Page 1 of 31


Talking Area test pieces

September 23, 2021
We talk to Kapitol Promotions Ltd Music Panel member Sandy Smith about the choice of 2022 Regional test pieces — and the reasons behind them.


Interview with Archie, Ivy and Tim...

September 17, 2021
We catch up with Archie, Ivy and dad Tim to find out more about the Pannell musical family from Haverhill Youth & Community Band who have been making their mark with their playing.


Brownless keeps the rhythm going

September 11, 2021
We talk to conductor Neil Brownless who won the 'Best Music Creator for Leisure time Music Groups' category at the recent Making Music awards for his work, 'Keep the Rhythm Going'.

Edward Gregson

Talking Connotations with Edward Gregson

September 10, 2021
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Edward Gregson about his iconic work that continues to make its mark with players, conductors and audiences alike — and will be heard again in Cheltenham next weekend.


2022 European update with BBE CEO Kenny Crookston

September 03, 2021
We find out from Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about the work that has been going on in preparation for the 2022 European Championships in Birmingham.


Happy 40th Birthday to Stavanger

September 02, 2021
4BR talks to Anders Rydberg Chairman of Stavanger Band as they look forward to celebrating a landmark anniversary.


4BR Monday Bank Holiday Interview with James Fountain

August 30, 2021
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the player who follows in the footsteps of Willie Lang, Howard Snell, Maurice Murphy and Philip Cobb as the principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra.


4BR Interview with Paul Richards

August 29, 2021
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Paul Richards about his memories of the Sun Life Band as former players look forward to meeting up again for a special reunion weekend.


4BR Friday Interview with Chris Smith

August 27, 2021
We catch up with Chris Smith from the great brass ensemble Old Dirty Brasstards as they look forward to performing the first of four new shows encompassing the hits of Britpop and 80s revival to Pop punk and Beyonce...


4BR Tuesday Interview with Harmen Vanhoorne

July 20, 2021
4BR talks to Belgian cornet star making a name for himself as an inspirational conductor in New Zealand after leading North Shore Brass to an impressive podium finish at the recent National Championships.

New Zealand

Report & Results: 2021 New Zealand National Championships

July 17, 2021
Wellington triumphs to retain National title as Grade honours go to Brass Whanganui, Woolston Concert Brass, Matamata Brass and Buzzing Brass Wellington Youth in Christchurch.


4BR Friday Interview with Ralph Riddiough

July 16, 2021
We speak to one of the main figures behind the campaign to get free music tuition services provided in Scottish Schools — and his hopes now that the Scottish Government has announced £7 million of investment in the next school year.

Fendall Hill

4BR Thursday Interview with Fendall Hill

July 15, 2021
We catch up with the recently crowned five time New Zealand Open Soprano title winner and composer of the B Grade test-piece 'Temperamental' to be used at the New Zealand National Championships this weekend.


4BR Wednesday Interview with Allan Withington

July 14, 2021
We catch up with Allan Withington to find out more about his inventive search for the perfect 'Il Maestro'...

David Childs

4BR Tuesday Interview with David Childs

July 13, 2021
We catch up with the Besson euph star to find out more about what he's been up to — from gaining yet more accolades to a return to live performance.

Owen Farr

4BR Monday Interview with Owen Farr

July 12, 2021
We manage to catch up with the Besson tenor horn virtuoso before he flies across the Irish Sea to the Fermanagh/Tyrone Brass Band Summer School where he will undertaking a recital recording of works by Paganini

Glenn Van Looy

4BR Thursday Interview with Glenn Van Looy

July 08, 2021
We catch up with the the virtuoso Belgian euph star who has just become a Doctor in Musical Arts following two years of research and performance — interrupted by Covid and the wonderful arrival of a new addition to the family.


4BR Wednesday Interview with Wantage Band

July 07, 2021
We catch up with Julia Trinder of the Wantage Band organisation to find out more about their ambitious plans to raise over £450,000 to add to their foundation of their ongoing success.


4BR Monday Interview with Martin Bailey

July 05, 2021
We find out more about Vincent van Gogh's musical connections with the author and journalist Martin Bailey following the discovery that the great Dutch artist was a honorary member of his local wind band.


4BR Friday Interview with Arfon Owen

July 02, 2021
We catch up with the Welsh horn star to find out more about his fantastic Norwegian youth band project that brings brass band and hip-hop music together on a single which is being released later today.

Tom Redmond

4BR Thursday Interview with Tom Redmond

July 01, 2021
We catch up with Tom Redmond to find out more about what's been happening at Chetham's School of Music... from Big Phat Brass with Mike Lovatt to post Covid education...


4BR Wednesday interview with Philippe Bach

June 30, 2021
We are joined by conductor Philippe Bach, Music Director of the Meininger Hofkapelle Orchestra who will direct the world premiere of a brand new Euphonium Concerto by composer Jens Marggraf entitled 'du fond de l'engloutissement'

Dean Jones

4BR Tuesday Interview with Dean Jones

June 29, 2021
We talk to the respected Salvationist composer about his latest venture — bringing music into the heart of very different communities — from private homes to care homes and even to business offices...


4BR Monday Interview with Adam Greenbank

June 28, 2021
We catch up with the President of Durham University Brass Band who certainly had a great time following their UniBrass title winning success in Sheffield on the weekend.

Battle Creek

4BR Friday Interview with Shannon Aikins

June 25, 2021
4BR talks to the Executive Director of Brass Band of Battle Creek to find out more about the professional ensemble which later this year will perform the closing concert at the 75th Anniversary of the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

Nick Prince

Prince to use experience in Germany

September 24 • Trombonist Nick Prince will strengthen his musical links to help the development of German brass players.


Extension to entry date for Butlin's Festival

September 24 • The deadline date for entries has now been extended by a month for the 2022 Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival.


New lead at Blaenavon

September 24 • Dr Christian Jenkins will spearhead the exciting musical developments at Blaenavon Town Band.

Stan Smith

Death of Stan Smith

September 24 • The death has been announced of Stan Smith — a leading performer with Fountain City Brass Band.

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

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

Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Lindley Band

September 21 • SOLO HORN required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.

Greenfield Brass Band

September 21 • We are looking for an MD to take the band forward into 2022 and beyond. We have a varied selection of concerts and contests in the diary including a trip to play at the Menin Gate in August 2022.. We currently rehearse Monday & Thursday (8pm-10pm)

Kippax Band

September 21 • Kippax Band have a vacancy for front row cornet players and percussionist. Fresh from the national finals and newly promoted to the 2nd section in the Yorkshire area. The band are keen to push on next year after the enforced layoff.

Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


 © 2021 4barsrest.com Ltd