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The film

International Focal point award nomination for Brighouse Echoes

April 27, 2023
The critically acclaimed film 'Echoes of the North' which featured a music score played by the British Open champion has been nominated for a prestigious FOCAL International Award.


Brighouse open up for the day

April 15, 2023
If you are around the Brighouse area today why not pop in and find out more about one of the most famous brass bands in the world.


Open Day for Open Champions

March 29, 2023
Brighouse & Rastrick will hold a free open day for supporters and brass band lovers to find out more about their proud history.


Brighouse to showcase their Best of Brass at Morley

March 16, 2023
The British Open Champion will be in entertainment mode in Morley on April 1st.

Garry Cutt

Cutt above for Brighouse and Grimethorpe classics concert

February 20, 2023
Two Yorkshire heavyweights will join concert forces under Garry Cutt to bring plenty of classic music making to Huddersfield next month.


Purple Reign, Purple Reign...

January 11, 2023
Nobody needed Prince to remind them that 2022 was the year in which Brighouse & Rastrick reigned supreme at the British Open and Brass in Concert.

Band of the Year

2022 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2022
After a memorable 2022 in which they regained the British Open title after a 44 year wait, Brighouse & Rastrick is the 4BR Band of the Year...


Free Echoes of the North...

December 22, 2022
You can enjoy the evocative link between imagery and music thanks to Neil Brand, the Yorkshire Film Archive and Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

Brighouse and Rastrick celebrating their Brass in Concert win

World Rankings — December 2022

December 10, 2022
The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest Rankings see considerable changes throughout the top 200, but with the top three storming ahead after a busy few weeks of contesting.


On the third day of Christmas...

December 03, 2022
My true love gave to me — the start of 12 days of festive music making from Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

Brass in Concert

Report & Result: 2022 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19, 2022
Brighouse & Rastrick tangos to victory for the first time since 2007 at the 45th Brass in Concert Sage, Gateshead.

Yorkshire film

Open champion to bring silent Echoes to life

October 27, 2022
Brighouse & Rastrick will lead the musical accompaniment to the world premiere of an evocative film by composer Neil Brand at the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival.


King looks forward to more title success

October 25, 2022
As Prof David King returns home for a well-earned Winter break — he tells 4BR that he is already looking forward to his return to the UK in 2023.


Champions combine for Hollywood attraction

October 18, 2022
British Open Champions Brighouse & Rastrick welcome National Champions Foden's to bring a touch of Hollywood to Huddersfield this weekend.

Brighouse and Rastrick celebrating their British Open win

Rankings update — October

October 08, 2022
The latest Band Supplies 4barsrest Rankings show some significant movements throughout following the first phase of the busy autumn contesting season.


Brighouse have their cake and eat it...

October 05, 2022
Sometimes it's very nice to eat your words...


Brighouse show off their Bobby Dazzler on the BBC

September 15, 2022
Players from the newly crowned British Open Champion have helped to boost the profile of the band on their main regional television news programme.

Le Fil

Brighouse cheer to support Le Fil title bid

September 07, 2022
Drag Queen Le Fil has been inspired by the music and the fashion of the iconic Brighouse & Rastrick Whit Friday uniform to make a mark in their national title bid...


Brighouse to head to Snape Maltings

August 16, 2022
Brighouse & Rastrick will make a high profile appearance at the famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall later this month.


Trio of new signings at Brighouse & Rastrick

June 22, 2022
The West Riding band welcomes three new players to the ranks.


Death of Mike Hadcroft

June 20, 2022
The death has been announced of former Brighouse & Rastrick cornet player Mike Leon Hadcroft.


McElligott returns to Brighouse

June 13, 2022
Ian McElligott has made a return to Brighouse & Rastrick to take on the role as Resident Musical Director.

Amy Ewen

Ewen adds to RNCM workshop day

April 18, 2022
Brighouse & Rastrick baritone player Amy Ewen will be a part of the forthcoming Young Middle Brass workshop at the RNCM in Manchester.


Brighouse honours volunteer service

March 29, 2022
The dedicated commitment of six Brighouse & Rastrick Band stalwarts was recognised at the band's recent annual concert.

David King

Thursday interview with Prof David King

January 27, 2022
We chat with Prof David King about the programme of music he will conduct with Brighouse & Rastrick Band at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.


Stavanger announce new conducting duo

June 5 • Frederic Theodoloz and Ian Porthouse will lead Stavanger in their major championship appearances in 2023 and 2024.

Downshire Brass

Final chord approaches for Alcorn and Downshire

June 4 • The successful musical partnership between Prof Michael Alcorn and Downshire Brass is to come to an end.

Socail Media

BBE to help bands master social media

June 4 • If you want to be much better at using social media to benefit your band, Brass Bands England will be hosting a special webinar to help you along.


Finalists announced for Conducting Competition

June 4 • Twelve finalists will compete in Eccles for the Brass Band Conductors' Association flagship title.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Leicestershire Co-op Band - The Great British Music Hall concert

Saturday 10 June • The Palace Community Centre. Ibstock . Leicestershire LE67 6LG

Besses Boys' Band - Besses Boys' Band Summer Concert

Saturday 10 June • St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester M25 1AN

Newtown March Contest - Newtown (Mid Wales) March and Open Air Contest

Sunday 11 June • Newtown Town Hall Grounds. Back Lane. Newtown. Powys SY16 2NZ

Boarshurst Silver Band - Silk Brass Band

Sunday 11 June • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7 EW

The Hepworth Band

June 6 • We would like to invite applications for an EEb bass player and percussionist to join the band.. We enjoy well attended rehearsals, an attractive programme of concerts and are looking forward to competing at the British Open Championships in September

Mereside Brass

June 5 • MERESIDE BRASS (Northwich, Cheshire) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player and a PERCUSSIONIST. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events

Besses Boys' Band

June 5 • Besses Boys' Band (2nd Section NW) are looking for a TUTTI SOLO CORNET to join the band. Rehearsals take place Monday and Friday, 19:30-21:30 in Simister, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SB

Simon Gresswell

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor, tuba specialist


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