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Cory with Philip Harper

World Rankings: End of year update

December 31, 2012
Cory end the contest year at the top of the rankings list.


obe

OBE for Keith Griffin

December 29, 2012
The man who formed the National Youth Brass Band of Wales receives OBE in the New Year's Honours List.


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4BR Quiz: New Year's Eve Quiz

December 28, 2012
There is a great prize on offer with the last of our Festive brain teasers.


Melingriffith

M4 extension in South Wales

December 28, 2012
The musical roadworks continue to grow for the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band.


Death of Richard Rodney Bennett

December 28, 2012
The death was announced over the Christmas period of composer Richard Rodney Bennett.


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4BR Quiz: Boxing Day Quiz

December 26, 2012
We have two more of the latest DVDs up for grabs for our Boxing Day Quiz.


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4BR Quiz: Christmas Day Quiz

December 25, 2012
We have two of the latest DVDs up for grabs for our Christmas Day Quiz.


Kapitol Promotions

BBP Registry advisory future mapped out by Kapitol

December 23, 2012
Kapitol announces Advisory Body structure with remit to decide on registration fees, as Dyke and Foden's sign up for BBP Registry.


Butlins

Butlins unveil Skegness entertainment

December 23, 2012
From Cory to Maynard Ferguson, Dennis Rollins funk to Bavarian beer fun with the Parpenrifters — Butlins will have it all (plus a ten grand first prize) in January.


isb

Strictly come carolling for ISB

December 23, 2012
Members of the International Staff Band provide radio presenter Chris Evans with his Christmas carol service on air...


Chris Helme

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 23, 2012
Plenty of great Christmas music to accompany the turkey and prezzies from Chris Helme.


radio band

Banding rivals help new convert

December 22, 2012
Welsh rivals join forces to promote banding benefits on air.


Greater Gwent Youth Band in action

Cuts proposed to leading Music Service in Wales

December 22, 2012
The pioneering Gwent Music Support Services faces huge cut in funding after council reveals budget plans.


Carlton Main

New signing at Carlton Main

December 22, 2012
Carlton Main welcomes new addition to the ranks.


New instruments

Santa Andovers the prezzies

December 22, 2012
Santa has certainly called at Test Valley Brass this year.


GBBA Gloucestershire

Gloucester set for registry debate

December 21, 2012
The Gloucestershire Brass Band Association is to hold a registry discussion meeting open to all next month...


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Breakthrough year for young composer

December 21, 2012
Cardiff based composer David Rees has enjoyed a musical 2012 to remember — thanks to Ynyshir and other Welsh bands


GBBA Gloucestershire

Gloucester closing date looms

December 21, 2012
If you want to compete at the GBBA Entertainment contest then you had better get your entries in fast.


John Maines

Radio: World of Brass

December 21, 2012
John Maines makes sure you don't miss out on any brass band music this Christmas.


Christmas box

4BR Gift Voucher

December 21, 2012
If you are stuck for a last minute something for Christmas, then we have the answer- a 4BR Gift Voucher.


Kapitol

Kapitol Forum counters uninformed speculation and criticism

December 20, 2012
The Regional Kapitol Forum has issued a strongly worded statement outlining their actions and reasons why.


Rothwell in action

Rothwell adds tuba strength in depth

December 20, 2012
The Rothwell Temperance Band has added extra strength to their tuba section for the New Year.


Renton

Radio: Listen to the Band

December 20, 2012
More early 2013 delights from Frank Renton and his team at the BBC.


Rainford in action

Rainford part company with Samuel

December 20, 2012
The successful eight year partnership between Neil Samuel and the Rainford Band has come to an end.


Birchfield Music

Advert: Birchfield Music

December 19, 2012
Great new music on offer — and still in time for Christmas!




Black Dyke

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

January 15 • Despite the restrictions and the weather there is still a little bit of fun to be had if you want to play together..


Wobplay

Enjoy the 4BR winners at Wobplay

January 15 • You can now enjoy a dozen 4BR 'CD of the Year' releases on the Wobplay.com platform.


BBE

BBE strengthens foundation work for bands

January 15 • Brass Bands England has appointed five new Youth Development Brass Specialists to provide essential community help and assist partnership building.


Geneva

Geneva launches worldwide cornet competition

January 15 • Phillip McCann and Geneva Group launch exciting new cornet competition seeking to inspire the next generation of lyrical performers.


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


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

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


Foss Dyke Band

January 1 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs. Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


               

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