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Fusion gig bag

4BR Shop: Fusion Trumpet Premium Triple Gig Bag

February 22, 2020
The fantastic triple trumpet gig bag from Fusion at Band Supplies through the 4BR Shop. A must have for any player serious about their equipment.


Pennine Music

Pennine ready for Regional road trip

February 22, 2020
Pennine Music and the Brass Band Music Shop will be on the road in the next few weeks to provide their customers with plenty of musical choices after their test-piece rigours...


Winter Gardens

North West contenders ready for 2020 Area battle

February 22, 2020
The qualification process to get to London and Cheltenham starts in Blackpool on Sunday — with a full day of great competitive action.


Car park

Parking problems posed for Huddersfield

February 22, 2020
You will need to make sure you can get a parking space for the Yorkshire Regional Championships in a few week's time.


A4

A4 Brass Quartet welcome new compositional talent

February 22, 2020
Entries have already been received from around the globe for the third A4 Brass Quartet Composer Competition


Bon Accord

New web presence for Bon Accord

February 22, 2020
The Aberdeen based band organisation hopes to make a worldwide mark with the launch of its new website.


Waespi

Waespi concerto gains double feature

February 22, 2020
Swiss composer Oliver Waespi's formidable 'Euphonium Concerto' has been given critically acclaimed performances in Japan and the USA.


IP mouthpiece

4BR Shop: IP Brass Cornet Mouthpiece (Silver)

February 22, 2020
The IP cornet mouthpiece from Bandmaster gives both security and freedom.


cURTIN

Foden's warm up for Blackpool defence with Patron support

February 22, 2020
Foden's ensured that over 500 of their patron's got a sneak preview of their Area title defence preparations at a concert in their home town.


Signings

New players join the Oxford Cherwell ranks

February 22, 2020
The Oxford Cherwell Band will head to the London & Southern Counties Area Championship boosted by an increase in player numbers.


Alan Withington

World Rankings — February update

February 22, 2020
The first Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings of 2020 see considerable movement in the top 20 following a busy start to the contesting year.


Ensemble

Report & Result: 2020 Japanese Brass Band Ensemble National Championship

February 21, 2020
25 ensembles take part in the National Championship event in Tokyo.


Coventry

BBC sent to Coventry to examine Tovey work

February 21, 2020
BBC Radio 3's flagship classical music programme will be taking a closer look at Bramwell Tovey's powerful 'Coventry Variations' composition this weekend.


Signings

New additions to Hazel Grove

February 19, 2020
The Hazel Grove Band welcomes a number of new signings as they prepare for their Area challenge at Blackpool on the weekend.


Bandmaster

4BR Shop: Wallace TWC-341E Eb Tuba Straight Mute

February 19, 2020
The superb tuba straight mute comes at an equally superb price from Bandmaster


Hood

Hood takes top man role at Ratby for Area

February 19, 2020
The respected cornet soloist Jamie Hood will make his contest debut with Ratby Co-operative Band at the forthcoming Midlands Area contest.


tctc band

A matter of principals at TCTC Group

February 19, 2020
Jon Gibbs returns to the TCTC Group Band to fill the the top note role for Area challenge — adding to the list of principal players.


Mental Health

Burbage benefit from wellbeing focus

February 19, 2020
Thought provoking and worthwhile outcomes as Tabby Kerwin leads a 'Brass on the Mind...in the Bandroom' workshop with the Burbage Band.


Ultra

4BR Shop: Denis Wick Euphonium SM3U-X Silver plated

February 18, 2020
The Ultra mouthpiece from Steven Mead through the 4BR Shop is one of the most popular of the range.


Kolk

Dutch link for Filton Area challenge

February 18, 2020
Filton Concert will team up with Dutch conductor Erik van de Kolk for their West of England challenge in Torquay.


Cross Keys

Cross Keys look towards Area after flood damage

February 18, 2020
Flood damage takes its toll on the Cross Keys Band, but help has come from the banding community to enable them to focus on their Area challenge.


National

National Youth Concert looks forward to 2020 course

February 17, 2020
Jonathan Parkes will lead the National Youth Concert Band course — headlined by acclaimed trombonist Helen Vollam.


Ripon

Cathedral entries open for Ripon

February 17, 2020
The popular Ripon Entertainment Contest is now open for entries.


Hindmarsh

4BR Shop: Solemn Procession (Richard Strauss)

February 17, 2020
Paul Hindmarsh's superb arrangement is now available through the 4BR Shop.


Shirley Band

Last waltz for Solihull stalwart

February 17, 2020
A recent Shirley Band concert featuring Viennese music marked the retirement of band stalwart Ian Birchall.




Fusion gig bag

4BR Shop: Fusion Trumpet Premium Triple Gig Bag

February 22 • The fantastic triple trumpet gig bag from Fusion at Band Supplies through the 4BR Shop. A must have for any player serious about their equipment.


Pennine Music

Pennine ready for Regional road trip

February 22 • Pennine Music and the Brass Band Music Shop will be on the road in the next few weeks to provide their customers with plenty of musical choices after their test-piece rigours...


Winter Gardens

North West contenders ready for 2020 Area battle

February 22 • The qualification process to get to London and Cheltenham starts in Blackpool on Sunday — with a full day of great competitive action.


Car park

Parking problems posed for Huddersfield

February 22 • You will need to make sure you can get a parking space for the Yorkshire Regional Championships in a few week's time.


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 7Yz


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Academy of Music Horn Ensemble

Friday 28 February • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


The GUS Band - Northampton International Academy

Saturday 29 February • Northampton International Academy. 55 Barrack Rd. Northampton NN1 1AA


Upper Rhondda Brass Band

February 20 • Upper Rhondda NEEDS YOU. To help consolidate the Band, and its position within the grading system at the next Welsh Area Championships, the Band urgently require the following players, Soprano, Solo Cornet, Solo Euphonium and a Percussionist..


Longridge Band

February 20 • Due to retirement the Longridge Band (1st Section North West) require a back row cornet player (position negotiable), Eb bass & percussionist . We have a good mixture of contests/ concerts and a tour to Belgium planned for later in the year.


Escafeld Brass Band Sheffield

February 20 • Escafeld Brass Band Sheffield has vacancies for all instruments. We are a friendly, non-contesting band who practice Friday evenings near Sheffield city centre. Our numbers have declined in recent years but we are very keen to grow again with our new MD.


Martin Heartfield

GGSM, ARCM, PGCE
Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist


               

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