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RedFox

Vulpes Vulpes inspires Saggers to victory...

May 10, 2021
Composer Paul Saggers claims the prestigious O/Mordent Composer competition prize with a work inspired by the fantastic Mr Fox...


Cross

Death of Tredegar stalwart

April 14, 2021
The death has been announced of William 'Bill' Stokes — a stalwart committee member and supporter of Tredegar Band.


Porthouse

Tredegar aim for switch benefits on return to action

March 29, 2021
There will be changes in the personnel for the Welsh champion when they return to rehearsals.


Tredegar

Tredegar provides taster for FTBB Summer School

March 28, 2021
Welsh champion supports the Fermanagh/Tyrone Brass Band Summer School with some musical sparkle under MD Ian Porthouse.


Bevan

Tredegar lead tribute to Legacy driving force

February 15, 2021
Welsh champion pays tribute to former politician and historian Hywel Francis who became an important supporter of the arts and the brass band movement in Wales.


Lythaby

Bursary boost for Tredegar player

February 15, 2021
Tredegar tenor horn player Jack Lythaby has been awarded a bursary to help him with his musical studies.


Dunne

Matryoshka release for Tredegar star

February 06, 2021
Two new commissions dominate the debut CD release of Tredegar tenor horn star Ross Dunne.


Player of the Year

4BR Awards: 2020 Player of the Year

January 01, 2021
The winner is...


tRedeagr

Tredegar link to provide extra compassion at Christmas

December 21, 2020
Welsh champion links with Compassionate Cymru to bring extra musical comfort for those in greatest need at Christmas.


Tredegar

Tredegar makes Beatles reunion

December 18, 2020
Welsh champion celebrates 40 years of innovative recordings with a CD re-release of a Beatles celebration...


yUhAN

Another Dream success for Yu-Han

December 13, 2020
Tredegar euphonium star Yu-Han Yang claims second international music title.


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.




Oliverio

4BR Friday Interview with Dr Jennifer Oliverio

May 14 • 4BR talks to Fountain City's principal cornet Dr Jennifer Oliverio about her up-coming CD project 'Enigma', her inspirations and how she is looking forward to a return to performing with her band.


QUIZ

4BR Weekend Quiz: Doubles all round...

May 14 • Come up with the right brass band double answer from the clues to win a great prize worth over £200.


BBEPROMS

Brass Bands England launch playground inspiration

May 14 • A new initiative can get bands connecting with the next generation of potential players...


Dan Jenkins

Radio 3 spotlight for Jenkins

May 14 • Composer Dan Jenkins will be featured on Radio 3 today in a broadcast by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins.


Contest: 168th British Open

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


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Percussionist required. Preferably with experience playing in Brass Band, Wind Band or Orchestra. We do not contest but play to a good standard and play a variety of contempory and historical music.


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Musical Director required. We are a friendly band, based in Chelmsford Essex with a core of competent players and perform at a variety of events across Essex and in surrounding areas. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at Police HQ Chelmsford


St Dennis Band

May 10 • The St Dennis Band - Cornwall (Championship Section/Grand Shield) invites expressions of interest for the position of PRINCIPAL CORNET. Based in Mid Cornwall and just 5 minutes off the A30, the band rehearses every Monday and Thursday at 19:45.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


               

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