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Tredegar

Welsh champion takes first steps back to rehearsal

November 27, 2020
Tredegar has taken the first small steps back to playing together by following the regulations and guidelines provided in Wales.


Yuhang

Tredegar euph star claims Jeju International crown

November 09, 2020
A superb performance of the Philip Wilby 'Euphonium Concerto' sees Yu-Han Yang claim the prestigious Jeju title and $8,000 first prize.


Tredegar

BBC to repeat Battle of the Bands

October 06, 2020
The BBC 'Our Lives' series will repeat its 'Battle of the Bands' programme looking at banding in Wales in the build up to the 2019 Welsh Regional Championship.


Tredegar

Besson welcomes Tredegar euph star

October 05, 2020
Yu-Han Yang becomes the latest addition to Besson's International Performance Artist stable following a year of high profile success.


Tredeagr

Tredegar duo feature on Besson Fridays at Home

September 04, 2020
This evening's episode sees the team of Philip Harper, Steven Mead and Roger Webster joined by the Tredegar Band pairing of Ian Porthouse and Dewi Griffiths.


Ross Dunne

Dunne takes on teaching role

August 28, 2020
Tredegar solo horn player Ross Dunne has built on the success of his recent 4BR mini masterclass series to launch his own-line tuition service.


Tredegar Band

Tredegar euph star reaches Jeju final

August 12, 2020
Yu-Han Yang, the solo euphonium of Welsh champion, Tredegar, has reached the final of the prestigious Jeju International Brass Competition in Korea.


Porthouse

Porthouse Pointers No 4

June 10, 2020
Ian Porthouse enlists his son Harry to illustrate how to use vibrato correctly and incorrectly!


Ross Dunne

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne No: 2

June 02, 2020
Another mini-masterclass to enjoy and implement to keep your playing in trim at home...


Ross Dunne

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne

May 22, 2020
The Besson tenor horn artist talks about harnessing the right wind power...


Porthouse

Interview with Ian Porthouse

May 16, 2020
4BR talks to the Tredegar MD following the announcement that he will be the recipient of the 2020 Iles Medal.


Porthouse and Tovey

Porthouse and Tovey to receive Iles and Mortimer Medals

May 13, 2020
Ian Porthouse and Bramwell Tovey are the recipients of the 2020 Iles and Mortimer Medals from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.


Tredeagr

Tredegar bake up potato link with Lucas for NHS

May 03, 2020
The Welsh champion links up with Little Britain star Matt Lucas for a special rendition of his charity fund raising song, 'Thank You Baked Potato' for the FeedNHS initiative.


Lyaland

Innsbruck Promenade Concert Series cancelled

April 21, 2020
The prestigious summer series of concerts at the famous Hofburg Imperial Palace have been cancelled — but will return once more in 2021.


Tredegar Band

World Rankings — April update

April 14, 2020
The latest update of the Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings sees considerable change throughout the table following the busy contest season.


Pointers

Porthouse Pointers No 3

April 07, 2020
The Porthouse pointers on how to improve your double and triple tonguing techniques


Ian Porthouse

Porthouse Pointers No 2

April 03, 2020
Ian Porthouse puts Harry through his daily practice paces — this time with the focus on articulation.


tred

Welsh champion cancels concert performance

March 16, 2020
Tredegar Town Band has cancelled its concert that was to be held in Penarth this weekend due to the ongoing advice over the Coronavirus pandemic


Beaumaris

Report & Results: 2020 Welsh Regional Championships

February 29, 2020
Tredegar retains Welsh title with section victories for BTM, Taff Vale, Seindorf Beaumaris and Cwmtawe in Swansea.


Tredeagr

Double Tales for Tredegar

February 26, 2020
Welsh Champion opens its doors for two nights as they prepare for the defence of their title.


Tredegar

No more Mari Christmas at Tredegar

December 24, 2019
Welsh champion says a fond farewell to their Norwegian trombone player as they welcome a familiar face back to the ranks for 2020.


Porthouse

Porthouse enjoys Japanese inspiration

December 22, 2019
Ian Porthouse has been enjoying his first trip to Japan to carry on the inspirational brass band work of the great Richard Evans.


Tredegar

New solo euph at Tredegar

December 17, 2019
Yu-Han Yang becomes the new solo euphonium at Welsh Champion


Van Looy

Van Looy steps out for latest release

November 14, 2019
Glenn Van Looy's latest CD release sees the Belgian star showcase three major concertos...


Porthouse

Porthouse leads Lydney trainers young and old

October 31, 2019
Ian Porthouse and tutors from Welsh champion Tredegar lead a great training day for players of all ages and abilities in Lydney.




Jokes

On the 1st Day of Christmas...

December 1 • My true love said to me... Have you heard the one about?


Cory

New Year treat from Cory

December 1 • The world's number 1 brass band will be offering players a chance to keep up those New Year's practice resolutions.


BBLNI

Report & Results: 2020 Brass Band League online solo contest

December 1 • There was a fantastic response from entrants in taking part in the Brass Band League Northern Ireland online solo competition — and plenty of fantastic playing on show too.


covid

New English Covid-19 guidance from BBE

December 1 • Brass Bands England publishes new Coronavirus pandemic advice to take effect from 3rd December.


The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Foss Dyke Band

November 30 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs! Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.


Chadderton Band

November 17 • 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. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.


Crewe Brass

November 12 • Crewe Brass require an Eb or Bb Bass to complete the "engine room" line up. We are also seeking a Tuned Percussionist to complete our section.


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher


               

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