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Happy 40th Birthday to Stavanger

September 02, 2021
4BR talks to Anders Rydberg Chairman of Stavanger Band as they look forward to celebrating a landmark anniversary.


4BR Wednesday Interview with Arfon Owen

March 31, 2021
4BR catches up with the Yamaha tenor horn star to talk about his work inspiring youngsters to play brass in a rural region outside Stavanger.

Russell Gray

4BR Thursday Interview with Russell Gray

March 18, 2021
4BR talks to the Scottish conductor in Stavanger about the upcoming Brass Band Conductors' Association Virtual Conducting Competition


Free and Felicitous from Yamaha and Schjelderup

February 07, 2021
A great new concert opener has been available for free for bands to download written by Norwegian composer Fredrick Schjelderup.


Withington looks to create perfect Maestro...

September 07, 2020
Allan Withington's next project sees him link poetry and dance to ensemble brass to try and create the perfect conducting maestro...


Gray move to link with Stavanger

June 10, 2020
Russell Gray will be moving to Norway to work with National champion Stavanger and Allan Withington.


New leadership at top at Stavanger

May 21, 2020
The respected Anders Rydberg takes over the Chairman and Board Leader role from Ulf Rosenberg at the Norwegian champion.


Arfon Owen's waiting speaking Italian...

May 21, 2020
Maybe not, but the Yamaha artist is the next guest on the Italian Brass Band's live-streamed interview this evening...


Stavanger look for challengers to their inventive crown...

May 06, 2020
The Norwegian champion is hoping the banding world will pick up on its challenge to come up with variations on its own theme of musical invention...


4BR Interview with Allan Withington

April 03, 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 Stavanger MD, Allan Withington.


Stavanger set for UK trip

May 17, 2019
The Stavanger Band will head to the UK at the end of the month for two special concert appearances,


Stavanger hosts brass band and symphony orchestra world premiere

September 21, 2018
A new work celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Norwegian Music Federation will be given its world premiere this evening in Stavanger — featuring the combined forces of its leading symphony orchestra and brass band.


Music, food, wine and the sound of a French cockerel?

July 27, 2018
Allan Withington and Simon Dobson have been hard at work in the heart of France — with some wonderful local inspiration to get to brain cells working for the Siddis Entertainment contest...

James Fountain

Stavanger to welcome Fountain work

November 22, 2017
Trumpet star James Fountain will head to Norway this weekend to lead workshops and be a guest soloist with Stavanger Band.

Arfon Owen

Owen to set for US tour dates

February 25, 2017
Yamaha tenor horn star Arfon Owen will embark on a two week tour to the USA next week.

Joan of Arc

Stavanger explain their trouser appeal

November 15, 2016
Stavanger Band has published a full English synopsis of their forthcoming Joan of Arc inspired Brass in Concert programme, 'This Lady Wears Trousers'.

Nick Walkley

Interview with Nick Walkley

July 07, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Nick Walkley as he prepares for the next chapter of his professional musical life....

Stavanger Siddis

Report & Results: 2015 Siddis Entertainment Championship

November 07, 2015
Stavanger create history by winning entertainment crown for a fourth consecutive time with a programme devoted to the iconic life of Marlene Dietrich.

Withington and Dobson

Withington renews French connection with Dobson

August 14, 2015
Allan Withington and Simon Dobson have been letting the ideas and the wine flow as they set their plans out for what for what they hope will be a fourth Siddis victory in a row with Stavanger.

N M Brass Winners

Report & Results: 2015 Norwegian National Championship

February 07, 2015
Stavanger's long term planning pays off in Bergen with first title success since 2007.


2014 SIDDIS Entertainment

November 02, 2014
Full results from Norway as Stavanger and Allan Withington take the Elite title.

Simon Dobson and Withington

Withington explores French connection with Dobson

July 18, 2014
Allan Withington and composer Simon Dobson inspired by French connection for Siddis hat-trick assault.


Report & Results: 2014 North American Brass Band Championships

April 13, 2014
Stavanger lead the title winners in Grand Rapids as North American banding continues its impressive development.


Stavanger seek new MD after Larson departure

February 15, 2012
The Stavanger Band will be looking for a new resident MD when three years of Larson benefit comes to an end.


Advert: Durham International Festival

June 27, 2011
Stavanger set to thrill audiences from Bach and Beyond...

Paul Cosh

Tuesday interview with Paul Cosh

January 18 • We speak to the highly respected player, conductor, teacher and lecturer about his new teaching publication — 'Brass Essentials — An Arban Collection'.


Empty seats filled at Littleport

January 18 • Littleport Brass has filled their empty seats ahead of their Area challnge in a few weeks time.

New signings

New additions at Ratby Mid Band

January 18 • New faces young and old join the set-up at Ratby Mid Band in time for their assault on the Midlands Area title.


75 years of brass and coal

January 18 • The national newspaper will hopefully remember the link between brass bands and the National Coal Board this weekend thanks to photographer Lorne Campbell.

Contest: 168th British Open

Sunday 23 January • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Glossop Old Band - Cadishead Public Band

Sunday 23 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 29 January • Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Regent Hall Concerts - The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 29 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 30 January • Greendale Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4XB

The Cobham Band

January 17 • The Cobham Band is fully up and running again and requires a EUPHONIUM or BARITONE player. We have some great concerts planned including bandstand dates for the new season under our new conductor, Jim Lynch.. .

Shrewsbury Brass Band

January 15 • Are you looking for a change of scene or want to get back into banding with an ambitious and hardworking band? We have a vacancy for an experienced front row cornet player, BBb Bass player, and 2 percussionists.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

January 15 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed **EEb BASS PLAYER ** to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


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