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New Year treat from Cory

December 01, 2020
The world's number 1 brass band will be offering players a chance to keep up those New Year's practice resolutions.


Cory keep developing new Landscapes

November 17, 2020
The Brass in Concert Champion of Champions keep developing their talents in new musical areas.

Cory take to the water...

November 14, 2020
Phil Harper and the band take wing with an exciting bit of Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' for their latest socially distanced entertainment.


Cory to host regional battles

October 27, 2020
The world's number 1 ranked band will hosting a new online championship — this time with an emphasis on regional talents.


Report & Results: 2020 Cory Online Championships

September 28, 2020
There has been wonderful online entertainment provided by bands from across the globe over the last two weekends of the innovative Cory contest — led by winners Fountain City, Downshire Brass, Lochgelly, Lostrock Hall Memorial and Woodhouse Silver Prize


Cory online championship reaches weekend climax

September 24, 2020
The 35 bands in the Championship and Fourth/Unregistered Sections will showcase their entertainment programmes on Friday and Saturday for the banding world to enjoy.


Prizes up for grabs for Cory Online Championships

September 17, 2020
The trophies are being dusted off to be won by bands competing at the Third, Second and First Section competitions this weekend.

Cory success with virtual youth

September 09, 2020
71 young players from across Wales joined the world's number 1 ranked band for a weekend of great music making a fun.


Cory online plans come together for contest weekends

September 05, 2020
The schedules and list of judges are revealed for the Cory Online Brass Band Championships


Cory looking for Welsh players...

August 20, 2020
Fancy joining Philip Harper and the world's number 1 ranked band for a weekend of great music making — and all for free?


Arts Council support Cory's on-line motivation

August 06, 2020
£35,000 of funding will enable the world's number 1 ranked band to connect to the global banding community through a trio of innovative projects.


Mentor help announced by Cory for entertainment contenders

July 16, 2020
Bands who have entered the Cory on-line entertainment championships will get their own bit of support and insight from mentors of the world's number 1 ranked band.


Global entry list for Cory on-line contests

July 13, 2020
71 bands from every corner of the banding globe have entered Cory's on-line entertainment championships.

Cory contest

Cory look for on-line entertainers

June 26, 2020
The world's number 1 ranked band is looking for entertainers of all levels to showcase their talents for their on-line competitions.


Cory launches new initiative to boost Welsh youth

June 13, 2020
The world's number 1 ranked band has the green light to spearhead a Youth Brass Weekend at the end of August to help inspire the next generation of brass band performers in Wales.


Cory to take lead on indoor unity

May 17, 2020
The world's number 1 ranked band will be leading the way once again with their latest musical call for unity...


4BR Interview with Philip Harper

April 02, 2020
In a new series of major interviews with leading conductors, players and personalities around the banding world, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with Cory MD, Philip Harper...


Cory goes viral — in the best possible way

March 23, 2020
The world's number 1 band has made a worldwide mark with their latest video performance — with a possible appearance on BBC One in the pipeline.


Cory to tell their Tale ahead of Swansea

February 27, 2020
The world's number 1 ranked band will be showcasing its Welsh Area preparation ahead of its Swansea challenge on the weekend.

Cory Band

World Rankings — November update

November 28, 2019
Cory set new rankings record as they round out 2019 with yet another victory at Brass in Concert.

Brass in Concert

Report & Result: 2019 Brass in Concert Championships

November 17, 2019
Cory are the Kings of the entertainment jungle as they claim the Brass in Concert title at Sage Gateshead

Cory Band

World Rankings — October update

October 14, 2019
Cory cement unassailable lead at the top of the rankings following their Nationals victory in London last weekend.

Cory 2019

Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain

October 12, 2019
Cory claim the National title with a performance worthy of the greatest Titans at the Royal Albert Hall.


Cory Titan on show in Tonyrefail ahead of Albert Hall challenge

October 08, 2019
The world's number 1 ranked band will be showcasing their 'Titan's Progress' ahead of their National Final appearance.

Philip Harper

World Rankings — September update

September 12, 2019
British Open champions Cory extend their lead at the top of the rankings following their stunning win in Birmingham last weekend.


On the 3rd Day of Christmas...

December 3 • Something to hold three muted gifts...

Denis Wick

4BR Quiz: Think of a number...

December 3 • Thanks to our friends at Band Supplies, answer the ten questions and 10 fantastic Denis Wick mutes could be heading to your band in time for Christmas — and for when we get back to playing again.


Bolsover advent entertainment: No.3 Derwent Brass

December 3 • There plenty to enjoy with Championship Section runner-up Derwent Brass under MD Jack Capstaff — with a touch of Latin brass...and not of the Amo Amas Amat variety either.

Cory online

Kapitol injection boosts Cory online competition

December 3 • Cory's 2021 online championships have gained headline support from Kapitol Promotions as entries come in from around the banding globe.

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

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

Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Foss Dyke Band

November 30 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs! Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.

Chadderton Band

November 17 • 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.

Crewe Brass

November 12 • Crewe Brass require an Eb or Bb Bass to complete the "engine room" line up. We are also seeking a Tuned Percussionist to complete our section.

Sandy Smith

Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


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