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Gourlay

Top judge change at Bradford

December 19, 2008
James Gourlay steps aside as Steve Sykes takes to the box for the top section at Bradford.


RNCM

2009 RNCM Festival of Brass

December 19, 2008
Organisers announce details of 2009 event — with a focus on the great Gilbert Vinter at its musical core.


Sainsbury gift to Welsh College

December 19, 2008
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama gets a cool quarter of a million from Sainsbury — that's a lot of Xmas turkey's they've sold then...


Black Dyke

Bright and Black start for BTS Day

December 19, 2008
The British Trombone Society quartet competition got off to a bright start recently — with a win for Black Dyke.


Newstead

All change at Newstead

December 19, 2008
There has been a reshuffle of the pack at the Newstead organisation.


Melbourne International Festival of Brass

MIFB reveal 2009 plans

December 18, 2008
The Melbourne International Festival of Brass has released details on its programme for next year.


North Shore Youth Brass

North Shore Youth stride ahead

December 18, 2008
Contest success, lots of concerts, and a planned CD recording wraps up a great year for North Shore Youth Brass.


4BR

It's not too late to shop at 4BR!

December 17, 2008
There is still plenty of time to shop on 4BR for Christmas — and now with the 4BR Shopping voucher — you don't have to worry about giving something that somebody can't use...


Whit Friday

BBC death knell on big bands

December 17, 2008
It appears that the BBC have dropped the axe on big banding — so could brass bands be next for the radio chop?


Besson

Advert: Besson Musical Instruments

December 17, 2008
Besson welcome Swiss euphonium star Thomas Rüedi as instrument ambassador.


Seaman

Belgian checkmate for Seaman

December 17, 2008
Nigel Seaman recently took the helm to help the Kortrijk Band on their appearance at the Belgian Nationals.


Scottish Co-op

More dividends for Scottish Co-op

December 17, 2008
There was more good news for the Scottish Open champions with news of further funding from sponsors for 2009.


Kippax

Kippax hand out their gongs

December 17, 2008
Some very fine people picked up some well deserved awards at the Kippax Band Club — one for a fantastic 50 years of service.


NABBC

Test piece homework in Scotland

December 17, 2008
The National Association of Brass Band Conductors will be holding a workshop on the Regional test pieces early next year.


Black Dyke

Black Dyke hand out the awards

December 17, 2008
National Champions hand out their own awards at their recent Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony.


Brass Noir

Black Success

December 17, 2008
Brass Noir enjoy a dark night of musical success — and get a doubling of their fee for their troubles!


Fairlop

Fairlop thanks

December 17, 2008
The Fairlop Band has enjoyed a fantastic 40th anniversary in 2008.


Lofthouse

Grand present for Lofthouse

December 17, 2008
Lofthouse 2000 gain an early Christmas prezzie — a new set of cornets from Santa via York.


Gresley

Christmas comes early at Gresley

December 17, 2008
Santa Claus brings a new direction for Gresley Colliery Band.


Strata

Strata success

December 17, 2008
Awards for all at the recent Strata Brass Annual Concert — and plenty to celebrate too.


Phil Shaw

Elland celebrate a fine year

December 17, 2008
Phil Shaw and the Elland Silver Band have had plenty to celebrate in 2008.


4BR

4BR Best Sellers

December 14, 2008
With just a few more days to go before Christmas, the top ten ‘must have’ CDs from the 4BR site in the last month can be revealed…


Vibrass

Advert: Vibrass

December 14, 2008
Celebrate the festivities in Austrian style this year with a free CD this Christmas when you get your hands on the brilliant Vibrass.


santa baby

Guarding Santas sexy helper

December 14, 2008
Victoria Hart and the lads from the Guards Big Band are doing their bit to add some musical spice in time for Christmas and help a great cause.


Butlins

Butlins open the visitors door

December 14, 2008
Butlins announce cheap day visitor tickets to the 2009 Championships in just a few weeks time.




pRINCIPAS

National Youth enjoying destination Repton

August 3 • The players of the National Youth Band of Great Britain have headed to Repton School for their Summer Course under Cory MD, Philip Harper


Wellington

New Zealand reflects on National boost

August 2 • New Zealand banding returned to the post Covid-19 contesting stage with a sense of rejuvenation — led by a new generation of young players.


Bolsover

Communal approach brings Covid success for Bolsover

August 2 • Extensive preparations and communal support gives the Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School a clean bill of health as well as a huge musical boost.


Butlins

Cash and carry at Butlin's in 2022

July 31 • There is plenty of prize money to win at the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival in January — with individuals, ensembles and bands able to carry off big cash prizes.


Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Epping Forest Band - Proms on the Green

Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ


Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Uppermill Band

August 3 • . UPPERMILL, current National 3rd Sect.Champions and North West Area 2nd. Section Champions are heading to Cheltenham in Sept. to compete in the National 2nd Sect. Finals. We require a SOLO CORNET player to join Team UPPERMILL


Golborne Brass

August 2 • We are an eclectic bunch, with a fun loving outlook and the only thing we take seriously is music and entertainment. If you have had a while off and fancy getting back in to it, or find your current position a little stale, you need to get in touch, now!


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

August 2 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed solo cornet player to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator


               

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