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4BR Quiz: Weekend quiz

October 25, 2020
Something to while away the hours as we endure lockdown restrictions in different tiers, forms and guidance this weekend...


Bic2020

Worldwide audience to pick Brass in Concert 'Champion of Champions'

October 25, 2020
A free online weekend of fantastic Brass in Concert entertainment will see audiences at home pick their favourite 'Champion of Champions' performances.


Evans

Tricky Dicky beats everyone off the Xmas start line

October 24, 2020
If you are looking to put a festive smile on faces this year then why not get a perfect stocking filler from Richard Evans...


Sage

Sage Gateshead gains funding help

October 24, 2020
The Brass in Concert venue receives £1.8 million "vital funding" from the Culture Recovery Fund.


Welsh

Culture Recovery Fund boosts for Welsh bands

October 24, 2020
A number of Welsh bands have been successful in their applications for Cultural Recovery Fund awards from the Arts Council of Wales to help them through the Coronavirus pandemic.


Steph Wilkins

Wilkins heads to Queensbury as new flugel

October 23, 2020
Former Fairey Band principal cornet Steph Wilkins will take over the flugel horn role at Black Dyke Band.


Advert

Brass Bands England announces new career opportunities

October 22, 2020
BBE invests Culture Recovery Funding in job opportunities to benefit banding — and you could be the right person to do them.


Dan Jenkins

Nearly Salsa time from Dan Jenkins Music

October 22, 2020
There is plenty of great music to enjoy — and more to come from composer Dan Jenkins through his website.


Humes

4BR Shop: Humes & Berg Cornet Cup Mute

October 22, 2020
A great price for a great cup mute from the iconic brand of Humes & Berg.


Black Dyke

Black Dyke announces Culture Recovery Fund projects

October 22, 2020
Black Dyke will target education, small ensemble repertoire and community engagement as the core ambitions of its recovery fund award.


Dickins

The countdown to the Christmas carol season begins...

October 22, 2020
Strata Brass to bring new take on a Charles Dickens family favourite to our screens this Christmas.


Brummie

New Brummie solo competition looks for lyrical talent

October 22, 2020
A new online solo competition will be looking for the best lyrical solo players from around the world.


Cobalt

Cobalt Brass help support World Mental Health Day

October 21, 2020
A virtual concert by the Cobalt Brass quintet has helped to raise over £1900 for the mental health charity Mind.


Hepworth

Hepworth gain funding for innovative projects

October 21, 2020
Performances linked to the world renowned sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth will provide the centrepiece of a successful grant funding projects by Hepworth Band.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

October 21, 2020
More great music from Chris Helme in the heart of Yorkshire.


Denis Wick

Denis Wick retains gold standard with latest covers

October 21, 2020
The popularity of Denis Wick stretchable bell covers is down to a combination of respect, trust and excellence according to one its of its leading retail sellers.


Rutter

Naxos delight at Rutter explosion of success

October 21, 2020
Naxos Recordings have told 4BR that the commercial success of Black Dyke's latest CD release shows that brass bands have the ability to appeal to critics and listeners alike.


Gregson

Hindmarsh provides musical opinion on Gregson

October 20, 2020
Paul Hindmarsh has written an extended article of appreciation in the leading Musical Opinion publication on the career of composer Edward Gregson.


Pandemic

Pandemic victory in low brass competition

October 20, 2020
A new work that reflects on the ongoing challenges posed by the Coronavirus has won the inaugural When Tuba Come One composer competition.


Coronavirus

BBE issues 3 tier Coronavirus clarification

October 20, 2020
Brass Bands England issues its guidance on how the three tier alert system in England affects bands.


Wales

Welsh set to discuss further national progress

October 20, 2020
Welsh banding will be able to discuss further proposals for a new national representative body


National Youth

National Youth Band to host free online workshops

October 20, 2020
Find out more about the National Youth Band, a potential career in British Army Music and how to overcome your fears of composing for brass — and all for free.


Wobplay

New Autumn music to enjoy at Wobplay.com

October 20, 2020
The sounds of changing colours and timbres from some of the banding world's great performers to enjoy at Wobplay.com


Signing

New signing at St Dennis

October 20, 2020
Cornish band welcomes signing of the experienced horn player Sarah Whitehead


bIRKWOOD

Marquee signals the brilliant return of brass at Birkwood

October 19, 2020
A great idea, a wonderful donation, lots of brasstastic children and teacher Mike Dodd wrapped up warm means the sound of brass has returned to Birkwood Primary School.




Clock

4BR Quiz: Weekend quiz

October 25 • Something to while away the hours as we endure lockdown restrictions in different tiers, forms and guidance this weekend...


Bic2020

Worldwide audience to pick Brass in Concert 'Champion of Champions'

October 25 • A free online weekend of fantastic Brass in Concert entertainment will see audiences at home pick their favourite 'Champion of Champions' performances.


Evans

Tricky Dicky beats everyone off the Xmas start line

October 24 • If you are looking to put a festive smile on faces this year then why not get a perfect stocking filler from Richard Evans...


Sage

Sage Gateshead gains funding help

October 24 • The Brass in Concert venue receives £1.8 million "vital funding" from the Culture Recovery Fund.


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 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 10 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.


Nigel Seaman

ARMCM ARNCM
Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator


               

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