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Jeremy Wise

Wise and wonderful

January 20, 2009
Redbridge MD reveals just how much work went into winning the Mineworkers title.


Sheppard's winning flock

January 20, 2009
Blackburn & Darwen MD, Nick Sheppard tells 4BR how his band took the First Section title in an exciting and slightly confusing play off.


Perfect record for Murrill

January 20, 2009
East London Brass make it two out of two for Jayne Murill as the MD enjoys a fantastic weekend of musical success at Skegness.


Piece of cake for Eccles

January 20, 2009
MD Les Webb talks to 4BR about how Eccles Borough enjoy their trip to Skegness – especially after taking the Fourth Section title for a second successive year.

Eikanger logo

Eikanger prepare for 60th celebrations

January 16, 2009
The reigning Norwegian champion Eikanger Bjorsvik has told 4BR that they are working hard towards making 2009 a year to remember – a year in which they celebrate their 60th anniversary of their formation.


Cutt explains B&R decision

January 15, 2009
Fodens MD reveals to 4BR just how he was approached to conduct Brighouse & Rastrick at the Yorkshire Regionals this year.

Corn Exchange

Masters announce 20th anniversary line up

January 15, 2009
Philip Biggs talks to 4BR about the plans for the 2009 All England Masters International — including the line up of bands and celebratory events planned for the weekend.

Bob Childs

The world is not enough?

January 13, 2009
Robert Childs talks exclusively to 4BR about his plans for 2009 – and how he hopes to make Cory’s 125th anniversary a memorable one.


Morrison accepts new Brighouse role

January 12, 2009
Alan Morrison has spoken to 4BR about accepting a new conducting role at Brighouse & Rastrick.


Fowles sad at end of era

January 12, 2009
Stockport Brass MD Mike Fowles has talked exclusively to 4BR about the demise of the former BT Band.


Webster talks about Grimey departure

January 07, 2009
Roger Webster talks exclusively to 4BR about his departure from Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


PLC reveals his Sleepless inspirations

January 06, 2009
Composer Paul Lovatt-Cooper talks to 4BR about his latest major commission and the worldwide musical inspiration behind ‘Sleepless Cities’.


Wadsworth delivers verdict on Scottish Challenge Shield

December 02, 2008
Adjudicator Kevin Wadsworth tells 4BR just how the Scottish Challenge Shield was won and lost.


Katsikaris tells it as it is in Scottish Challenge Cup

December 02, 2008
Adjudicator Jason Katsikaris tells 4BR about his thoughts on the good, the bad, and the problems of razzing in the Challenge Cup on the weekend.


Scotland lead the youth way

December 02, 2008
SABBA Development Officer tells 4BR that he feels Scotland leads the youth way after a weekend of banding enjoyment at Perth Concert Hall.

Besson rep

Besson standard bearer at Scottish Open

December 02, 2008
Besson representative Tim Barrett tells 4BR that Besson sees Scotland as important standard bearer for their continued investment British banding scene.


Building a band fit for a Kingdom

December 02, 2008
Kingdom Brass has invested heavily in long term plans for future generations, if their recent appearance at the Scottish Youth Championships is anything to go by…


Dalmellington delight

December 02, 2008
Conductor tells 4BR how Dalmellington Youth plays an integral part in the development of young players to secure the future of the senior band.

Cameron Mabon

No growing pains at Abbey

December 02, 2008
Continuing our Scottish Open coverage, Musical Director Cameron Mabon tells 4BR that Abbey Brass Jedforest have plenty of growth plans for the future.


Fowles joy at first time Scottish success

December 01, 2008
Scottish Co-op conductor tells 4BR that a combination of hard graft and musical determination paid off at Perth.


Judges realistic about St Magnus halves

December 01, 2008
Never has the cliché it was a game of two halves, been as accurate as it was at the Scottish Open...

Scottish Arts rep

Scottish Arts Council praise Youth progress

December 01, 2008
Scottish Arts Council tells 4BR of their delight at the way in which youth brass banding in Scotland is starting to flourish.

Judges of Scottish Youth

Judges hail fantastic Scottish Youth standards

December 01, 2008
The judges at the Scottish Youth Championships were literally blown away by the standard of playing on show on the weekend – from Novices to Senior youngsters.


Undisputed number 1

November 20, 2008
Bob Childs talks to 4BR about the recent Brass in Concert win, being the number 1 band in the world and the plans for the Cory future.


Solo success for David Childs

November 20, 2008
David Childs has spoken to 4BR about his personal delight at winning the prestigious Solo Awasrd at Brass in Concert — and his plans for the future.


National Youth enjoying destination Repton

August 3 • The players of the National Youth Band of Great Britain have headed to Repton School for their Summer Course under Cory MD, Philip Harper


New Zealand reflects on National boost

August 2 • New Zealand banding returned to the post Covid-19 contesting stage with a sense of rejuvenation — led by a new generation of young players.


Communal approach brings Covid success for Bolsover

August 2 • Extensive preparations and communal support gives the Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School a clean bill of health as well as a huge musical boost.


Cash and carry at Butlin's in 2022

July 31 • There is plenty of prize money to win at the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival in January — with individuals, ensembles and bands able to carry off big cash prizes.

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Epping Forest Band - Proms on the Green

Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Golborne Brass

August 2 • We are an eclectic bunch, with a fun loving outlook and the only thing we take seriously is music and entertainment. If you have had a while off and fancy getting back in to it, or find your current position a little stale, you need to get in touch, now!

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

August 2 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed solo cornet player to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

August 2 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed tenor horn player who would welcome the opportunity to develop their skills, particularly as a soloist, as the band establishes itself in the third section.

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator


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