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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.




YYBB

Yorkshire Youth enjoy virtual get together

January 22 • The first virtual course of 2021 of the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band was a great success — with another planned for March.


Billard

Calling all early morning risers...

January 22 • The swans at Ulley Country Park, Rotherham enjoy an early morning post horn call...


Duguid

Duguid returns for second Regency era

January 22 • Alan Duguid returns to Regent Brass for a second time as Musical Director.


Escoffrey

New President for PRS

January 21 • Award winning singer and composer Michelle Escoffrey has been appointed President of the PRS Members' Council.


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

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


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


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


The Marple Band

January 22 • Are you looking for a change of scene after lockdown has ended. The Marple Band are a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for an Eb Bass and Bb Bass player and tutti cornets.


Newstead Brass

January 18 • Due to impending motherhood, Newstead Brass (Championship section 2021) require PRINCIPAL CORNET to lead the band when rehearsals resume and to the planned section 1 national finals in September. Come and work with our esteemed MD, Jim Davies.


Newstead Brass

January 18 • Newstead Brass (Championship section 2021) require PRINCIPAL TROMBONE to lead the section when rehearsals resume and to the section 1 national finals in September (should they go ahead) and beyond. Come and work with our esteemed MD, Jim Davies.


James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor


               

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