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Fairey in action

Hardy heads to wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen

December 28, 2016
Fairey tuba player Chris Hardy will be the latest high profile brass band export to make a home in Denmark.

Isobel Daws

Fairey opens Daws for young trombone star

December 06, 2016
Fairey Band announces the signing of the talented young trombonist Isobel Daws.

Fairey Band

Funeral of Kenneth Dennison

November 08, 2016
Details are announced of the funeral for Kenneth Dennison


Death of Kenneth Dennison

October 20, 2016
The death has been reported of former Fairey Band Musical Director Kenneth Dennison.

Gavin Saynor

Saynor returns to boost Fairey major assault

July 26, 2016
Tuba star Gavin Saynor returns to Fairey to boost their hopes of claiming major title silverware in Birmingham and London.


Fairey add experience to front row ranks

July 07, 2016
Norman Christie is the new old head on the front row cornet bench at Fairey.

Beat Herder Festival

Fairey set for another top class Acid trip

July 05, 2016
Almost 15 years after they started, Fairey is still on their remarkable Acid Brass trip — this time at the renowned Beat Herder Festival.

Owen Farr

Fairey sign Owen Farr for Open Time travel

June 20, 2016
Tenor horn star Owen Farr will appear with Fairey Band at the British Open.

Car accident

Muggeridge thanks for life saving help

June 03, 2016
Former Fairey baritone player Keith Muggeridge hopes to raise funds for the service that saved his life and helped him back to enjoy his brass banding again...


Blue is the colour Rovers is the name...

May 24, 2016
The Fairey Band will be playing their part in bringing the comedy story of football team Redbridge Rovers to life on Sky television this month...

Garry Cutt in action

Cutt ready for busy Whit weekend

April 15, 2016
Garry Cutt will enjoy a hectic Whit Friday weekend of music making this year.

Albert Hall

Wych departure from Fairey

April 06, 2016
David Wycherley hangs up sticks to pursue high paced new interests

Garry Cutt

Interview with Garry Cutt

February 02, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Fairey Band MD Garry Cutt at the 2016 RNCM Brass Band Festival.


Fairey adds to ranks ahead of North West defence

January 14, 2016
The defending North West Area Champion makes significant signings ahead of title defence in Blackpool.


Fairey to lead Sky Arts Brass Band Wonderland

December 09, 2015
The Fairey Band will be taking the lead with the Christmas spirit on Sky Arts later this month...

Clarence Addoo

New release supports Clarence Adoo Trust

December 07, 2015
A new CD release from Fairey Band and tenor horn star Owen Farr is set to support the Clarence Adoo Trust.

Fairey Band

Fairey to light up Christmas delights on Sky Arts

November 24, 2015
Fairey battle the cold in the bowels of the Devil's caves to bring Christmas cheer to Sky Arts...


Fairey provide Acid drops to Potters

November 06, 2015
The BBC's new artisan skills show has benefited from a mysterious drop or two of Acid Brass provided by the Fairey Band....


Whit Friday Fairey tale to be told

October 08, 2015
How Fairey's won the Saddleworth Whit Friday crown earlier this year is set for the BBC airwaves on Monday evening.


Fairey explore Dark Arteries ahead of Albert Hall

October 07, 2015
Fairey gain critical acclaim ahead of the National Finals with their artistic collaboration on 'Dark Arteries' with the Rambert Ballet.

Farey logo

Inside Fairey's Whit Friday story set for national screening

September 25, 2015
Fairey's Saddleworth Whit Friday challenge is to be aired on the BBC airwaves in the next couple of weeks.


Fairey sign new horn talent

September 16, 2015
The Fairey Band has acted quickly to sign up the talented Siobhan Bates as their new solo horn player.

Fairey and Garry Cutt

Fairey announce Bridgewater Hall programme

August 25, 2015
North West Area champion announces the programme they will present at the forthcoming Great Northern Brass Arts Festival.

Acid Brass

Fairey set for French Acid trip...

August 05, 2015
The Fairey Band will be heading to the heart of Paris this weekend to give the French another taste of Acid Brass...


30 year test piece vinyl first for Dobson?

June 30, 2015
Composer Simon Dobson may have created a something of a long awaited test piece first with the release of a vinyl version of his CD, Euneirophrenia.


On the 3rd Day of Christmas...

December 3 • Something to hold three muted gifts...

Denis Wick

4BR Quiz: Think of a number...

December 3 • Thanks to our friends at Band Supplies, answer the ten questions and 10 fantastic Denis Wick mutes could be heading to your band in time for Christmas — and for when we get back to playing again.


Bolsover advent entertainment: No.3 Derwent Brass

December 3 • There plenty to enjoy with Championship Section runner-up Derwent Brass under MD Jack Capstaff — with a touch of Latin brass...and not of the Amo Amas Amat variety either.

Cory online

Kapitol injection boosts Cory online competition

December 3 • Cory's 2021 online championships have gained headline support from Kapitol Promotions as entries come in from around the banding globe.

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY

Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Foss Dyke Band

November 30 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs! Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.

Chadderton Band

November 17 • 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. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.

Crewe Brass

November 12 • Crewe Brass require an Eb or Bb Bass to complete the "engine room" line up. We are also seeking a Tuned Percussionist to complete our section.

Michael Bennett

BSc, RNCM (Perf)
Performer, Composer, Arranger, Teacher


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