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4BR New Year's Eve Quiz

December 31, 2013
One final little brain teaser to sort out before the bells chime in the New Year of banding...


Butlins

Butlins announce Skegness line ups

December 31, 2013
The bands hoping to get a New Year's slice of the mammoth £39,000 Butlins prize pot have been announced.


Guild Hall

A few places left at Brass at the Guild

December 31, 2013
There is still the chance for bands to test their early season form at the popular Brass at the Guild Hall contest.


Steve Jones

Kit returned at Flowers

December 31, 2013
The experienced Steve Jones is the latest high profile signing at Flowers ahead of 2014.


Peter Haigh

Making Haigh for Christmas

December 31, 2013
40 years of commitment, dedication and a Cutt above gains reward for Peter Haigh at Alder Valley.


Lofthouse Awards

Lofthouse gongs for Christmas

December 31, 2013
The Lofthouse Band awards have recently been presented in time for Christmas.


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Web link for JSVB

December 31, 2013
The famous James Shepherd Versatile Brass ensemble has a 21st century presence to reach out to their global fans.


Oxford Cherwell

New band set for London Area

December 31, 2013
Oxford Cherwell Brass is looking forward to taking to the stage in Stevenage in 2014.


Chapletown Silver Band

Death of Dave Smith

December 31, 2013
The death has been reported of Dave Smith, a popular stalwart member of the Chapletown Band.


On air

Radio: World of Brass

December 31, 2013
More great music to take you into 2014 with John Maines.


Brett Baker and Adrian Hirst

Top troms at Dyke

December 28, 2013
Brett Baker and Adrian Hirst pick up the Black Dyke silverware.


Welsh flag

Cory and Tredegar to join forces

December 27, 2013
The top two ranked bands in the world are to join forces in aid of a wonderful charitable cause in 2014.


Eikanger in action

Eikanger gains contemporary award

December 27, 2013
Norwegian champion set to boost contemporary music making thanks to Arts Council award.


Welsh Trophies

Welsh League faces financial threat

December 27, 2013
Two of the contest foundation stones of recent Welsh banding success face tough financial decisions to safeguard future.


Grieg hall

Record entry for Norwegian National

December 27, 2013
A record 79 bands will compete in five sections at Bergen's Grieg Hall in February, with the draws already announced.


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4BR Christmas Day Quiz: The Winner!

December 26, 2013
Our three little brain ticklers certainly got you thinking and using your new Xmas prezzies...


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4BR Christmas Day Quiz

December 25, 2013
Three little brain ticklers to get correct to win a trio of great CDs...


Kippax

Bi-centenary for Kippax

December 25, 2013
The Kippax Band will be celebrating 200 not out in 2014 — aided by their local parish council.


Tongwynlais

Ruck departure at Welsh champion

December 25, 2013
Resident Conductor Joshua Ruck has left his role as Resident Conductor at Welsh champion Tongwynlais Temperance.


Hoover Bolton Band

Hoover aim to sweep up in 2014

December 25, 2013
The Hoover Bolton Band is looking forward to more success in the First Section in 2014.


Guards on the march

Military musical display for Christmas

December 25, 2013
Lt Col Graham Jones will be showcasing the best the lads and lasses in our top military bands can do this Christmas.


City of Chester

Onwards and upwards for City of Chester

December 25, 2013
From mixed emotions to bright future for City of Chester.


Chris Turner

Turner prize for Llwydcoed

December 25, 2013
Welsh League champion teams up with new MD for 2014...


Marathon Band

A star is seen in...Huddersfield

December 25, 2013
One Christmas star will be well worth a marathon trek...


Cory Band

World Rankings: End of year update

December 25, 2013
Time to reflect on who were the biggest winners and losers over the past 12 months.




Phantom

The real Phantom Menace?

April 17 • 4BR talks to professional percussionist Matthew Dickinson after it was announced that the return of Phantom of the Opera to the West End will be accompanied by a vastly reduced line-up of musicians in its renowned pit orchestra.


James Morrison

The Wizard of Oz casts a spell on Wobplay

April 17 • There is the chance to relive the amazing talents of James Morrison and guests with Black Dyke Band on the wobplay platform.


Making Music

No six appeal for Making Music

April 17 • The leading leisure time music making organisation has expressed disappointment at the Roadmap progress made by the Government to help get groups back to playing in England.


Eventz

Ev-entz back in action

April 17 • The percussion, stage hire and brass specialists return to regular opening hours.


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


Chadderton Band

April 17 • Chadderton Band is a friendly non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections of the band particularly on Euph Drums and Horn. Come along for a blow most welcome.


Oxford Cherwell Brass

April 14 • Returning to the band room in May we have vacancies for second and third cornets. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 8-10pm at Edward Feild School, Kidlington. The band has engagements and contests lined up from late summer onwards.


Sandhurst Silver Band

April 14 • After well over 12 months, playing Connotations at the 1st Section National Finals as a first contest certainly has a nice ring to it. Following relocation, Sandhurst are looking to fill the following vacancies:. . Solo Cornet;. 1st Horn


Nigel Seaman

ARMCM ARNCM
Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator


               

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