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Bram Gay

Death of Bram Gay

December 15, 2019
One of the most influential and forthright brass band musicians has passed away at the age of 89.


Talents

Interview with Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents

November 26, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox speaks to Patrick Ottiger, MD of the new Swiss First Division Champion, BML Talents


euphonia

Report & Results: 2019 Swiss National Championships

November 23, 2019
Valaisia make it five wins in a row in Montreux with titles success for Ensemble de Cuivres Euphonia, BML Talents, Constellation Brass Band B, Musik Frohsinn Oberburg and Entlebucher Jugend Brass Band


Brass in concert

2019 Brass in Concert Championship replays...

November 22, 2019
You still have time to enjoy all the action from the 2019 Brass in Concert Championships from Sage Gateshead...


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David Childs: The Symphonic Euphonium Vol II

November 13, 2019
The brilliant new CD from David Childs has been released — and you shouldn't miss out on enjoying it for yourself.


Crokston

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 3

September 24, 2019
Ahead of the forthcoming BBE Conference CEO Kenny Crookston talks about what the future holds for the organisation over the next 12 months or more.


Peter Graham

Interview with Peter Graham

September 22, 2019
Composer Peter Graham talks about his test-piece 'The Torchbearer' after it was announced as the A Grade set-work at the 2020 Australian National Championship.


Crookston

Interview with Kenny Crookston, CEO of Brass Bands England: Part 2

August 28, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about what he believes have been some of the organisation's achievements during the past year...


Crookston

Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

August 23, 2019
In the first of three interviews, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks about the forthcoming Brass Band Conference with BBE CEO Kenny Crookston.


Cory

The making of Battle of the Brass Bands

August 16, 2019
An exclusive look behind the scenes at how the forthcoming Sky Arts documentary series Battle of the Brass Bands made it to our screens...


Cory

Sky Arts: Battle of the Brass Bands

August 15, 2019
The Sky Arts series on brass bands is coming...


Fiona Hyslop

Interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP

June 21, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Scotland's Minister for Culture at the MEPG Celebration Day event at Glasgow's Concert Hall.


Youth Brass 2000

Interview with Youth Brass 2000

April 02, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Chris Jeans of the 2019 National Youth Champions of Great Britain, Youth Brass 2000.


Draren Hnely

Interview with Darren Henley OBE

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Darren Henley OBE, CEO of Arts Council England who was a welcome visitor to the 2019 National Youth Championships on the weekend


Wardle Academy School Band

Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to two of the players from Wardle Academy School Band after they won the Intermediate Section of the 2019 National Youth Championships.


MKYouth Brass

Interview with MK Youth Brass

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks conductor Phil Devine and members of MK Youth Brass at the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships


Saff

Interview with Brass of the Saff

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks conductor Julie Maxwell and members of Brass of the Saff at the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships


Hounslow

Interview with Hounslow Junior Brass

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks conductor Alan Goodall and members of Hounslow Junior Brass at the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships


Lions Beginners

Interview with Lions Beginner Band

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks conductor Megan Bousfield and members of Lions Beginner Band at the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships


Tewit Youth

Interview with Tewit Youth Intermediate Band

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks conductor Martin Tromans and members of Tewit Youth Intermediate Band at the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships


Lions Youth

Interview with Lions Youth Brass

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks conductor Nigel Birch and members of Lions Youth Brass at the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships


Elland

Interview with Elland Silver Training Band

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks conductor Samantha Harrison and members of Elland Silver Training Band at the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships


Lions

Interview with Lions Junior Brass

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks conductor Tom Hancock and members of Lions Junior Brass at the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships


Gwynedd

Interview with Elementary Section winners Gwynedd a Mon Junior Band

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks conductor Lois Eifion after Gwynedd a Mon Junior Band won the Elementary Section at the 2019 National Youth Championships in Warwick .


Outwood

Interview with Outwood Academy Brass

March 31, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks conductor Michael Dodds and members of Outwood Academy Brass at the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships




Auction

Auction hunters get ready

January 17 • Prestige cornets, Bach Strads, fanfare trumpets, tubas and percussion up for grabs for those with an eye for an auction bid THIS MORNING...


Phil Cobb

Cobb set for Tomlinson Concerto at Birmingham Brass Fest

January 16 • Philip Cobb will be performing the iconic Ernest Tomlinson 'Cornet Concerto' in the heart of Birmingham this weekend.


Classifeds image

Put your band on the global banding map

January 15 • The 4BR Classified Service is the most effective way to ensure your band's activities, aims and objectives are shown to the world. Sign up now make sure you get your musical ambitions on line and connected to those you want to be linked up with.


Auction

Auction instruments ready for bargain hunters

January 15 • Prestige cornets, Bach Strads, fanfare trumpets, tubas and percussion up for grabs for those with an eye for an auction bid...


Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 January • 66 Queen St, Morley, Leeds LS27 9BP


Camborne Youth Band - New Year Concert

Sunday 19 January • Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth TR15 3AD


The Hepworth Band - A New Year's Viennese Matinee Concert

Sunday 19 January • Christ Church. Sude Hill. New Mill. Holmfirth. West Yorkshire HD9 7BL


Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 24 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester. M13 9RD


Markham and district band - Charity Concert for Hospice of the Valleys

Friday 24 January • The Met Theatre, Mitre Street, Abertillery. NP131AL


Edenbridge Town Band

January 16 • Our friendly, non-contesting band is looking for a new MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are based in a small town in Kent, situated between junction 5 and 6 of the M25. We practise on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.45 pm in our own purpose built bandroom.


Shipston Town Band

January 16 • We are looking for a Bb Bass and Eb Bass as we prepare for the Midlands Area Section 3 in March and the ODBBA Winter Contest in February. After qualifying for the finals at Cheltenham last September we are looking to make an impression in our new section


Markham and district band

January 15 • A friendly, 2nd section band we are looking for applicants for BBb bass and percussionist in readiness for the Regional contest in Swansea on 29th February. A busy 2020 is planned. A very Happy New Year to all our banding friends


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger


               

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