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Christmas Eve Quiz

4BR Christmas Eve Quiz

December 24, 2016
Now that all the packing is done and your carolling is complete — why not test your musical knowledge to find a test piece answer...


Christmas

A little light reading for Christmas Eve

December 24, 2016
There is plenty of things to read about the banding world this festive period on 4BR — so sit back with a mince pie and a glass of sherry and have a browse...


Take Five

Take 5: The Best Concert Performances of the Year

December 24, 2016
4BR picks the five concert performances of 2016 that lived longest in the memory banks.


Andy Hewlett

New management appointment at Cory

December 23, 2016
Andy Hewlett has been appointed the new Band Manager at Cory Band.


Symphonic Brass of London

Symphonic feedback gives boost to further initiatives

December 23, 2016
Symphonic Brass of London continue to inspire with their initiatives.


iNTERNATIONAL bRASS bAND sUMMER sCHOOL

Worldwide banding set again for Swansea

December 22, 2016
The International Brass Band Summer School will once again take place at Swansea University — so book your place now to avoid disappointment.


Stalham

A great case of the mumps

December 22, 2016
Stalham Brass Band keep up the age old tradition of mumping in Norfolk.


Chritmas

Christmas comes early for Downton

December 22, 2016
The sound of Christmas comes early — very early — in the village of Downton...


Steve Jones and Helen Williams

Cory present annual awards

December 22, 2016
The world's number 1 band has been giving out rather than receiving well deserved awards at their recent annual presentation evening.


Owen Farr

Salford aim Farr and wide for guest tutor roles

December 22, 2016
Star players Owen Farr and Glenn Van Looy have been appointed International Guest Soloists at the University of Salford for 2017 and 2018 respectively.


Cross

Death of Graham Furnell

December 22, 2016
The death has been announced of the highly respected Pemberton Old Wigan bandsman Graham Furnell.


Snare drum

Get your contest listed FREE for 2017

December 21, 2016
With the banding year at an end, you can find out if your event is listed for the 2017 contest season on 4BR?


4br aWARDS

2016 4BR Awards: The Nominations

December 21, 2016
The long lists of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by a panel of 11 judges have been released.


Smithills Schools

Smithills pack out again for Hospice fund raiser

December 21, 2016
The talented pupils of Smithills School have been busy bringing musical entertainment to their supporters in Bolton.


RNCM

RNCM broadens student links to China

December 21, 2016
The Royal Northern College of Music has entered into a new partnership with the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music in China.


Neil Samuel

Samuel heads to Blackburn & Darwen

December 21, 2016
After a successful tenure as MD at VBS Poynton, Neil Samuel takes over the reins at Blackburn & Darwen.


Hands

House of Lancaster takes over York

December 21, 2016
The experienced conductor David Lancaster takes over the lead role at York Railway Institute Band


On air

Radio: World of Brass

December 21, 2016
John Maines has plenty of great brass band music to keep you entertained over the festive season.


Your Logo Here

Your Logo Here and everywhere in 2017

December 20, 2016
The hard working team at Your Logo Here will be providing an even better service and more products to customers in 2017 — right on your doorstep too.


Fodens

Foden's to head to Denmark in 2017

December 20, 2016
Foden's will provide the headline music at the Gala Concert of the Aalborg Festival in Denmark in 2017.


Whitgift competition

Whitgift International Music Competition seeks applications

December 19, 2016
There is an exciting opportunity for young male players with the 3rd Biennial Whitgift International Music Competition


Evolution

Slaithwaite celebrate a long overdue Evolution process

December 19, 2016
A first commercial recording for over 40 years sees Slaithwaite evolve towards an exciting future.


Enderby Band

Enderby invest in youthful talent

December 19, 2016
Two talented young players join the solo cornet bench at Enderby Band in time for a Butlins debut.


Ssssh mutes

Get a little sshh for Christmas!

December 18, 2016
The brilliant sshh mutes have gained a new high profile endorsee with Black Dyke solo horn star Siobhan Bates


David Thornton

Bolsover adds further attractions to Summer School course

December 18, 2016
Dr David Thornton and Dr Brett Baker offer additional attractions to 2017 Bolsover Summer School course.




Ryan Anthony

Song for Hope released on Amazon Prime

February 22 • The inspirational story of the Ryan Anthony can now be enjoyed on Amazon Prime.


Symphony Hall

Concerns grow over drastic cuts to arts and culture sector in Birmingham

February 22 • Major arts and culture organisations in Birmingham face huge cuts as council looks to balance books.


rooms4groups

Rooms4groups ready for Finals call

February 22 • If you qualify for Cheltenham or London over the next few weeks — then your first call should be to the hotel experts.


Morley March

Welcome muted support for Morley March & Hymn Tune contest

February 22 • Band Supplies Ltd is the latest business to offer practical musical support to one of the most popular march & hymn tune contests in the UK.


London Central Fellowship Band - The International Staff Band in Cambridge

Saturday 24 February • Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB


Haverhill Silver Band - Waterbeach Brass - Spring Concert

Saturday 2 March • Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LQ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Mereside Brass

February 20 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, position negotiable. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!


Haverhill Silver Band

February 19 • Play Bb (or Eb) bass and want to compete at the Spring Festival and Whit Friday? . . Due to work commitments, Haverhill Silver Band (L&SC Champions 2022) have a vacancy for a talented Bb or Eb bass player to join us after the areas.


London Central Fellowship Band

February 16 • We are currently recruiting a back-row cornet player, a Solo Cornet player, a Tenor horn player and a percussionist.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


               

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