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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...

Jacob Wilhelm Larsen

New resident at Stavanger

May 12, 2009
Top Norwegian band confirm appointment of new resident conductor to assist Allan Withington.


Simonsen departs from Stavanger

March 03, 2009
Conductor Selmer Simonsen has announced his departure from the Stavanger Band.


New horn signing at Foden's

October 17 • Foden's bid fond farewell to Nat Martin and welcome Grace Jeffers to their horn section.


Evans to keep beating time...

October 17 • Richard Evans will be joined by the band that first made his name for the launch of the updated version of his celebrated autobiography.


McElligott era comes to an end at Thoresby

October 17 • The four year musical partnership between Thoresby Band and Ian McElligott comes to an end as the band announce new lead with Michael Howley.


Wilkinson takes youth lead in Sweden

October 17 • Conductor Lewis Wilkinson has been enjoying working with Solna Brass ahead of their 'Salute to Youth' appearance at the Swedish National Championships.

Foden's Band - European 2020 fundraiser - Bier Keller night

Friday 18 October • Sandbach Town Hall, High Street, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1AX

Black Dyke Band - Empire Theatre, Consett

Saturday 19 October • Front Street, Consett, County Durham DH8 5AB

South Yorkshire Police Band - South Yorkshire Police Band with guest soloist Sim

Saturday 19 October • Doncaster Minster DN1 1RD

Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Saturday 19 October • The Salvation Army, . 36 - 40 Sunnyside, . Diss, Norfolk. IP22 4DS

Richmond Brass Band - Celebration in Brass

Saturday 19 October • St Mary's Church. Church Street. Twickenham TW1 3NJ

Lofthouse Brass Band

October 17 • Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band currently have vacancies for solo cornet and kit drummer. Rehearsal at Outwood WMC, Ledger Lane, Outwood, Wakefield. Experienced and sociable band with a progressive attitude.

Stannington Brass Band

October 17 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests

The Corsham Band

October 17 • The band are currently looking for cornet and trombone players. Positions negotiable. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings with easy access from Bath, Bristol, Swindon and the M4 corridor.

James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher


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