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Besson Sovereign cornet

Treat yourself to a New Year cornet from John Packer

January 04, 2014
Treat yourself to a New Year cornet with this fantastic display model Besson Sovereign Cornet at a snip at £1,695.

Bob Childs in action

Childs takes principal role at Grimethorpe

January 04, 2014
Dr Robert Childs has been confirmed as the new Principal Conductor and Director of Music at Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Marching past

Morley set for more march and hymns

January 04, 2014
The popular Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest will be held once again this June.

US Falg

US banding grows in the Free State

January 04, 2014
The growing foundation base of North American banding continues to grow with a new band in Kansas.

Beaumont Park

Beaumont Park open for march contest entries

January 04, 2014
Increase in prize pot for popular September march and hymn tune contest.

Martin Hall

New Hall opens at Skelmanthorpe

January 04, 2014
Martin Hall takes the helm as the MD at Skelmanthorpe Band.


Wantage expand to third tier

January 04, 2014
The Wantage Band organisation will be fielding a third band at the London & Southern Counties Regional Championship this year.

Dave Barringer

Winter workshop open for delegates

January 04, 2014
The popular South West BBA Winter workshop is open for eager delegates led by Dave Barringer and musical friends.

Brian Easterbrook

40 years celebration for Woodfalls stalwart

January 04, 2014
Woodfalls stalwart Brian Easterbrook has just celebrated 40 years of dedicated service to the Woodfalls Band.


New Year's Honour for Steve Large

January 03, 2014
Andover Town MD Steve Large has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List.

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4BR New Year's Eve Quiz: The Winner!

January 02, 2014
Our final little brain teaser of 2013 didn’t catch too many of you out.


BBE clarify youth representation

January 02, 2014
Brass Bands England clarify the way in which they have selected their representative band for the 2014 European Youth Championships.


New parking spaces filled at Drybrook

January 02, 2014
AW Parker (Drybrook) welcome some new faces to fill spaces in time for the 2014 contesting season to come.

Fodens and Roberts

Foden's set for beneficial baking partnership

January 02, 2014
Foden's and Roberts Bakery Band to join in a mutually beneficial partnership to boost brass banding in their local area.

Marathon Hat

Marathon support helps kick start world record bid

January 02, 2014
Support for bringing the world marathon record back to Blighty is gaining ground on those fiendish Germans...

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Happy New Year!

January 01, 2014
4barsrest.com wishes all its readers a happy and prosperous New Year.


Anti-social behaviour to be investigated at London & SC Area Championships

March 27 • Accusations are to be investigated after venue staff at Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre report incidents of physical and verbal abuse.

Youth Champs

Report & Results: 2023 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

March 25 • Youth Brass 2000 and Seindorf Ieuenctid Beaumaris claim the competitive honours on a day of inclusive music making in Stockport.


Malcolm no longer in the middle

March 24 • Malcolm Sexton takes a step back from the action at Harrogate aged 86.

wfel fAIREY

From Hargreaves to Wallace & Gromit for WFEL Fairey

March 24 • This weekend the WFEL Fairey Band will celebrate two very different anniversaries in Birmingham and Beaminster.

Regent Hall Concerts - Regent Hall Salvation Army Band

Tuesday 28 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the Scots Guards Brass Ensemble

Friday 31 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London

Regent Hall Concerts - The Cory Band

Saturday 1 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band - Occasions Singers

Saturday 1 April • Loddon Hall, Twyford RG10 9JA

Boarshurst Silver Band - Dobcross Youth Band

Sunday 2 April • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Leicestershire Co-op Band

March 27 • SOLO HORN VACANCY. The Leicestershire Co-op Band are looking to recruit a Solo Horn player. We are a hard working, ambitious and sociable band, based in North West Leicestershire. We have a varied concert and contest schedule.

Concert Brass Poynton

March 27 • A change from contesting? Concert Brass Poynton seek a few additional players including a Bb Bass & additional Tenor Trombone and a Front Row Cornet. Not a learner band. Higher section players should enjoy our rehearsals.

Concert Brass Poynton

March 27 • Required: A change from contesting? Concert Brass Poynton seek a few, additional players, including a Bb Bass & additional Tenor and a Bass Trombone, Plus a Front Row Cornet. We are NOT a learner band. Higher section players should enjoy our rehearsals.

Lt Col David Barringer MBE

BMus (Hons)
Conductor and adjudicator


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