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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.




Quiz

4BR Weekend Quiz: Connect 4

June 26 • An easy one to get you back into quiz mode over the next few weeks on 4BR...


BandCamp

Carry on Camping anyone?

June 26 • Why not enjoy some great fun and music making at the Uni-Brass Band Camp? There's still time to book your place.


Hammonds

Hammonds add musical fabric to summit

June 26 • An ensemble from Hammonds Band adds welcome musical accompaniment to a leading international summit in Halifax.


BBC Young Musician of the Year

Brass band talent reaches category finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year

June 25 • Five talented young brass band musicians have reached the Brass and Percussion Category Finals of the flagship BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.


Black Dyke Band - Lake Wobegon

Thursday 23 June • Liberty Court House, Minster Rd, Ripon HG4 1QT


Chichester City Band - Celebrating 125 Years of Chichester City Band

Saturday 25 June • St Paul's Church, Churchside CHICHESTER PO19 6FT


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Driffield Showground, Midsummer Spectacular

Saturday 25 June • The Showground, Kellythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire. YO25 9DN


Black Dyke Band - Bridgwater

Saturday 25 June • St Mary's Church, Bridgwater TA6 3EG


Mereside Brass - Comberbach Village Fete

Saturday 25 June • Comberbach school. Mather Drive CW9 6BG CW9 6BG


Blidworth Welfare Band

June 24 • The Championship section Blidworth Welfare band are now accepting applications for the position of BBb bass Player. Following an excellent Midlands area and 1st place at Buxton contest we are looking for a Bass player to join our ranks. .


The Egham Band Youth Brass Project

June 22 • The Egham Band Youth Brass Project are looking for a new Brass Teacher to deliver whole class music tuition to primary schools in and around Egham.


East London Brass

June 22 • East London Brass, a sociable, championship section band, has a vacancy for a kit player to complete the percussion section. The band rehearses on Thursday evenings in Walthamstow, north-east London.


Chris King

MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer


               

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