facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us


Denby Pottery gets ready for cracking day

Hopefully there will be fine weather to savour as well as the great brass band entertainment at the Denby Pottery Village Contest later this month.

  The Denby Pottery Village Contest has proved to be a popular event with bands and audiences alike.

The Denby Pottery Village contest will take place on Saturday 22nd June with eight bands providing their entertainment programmes for the audience to enjoy alongside their glasses of Prosecco and BBQs.



Hopefully the weather will be wonderful, and with free admission and plenty of other attractions it's sure to be a great day in support of Dementia UK. The adjudicator is the respected conductor, Keith Leonard.

It all kicks off with the first band at 11.00am, with each band following on the half hour. After a dinner break the contest resumes at 1.30pm.


1. Shirland Training Band
2. Dronfield Genquip
3. Ratby Mid Band
4. Ilkeston Brass


5. Dronfield Community Training Band
6. Shirland Miners Welfare Band
7. Brassington Middleton & Wirksworth
8. Darley Dale

Best Training Community Band Section A
Best Village Band Section B
Best Fourth Section Band Section C
Best Second Section Band Section D

Support us for less than a cup of coffee...

4BR wants to ensure that the brass band movement remains vibrant and relevant. We also want to be able to question, challenge and critically examine those who run and play in it, producing high quality journalism that informs as well as entertains our readers.

So if like us you value a strong, independent perspective on the brass band world - then why not consider becoming a supporter and help make our future and that of a burgeoning brass band movement more secure.

So one less cappuccino then?

Support us    


Trainee judges announced for Cheltenham

July 17 • Kapitol Promotions has teamed up with the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators to provide trainee experience in the boxes at the National Finals.


4BR Shop: Denis Wick Euphonium Ultra SM4U-X Gold plated

July 17 • Get your lips on the Ultra experience from Denis Wick


Foden's get new Kitchen fitting

July 17 • The experienced percussionist Jonathan Kitchen has joined the National Champion


4BR Shop: Red Vest Man

July 17 • Fancy getting all jazzed up with the great Buddy Bolden hit — as played by the brilliant Superbrass group

Norfolk Wherry Brass - Norfolk Wherry Brass Memorial Concert

Sunday 21 July • Lingwood Village Hall. Station Road. Norwich. Norfolk. NR13 4AZ

Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 31 July • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD

Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Saturday 10 August • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent . DE13 9RN

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield

Sunday 11 August • Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth SK11 9RN

Foden's Band - Snape Maltings

Saturday 17 August • Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SP

Stannington Brass Band

July 17 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb tuba player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.

Freckleton Band

July 17 • We have a vacancy for a soprano cornet player. The band currently competes in the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme. Rehearsal nights are Mondays and Thursdays.

The Corsham Band

July 17 • PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM - A rare opportunity has arisen for a Principal Euphonium to join our band. Are you an experienced Euphonium player looking for a new and different challenge or have you been sat on that second chair down waiting for this opening?

Gary Davies

Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator