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Emma Conway

Fairey continues new investment in youth

July 01, 2020
Emma Conway is the latest talented young player to join Fairey Band


Tom Smith

Fairey appointment new principal

June 23, 2020
The former National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain player Tom Smith takes on the principal cornet role at Fairey Band.


Cooke

Interview with Adam Cooke

May 30, 2020
4BR catches up with the newly appointed Musical Director of the Fairey Band


Adam Cooke

Fairey announce new MD

May 26, 2020
Adam Cooke takes on the Musical Director role at the Fairey Band.


fAIREY

Fairey reflect on social isolation

April 15, 2020
The Stockport based band has been helping people reflect on their sense of hopefulness with their hymn tune contribution, whilst they also add to the player ranks.


Fairey Band

Quintet of leading players leave Fairey following Cutt departure

March 11, 2020
Collective decision sees five leading solo players resign from Fairey Band following the departure of Garry Cutt as Musical Director.


Garry Cutt

Cutt resigns from Fairey

March 10, 2020
The musical partnership between Garry Cutt and Fairey Band has come to an end as the conductor resigns after seven years at the helm.


Paul Walton

Funeral details announced for Paul Walton

January 18, 2020
The funeral of Paul Walton will take place on Thursday 23rd January — but a lasting initiative to help others will be his fantastic legacy.


Fairey

New trio take flight with Fairey

January 05, 2020
Fairey Band sign youthful talent and star quality experience as they look ahead to 2020.


Paul Walton

Death of Paul Walton

December 19, 2019
The brass band world has been shocked by the news of the death of the talented euphonium player Paul Walton.


Fairey

Beatty makes the Cutt at Fairey

May 11, 2019
Jonathan Beatty will join Garry Cutt to form the new musical team at the helm at Fairey.


Fairey

Fairey swoop for Irwin to take flight on soprano

May 10, 2019
North West giant announces the appointment of former Black Dyke soprano player Martin Irwin.


Fairey

Fairey add to their line-up with new signings

January 18, 2019
Fairey look back and forward with their new signings ahead of their high profile RNCM Brass Band Festival appearance.


Dvoren

Davoren ends musical link with Fairey Band

September 26, 2018
Tom Davoren has told 4BR that he has left his role as Associate Conductor with Fairey Band with immediate effect.


Fairey

New principals to lead Fairey to Open

July 20, 2018
Stephanie Wilkins and Adam Bokaris take on the principal cornet and solo euphonium roles with Fairey as they look towards Symphony Hall.


Neil

Neil takes on international role with Sterling

April 27, 2018
Fairey Band solo horn Rachel Neil becomes the latest Sterling Musical Instruments artist and clinician


James Fountain

Fountain link for Fairey in Utrecht

April 18, 2018
James Fountain will play principal cornet with Fairey Band at the forthcoming European Championship in Utrecht.


Gregson

Gregson looking forward to a withdrawn revival

January 26, 2018
Composer Edward Gregson will be at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend to hear the first concert performance of his 'Concertante for Piano and Brass Band' for nearly 30 years.


Charoltte Horsfield

Fairey open Daws for new signing Horsfield

January 25, 2018
The departure of Isobel Daws means the arrival of Charlotte Horsfield through the rehearsal room doors at Fairey.


Funeral

Death of Herbert H. Howarth

November 13, 2017
The death has been announced of former CWS Manchester and Fairey Band player Bert Howarth.


Fairey

New signings for Fairey as they look ahead to major challenges

August 05, 2017
Fairey announce a series of new signings as they look towards making their mark at the major championships in the second half of the 2017 season.


Albert

Hughes heads to Norway for new musical chapter

May 29, 2017
Paul Hughes relinquishes his role as principal cornet of Fairey Band to head to a new musical life in Norway.


Fairey Band

Fairey renews youth support in Stockport

March 17, 2017
The Fairey Band has renewed it musical partnership with the Stockport Schools Senior and Intermediate Bands.


Garry Cutt

Interview with Garry Cutt

February 07, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Fairey MD Garry Cutt to find out more about their programme at the recent RNCM Festival and his hopes and aspirations for his band over the coming twelve months.


Fairey in action

Hardy heads to wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen

December 28, 2016
Fairey tuba player Chris Hardy will be the latest high profile brass band export to make a home in Denmark.




Chappell gains place in Cornish National Music Archive

August 4 • The brass band career of conductor Albert Chappell has found a place in the newly created Cornish National Music Archive.


Pannel

A minor bit of high profile national radio coverage

August 4 • A quintet performance of Bach's famous 'Toccata' gets a bit of air time on Classic FM...


Youth

Music can play pivotal role for school children in post Coronavirus future

August 4 • An article in the Times Education Supplement argues that music can make a huge positive impact on well being for children as they prepare to return to school.


Brecon

First chords of return in Wales?

August 4 • Members of Brecon Concert Band were able to enjoy an open air rehearsal this week — but there is still no sign of concert halls reopening in Wales.


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Foss Dyke Band

July 19 • Foss Dyke would like to invite applications for MD. You will have a very pro active committee to support you, and the band currently has only 1 empty chair, with well attended rehearsals. The bandroom has just had a complete refit, Covid ready.


Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher


               

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