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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.


aRSENE dUC

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.




Music Industries Association

New appointment at MIA

April 16 • Tom Bacon has been appointed as the Chair of the Music Industries Association's Young Professionals Network.


Fun Foundation

4BR Friday Interview with Paul Fisher

April 16 • 4BR talks to Paul Fisher about Baggy Trousers, Baby Shark, fun and inspiration in getting youngsters playing brass instruments via the Brass Bands England Fun Foundation Day initiative.


Demerisede

Sterling adds Belgian star to artist stable

April 16 • Festival Brass euphonium star Gilles Demeurisse has joined the Sterling Instruments stable of 'Performance Artists'.


Allan Withington

Digital key to unlock Withington secrets

April 16 • You can enjoy an intense weekend of musical inspiration from Allan Withington online this year


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Sandhurst Silver Band

April 14 • After well over 12 months, playing Connotations at the 1st Section National Finals as a first contest certainly has a nice ring to it. Following relocation, Sandhurst are looking to fill the following vacancies:. . Solo Cornet;. 1st Horn


Garforth Brass

April 12 • Garforth Brass is looking forward to resuming playing when permitted in May/June time and is looking to recruit cornet players to complete our line up. Rehearsals are at Garforth Methodist Church, Church Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NW Sunday evening 6.15-7.45pm


Lindley Band

April 12 • 2nd BARITONE required by LINDLEY BAND to join our friendly team when we resume rehearsals in our own bandroom located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24, near Huddersfield. Monday and Wednesday 8 to 10 pm. We enjoy a balanced mix of contests and good engagement


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


               

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