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Government congratulations for Eikanger

May 16, 2024
The Minister of Culture and Equality has congratulated the Norwegian champion on their success at the European Championships.


Marzella maintains busy musical schedule

March 31, 2024
Katrina Marzella has been enjoying a busy musical schedule of appearances as a conductor, teacher, panel speaker and performer — with more to come.


Jon-Vegar Sole Sundal to end on high note with Eikanger

March 14, 2024
The Norwegian champion's star soprano player will be starting a new chapter in life after ending his Eikanger playing career later this year.


Marzella to lead Eikanger in major Brass Sounds concert

March 08, 2024
Katrina Marzella will take the baton to debut with Norwegian Champions in a major concert programme in Bergen.


Financial boost for Eikanger youth development

December 08, 2023
The Norwegian champion's commitment to inspiring and developing the next generation of young players has been recognised and supported by one of Norway's largest banks.


Government Minister appointment for former Eikanger Bjorsvik board member

June 28, 2023
Lubna Jaffrey has been appointed the Minster for Culture and Equality in the Norwegian Government.


Eikanger reach out for charismatic year ending

June 01, 2023
One of Scandinavia's most dynamic orchestral conducting talents will lead Eikanger Bjorsvik in a classic concert round up of their year.


Death of Monica Vabo Reigstad

May 25, 2023
The death has been announced of Monica Vabo Reigstad, an inspirational figure within the Eikanger Bjorsvik Band in Norway.


Eikanger focus on Malmo and beyond...

April 26, 2023
The Norwegian champion is concentrating on the European Championships at present, but also has one eye on next season.


Rydland takes top chair at Eikanger

March 10, 2023
The widely respected Frode Rydland has become the new Chairperson of Norwegian Champion, Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag


Interview with Viggo Bjorge

January 19, 2023
We catch up with one of the leading figures in Norwegian banding as the movement prepares to return to National contesting in early February and as he prepares to inspire the next generation of young players in his new educational appointment.

Florent Didier

French connection for Eikanger

January 15, 2023
Conductor Florent Didier has teamed up with Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag as the countdown begins to the long awaited return of the Norwegian National Championships.


Eikanger to round off old year with new tradition

December 30, 2022
Eikanger Bjorsvik will be joined by special guests to help bring in the New Year with a musical toast.


Eikanger opinion sought for Government policy initiative

December 01, 2022
The Norwegian government seeks the opinions of Eikanger Bjorsvik as they look to develop a national cultural volunteer strategy.


New signings for Eikanger

September 25, 2022
Four new players join the ranks of Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag


Eikanger education outlook gains financial boost

May 17, 2022
Eikanger Bjorsvik's strong education ethos attracts further financial support from leading Norwegian philanthropist.


Viggo Bjørge steps down from Eikanger role

March 09, 2022
One of the most respected and influential administrators in Norwegian banding has stepped own from his role with Eikanger Bjorsvik Band


Interview with Viggo Bjorge

January 16, 2022
We speak with one of Norway's leading banding administrators to find out more about the decision to cancel the 2022 Norwegian National Championships.


The Vikings have been coming again and again over the years

October 15, 2021
The Wobplay recording platform now has a fantastic selection box of great Eikanger Bjorsvik CD recordings for you to enjoy.

Eikanger Talents

Eikanger invests in youth development

September 06, 2021
The leading Norwegian band continues to plan for the future with the active involvement of the next generation of talented young players.


New and old returns at Eikanger

June 19, 2021
There has been plenty of activity in the playing ranks at Eikanger Bjorsvik as they prepare for a return to competitive action.


4BR Tuesday Interview with Frode Rydland

April 27, 2021
4BR talks brass banding and soprano playing with one of the most successful players in Norwegian banding history after he has just celebrated a landmark birthday.


4BR Monday Interview with Viggo Bjorge

March 15, 2021
The highly respected Eikanger Bjorsvik Band Manager talks about youth, business and political influence in Norway...


Thanks a million...

February 19, 2021
Eikanger Bjorsvik's future plans are given a 1 million Krone boost for a third consecutive year from businessman and philanthropist Trond Mohn.


New era opens at Eikanger

February 15, 2021
The leading Norwegian band plans for a secure future with new leadership and investment in youth.

Where next for Allan Withington

Withington enters final movement with Manger

May 26 • Allan Withington will bring to an end a 40 year plus link to Manger Musikklag in 2025.

Whit Friday

Results: 2024 Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday

May 25 • The results of the Whit Friday contests in Saddleworth & Oldham will appear here as soon as they are officially released.

Whit Friday

Results: 2024 Tameside Whit Friday

May 25 • The results of the Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band contests will appear here as soon as they are officially released.


Cross channel battles for French Open titles

May 23 • The Flowers Band will head to Amboise next month to regain the French Open title in the heart of the Loire Valley.

Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Thurlston Band

Sunday 2 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ

Bellshill Salvation Army Band - Guest Soloist Tom Hutchinson (The Cory Band)

Saturday 8 June • Uddington Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road Uddington. G71 7HF

Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR

Chiltern Hills Brass

May 25 • Seeking players! Chiltern Hills Brass are looking for new friends to fill vacant euph, front row cornet, and 2nd trombone chairs. We look forward to meeting you - come along to a rehearsal in High Wycombe to try us out.

Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a SOLO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.

Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a REPIANO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.

Stan Lippeatt

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor


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