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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...

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.


200 lots up for auction grabs on Monday

May 29 • There are over 200 fantastic instrument and music lots ready to find a new home at the Ramco on-line auction this Monday.


Climb every mountain...

May 28 • Join Russell Gray not for a bit of Julie Andrews, but to find out how to tackle the challenges of preparing test-pieces for the contest stage...


UniBrass Foundation launches lottery fund raising initiative

May 27 • You will be able to win up to £25,000 and support the works of the UniBrass Foundation if you wish to sign up to a new lottery fund raising scheme.


Do you know your Mozart from your Minogue?

May 27 • If you do then why not join Pete Waterman's quiz to help raise funds for two charitable causes...

Regent Hall Concerts - Jubilee Brass Quintet

Friday 29 May • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Altrincham

Saturday 30 May • Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, Barrington Road, Altrincham. WA14 1HZ

Contest: scaba Entertainments

Sunday 31 May • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ

Regent Hall Concerts - International Trombone Ensemble

Friday 5 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Foden's Band - Parr Hall, Warrington

Thursday 11 June • Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square S, Warrington WA1 1BL

Deepcar Brass Band

May 23 • Deepcar Band has a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a 3rd section contesting band, rehearsing Monday & Friday nights.Our bandroom is equal distance to Sheffield, Barnsley & Huddersfield.

Chadderton Band

May 21 • 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. Come along to one of our rehearsals.

Lofthouse Brass Band

May 21 • Lofthouse Brass Band is looking for a Solo Trombone who is interested in being a part of our award winning ensemble! We are looking to not only fill vacancies, but to also continue to build for our future!

Nicholas B. Hudson

Musician | Trombonist | Educator


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