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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.




Paul Cosh

Tuesday interview with Paul Cosh

January 18 • We speak to the highly respected player, conductor, teacher and lecturer about his new teaching publication — 'Brass Essentials — An Arban Collection'.


Littleport

Empty seats filled at Littleport

January 18 • Littleport Brass has filled their empty seats ahead of their Area challnge in a few weeks time.


New signings

New additions at Ratby Mid Band

January 18 • New faces young and old join the set-up at Ratby Mid Band in time for their assault on the Midlands Area title.


Grimethorpe

75 years of brass and coal

January 18 • The national newspaper will hopefully remember the link between brass bands and the National Coal Board this weekend thanks to photographer Lorne Campbell.


Contest: 168th British Open

Sunday 23 January • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Glossop Old Band - Cadishead Public Band

Sunday 23 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 29 January • Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 29 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 30 January • Greendale Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4XB


The Cobham Band

January 17 • The Cobham Band is fully up and running again and requires a EUPHONIUM or BARITONE player. We have some great concerts planned including bandstand dates for the new season under our new conductor, Jim Lynch.. .


Shrewsbury Brass Band

January 15 • Are you looking for a change of scene or want to get back into banding with an ambitious and hardworking band? We have a vacancy for an experienced front row cornet player, BBb Bass player, and 2 percussionists.


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

January 15 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed **EEb BASS PLAYER ** to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.


John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator


               

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