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Signings

Camborne welcome new year trio

December 30, 2018
New Year celebrations in order for Camborne Band as they welcome a trio of new signings.


Boon

Overseas visitors enjoy Childs history

December 30, 2018
Tredegar Band recently welcomed two visitors keen to find out more about its Childs family euphonium links.


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 30, 2018
A new year and plenty of great music on the menu from Philip Hunt on the airwaves.


British

British Empire Medal for fabulous lady

December 30, 2018
Adrienne Howell, a founder of the Mere Manor Youth Band in Wiltshire and Life President of the Wessex Brass Band Association, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List.


Band of the Year

4BR 2018 Band of the Year

December 29, 2018
Never mind the New Year's Honours List — the conductors and players who make it into the 2018 4BR Band of the Year have been announced.


Grimethorpe

Culross returns to principal role at Grimethorpe

December 27, 2018
Iain Culross makes a return as the new principal cornet at Grimethorpe Colliery Band


aLLN wITHINGTON

2018 4BR Special Award

December 26, 2018
The 4BR Special Award this year goes to a musician with a remarkable and insatiable passion to create and explore — Allan Withington.


Band of the Year

2018 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2018
A host of outstanding bands this year — but one stood out from the rest according to our panel.


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2018 4BR Conductor of the Year

December 25, 2018
Which inspirational conductor made the greatest impression on our panel of judges this year?


Thomas

2018 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2018
There were some pretty remarkable players on our list this year — but one stood out from the rest.


test piece

2018 4BR Test Piece of the Year

December 25, 2018
So many great test-pieces to choose from this year, but one classic composition showed its claws again...


Oldham

2018 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year

December 25, 2018
The most closely fought category of the year has been won by a demi-semi quaver margin...


Manger

2018 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2018
So many great performances to choose from this year — but there could only be the one winner...


tHOMAS nIELSON

2018 4BR Newcomer of the Year

December 25, 2018
It was a close battle between the newcomers this year before the result was settled...


Award

2018 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2018
The identity of the CD release voted the best in the world has been revealed...


sOLO cd

2018 4BR Solo CD of the Year

December 25, 2018
The votes have been cast and the winner can now be revealed...


Quiz

2018 Christmas Quiz

December 24, 2018
25 questions to test your musical knowledge for Christmas... with a bag of goodies for the winner...


Bond

Bond takes up Cardiff residency for 2019

December 24, 2018
Christopher Bond has been appointed the new resident conductor of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band.


radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 24, 2018
Music to enjoy in the New Year from Phillip Hunt.


radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 24, 2018
Plenty of festive music from Chris Helme to enjoy as you sleep off the effects of a few too many mince pies...


Band Supplies

Trombone trio in time for Christmas at Band Supplies

December 22, 2018
Who needs three Kings when trombone players can get their hands on a festive trio from Yamaha, Conn and Vincent Bach...


Broxburn

Ferguson notches up half a century and more at Broxburn

December 22, 2018
A wonderful brass band servant has been presented with his richly-deserved Long Service award from the Scottish Brass Band Association — and proud grandchildren.


Musicwear

Mid West converts and customers for Musicwear in Chicago

December 22, 2018
Lloyd Shipp and the Musicwear etcteam have been enjoying converting thousands of American education specialists to the joys of brass banding...


Animals

Scratch and sniff: All star band help four legged friends for Christmas

December 22, 2018
An All Star band takes to the Channel 5 airwaves to help find much needed homes for abandoned pets and animals at Christmas...


BBW DEC

Brass Band World magazine: Dec/Jan edition out now

December 22, 2018
The latest edition of the world's leading brass band magazine is now out — and its packed with plenty of musical interest and debate to enjoy over the festive period.




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.


Simon Gresswell


Conductor, adjudicator, tutor, tuba specialist


               

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