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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

Black Dyke ready for double festival appearances

January 26 • The Yorkshire champion is putting the final preparations in place for its performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival as well as its own event in Huddersfield in June.


Higgins

RPS Award nomination for Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra'

January 26 • Gavin Higgins' immense work is nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award — whilst conductor Martyn Brabbins and soloist Nardus Williams also gain recognition for their work.


Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

January 25 • We talk to composer Edward Gregson about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival which takes place this weekend in Manchester.


Census

First Musicians' Census launched

January 25 • A new census of musicians throughout the UK is looking to provide an accurate picture of the industry and what help it, and the people who work in it, need.


Boarshurst Silver Band - Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band

Sunday 29 January • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW


Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Saturday 11 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Uppermill Band

January 28 • UPPERMILL BAND (2nd Section)URGENTLY REQUIRE AN EEb BASS PLAYER, initially to complete our team for the NW Regional Contest on 26th Feb and beyond. If you are looking for a change or just able to help for the contest UPPERMILL BAND REALLY NEED YOU!,


City of Oxford Silver Band

January 28 • CORNET VACANCY. Do you live near Oxford and looking for a band to play in? We have exciting opportunities for brass and percussion players who are keen to join a friendly and inclusive musical group.


Concert Brass Poynton

January 28 • Tired of Contesting? Concert Brass Poynton seek a Bass, Front Row Cornet and Trombone player. Not a learner band. Higher section players should enjoy our rehearsal. Rehearing Weds, 8.00 to 10.00pm in Poynton (between Stockport & Macclesfield.


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