipped through the net last month.


4BR

Christmas Countdown – 3 days to go

December 22, 2007
Just who would you want to invite to Christmas dinner? Given the choice this is who we would send invitations out to...


Yeovil

Yeovil announce strong line up

December 22, 2007
There is a strong line up of bands for Yeovil at the start of February.


EBBA

EBBA signs up sponsors

December 22, 2007
Major contracts secure financial future for EBBA.


Besses

Xmas cheer for Besses

December 22, 2007
It seems you can't turn on the tele without seeing Besses strut their stuff!


Ashton

Ashton appoint Whiteoak

December 22, 2007
Carl Whiteoak has been appointed the new MD at Ashton Under Lyne.


Brighouse

Changes at Brighouse

December 22, 2007
Changes at Brighouse as Brass in Concert Champions welcome a nearly new soprano, new euph but lose a solo horn.


4BR

Christmas Countdown — 4 days to go

December 21, 2007
Just time for 4BR to send Santa our Christmas list for 2008...


White

No White Xmas at Redbridge

December 21, 2007
After nine succesful years together, Melvin White and Redbridge part company as band drops out of Butlins.


King

King of Cologne

December 21, 2007
Brass bands are flourishing in Germany, with a little help form David King.




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


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


               

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