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June 14, 2021
We manage to catch up with the man behind the secret cornet agent Jonny Midnight following his latest CD release.
June 11, 2021
We talk history with Roger Webster after he recorded a performance of 'Ave Maria' on Alex Owen's 1875 cornet — presented to the legendary conductor by Queen Victoria.
June 10, 2021
4BR catches up with the principal trumpet of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra — a proud Welshman with a brass band background who has been enjoying life and music making on the island for the past 20 years and more.
June 09, 2021
4BR talks to 17 year old baritone player Hannah Archibald who is inspiring the Coalburn Band organisation to raise funds for the Changing Faces Scotland charity that works to support youngsters with visible differences.
June 07, 2021
The great brass musician Frank Mathison performs his final chord aged 93 as he retires from playing...
June 03, 2021
We catch up with the guest conductor of the 2021 Easter Course of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain before he embarks on the second of three days of live rehearsals with his players — this time in Malvern.
June 02, 2021
We talk to Bob Rodgers Chairman of the organisers of the Saddleworth & Oldham group of Whit Friday Band Contests as they are to be honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
June 01, 2021
4BR catches up with the virtuoso Besson euph star/musical archeologist to talk about a long forgotten hour long video production from the 2006 National Championships of Great Britain that has seen the light day again.
May 31, 2021
Looking back at the Foden's online Whit Friday online action with the judge who enjoyed listening to every performance from around the world.
May 29, 2021
4BR catches up with Lee Skipsey following the announcement that he has stepped down as Musical Director of the City of Bradford Band — an organisation he helped inspire on its own journey to amazing success.
May 28, 2021
4BR talks to Phillip Monk the founder of the Mbale Schools Brass Band in Uganda who will be making their Whit Friday debut as part of the Foden's on-line competition this weekend.
May 27, 2021
We talk to Chris Guenault — the Relationship Manager of Future Talent — the charity founded in 2004 by The Duchess of Kent with the aim of breaking down barriers, creating opportunities and harnessing the power of music.
May 26, 2021
We speak to Major Stephen Green, 2IC Adjutant Headquarters Royal Marines Band Service to find out more about the worldwide broadcast of the iconic Mountbatten Festival from the Royal Albert Hall next month.
May 25, 2021
Cory MD Philip Harper rejoices at the news that the sale of British Open tickets heralds the long awaited return to 'live' competition for the world's number 1 ranked band.
May 21, 2021
4BR catches up with the renowned composer after it was announced that he has become an Honorary Member of the American Bandmasters' Association — an accolade given to just three other English musicians in its history.
May 20, 2021
4BR talks to Major Stewart Halliday who will be taking up a new appointment as Director of Music of the Band of the Coldstream Guards after leading them out at the FA Cup Final last weekend...
May 19, 2021
4BR talks to Dr Alex Parker, at Brass Bands England for the latest update on advice and guidance available for bands in England wishing to go back to rehearsals under Covid-19 regulations from May 17th.
May 18, 2021
4BR talks to the hugely respected English conductor after he announces his retirement as Musical Director of the Brass Band of Western Reserve which he helped found in 1997.
May 18, 2021
Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen gets to grips with the new practice mutes from Rejano
May 17, 2021
4BR talks to the Director of Awards at the Ivors Academy to find out more behind the categories and eligibility for nominations for this year — and how it will include works from brass band composers.
May 17, 2021
Cory MD Philip Harper is one of banding's leading personalities supporting the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain's Bursary Scheme.
May 16, 2021
4BR talks to Samantha Harrison as the Elland Silver Band organisation looks to quickly recover after a burst pipe floods their bandroom and causes thousands of pounds worth of damage.
May 14, 2021
We talk to composer Dan Jenkins about the world premiere of his work that commemorates the exact time and date of the Hiroshima atomic bomb — to be given by the brass section of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
May 14, 2021
4BR talks to Fountain City's principal cornet Dr Jennifer Oliverio about her up-coming CD project 'Enigma', her inspirations and how she is looking forward to a return to performing with her band.
May 13, 2021
4BR talks to the hugely respected soprano player of the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army to find out more about what he has been up to over the past year or so — and to find out more about his new teaching venture...