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YYBB

Yorkshire Youth enjoy virtual get together

January 22, 2021
The first virtual course of 2021 of the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band was a great success — with another planned for March.


Billard

Calling all early morning risers...

January 22, 2021
The swans at Ulley Country Park, Rotherham enjoy an early morning post horn call...


Duguid

Duguid returns for second Regency era

January 22, 2021
Alan Duguid returns to Regent Brass for a second time as Musical Director.


Escoffrey

New President for PRS

January 21, 2021
Award winning singer and composer Michelle Escoffrey has been appointed President of the PRS Members' Council.


Besson

Prestige offer hits the mark at Band Supplies

January 21, 2021
If you are looking to purchase a new Prestige or Sovereign cornet — then a £1,000 minimum part exchange deal from Band Supplies then there is still time to give your playing an extra boost this January.


BBE

New appointments at Brass Bands England

January 21, 2021
The challenges of the digital future for brass bands will come under the focus of a new Training Resource Coordinator and Marketing, Communications and PR Manager at BBE.


Lalnrug

Making the criminals pay...

January 21, 2021
Royal Buckley and Llanrug Silver in north Wales are looking for your support to ensure they get a share of their local Police Commissioner's Fund.


Cory

And I'm feelin' good...

January 21, 2021
The world's number 1 ranked band has once again reached out to players from across the globe to provide a feel good factor with their latest virtual training day.


NYBBNZ

New Zealand Youth ready for live streamed concert

January 20, 2021
There is a wonderful chance to enjoy a live brass band concert on Thursday — although you will need to be up early with a cup of coffee...


sAVE OUR bANDS

Save Our Brass Bands campaign tops £140,000 with extra BBE support available

January 20, 2021
Fund raising campaign hits £140,000 as BBE announces extra help to bands in need.


Whit Friday

Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday contests cancelled

January 20, 2021
The understandable decision has been made to cancel the 2021 Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday band contests.


European

Cory Euro defence comes under Parliamentary scrutiny

January 20, 2021
The ability of UK bands to head to Europe in future has been spotlighted in a recent Parliamentary debate on post-Brexit visa free touring.


Bilbao

Trumpeter celebrates beating Maestro Messi

January 20, 2021
Asier Villalibre Molina certainly gave a performance to remember against FC Barcelona...


RNCM

Special RNCM Brass Band Festival broadcast

January 20, 2021
You can enjoy some brilliant performances from a special 'curator's choice' RNCM Brass Band Festival programme later this month — but you need to be quick to book your free online ticket.


Sunday Banstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

January 20, 2021
More great brass band music from the Yorkshire heartlands with Chris Helme — including a great football march called the 'Corner Flag'...


Reg Vardy

Reg Vardy provides musical cheer to support charity work

January 17, 2021
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.


Cyfarthfa

Multi million pound investment at home of famous Welsh band

January 17, 2021
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.


Louis

Ultimate Big Band Toolkit launched

January 17, 2021
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, 2021
The Hepworth Band has been working hard to raise funds to help secure its musical future in the heart of its village.


fODE

Wilkinson expertly Parrys banding assumptions

January 17, 2021
Foden's Band Manager Mark Wilkinson ensured there were no misconceptions about the plight of the banding world when he was recently interviewed on national radio.


Mod For

Free and fit mind support for children from Mode for...

January 16, 2021
Tabby Kerwin has provided a fantastic free resource to help families during these challenging educational times.


St Dennis

New trombone addition to St Dennis ranks

January 16, 2021
The experienced Dylan Brewer takes the solo trombone seat at St Dennis Band to extend a family link stretching back a century.


pAUL wILLIAMS

New Year honours and anticipation for Lewis Merthyr

January 16, 2021
Welsh band pays tribute to stalwart player as they look forward to exciting developments in 2021.


Black Dyke

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

January 15, 2021
Despite the restrictions and the weather there is still a little bit of fun to be had if you want to play together..


Wobplay

Enjoy the 4BR winners at Wobplay

January 15, 2021
You can now enjoy a dozen 4BR 'CD of the Year' releases on the Wobplay.com platform.




YYBB

Yorkshire Youth enjoy virtual get together

January 22 • The first virtual course of 2021 of the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band was a great success — with another planned for March.


Billard

Calling all early morning risers...

January 22 • The swans at Ulley Country Park, Rotherham enjoy an early morning post horn call...


Duguid

Duguid returns for second Regency era

January 22 • Alan Duguid returns to Regent Brass for a second time as Musical Director.


Escoffrey

New President for PRS

January 21 • Award winning singer and composer Michelle Escoffrey has been appointed President of the PRS Members' Council.


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


The Marple Band

January 22 • Are you looking for a change of scene after lockdown has ended. The Marple Band are a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for an Eb Bass and Bb Bass player and tutti cornets.


Newstead Brass

January 18 • Due to impending motherhood, Newstead Brass (Championship section 2021) require PRINCIPAL CORNET to lead the band when rehearsals resume and to the planned section 1 national finals in September. Come and work with our esteemed MD, Jim Davies.


Newstead Brass

January 18 • Newstead Brass (Championship section 2021) require PRINCIPAL TROMBONE to lead the section when rehearsals resume and to the section 1 national finals in September (should they go ahead) and beyond. Come and work with our esteemed MD, Jim Davies.


Mark Wilkinson


Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor


               

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