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Kings award

King's formal acclaim for Brighouse

March 30, 2024
Brighouse & Rastrick Band has been presented with The King's Award for Voluntary Service.


Brighouse tribute to Fryer

March 28, 2024
50 years of dedicated service to the West Riding band was marked with the retirement of stalwart player, administrator and librarian Sheridan Fryer.


Brighouse to reveal Enigma secrets tonight

February 28, 2024
Brighouse & Rastrick will host their free open rehearsal this evening ahead of their Yorkshire Regional Championship challenge.


Cory and Brighouse complete RNCM recording highlights

February 24, 2024
The concert performances of Cory and Brighouse & Rastrick from the 2024 RNCM International Brass Band Festival can now be enjoyed on the Wobplay media platform.


Two bands, three choirs and a King's Award for Brighouse

February 07, 2024
The formal presentation of The King's Award for Voluntary Service will be made to Brighouse & Rastrick Band at their Huddersfield concert in March.


New perc signing at Brighouse

January 12, 2024
The West Riding band welcomes a new addition to their percussion section ahead of a busy 2024.


Irwin heads the award winners as Brighouse look ahead to 2024

January 09, 2024
Star sop player Martin Irwin lead the way with the silverware at Brighouse & Rastrick's awards night.

Chris Robertson

Robertson enhances Besson link

November 22, 2023
The Brighouse & Rastrick euphonium star becomes a Besson Artist.


Brighouse & Rastrick to receive King's Award

November 14, 2023
The most famous public subscription band in the world to be presented with The King's Award for Voluntary Service.

Elgar Festival

Leading trio to head inaugural Elgar Festival of Brass

November 09, 2023
Brighouse & Rastrick, Cory and Foden's will provide the music making at the first Elgar International Festival of Brass next year.


Brighouse welcome new euph addition

October 31, 2023
New Zealander Luke Spence joins Brighouse & Rastrick as the defending Brass in Concert Champion says a fond farewell to Daniel Thomas.


Brighouse & Rastrick to preview Open preparation

August 28, 2023
There will be a chance to hear the defending British Open champion in 'Sand & Stars' action before they defend their title at Symphony Hall next month.

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.


NYBBGB ready for double Concerto performance

April 12 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will head to Liverpool and London this weekend to perform Gavin Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' with their National Youth Orchestra counterparts.


Interview with Kevin Stees

April 12 • We talk to the MD of the newly crowned Champion Band of North America.

Smith and Grezzy

New podcast from Smith & Grezzy

April 12 • Sandy Smith and Simon Gresswell have got together to produce a new podcast — and are joined by Duncan Beckley for their first show.


Farewell brings success for Savoyat

April 11 • Composer Pierre-Antoine Savoyat has won the Angelo Inglese International Composer Competition with his work marking the centenary of the death of the great Giacomo Puccini.

Hathersage Band - Hathersage Village Spring Concert

Saturday 13 April • Hathersage Methodist Church, Main Road, Hathersage S32 1BB

Newstead Brass - Raising for the Roof

Saturday 13 April • Hill Methodist Church, The Hill, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 8JS


Saturday 13 April • St Andrew's Methodist Church. The Stow. Harlow CM20 3AF

Dobcross Silver Band - Middleton Band

Sunday 14 April • Dobcross Band Club. Platt Lane. Dobcross OL3 5AD

The Hepworth Band - Brass & Cream Tea

Sunday 14 April • St David's Church Holmbridge. Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth HD9 2NQ

Mereside Brass

April 12 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET and a EUPHONIUM player. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!

Chelmsford Silver Band

April 12 • Bb Bass and solo horn players. We are a friendly, active and non-competition band established 75 years performing regularly in Chelmsford and Essex. Rehearsals averaging 28 players are on Wednesday evenings at The Broomfield Methodist Church Chelmsford.

Long Melford Silver Band

April 11 • Long Melford Silver Band currently has vacancies for Bb and Eb Basses. We are a friendly non-contesting band in south Suffolk under the baton of Musical Director Frankie Ayers.

David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger


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