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Whitburn and Kirkintilloch open doors ahead of Spring Festival challenge

May 04, 2022
There are two free open rehearsals to enjoy this evening in Scotland as Whitburn and Kirkintilloch showcase their preparations on 'Dynasty' and 'Freedom' ahead of their Spring Festival challenge.


Keli

Live brass band drama to unfold at home

April 03, 2022
The world premiere of 'Keli' by award winning composer Martin Green and featuring Whitburn Band will be live broadcast later today — so why not add to the weekend's brass band drama yourself.


Childs

Whitburn to lead open showcase

March 09, 2022
The Whitburn Band will welcomes friends from Whitburn Heartlands and Bo'ness & Carriden to showcase their Scottish Championships preparations ahead of Perth


Whitburn

Farren double at Whitburn Awards

February 17, 2022
Flugel star Caroline Farren made it a personal 'double' as she wins two major Whitburn annual awards.


Mike Lovatt

Whitburn excited by landmark anniversary concert with Mike Lovatt

January 24, 2022
It will be well worth the wait in West Lothian early next month as Whitburn Band gets to finally perform with trumpet star Mike Lovatt.


Perth Concert Hall

Report & Result: 2021 Besson Scottish Open

November 27, 2021
A Gallery full of outstanding musical portraits sees Whitburn claim the Scottish Open title for a seventh successive year.


Jim Martin

Death of Jim Martin

October 27, 2021
The death has been announced of Jim Martin — the first President of the Whitburn Band


Whitburn

Whitburn invest in new horn lead

October 10, 2021
18 year old Andrew McMillan becomes the new solo horn at Scottish Open champion, Whitburn.


Whitburn

Whitburn takes Voyager detour ahead of London

October 01, 2021
The Scottish challenger took time out from their Albert Hall preparations to record a brand new youth band work by composer Cameron Mabon.


Whitburn

Report & Result: 2021 Doctor Martin Wainstone Cup

September 13, 2021
Whitburn take the honours and the cash home to Scotland as they deliver a prize-winning prescription under Garry Cutt to claim the title.


Whitburn

Whitburn welcomes new duo

August 26, 2021
Cornet and horn signings welcomed by Whitburn as they look towards Autumn return to contest and concert stages.


Whirbtn

Whitburn receives Creative funding boost

August 20, 2021
Scottish Open champion has gained a financial boost to help it continue its proactive music making.


Whitburn

Report & Results: 2021 Whitburn Band Virtual Festival

July 11, 2021
There was plenty of fantastic entertainment on show for a worldwide audience to enjoy as Unison Kinneil, Kingdom Brass, Lochgelly, Whitburn Heartlands, Kilmarnock Concert Brass and Riverside Youth Bands take the virtual honours.


Whir

Scottish contenders prepare for virtual battle

June 22, 2021
37 bands will lineup this weekend to lock entertainment horns to claim the prizes at the Whitburn Band Virtual Festival.


Whitburn

Whitburn keen to keep connection with proud past

May 03, 2021
Whitburn has been looking forward of late — but is still keen to celebrate its proud past with some help.


wHITBURN

Excellent line-up for Whitburn Virtual Festival

April 30, 2021
The Kapitol Cory and Fife Festival on-line champions inspire a great response from home grown talent for their own virtual event.


Virtual festival

Whitburn to host 'Virtual Festival' contest for Scottish bands

April 07, 2021
Scottish bands invited to showcase their online talents for new domestic virtual competition.


Whitburn

Whitburn delight at Kapitol victory

March 30, 2021
Whitburn Band adds to its multi-media profile with latest online contest success.


Death of Sam Knox

February 10, 2021
The death has been announced of Whitburn Band stalwart, Sam Knox


Whitburn

Whitburn goes to Holyrood...

February 04, 2021
The 150 year history of the Scottish Open band has been marked in its nation's parliament.


Kerr

Besson sign up inspirational euph talent

January 26, 2021
Scott Kerr and Chris Shanks are the latest high profile signings to the Besson stable of performance artists.


Whitburn

Whitburn accolades for players

January 10, 2021
Whitburn Bands presents awards to players who have helped maintain the band's high profile media presence


Whitburn

Brucie bonus for Whitburn

January 06, 2021
The Scottish Open champion enjoys a high profile boost by reuniting with radio presenter Ken Bruce as well as getting a feature mention with Classic FM.


Bradley

Bradley reveals Silver Lining

November 17, 2020
Whitburn's principal cornet Chris Bradley provides a musical Silver Lining with his latest download CD release.


Whitburn

Bradley welcomed to Besson artist line-up

November 05, 2020
The highly respected Whitburn principal cornet becomes a Besson Artist.




Quiz

4BR Weekend Quiz: Connect 4

June 26 • An easy one to get you back into quiz mode over the next few weeks on 4BR...


BandCamp

Carry on Camping anyone?

June 26 • Why not enjoy some great fun and music making at the Uni-Brass Band Camp? There's still time to book your place.


Hammonds

Hammonds add musical fabric to summit

June 26 • An ensemble from Hammonds Band adds welcome musical accompaniment to a leading international summit in Halifax.


BBC Young Musician of the Year

Brass band talent reaches category finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year

June 25 • Five talented young brass band musicians have reached the Brass and Percussion Category Finals of the flagship BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.


Black Dyke Band - Lake Wobegon

Thursday 23 June • Liberty Court House, Minster Rd, Ripon HG4 1QT


Chichester City Band - Celebrating 125 Years of Chichester City Band

Saturday 25 June • St Paul's Church, Churchside CHICHESTER PO19 6FT


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Driffield Showground, Midsummer Spectacular

Saturday 25 June • The Showground, Kellythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire. YO25 9DN


Black Dyke Band - Bridgwater

Saturday 25 June • St Mary's Church, Bridgwater TA6 3EG


Mereside Brass - Comberbach Village Fete

Saturday 25 June • Comberbach school. Mather Drive CW9 6BG CW9 6BG


Blidworth Welfare Band

June 24 • The Championship section Blidworth Welfare band are now accepting applications for the position of BBb bass Player. Following an excellent Midlands area and 1st place at Buxton contest we are looking for a Bass player to join our ranks. .


The Egham Band Youth Brass Project

June 22 • The Egham Band Youth Brass Project are looking for a new Brass Teacher to deliver whole class music tuition to primary schools in and around Egham.


East London Brass

June 22 • East London Brass, a sociable, championship section band, has a vacancy for a kit player to complete the percussion section. The band rehearses on Thursday evenings in Walthamstow, north-east London.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor


               

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