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Paul Cosh

Tuesday interview with Paul Cosh

January 18, 2022
We speak to the highly respected player, conductor, teacher and lecturer about his new teaching publication — 'Brass Essentials — An Arban Collection'.


Tom Redmond

Monday interview with Tom Redmond

January 17, 2022
We speak to the Joint Principal of Chetham's School of Music in Manchester to find out more about their free Brass Academy Day on Sunday 6th February


Eikanger

Interview with Viggo Bjorge

January 16, 2022
We speak with one of Norway's leading banding administrators to find out more about the decision to cancel the 2022 Norwegian National Championships.


John

Interview with John Maines

January 15, 2022
We catch up with with one of the inspirational figures behind the success of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain over the past 40 years or more..


Band of the Year

2021 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2021
The National Champion Foden's retains its 4BR Band of the Year accolade.


Conductor

2021 4BR Conductor of the Year

December 25, 2021
Arsene Duc becomes the 4BR Conductor of the Year for a second time.


Player of the Year

2021 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb Isobel Daws rounds off a memorable year of personal performances by becoming the 2021 4BR Player of the Year.


Test Piece of the Year

2021 4BR Test Piece of the Year

December 25, 2021
Edward Gregon's much anticipated 'The World Rejoicing' is the 4BR Test Piece of the Year.


aWARDS

2021 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb Youth Brass 2000 add yet another accolade to their roll of honour as they become the 2021 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year.


aWARDS

2021 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2021
Foden's memorably heroic performances of Bruce Broughton's National Final test-piece claims the 'Contest Performance of the Year' accolade.


Newcomer

2021 4BR Newcomer of the Year

December 25, 2021
The new 'In Concert Series' initiative from the WobPlay.com recording platform claims the 2021 Newcomer of the Year award.


Awards

2021 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb 'Festmusik — A Legacy' CD from Onyx Brass claims the 4BR CD of the Year Award


Solo Cd

2021 4BR Solo CD of the Year

December 25, 2021
David King's remarkable 'Resurrection' CD has claimed the 4BR Solo CD of the Year accolade.


Garry Cutt

Interview with Garry Cutt

December 14, 2021
We catch up with the Marple Maestro after he led a band of legendary champions in concert in Slaithwaite on the weekend.


John

Interview with John McDonnell MP

December 10, 2021
4BR Editor Iwan Fox finds out why the former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer has taken up trombone playing — as well as his opinions on the importance of music teaching and services in schools.


Besson

Checking the quality...

November 26, 2021
Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been testing the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets to come off the production line in Germany.


brass in Concert

Get ready to be entertained...

November 19, 2021
The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday — with the very best youth and elite level bands in the UK providing the brilliant entertainment. So don't miss a single note!


Isloation

4BR Wednesday interview with Gideon Jukes

November 17, 2021
4BR talks to one half of the acclaimed Tokyo based Music for Isolation musical duo, Gideon Juckes about their forthcoming Christmas CD release with a difference, entitled 'On Christmas Day it Happened So...'


Rex Richardson

4BR Friday Interview with Rex Richardson

November 12, 2021
We catch up with the American trumpet star looking forward to connecting to the brass band world again...


bic

Enjoy the best of the best at Brass in Concert

November 09, 2021
If you can't make it to Gateshead then all you have to do is tune in, sit back and relax — and its all there for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home...


Still

A celebration of diverse composer talent...

November 08, 2021
We talk to Dr Robert Childs about a concert celebrating the rich diversity of compositional talent that the RWCM&D Brass Band will be exploring under his baton this week.


Brass IN concert

The best of the best at Brass in Concert

November 04, 2021
The best youth and elite level bands will be providing the brass band entertainment at Sage Gateshead later this month.


Alessi

4BR Interview with Joseph Alessi

November 04, 2021
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the great New York Philharmonic Orchestra trombone star as he prepares to premiere a work written for him by Philip Sparke with Brass Band of Battle Creek at the huge Midwest Clinic in Chicago in December.


Money

Crowdfunding essentials for free tonight

November 03, 2021
4BR talks to BBE Development Manager Dr Alex Parker about this evening's BBE free Crowdfunder seminar. With bands needing much needed cash the Crowdfunder scheme offers an ideal opportunity to make the most of Christmas generosity.


Brass in Concert

The best young entertainers are coming to BiC

October 28, 2021
There are some brilliant youth bands competing at the Youth Brass in Concert Championships this year — so make sure you book your tickets to see them in action or enjoy the performances live streamed to your home...




Paul Cosh

Tuesday interview with Paul Cosh

January 18 • We speak to the highly respected player, conductor, teacher and lecturer about his new teaching publication — 'Brass Essentials — An Arban Collection'.


Littleport

Empty seats filled at Littleport

January 18 • Littleport Brass has filled their empty seats ahead of their Area challnge in a few weeks time.


New signings

New additions at Ratby Mid Band

January 18 • New faces young and old join the set-up at Ratby Mid Band in time for their assault on the Midlands Area title.


Grimethorpe

75 years of brass and coal

January 18 • The national newspaper will hopefully remember the link between brass bands and the National Coal Board this weekend thanks to photographer Lorne Campbell.


Contest: 168th British Open

Sunday 23 January • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Glossop Old Band - Cadishead Public Band

Sunday 23 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 29 January • Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 29 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 30 January • Greendale Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4XB


The Cobham Band

January 17 • The Cobham Band is fully up and running again and requires a EUPHONIUM or BARITONE player. We have some great concerts planned including bandstand dates for the new season under our new conductor, Jim Lynch.. .


Shrewsbury Brass Band

January 15 • Are you looking for a change of scene or want to get back into banding with an ambitious and hardworking band? We have a vacancy for an experienced front row cornet player, BBb Bass player, and 2 percussionists.


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

January 15 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed **EEb BASS PLAYER ** to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.


Gary Davies


Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator


               

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