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Adjudicators cancel Area test-piece workshop

December 22, 2018
Cost implications see the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators cancel their January Area test-piece, conducting and percussion workshop.


SBBA launches 2019 Young Composer competition

December 22, 2018
The Scottish Brass Band Association is looking to find a new seam of talented young composers wishing to write for the brass band medium — with prizes and performances opportunities up for grabs in return.


Wychavon open for bands from 1st January

December 20, 2018
Bands are already trying to get their names on the starting grid for the popular 2019 Wychavon Festival of Brass...


2018 4BR Awards: The Nominations

December 18, 2018
The 'long list' of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by our panel of judges have been released.


Four Christmas Cracker mutes from Band Supplies

December 18, 2018
There is a fantastic Christmas selection box of cornet/trumpet mutes from Band Supplies — all at brilliant money saving prices too.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 18, 2018
Plenty of festive music on the menu from Chris Helme in the brass band heartland of Yorkshire


Get the Sparke treatment on The Greatest Showman

December 18, 2018
Philip Sparke has produced a fantastic new arrangement of the theme song from 'The Greatest Showman'.


Rosenberg responds to 4BR Article 50 questions

December 17, 2018
EBBA President Ulf Rosenberg has given his response to 4BR's recent Article 50 dilemma feature....


Fontana set for busy year of performance and persuasion

December 16, 2018
The indefatigable Lito Fontana will be on his travels once more in 2019 — hoping to entertain his fans as well as expand grass roots brass banding in new areas of Europe.

Daniel Brooks

Brooks bonds with Easington

December 16, 2018
The musical partnership between Daniel Brooks and Easington Colliery Band will be renewed at the North of England Regional Championships in 2019.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 16, 2018
Phillip Hunt rounds off the year with lots of waltzes, polkas and and all those Viennese whirls...


Golding returns to Pemberton

December 16, 2018
Mike Golding has returned to Pemberton Old B Band looking for to repeat the success of his last stint in charge


2019 Brass at the Guild filling up nicely

December 15, 2018
There is still plenty of time to get your entry in, but don't leave it too late to test your band's early season form at Preston Guild Hall.


Only 19 more concerts until Christmas...

December 15, 2018
The award winning pupils of Wardle Academy will be kept busy over the next week or so with their festive music making...


How about an affordable mellow sounding flugel horn for Christmas?

December 14, 2018
Band Supplies has a fantastic festive deal on a great student model flugel horn this Christmas.


Welsh Open nearly closed for 2019 entries

December 14, 2018
There are just three spots left up for grabs for the 2019 Welsh Open entertainment contest — so be quick if you want to impress Philip Harper and start the year with a grand in your pocket and a possible trip to the Spring Festival.


Foden's gain extra Gard protection

December 14, 2018
National Champion enters new partnership with Gard Bags as National success brings commercial opportunities...

Leigh Baker

Baker takes the helm at Harrogate

December 14, 2018
The experienced Leigh Baker will lead Harrogate Band as they look towards Championship Section return in 2019.


Greig Fellowship honour at RNCM

December 14, 2018
Murray Greig, the principal trumpet with the Orchestra of Opera North has been made a Fellowr of the Royal Northern College of Music.


2019 Young Brass Award semi finalists announced

December 14, 2018
Eight talented young performers will battle it out for a place in the 2019 Young Brass Award Final.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 14, 2018
Plenty of festive music to enjoy from Chris Helm in the radio heartlands of Yorkshire...


Lindberg set for RNCM recital

December 14, 2018
One of the world's great brass players is making a rare recital appearance at the RNCM in Manchester early next year — and you can get to pose a few questions to him for free too.

Harry Mortimer

2019 British Open test piece to honour Harry Mortimer

December 13, 2018
A new work inspired by the life and music of Harry Mortimer CBE by composer Peter Graham will be the set test for British Open contenders next September.


Festive Stocking filler from Band Supplies and the 4BR Shop

December 12, 2018
Keep your instrument clean and sparkling this Christmas with a great festive stocking filler from Band Supplies...


Death of John Thomas

December 12, 2018
The death has been announced of the popular Lewis Merthyr Band Life Member John Thomas.


On the 1st Day of Christmas...

December 1 • My true love said to me... Have you heard the one about?


New Year treat from Cory

December 1 • The world's number 1 brass band will be offering players a chance to keep up those New Year's practice resolutions.


Report & Results: 2020 Brass Band League online solo contest

December 1 • There was a fantastic response from entrants in taking part in the Brass Band League Northern Ireland online solo competition — and plenty of fantastic playing on show too.


New English Covid-19 guidance from BBE

December 1 • Brass Bands England publishes new Coronavirus pandemic advice to take effect from 3rd December.

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

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

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

Foss Dyke Band

November 30 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs! Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.

Chadderton Band

November 17 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.

Crewe Brass

November 12 • Crewe Brass require an Eb or Bb Bass to complete the "engine room" line up. We are also seeking a Tuned Percussionist to complete our section.

Stephen Tighe

Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger


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