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Brass Band World

Brass Band World: December edition now out

December 20, 2017
The December edition of the world's premier brass banding magazine is out now — full of unmissable articles, features, reviews and interviews.


Music

Star in Cardiff heralds new arrival

December 20, 2017
A new band in harmony will make its debut this week before looking towards Welsh Area


Your Logo Here

Clinic visit gives good news for Your Logo Here

December 20, 2017
The Your Logo Team are at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and enjoying their visit too...


radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 20, 2017
Chris Helme brings us more great music as we approach Christmas.


Young Brass Award

Radio 2 Young Brass Award semi-finalists announced

December 20, 2017
The eight talented players that hope to become the 2018 Young Brass Award winner have been revealed.


Radio

Radio: World of Brass

December 20, 2017
Plenty of great brass band music to enjoy over the festive period thanks to John Maines.


Podcast

Brass Band Podcast: Episode 49

December 20, 2017
The two Scottish sages bring you more of their opinions on the brass banding world


Nominations

2017 4BR Awards: The Nominations

December 20, 2017
The 'long list' of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by our panel of judges have been released.


Cross

Death of Frank Bryce

December 19, 2017
The death has been announced of the musician, conductor, composer and arranger, Frank Bryce.


Brighosue

Brighouse keep on Christmas caroling

December 19, 2017
National Champions up early to head to the BBC for a bit of Christmas Caroling with Charles Dickens...


John Packer

Get you Christmas Turkey at John Packer today — with euph cracker inside!

December 19, 2017
If you are looking for a fantastic pre-Christmas euphonium deal then you need to act today to get 10% off at John Packer


pENINE mUSIC

Brass Band Music Shop set to save you pounds at Butlins

December 19, 2017
The Brass Band Music Shop is offering 10% off its titles if you order now for a Butlins pick up


Central Band

RAF on Sky fly past tonight

December 19, 2017
The Band of the RAF College will be on concert duty this evening on Sky Arts.


Score

SBBA looks to march towards NYBBS anniversary

December 17, 2017
The Scottish Brass Band Association is looking for a new march to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Youth Band of Scotland.


Adrian Hirst

Black Dyke delight at Hirst Christmas present

December 17, 2017
The return of bass trombonist Adrian Hirst has given Black Dyke the best banding Christmas present anyone could have hoped for.


Miber

Researchers look to record brass banding coalfield past

December 16, 2017
A doctoral study into the history of the British Coalfields is looking to record interviews with players who can recall the organisation of brass banding in the mining areas of Scotland, the Midlands and the North East.


Boobs and Brass

£250,000 target pushes Boobs & Brass towards last chord

December 16, 2017
The remarkable Boobs & Brass will look to meet one final target before their last charity fund raising note is played later this year.


Band Cymru

12 bands set to battle for Band Cymru title

December 15, 2017
A dozen wind, brass and jazz ensembles will battle it out to try and claim a place in the 2018 Band Cymru Final — and the chance to win the £10,000 first prize.


tHE poGUES

Looking for Christmas Concert inspiration — why not try The Pogues?

December 15, 2017
A classic festive song from The Pogues leads the PRS Charts as the most popular played on the radio in the last five years. So why not try a brass band version...?


Les Neish

Scottish youth to benefit from star tuition

December 15, 2017
The talented young players of the Scottish Youth Brass Band will gain inspirational tuition in 2018 from some of the finest brass band stars such as Les Neish.


David Childs

Dallas trip rounds off musical year for Childs

December 15, 2017
A Christmas trip to Texas proved to be a great way to round off a busy year for the euphonium virtuoso David Childs.


snare drum

Get your contest listed FREE for 2018

December 15, 2017
With the banding year almost at end you can find out if your event is listed for the 2018 contest season on 4BR?


fRIARY gUILDFORD

Scaba to host test piece workshop

December 15, 2017
There will be an early season opportunity to delve in to the First and Second Section Area test pieces with a workshop event held by scaba in Crawley in February.


Dyke

Award winners receive Black Dyke accolades

December 15, 2017
David Smith, Martin Irwin and Alison Childs receive well deserved awards at the recent Black Dyke presentation dinner.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 15, 2017
More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...




Morse

Sunday Quiz: Morse code...

August 9 • Work out a little brain tickler and you can get your hands on a trio of great brass band CDs...


Cornet shop

Open all hours for Hutchinson

August 8 • Cory's principal cornet opens his own cornet corner shop open to players 24 hours a day...


Diversity

BBE explores diversity issues with partners

August 8 • Organisations and individuals with experience and interest in the issues surrounding diversity, equality and inclusion meet on-line with Brass Bands England to explore views and opinions.


Cancelled

Scottish Borders contest cancelled

August 8 • Another brass band event is cancelled as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the contesting calendar.


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Amesbury Town Band

August 5 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher


               

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