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Unite

End of Union for Davis

December 31, 2021
John Davis has relinquished his role as Musical Director of Unite the Union Band


Bolsover

New worldwide impact for Bolsover Festival of Brass

December 31, 2021
The popular live-streamed entertainment championships looks to the future with a new internet look.


European Trophy

No Belgian band at 2022 Euros

December 30, 2021
It has been reported that there will be no Belgian representative band at the 2022 European Championships in Birmingham.


Special AWARD

2021 4BR Special Award

December 27, 2021
This year's 4BR Special Award goes to Denis Wick — a man who revolutionised the way modern brass band sounds.


Renshaw

Renshaw to direct final chord with Stannington

December 26, 2021
30 years of outstanding direction will come to an end at Skegness early in the New Year for Derek Renshaw with Stannington Band.


Quiz

Christmas Quiz: Test your musical knowledge

December 26, 2021
We have a fantastic prize package worth over £600 to win — including a Besson Prodige cornet — if you can get the answers right...


Band of the Year

2021 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2021
The National Champion Foden's retains its 4BR Band of the Year accolade.


Conductor

2021 4BR Conductor of the Year

December 25, 2021
Arsene Duc becomes the 4BR Conductor of the Year for a second time.


Player of the Year

2021 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb Isobel Daws rounds off a memorable year of personal performances by becoming the 2021 4BR Player of the Year.


Test Piece of the Year

2021 4BR Test Piece of the Year

December 25, 2021
Edward Gregon's much anticipated 'The World Rejoicing' is the 4BR Test Piece of the Year.


aWARDS

2021 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb Youth Brass 2000 add yet another accolade to their roll of honour as they become the 2021 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year.


aWARDS

2021 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2021
Foden's memorably heroic performances of Bruce Broughton's National Final test-piece claims the 'Contest Performance of the Year' accolade.


Newcomer

2021 4BR Newcomer of the Year

December 25, 2021
The new 'In Concert Series' initiative from the WobPlay.com recording platform claims the 2021 Newcomer of the Year award.


Awards

2021 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb 'Festmusik — A Legacy' CD from Onyx Brass claims the 4BR CD of the Year Award


Solo Cd

2021 4BR Solo CD of the Year

December 25, 2021
David King's remarkable 'Resurrection' CD has claimed the 4BR Solo CD of the Year accolade.


Black Dyke AWARDS

Black Dyke awards to Routley and Bates

December 24, 2021
Black Dyke has rounded off its year with its annual presentations.


Christmas

Hark the little angel plays...

December 24, 2021
Two year old Mary Sidwell heralds the countdown to the big day...


Ulf Rosenberg

Much joy on 2022 wish list for EBBA

December 24, 2021
The President of the European Brass Band Association hopes that 2022 will bring "much joy" after the difficulties of the past year.


Postcode

Postcode bonus for National Champion

December 24, 2021
The Foden's Band has been successful with an application to the 'People's Postcode Trust' to fund their latest initiative.


Wales

A musical Nadolig Llawen from Welsh banding

December 24, 2021
The Welsh banding community has provided a musical Happy Christmas to the world.


Blackburn

Blackburn & Darwen help get brass on the BBC

December 24, 2021
The Blackburn & Darwen Band helped choirmaster Gareth Malone to put on a great festive event in their home town — and all on prime time television too.


Huddersfield University

Huddersfield Uni students spread festive cheer

December 24, 2021
The musical students at Huddersfield University have helped spread plenty of musical cheer this festive season.


Covid

£30 million to the arts as possible Omicron restrictions loom

December 22, 2021
Arts bodies and institutions will be able to apply for financial help to get them through to March 2022.


Hammonds

Morrison looks to hit heights at Hammonds

December 20, 2021
Alan Morrison is the latest experienced player to join the ranks of the Hammonds Band on soprano cornet..


British Open

British Open monitoring Omicron developments

December 20, 2021
Contest organisers will endeavour to keep bands and public informed of any developments that may impact the proposed contest date of 23rd January.




Midlands

Midlands contenders ready for Corby action

March 1 • The first weekend of the double header Midlands Regional Championships take place in Corby.


Yorkshire

Count down to Huddersfield

March 1 • The pride of Yorkshire banding will battle it out for the domestic bragging rights in Huddersfield this weekend and those all important qualification places to London and Cheltenham.


Tommy Tynan

Tynan to take off to Oz

February 28 • Cory tuba star Tommy Tynan will be heading to Australia in a few weeks time to play with Brisbane Excelsior Band at the National Championships.


Gareth Wood

Welsh students to pay musical tribute to Gareth Wood

February 28 • The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band will pay tribute to composer Gareth Wood at its St David's Day Concert on Friday evening.


Haverhill Silver Band - Waterbeach Brass - Spring Concert

Saturday 2 March • Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LQ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB


Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Sunday 3 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Sunday 3 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


West Midlands Police Band

February 27 • Are you a committed musician looking for new opportunities? We are currently seeking a competent 3rd Cornet player, BBb or Eb Bass player, and a Percussionist (kit).. Rehearsals on a Wednesday in friendly environment at Chelmsley Wood Police Station


Mereside Brass

February 20 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, position negotiable. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!


Haverhill Silver Band

February 19 • Play Bb (or Eb) bass and want to compete at the Spring Festival and Whit Friday? . . Due to work commitments, Haverhill Silver Band (L&SC Champions 2022) have a vacancy for a talented Bb or Eb bass player to join us after the areas.


David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator


               

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