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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.




Fodens

Foden's get ready for contest broadcast

October 29 • There is a great evening of wonderful solo and ensemble playing to savour on Friday as you can sit back and enjoy the finalists taking part in the Foden's online Solo & Ensemble contest.


Hanneford

You can't keep a good band down...not in Canada anyway

October 29 • A 10 piece group from the professional Hannaford Street Silver Band has made sure you can't keep great brass band music making down for long despite the restrictions...


Andrew Snell

Arrivals and departures at Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass

October 29 • New Zealand A Grade contenders welcome the experienced Andrew Snell as their new Musical Director.


nabbc

New look to be announced for Conductors Association

October 29 • Russell Gray will announce the new name and the new objectives of the revamped National Association of Brass Band Conductors on the next BBE webinar presentation.


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

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


The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 30 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 31 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Amesbury Town Band

October 21 • 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!


Shipston Town Band

October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,


Milton Keynes Brass

October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.


Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor


               

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