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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.




Nick Prince

Prince to use experience in Germany

September 24 • Trombonist Nick Prince will strengthen his musical links to help the development of German brass players.


Bultins

Extension to entry date for Butlin's Festival

September 24 • The deadline date for entries has now been extended by a month for the 2022 Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival.


Jenkins

New lead at Blaenavon

September 24 • Dr Christian Jenkins will spearhead the exciting musical developments at Blaenavon Town Band.


Stan Smith

Death of Stan Smith

September 24 • The death has been announced of Stan Smith — a leading performer with Fountain City Brass Band.


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Lindley Band

September 21 • SOLO HORN required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.


Greenfield Brass Band

September 21 • We are looking for an MD to take the band forward into 2022 and beyond. We have a varied selection of concerts and contests in the diary including a trip to play at the Menin Gate in August 2022.. We currently rehearse Monday & Thursday (8pm-10pm)


Kippax Band

September 21 • Kippax Band have a vacancy for front row cornet players and percussionist. Fresh from the national finals and newly promoted to the 2nd section in the Yorkshire area. The band are keen to push on next year after the enforced layoff.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator


               

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