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Yorkshire Area contenders announced

February 07, 2020
The bands that will try and battle their way through to London and Cheltenham at the Yorkshire Regional Championships in Huddersfield have been announced.


World's first brass band opera set for Swiss premiere

February 05, 2020
A full scale opera production with brass band music will be premiered in Switzerland this weekend

Geneva Group

Geneva to move model production to UK

February 05, 2020
Some leading Geneva Group instruments will now be produced in the UK following a long held ambition of CEO comes to fruition.


4BR Shop: Phil Parker London S1 Student Cornet

February 05, 2020
A great student model cornet can be yours for a fantastic price


Workshop success for Coalburn

February 05, 2020
A great day of all inclusive music making and fun was enjoyed by players of all ages and abilities with the Coalburn Band organisation.


Hayes set to go green...

February 05, 2020
Jim Hayes will showcase his green credentials on his visit to Northern Ireland later this month.


Death of Thomas Scheibner

February 05, 2020
4BR has been informed of the death of the respected percussionist Thomas (Tom) Scheibner


Saxhorn Fest gains international flavour

February 05, 2020
Why not get along and enjoy a great weekend of horn and baritone expertise and music making with Katrina Marzella, Helen Varley and friends.


4BR Shop: RAT Performer 3 Stand

February 05, 2020
The best RAT you can have in any house or bandroom...


Early birds secure Bolsover pecking rights

February 05, 2020
35 bands have already secured their places at the Bolsover Festival of Brass Championships in October...


Students ready for Bangor exam boards

February 05, 2020
The 10th UniBrass Championships take place at Bangor University in north Wales this weekend.


Japanese trip success to a T for Richeton

February 04, 2020
Benjamin Richeton recently enjoyed his trip to Tokyo where he conducted the renowned trombone soloist Yu Tamaki in the Japanese brass band premiere of Johan de Meij's 'T-Bone Concerto'.


Report & Results: 2020 Durham County BBA

February 04, 2020
GT Group Peterlee, Kippax and Houghton Area Youth claim the early season honours in Durham.


4BR Shop: Phil Parker London Lead Trumpet mouthpiece

February 04, 2020
The specialists with the specialised products to do the job....


Report & Results: 2020 North Wales BBA Solo & Ensemble

February 04, 2020
Over 130 entrants showcase their talents in Caernarfon — from scores of youngsters to some experienced older heads...


Hutchinson inspires Patriotic confidence in Fjell

February 04, 2020
Cory star Tom Hutchinson recently enjoyed a great weekend working with the Fjell Band as they prepared for their Norwegian National Championship assault in Bergen.


4BR Six Nations Quiz winner

February 04, 2020
We had a great response to our Six Nations rugby quiz — with one lucky fan with brass band knowledge crossing the try line six times to get their hands on some fantastic CDs...

Muirhead mute

4BR Shop: Muirhead Wallace 401C Cornet adjustable compact cup mute

February 03, 2020
One of the banding world's most popular cornet mutes direct from Muirhead Musical Products


BOPA cover now extends to Wales

February 03, 2020
Brass Bands England has been awarded a Body of Persons Approval (BOPA) by the Welsh Government to help member bands with cross border performances.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

February 03, 2020
More great brass band music over the airwaves from Phillip Hunt.

Menatal Health

Positive response boosts mental health initiative

February 02, 2020
The 'Brass on the Mind' initiative headed by Tabby Kerwin has been met by a positive response that bodes well for the future as awareness grows.


New signings at Blidworth

February 02, 2020
Blidworth add to their ranks as they look towards Midlands Area challenge.


4BR Shop: Finale from Faust (Gounod arr. Phillip Littlemore)

February 01, 2020
One of the great finale features for any brass band concert or entertainment contest from the pen of Phillip Littlemore


Chapeltown go soft with Musicwearetc

February 01, 2020
Yorkshire band goes for the softer dynamics with their walking out uniforms...


Ticket sales open for 2020 European Championships

February 01, 2020
There combination tickets are now on sale for the 2020 European Brass Band Championships in Palanga.

Reg Vardy

Reg Vardy provides musical cheer to support charity work

January 17 • The Reg Vardy Band has helped to raise nearly £1300 to assist the wonderful work of the local Pact House charity in providing essential help to families over the Christmas period.


Multi million pound investment at home of famous Welsh band

January 17 • The home of one of the world's most famous brass bands is hoping to attract a £50 million investment to open its gates to 400,000 visitors a year.


Ultimate Big Band Toolkit launched

January 17 • Louis Dowdeswell and Callum Au launch a fantastic new guide to help players understand and perform in the Big Band genre — with 10% off for 4BR readers too!

Hepwroth Band

Hepworth starting to close in on fund raising target

January 17 • The Hepworth Band has been working hard to raise funds to help secure its musical future in the heart of its village.

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

Chadderton Band

January 17 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.

Foss Dyke Band

January 1 • 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.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer


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