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Allen

Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: Victorian Snapshots — On Ratcliff Highway

July 01, 2020
The the fourth of our series, Prof Steven Allen takes an in-depth look at one of the major crossover works to the banding movement that came from the Salvation Army composer Ray Steadman-Allen.


Bousfield

Interview with Ian Bousfield

June 25, 2020
One of the world's great brass stars talks exclusively to 4BR Editor Iwan Fox about music making in the Coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion, Maurice Murphy and his hopes for the future...


Childs

5 minute masterclass with David Childs

June 20, 2020
The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...


Holst

Classic test-pieces revisited No 3: A Moorside Suite

June 17, 2020
Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium — 'A Moorside Suite' by Gustav Holst


Carol

Interview with Carol Jarvis

June 16, 2020
4BR catches up with freelance professional trombone player Carol Jarvis to find out how she has been keeping busy during the lockdown period.


Ross Dunne

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne No 3

June 14, 2020
Another session of invaluable tips in the masterclass series from horn player Ross Dunne...


Lito

Interview with Lito Fontana

June 12, 2020
4BR catches up with the trombone star to find out more about how the Coronavirus pandemic has affected musical life in Italy and Austria.


Porthouse

Porthouse Pointers No 4

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


Bramwell TOVEY

Interview with Bramwell Tovey

June 07, 2020
Bramwell Tovey talks to 4BR Editor Iwan Fox about life emerging from lockdown, the National Youth Band and other major issues


Elgar

Classic test-pieces revisited No 2: The Severn Suite

June 04, 2020
Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Elgar's 'The Severn Suite' to find yet more intrigue and debate about its inspiration...


Looy

5 minute masterclass with Glenn Van Looy No: 2

June 03, 2020
The Geneva euphonium artist talks about the benefits of free buzzing and mouthpiece exercises...


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...


Cooke

Interview with Adam Cooke

May 30, 2020
4BR catches up with the newly appointed Musical Director of the Fairey Band


Richard Marshall

5 minute masterclass with Richard Marshall

May 25, 2020
The Black Dyke principal cornet and Geneva Performance & Development Artist discusses practice motivation techniques


vAUGHAN wILLIAMS

Classic test-pieces revisited No1: Variations for Brass Band (Vaughan Williams)

May 22, 2020
Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the greatest test pieces written for the brass band medium — 'Variations for Brass Band' by Vaughan Williams.


Ross Dunne

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne

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


Russell Gray

5 minute masterclass with Russell Gray No 4

May 17, 2020
Yamaha Artist Russell Gray delivers another mini conducting masterclass — this time about simplifying and clarifying your beating patterns with the baton in your hand...


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.


David Thornton

5 minute masterclass with David Thornton

May 14, 2020
The Sterling Instruments euphonium star explains how to get to grips and master the art of double tonguing...


Anthony

Inspirational trumpet star gives Hope to thousands

May 13, 2020
4BR has been speaking to professional musician and film writer Chris Haigh about a very special project that he is involved with in the United States — about the inspirational trumpet player Ryan Anthony. .


Paul Archibald

Brass boot camp masterclass with Paul Archibald — Part 1

May 12, 2020
One the UKs leading professional trumpet players and teachers guides us through practice structure elements to help tackle the legendary Arban Method...


Daniel Thomas

5 minute masterclass with Daniel Thomas

May 05, 2020
The Black Dyke solo euphonium and Geneva artist Daniel Thomas provides us 5 tips for home practice during the current lockdown.


Baker

5 minute masterclass with Brett Baker

May 02, 2020
The Black Dyke Geneva artist gives tips on changing your practice regime to keep your lockdown practice interesting — and stop you doing anymore housework!


Rosenberg

4BR Interview with Ulf Rosenberg

April 29, 2020
With the 2020 European Championships cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 4BR talks to EBBA President Ulf Rosenberg about the decision and what it means for EBBA and European banding for the future.


Mead

4BR Interview with Steven Mead

April 28, 2020
4BR catches up with the Besson euph star to find out how his usual globe-trotting musical life has changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic — from the postponed European Championships to learning new teaching and social media techniques.




Youth

Brass playing under threat in post COVID English schools

July 3 • It is being reported that the government is recommending that singing, wind and brass playing should not take place in larger groups when schools return in full in England.


Eclips

Lovatt to lead virtual powerhouse performances in Harrogate

July 2 • Harrogate International Festivals announce major line-up of powerhouse talent — led by Mike Lovatt and global musicians on the world premiere of David Lancaster's 'Eclipse'


Musicwear

Musicwearetc getting ready for banding's return

July 2 • When we get back to banding Musicwearetc will be on hand to ensure that they play their part in giving everyone a boost.


Bronte

Bronte museum hopes to reopen with sound of brass

July 2 • Cornet player Bethan Plant plays outside the famous Parsonage in Haworth — home to the literary Bronte family


Black Dyke Band - Cory - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert

Sunday 13 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B12EA


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 26 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse.. GL50 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 27 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. GL50 4SH


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & Hymn tune

Sunday 27 September • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Chadderton Band

July 3 • 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. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.


Amesbury Town Band

June 30 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After covid!


Lofthouse Brass Band

June 30 • Lofthouse Brass Band is looking for a Solo Trombone who is interested in being a part of our award-winning ensemble! We are looking to not only fill vacancies but to also continue to build for our future!


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer


               

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