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Dave Barringer

New Year honour for Dave Barringer

December 30, 2017
Dave Barringer, the Director of Music of the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, has been awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours List.


Jan Muller

Muller recalls Montreux triple delight

December 30, 2017
Conductor Jan Muller recalls a special day at the Swiss National Championships in Montreux in November when he led three bands to podium success.


Enter

Brass at the Guild closing date looms

December 29, 2017
There is still time for bands to get their entries in for the early season battles at Brass at the Guild in Preston. So be quick...


Steve Hartley

Hartley takes Jubilee line

December 29, 2017
Conductor Steve Hartley takes over as Musical Director at Pilling Silver Jubilee Band


Katrina and Helen

Something for those in the middle as Saxhorn Fest comes to Salford

December 29, 2017
Katrina Marzella and Helen Varley will lead a special 'Saxhorn Fest' Day at the University of Salford — and its open to all those who like to explore the potential of the middle of the band sound


Lindley Band

Westacott takes lead at Lindley

December 29, 2017
Rob Westacott will take the helm at Yorkshire's Lindley Band — making his debut at the forthcoming Brass at the Guild contest.


March

Morley looks to attract march and hymn tune entries

December 29, 2017
The popular Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest is set to take place in June 2018 — and is looking for entrants.


gus

Young stars get deserved Christmas gifts at Virtuosi GUS

December 29, 2017
Two rising stars received special gifts for Christmas from Virtuosi GUS


tEFEL

Christmas Day audience for Lewis Merthyr

December 29, 2017
The Lewis Merthyr band made sure they were heard by a huge television audience on Christmas Day thanks to a little bit of help from Sir Bryn Terfel.


Cross

Death of Barbara Littler

December 29, 2017
The death has been announced of the respected Pemberton Old Wigan player, Barbara Littler.


cASH

Bumper fields ready for big Butlins payouts

December 28, 2017
The 2018 contest season will kick off with some big pay days on offer at the Butlins Mineworkers Festival in Skegness.


cHARITY

Yorkshire festive generosity helps raise cash for charity

December 28, 2017
Players from a number of Yorkshire bands have helped diners part with a few extra tips for charity.


Boobs and Brass

Boobs & Brass look forward to Yorkshire farewell

December 27, 2017
Boobs & Brass will link up with the National Champion Brighouse & Rastrick for a fourth time for a memorable Yorkshire send off.


Cambrely

Christmas charity helped by Camberley & District

December 27, 2017
The players of Camberley & District Silver Band have made sure local charities have benefited from their carol playing this year.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 27, 2017
More great music to enjoy from the heartland of Yorkshire


Quiz

4BR Boxing Day Quiz: The Answers

December 26, 2017
We reveal the answers to our Boxing Day Quiz — and the person who got them all correct


Results

2017 4BR Award Winners

December 25, 2017
The winners of the 2017 4BR Awards have been announced as well as the recipient of the 4BR Special Award


Firth

Foden's to celebrate centenary of cornet great

December 23, 2017
A new work will be premiered by Foden's Band to celebrate the centenary of the death of the great cornet player Edwin Firth.


Willebroek

No Euro title defence for Young Brass Band Willebroek

December 23, 2017
Young Brass Band Willebroek will not defend its European Youth title in Utrecht in 2018.


Aldbourne

Odds change at Aldbourne as Johnson leaves MD role

December 23, 2017
The eight year partnership between David Johnson and Aldbourne Band has come to an end after MD says the musical odds are no longer in his favour.


Rothwell

Early Xmas prezzie gives Rothwell 2018 boost

December 23, 2017
The return of James McCabe as principal cornet has given Rothwell Temperance a great festive boost as they look towards 2018.


Waldsang

Dutch champions celebrate significant Christmas birthdays...

December 23, 2017
Brass Band De Waldsang will be celebrating some significant birthdays this festive weekend.


Train

The next brass band train arriving at the station is...

December 23, 2017
Norfolk Wherry Brass can be seen and heard in action on New Year's Day on BBC2


Alison Balsom

Balsom Twitter storm forces British Airways Dal segno

December 22, 2017
International trumpet star Alison Balsom has forced British Airways into reversing their policy on charging passengers to take their musical instruments on board flights as hand luggage.


Vertommen

Vertommen closes 25 year chapter at Buizingen

December 21, 2017
One of European banding's longest musical partnerships has come to an end after a quarter of a century of success.




Midlands

Midlands contenders ready for Corby action

March 1 • The first weekend of the double header Midlands Regional Championships take place in Corby.


Yorkshire

Count down to Huddersfield

March 1 • The pride of Yorkshire banding will battle it out for the domestic bragging rights in Huddersfield this weekend and those all important qualification places to London and Cheltenham.


Tommy Tynan

Tynan to take off to Oz

February 28 • Cory tuba star Tommy Tynan will be heading to Australia in a few weeks time to play with Brisbane Excelsior Band at the National Championships.


Gareth Wood

Welsh students to pay musical tribute to Gareth Wood

February 28 • The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band will pay tribute to composer Gareth Wood at its St David's Day Concert on Friday evening.


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


Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

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


Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Sunday 3 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Sunday 3 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


West Midlands Police Band

February 27 • Are you a committed musician looking for new opportunities? We are currently seeking a competent 3rd Cornet player, BBb or Eb Bass player, and a Percussionist (kit).. Rehearsals on a Wednesday in friendly environment at Chelmsley Wood Police Station


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.


Martin Heartfield

GGSM, ARCM, PGCE
Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist


               

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