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Vertommen closes 25 year chapter at Buizingen

December 21, 2017
One of European banding's longest musical partnerships has come to an end after a quarter of a century of success.

Nigel Clarke

Interview with Nigel Clarke

July 09, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with composer Nigel Clarke in Kerkrade...

Gilles Demeurisse

Buizingen get Besson boost ahead of European challenge

April 15, 2017
Belgian champion Brass Band Buizingen has been given a Besson inspired boost ahead of their European Championship appearance.

Mead and Buizingen

Mead returns to Belgium for latest CD partnership

July 10, 2016
Steven Mead has linked up with conductor Luc Vertommen and Brass Band Buizingen for his latest CD release.


New top man makes Buizingen debut

February 22, 2016
Dobbelaere Lieven has made his concert debut with Belgian champion Brass Band Buizingen ahead of their Flemish Open and European Championship challenges.

Harmen Vanhoorne

Vanhoorne ends lead role at Buizingen

December 10, 2015
Harmen Vanhoorne leaves principal cornet role with Brass Band Buizingen as new career paths open up.


Report & Results: 2015 Belgian National Championship

November 30, 2015
Brass Band Buizingen reclaim Belgian National title with sensational and immense performances to secure their place in Lille in 2016.

Tom Davoren

Davoren becomes Buizingen associate

February 18, 2015
Tom Davoren has become the new Associate Composer of Brass Band Buizingen in Belgium.

Nigel Clarke

Clarke delivers final chord of Buizingen role

January 15, 2015
Composer Nigel Clarke has reluctantly brought to an end his musical association with Brass Band Buizingen in Belgium.

Nigel Clarke

The Scarlet Flower recorded in London

June 15, 2014
The latest recording project of composer Nigel Clarke has been completed in London.

Edith Cavell

New Concertino to honour nursing heroine

February 21, 2014
Award winning composer Nigel Clarke to write major new work to honour the memory of Edith Cavell.


Report & Results: 2013 De Luxemburgse Muziekfederatie

May 14, 2013
Buizingen's little green men claim yet another banding title

Glenn Van Looy

Buizingen sign Van Looy

April 27, 2013
Euphonium star signs for Belgian champions in time for European debut.

Harmen Vanhoorne

Interview with Harmen Vanhoorne

May 28, 2012
4BR talks to the winner of the Best Instrumentalist Award at the 2012 Masters.


Results: Belgium National

December 02, 2009
Brass Band Buizingen takes Belgian title and books place at Linz.


Results: Euro Brass

June 17, 2009
The Euro Brass Contest took place in Drachten last weekend, with Brass Band Buizingen taking the honours.

Principal's cornet is stolen

September 15, 2008
The cornet of Buizingen's Principal Cornet, Harmen Vanhoorne has been stolen, so please keep your eyes open.

Buizingen celebrate Flemish victory

April 22, 2008
Brass Band Buizingen head for Stavanger on back morale boosting win.


Further foundation blocks put in place for Welsh banding

September 23 • Progress is being made to create a national representative body for the benefit of Welsh banding.

Latest COVID-19 update from BBE

September 22 • Brass Bands England has released the latest clarification received from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport that will affect English bands.


BBE offers broad picture of success at AGM

September 22 • The facts and figures of a year of resilience and stability were looked at in detail at the recent Brass Bands England Annual General Meeting.

Sunday Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

September 22 • Chris Helme continues to reach out across the world with his selection of brass band favourites.

The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY

The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Chadderton Band

September 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.

Amesbury Town Band

September 16 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!

Bollington Brass Band

September 14 • To complete our band line up once COVID restrictions are lifted we require a Bass Trombone, Percussionist (Kit) and 2nd Baritone player. We practice Mon and Thurs 8-10pm at Bollington Arts Centre. (Nr Macclesfield/Stockport) Currently NW 1st Section.

Paul Andrews

Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff


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