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Kevin Ronald Moseley

Moseley awarded high honour

December 30, 2008
New Zealand brass band icon Kevin Moseley has been recognised in the New Years Honour list.


Russell

New Principal at Leyland

December 30, 2008
Grand Shield champions announce Paula Russell as new Principal Cornet.


Silk Brass

Credit crunch hits Silk Brass

December 30, 2008
Silk Brass lose sponsorship from AstraZeneca after a decade of support.


Redbridge

High profile for Redbridge

December 30, 2008
London champs have enjoyed displaying their wares in 2008 — from a spot with Reeves & Mortimer to a lock up trip to Dubai.


Neish

10 year link for Neish

December 30, 2008
Tuba star enjoys his latest get together with a musical friend of a decade.


Youthful reflections

December 30, 2008
Chris Jeans and his Youth Brass 2000 have enjoyed a year to remember in 2008.


Lions set for duel premiere

December 30, 2008
The Lions Youth Band are set to perform two new compositions at the National Youth Championships in 2009.


Besson

Advert: Besson Musical Instruments

December 25, 2008
Besson wish all their customers, performers, players — and everyone else in the banding world a very Happy Christmas...


Awards

4BR Awards — The Results

December 25, 2008
Forget 'X Factor' and 'Strictly Come Dancing' — the most important votes of the year have been counted and the winners can be revealed. Drum roll please...


BBC clarify Big Band position

December 23, 2008
BBC Executive Producer has spoken to 4BR about the future of their BBC 'Big Band Special' radio programme and that of shows such as 'Listen to the Band'.


Rainford

Following the Rainford star

December 23, 2008
Three wise women find their way to the Rainford bandroom...


Cobham reflections

December 23, 2008
It has been a busy 12 months for the Cobham Band — starting and ending by finding a new home...


Ashworth

Ashworth off to Aberdeen

December 23, 2008
Conductor David Ashworth will be making regular trips north over the coming months — a long way north too...


Grimethorpe

Shock departures at Grimethorpe

December 23, 2008
Roger Webster and Ian Shires services are 'terminated' at Grimethorpe with immediate effect.


4BR

4BR — Festive articles

December 23, 2008
4BR will be busy over the Festive period with plenty for you to enjoy…(hopefully). There are three nice ones to start...


4BR

4BR in numbers

December 23, 2008
With Christmas fast approaching – here are a few festive numbers – some true – some that could be true, to ponder over as you start your Christmas packing of prezzies…


Black Dyke

Free again for Dyke

December 23, 2008
32 years after their first taste of Bradford freedom, Black Dyke have the honour renewed again.


Soham

New Comrade leader at Soham

December 23, 2008
Soham Comrades have a new leader as Keith Schroeter takes over musical command.


Santa delivers new MD at Denton

December 23, 2008
Denton Brass get a new musical present as Graham Smith takes over the helm.


Renshaw

Top brass at Macclesfield Youth

December 23, 2008
Louise Renshaw and Macclesfield Youth hand out their Christmas gongs.


Tongwynlais

How to freeze you Xmas baubles off

December 23, 2008
Tongwynlais Temperance to lead the Christmas seafarers in Saundersfoot. Sounds just a tad nippy this...


National Band of New Zealand

Thats a take

December 20, 2008
The National Band of New Zealand under Musical Director, Howard Taylor had a rewarding recording session recently.


4BR

Christmas vouchers are a hit!

December 19, 2008
The 4BR Christmas Vouchers are proving to be a great hit — and the perfect gift for a brass band lover on the 25th!


York

Advert: York Musical Instruments

December 19, 2008
The new York 'Prescience' series enthuses dealers and players alike.


BFBB

Changes at Youth Championship

December 19, 2008
Important changes made at National Youth Championships.




bbw

Dragon logo helps breathe life into new Welsh body

November 23 • Bandiau Pres Cymru/Brass Bands Wales makes further progress with corporate logo to reflect its future aims and ambitions.


Besson

Baritone benefits from Band Supplies

November 23 • A new Sovereign baritone from Band Supplies now comes with even more extra freebies — including free tuition from Black Dyke Band star Michael Cavanagh.


Crowdfun

Bands gain benefit from Crowdfunder campaign

November 23 • Bands are already benefiting from the #SaveOurBrassBands campaign — so make sure you sign up.


Advent

Reg Vardy get ready to open the advent windows

November 23 • There will be a carol a day from Reg Vardy Band this Christmas — all the way up to the big day itself...


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 Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator


               

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