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Report & Results: 2019 North of Ireland Championship

October 16, 2019
Laganvale Metal Technology qualify for the European Championships in Malmo in 2021 as they lead the list of winners at the NIBA Championships in Armagh.

Cory 2019

Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain

October 12, 2019
Cory claim the National title with a performance worthy of the greatest Titans at the Royal Albert Hall.

Burry Port

Report & Result: 2019 Welsh League Championship West Wales Contest

October 09, 2019
There were wins for Burry Port, Newport Borough, RAF St Athan, Gwaun Cae Gurwen and Pontardulais Training Bands at a great contesting day in west Wales.


Report & Results: 2019 scaba Autumn Contest

October 09, 2019
Friary Brass Band gains a bit of a Titan boost ahead of their Albert Hall challenge as they lead the prize winners at an enjoyable contest day at The Hawth in Crawley.


Report & Result: 2019 DCBBA Solo, Duet & Quartet

October 08, 2019
There was plenty of outstanding performances on show in the north east on the weekend — from players aged 8 to 77 plus!


Report & Results: 2019 Bolsover Festival of Brass

October 06, 2019
There was plenty of great entertainment on show at the Bolsover Festival of Brass with Skelmanthorpe leading the way alongside Crofton Silver, Chapeltown Silver, Whitworth Vale & Healey and Matlock.


Report & Result: 2019 Fife Charities

October 01, 2019
Newtongrange claims a clean-sweep of the silverware in Kirkcaldy with a titanic effort to claim victory under MD Andrew Duncan.


Report & Result: 2019 NEDDC Entertainment

October 01, 2019
Dronfield Genquip takes the entertainment honours after a great three-way battle.

Treize Etoiles

Report & Result: 2019 Besson Swiss Open Contest

September 25, 2019
A new mix and match approach also sees a new combination at Brass Band 13 Etoiles reclaim the Besson Swiss Open title.


Report & Result: 2019 Emmental March Contest

September 22, 2019
There was a great response from competitors and brass band lovers to the first march contest event in Oberburg in Switzerland


Report & Result: 2019 Hardraw Scar Festival

September 22, 2019
The Leyburn Band are top dogs at the famous Hardaw Scar Brass Band in Festival after a great day of entertainment in the Yorkshire sun.


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 2

September 15, 2019
South Yorkshire Police and Leigh Baker enjoyed their title winning 'Occasion' in Cheltenham


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 15, 2019
Uppermill tamed the Viking challenge to claim the National title in Cheltenham in splendid fashion.


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 14, 2019
Unison Kinneil completes remarkable rise from the ashes of despair to claim the National title.


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 4

September 14, 2019
Tewit Silver claims the Fourth Section National title after a nose to nose battle with Cornish rivals Redruth.


Report & Result: 2019 Exmouth Brass Band Festival

September 10, 2019
SW Comms lead the way at Exmouth in a day packed with great musical entertainment.

Reg Vardy

Report & Result: 2019 Dr Martin Wainstones Cup

September 10, 2019
Reg Vardy once again boosts the bank account balance with a commanding victory under the baton of John Roberts.

British Open

Report & Result: 2019 British Open

September 07, 2019
Cory adds yet another entry into the ledger of their dynastic success story under Philip Harper as they retain the British Open title at Symphony.


Report & Result: 2019 Welsh National Eisteddfod

August 05, 2019
Llwydcoed leads the National winners in Wales as they are joined by Crwbin, St Athan and Seindorf Beaumaris in claiming titles in Llanrwst.


Report & Result: 2019 Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition

July 24, 2019
There is a heavy metal cash prize of £10,000 for the Connaught Brass quintet as they claim the inaugural Philip Jones Prize at the RNCM in Manchester.


Report & Results: 2019 New Zealand National Championships

July 14, 2019
Wellington Brass defends it New Zealand title with a clean sweep display of musical authority in Hamilton as section awards got to Nelson City Brass, Tauranga City Brass, Matamata Brass and Takapuna Youth Band.


Report & Results: 2019 South of Ireland Band Championships

July 12, 2019
Lourdes Brass Band claim the senior award at the most prestigious brass and concert band contest in Ireland.


Report & Result: 2019 New Zealand Champion of Champions

July 12, 2019
A new name appears on the famous Errol Mason Memorial Trophy as Toby Pringle of Wellington Brass becomes the 2019 Champion of Champions in Hamilton.


Report & Result: 2019 Brighouse Festival of Brass

July 09, 2019
Hepworth reclaim the march & hymn tune honours with a Wizard of a performance under Mark Bentham.


Report & Results: 2019 Shirebrook Entertainment Contest

July 09, 2019
Enderby lead the way at Shirebrook as Amington claims the Section B honours


4BR Quiz: Weekend quiz

October 18 • Time to recall those epic moments at the Royal Albert Hall last weekend with our Friday quiz.

Nationals 2019

Titan downloads now available

October 18 • If you want to hear Cory's winning performance of 'Titan's Progress' again and again — or any of the other 19 from Albert Hall you can.

Dave Lea

Ibstrock to take Lea lead

October 18 • Ibstock Brick Brass has appointed the experienced Dave Lea as their new Musial Director.


Yorkshire elite need to make the Cutt in Huddersfield in 2020

October 18 • Garry Cutt and Nigel Boddice head the adjudication teams at the 2020 Yorkshire Regional Championships.

The Fairey Band -

Sunday 20 October • . The Hawth,. Hawth Avenue, Crawley. RH10 6YZ RH10 6YZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Brass Band

Friday 25 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ

Haverhill Silver Band - Best of Brass

Saturday 26 October • Thaxted Parish Church,. Thaxted. Dunmow,. CM6 2PL

Foden's Band - Victoria Hall, Hanley

Sunday 27 October • Victoria Hall, Bagnall Strett, Stoke on Trent, ST1 3AD

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 1 November • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Upper Rhondda Brass Band

October 19 • Principle Cornet - We have a new vacancy for this position. We are a 3rd section band, with a full schedule coming up over the rest of the contesting season, into the Christmas period and onward into the New year.

Upper Rhondda Brass Band

October 19 • As one of our young players is leaving to further his Education in America, we are looking for a Sop player. We also have Vacancies for Principle and assistant Solo Cornet, for B-flat and E-flat Basses and a Tuned Percussionist.

Pillowell Silver Band

October 18 • Front row cornet player wanted by this forward thinking 130 year old band. We are a friendly group contesting in the 3rd section and much in demand for concerts. Other players welcome.

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