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Zero in on getting back to band with a Besson from Band Supplies

April 10, 2021
There is a 0% special offer on Besson Prestige and Sovereign models at Band Supplies — but be quick if you want to get your hands on one in time to get back to banding...


Tim De Maeseneer

Interview with Tim De Maeseneer

April 10, 2021
4BR catches up with Belgian horn star, teacher and soloist Tim De Maeseneer as he embarks on leading an exciting new degree course open to brass band players at the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven.


Jaap

Musschenga takes baton at De Bazuin Oenkerk

April 09, 2021
Jaap Musschenga has been appointed as the new Musical Director of Brassband De Bazuin Oenkerk.


bESSON fRIDAY

Besson Fridays at Home: Episode 18

April 09, 2021
The Besson trio of Philip, Steven and Roger are joined by two trumpet and cornet stars making vital career moves at the right time.


Black Dyke

New web presence for Black Dyke Band

April 08, 2021
The famous Queensbury Band enhances it community engagement with a new redesigned website presence.


Wantage

Numbers up at Wantage

April 08, 2021
A fantastic youth recruitment drive and four new senior signings boost future prosperity for Wantage.


Porthouse

4BR Thursday Interview with Ian Porthouse

April 08, 2021
4BR talks to Ian Porthouse following the completion of the first three online days of the Easter course of National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain — and one packed full of numerous highlights.


Champions of Brass

We are the champions...

April 07, 2021
4BR talks to Sandy Smith about the formation of Champions of Brass — a new band made up of old friends ready to give audience music making to savour.


Virtual festival

Whitburn to host 'Virtual Festival' contest for Scottish bands

April 07, 2021
Scottish bands invited to showcase their online talents for new domestic virtual competition.


Dowdeswell

BBE links up with the King of the Swingers

April 07, 2021
The fantastic Yamaha trumpet star Louis Dowdeswell will be leading Brass Bands England's latest Online Development Programme later this month — so book your place.


Nesih

Bolsover finds Neish for tuba star

April 07, 2021
Besson tuba star Les Neish will be joining the staff at this year's Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School.


Langley

Music in the park — with a difference

April 07, 2021
The sound of the Langley Band will be heard in a local park for their community to enjoy — but not quite in the traditional way...


sNOOKER

Keep an eye on the Crucible...

April 07, 2021
There will be a keen interest from brass band fans on what is happening both on as well as off the famous green baize at the World Snooker Championships this year...


Carrie

4BR Wednesday interview with Carrie Boax

April 07, 2021
4BR talks to the President of the Scottish Brass Band Association to find out more about what the current and future Covid-19 landscape holds for the nation's bands.


Foundations

Book up quickly for the fun foundation work

April 06, 2021
There is still time to sign up for the free BBE Brass Foundations workshop — but be quick...


Neverland

Neverland fast approaching...

April 06, 2021
The latest BrassFestUK project will be launched for everyone to enjoy this weekend.


Varley

Media light shines on recovery support

April 06, 2021
Brass bands have managed to get a bit more media spotlight...


Enter

Get you entries in...

April 06, 2021
The closing date for EABBA Virtual Solo & Ensemble contest is fast approaching...


New Zealand

4BR Tuesday Interview with Helen Lee

April 06, 2021
4BR talks to Helen Lee, the Executive Officer of the Brass Band Association of New Zealand to find out more about the health of the banding nation as its national body celebrates its 90th anniversary


Grimethorpe

4BR Monday Interview with Andrew Coe

April 05, 2021
4BR talks to Andrew Coe, the Band Manager of Grimethorpe Colliery Band to find out more about their award from the Cultural Recovery Fund and why it is essential to safeguarding their post Covid-19 future.


Victoria

Interview with Andrew Kershaw of the Queen Victoria's Consort Ensemble

April 04, 2021
4BR talks to Andrew Kershaw about a wonderful initiative that has brought the sound of traditional brass ensemble music to people in care homes and nursing homes in a new and brilliantly inventive presentation.


Yarm

Healthy outlook for Doctor's contest

April 04, 2021
The popular and lucrative Dr Martin's Wainstone's Cup contest has been earmarked for the 12th September — so band's need to get their names on the prescription list.


Mead

Wobplay adds Mead recital to new series

April 04, 2021
The latest addition to the Wobplay recording platform is a brand new recital performance from Besson euphonium star Steven Mead.


Black Dyke virtual

Delegates enjoy attractions of Black Dyke 'Virtual Brass Day'

April 04, 2021
Over 80 delegates from across the world enjoyed a great day of tuition, fun and inspiration on the recent Black Dyke Band 'Virtual Brass Day'.


Morecame

Morecambe enjoys sunshine contest success

April 04, 2021
A fantastic bit of brass band musical sunshine brought the Morecambe Band a clean sweep success at the recent Kapitol Cory Online Championships.




Band Supplies

Zero in on getting back to band with a Besson from Band Supplies

April 10 • There is a 0% special offer on Besson Prestige and Sovereign models at Band Supplies — but be quick if you want to get your hands on one in time to get back to banding...


Tim De Maeseneer

Interview with Tim De Maeseneer

April 10 • 4BR catches up with Belgian horn star, teacher and soloist Tim De Maeseneer as he embarks on leading an exciting new degree course open to brass band players at the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven.


Jaap

Musschenga takes baton at De Bazuin Oenkerk

April 9 • Jaap Musschenga has been appointed as the new Musical Director of Brassband De Bazuin Oenkerk.


bESSON fRIDAY

Besson Fridays at Home: Episode 18

April 9 • The Besson trio of Philip, Steven and Roger are joined by two trumpet and cornet stars making vital career moves at the right time.


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

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


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


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


City of Bristol Brass Band

April 9 • A FLUGEL player is required by City of Bristol Brass Band (competing in the First Section) with immediate effect. The successful applicant will join a successful, friendly band with some exciting concerts and contests in the diary.


Otterbourne Brass

April 7 • If during the last 12 months you have realised how much time two rehearsals a week plus engagements takes then Otterbourne Brass rehearse once a week and presently has vacancies for bass and trombone players. Other instruments may also apply


Wotton and District Silver Band

April 5 • When we all get back to business we will be seeking to fill our vacancies for MUSICAL DIRECTOR and Eb BASS.


Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author


               

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