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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.




EBBA

2023 European Solo Competiton open for entries

October 5 • The European Brass Band Association is seeking entrants for the ninth edition of its Blue Riband Solo Competiton to be held in Malmo.


rsa

RSA 100 celebration concert added to wobplay platform

October 5 • The wonderful concert celebrating the musical career of composer Ray Steadman Allen can now be enjoyed on the wobplay recording platform.


Nationals

Flowers sign Swiss champion for Hyperlink challenge

October 5 • Mathilde Roh, principal cornet of Brass Band Treize Etoiles will lead the Flowers cornet section at the Royal Albert Hall.


Prodge

Prodige Tour hits Newcastle

October 5 • The Buffet Crampon Prodige Instruments tour is in Newcastle today — so why drop in and enjoy the musical experience.


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Royal Hall Harrogate

Friday 7 October • Ripon Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SY


Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 7 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


Watford Band - Watford Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 8 October • St Lawrence Church, High Street, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire WD5 0AS


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Hull Minster

Saturday 8 October • South Church Side Hull HU1 1RR


Boarshurst Silver Band - Hebden Bridge Band

Sunday 9 October • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW


Boarshurst Silver Band

October 4 • Boarshurst Silver Band are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, BASS TROMBONE, Bb BASS to complete our friendly team. We are based in Saddleworth and rehearse 8-10pm Monday and Thursday at our own bandroom (with bar).


Mereside Brass

October 3 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events


Thundersley Brass Band

October 2 • Thundersley Brass are inviting applicants for: PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM & BBb BASS to complete our line-up for upcoming concerts this year and contests next year. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly top level brass band in the L&SC area


Lt Col David Barringer MBE

BMus (Hons)
Conductor and adjudicator


               

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