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Murphy

MBE for Murphy

December 31, 2009
Trumpet star awarded MBE in Queen's New Year's Honours List.


Boarshurst

160th celebrations at Boarshurst

December 26, 2009
160 years of brass banding in Greenfield is celebrated by the Boarshurst Band with a new march.


Wakefield Metropolitan

Wakefield's rousing close to the year

December 26, 2009
Wakefield Metropolitan close their year in rousing fashion.


Tongwynlais

New players at Tongwynlais

December 26, 2009
Pontins champion adds new quintet to the ranks.


hUNT

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 26, 2009
More great music from Phillip Hunt in the New Year.


Butlins

Butlins errata

December 26, 2009
The final errata list for 'Folkmusic' has been released.


Baker

Boxing Day bash for Baker

December 26, 2009
Black Dyke star set for Boxing Day outing in Luxembourg.


David

Roberts set for Norway return

December 26, 2009
Rothwell MD set for Norwegian championship outing with Sandefjord Brass Symposium.


Chalford

Chalford's new dimension

December 26, 2009
Chalford enjoy putting on an incredible dimension to round off their year.


Redbridge

Brill is brill for Redbridge

December 26, 2009
Lisa Brill takes top award for Redbridge.


Longridge

Special dinner guest for Longridge

December 26, 2009
There was a surprise guest for Longridge Band at a recent band job.


Lofthouse

Lofthouse warm up brave audience

December 26, 2009
Lofthouse 2000 warm up their Christmas audience.


York

Advert: York Instruments

December 26, 2009
St Louis Music becomes new distributor for Schreiber, Keilwerth and York in USA.


Awards

2009 4BR Awards

December 25, 2009
The votes have been counted — so find out who won the 4BR Awards, the 4BR Band of the Year and the definitive list of the 2009 Champions of the banding world...


EBBA

European test pieces revealed

December 23, 2009
EBBA may not have announced it, but it's the 'Spiriti' of Bruckner for Linz.


black dyke

A Yorkshire Christmas

December 22, 2009
BBC Radio 2 is to broadcast some traditional Christmas fayre all with a Yorkshire flavour on Christmas Eve.


Brighouse

Brighouse trio

December 22, 2009
Stuart Lingard teams up with David King once again, as Brighouse announce a trio of new signings.


Black Dyke

It's a new Day at Dyke

December 22, 2009
EYMS top man Neil Day joins Black Dyke as National champions announce a brace of cornet signings.


St Georges Hall

Yorkshire changes

December 22, 2009
It's allocated seating at St George's Hall and a new judge too in 2010.


St Austell

St Austell celebrate

December 22, 2009
The players and supporters of the St Austell Band have had plenty to celebrate in the past twelve months.


Longridge

Twiss takes it in the gob

December 22, 2009
Sop player Ian Twiss takes Longridge Award.


Box

4BR Gift Voucher

December 21, 2009
If you are stuck for a last minute something for Christmas, then we have the answer- a 4BR Gift Voucher.


Cory logo

World Rankings: December update

December 20, 2009
Cory Band remains at the top of the latest World of Brass – 4barsrest Rankings despite finishing in third place at the recent Brass in Concert Championship.


Doyle

Leyland announce Doyle principal

December 20, 2009
John Doyle moves from Black Dyke to take over end chair and baton at Leyland.


Mount Charles

Conducting duo for Mount Charles

December 20, 2009
Mount Charles set for 2010 under the command of Richard Evans and Phillip McCann.




Mode for

Positive Mode for support on International Women's Day

March 8 • Gyda Matland, Helen Harrelson and Toni Durrant become Artists in Association with Mode for... to help support well being and positive mental health in the brass band movement.


bbw

Wales to lead on Women in Brass Bands

March 7 • New Welsh body to host an free open forum discussion on the topic of women in brass bands.


Hutchinson

Hutchinson to help National Youth Band to open virtual doors

March 7 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will host a 'virtual open-day' in April — and its free to attend.


BMLTalents

BML has all the talented dance moves

March 7 • The young players of the BML Talents Band in Switzerland have been inspired to add a few dance steps to their repertoire.


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

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


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


The Marple Band

March 2 • Are you looking for a change of scene after lockdown has ended. The Marple Band are a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for an Eb Bass and Bb Bass player and tutti cornets.


Crewe Brass

February 26 • Following the Government announcement, Crewe Brass are looking to resume COVID compliant rehearsals in the summer. We are looking for a Tuned Percussionist. We have all the gear & instruments and need someone to play them !! They are here waiting for you.


Chadderton Band

February 25 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.


Ian Holmes

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


               

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