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Significant changes at Eikanger

June 21, 2014
Norwegian champion announces a raft of personnel changes as they seek to maintain their dominance ahead of new season.


World Rankings: February update

February 22, 2014
Eikanger-Bjørsvik regain a top ten spot after their recent victory at the recent Norwegian Nationals.

Eikanger in action

Eikanger add to European youth experience

February 19, 2014
Newly crowned Norwegian champion to be part of curtain raiser to European Youth Championship contest.

Eikanger 2014

Report & Results: 2014 Norwegian National Championship

February 08, 2014
Full results from Bergen as Eikanger Bjorsvik wins its fourth consecutive title to qualify for the 2015 European Championship.

Eikanger in action

Eikanger gains contemporary award

December 27, 2013
Norwegian champion set to boost contemporary music making thanks to Arts Council award.

Howard Snell

Memorable Norwegian anniversary for Snell

September 15, 2013
One of the great musical and personal marriages was celebrated in memorable style as Howard Snell and his wife Angela returned to Eikanger.

Eikanger in action

Eikanger set for Euro preview

April 27, 2013
Norwegian champion to review their Euro assault in Bergen aided by award boost for new commission.

Eikanger in action

Eikanger documentary continues to grip the banding world

March 15, 2013
Eikanger's eight part series is more engrossing than 'The Killing' and 'Borgen' put together — and its all got subtitles as well!

Eikanger-Bjørsvik on stage

World Rankings: Pre-regionals update

March 01, 2013
Eikanger-Bjørsvik re-enters the top 10 with victory at the recent Norwegian Nationals.

Eikanger at the Europeans

Eikanger documentary finds English audience

February 27, 2013
The first of the eight part feature on Norwegian champion Eikanger Bjorsvik can now viewed with English subtitles.

Eikanger at the Europeans

Eikanger set for television documentary series

February 07, 2013
A year long documentary following the players of Eikanger Bjorsvik and their 'demanding genius' of a conductor will soon be aired on prime time Norwegian television.


Norwegian bands help plan for future

March 29, 2012
Eikanger-Bjørsvik hosts Norwegian brass band forum.


Eikanger set to host massive competition

March 07, 2012
Norwegian champions to play host to the massive Hordablæsten Festival.


Interview with Professor David King

February 13, 2012
4BR talks to Professor David King following Eikanger's victory at the Norwegian National Championship.


4BR CD of the Day

January 17, 2012
Start getting your hands on some great CDs at some great prices on 4BR.


Contest control for Eikanger

March 30, 2011
Norwegian champions organise a different type of contest control in Bergen.


The King of Norway

February 16, 2011
4BR talks all things winning with David King at the Grieghallen in Bergen.

David King

Results: 2011 Norwegian National Championships

February 12, 2011
Eikanger claim 12th Norwegian title in Bergen with Division wins for Jaren, Bjorsvik, Rong and Bergen.


All in a Nobel cause for Eikanger

December 14, 2009
With fans like this no wonder Eikanger is making musical history...

eIKANGER celebrate

Results: 2009 SIDDIS

November 08, 2009
Eikanger makes its a domestic double in Stavanger by taking SIDDIS title for 14th time.


King set for Eikanger

October 21, 2009
Norwegian champion turns to David King for European assault


Royal audience for Eikanger

June 23, 2009
Norwegian Champions has been playing to the royals of late.

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.


Eikanger Award

June 27, 2008
Charity Foundation awards Norwegian Champions huge donation.


Tovey set for Eikanger debut

February 22, 2008
The new Norwegian Champion is set to work with Bramwell Tovey next month.


Hail Smiling Morn...

April 11 • Delph Band plays its part in helping attract shoppers back to Oldham Town Centre.


BBE produces Covid-19 guidance from 12th April

April 11 • Brass Bands England has announced its guidance to bands in England that will reflect the new rules that come into force from Monday 12th April.

Band Supplies

Zero in on getting back to band with a Besson from Band Supplies

April 10 • There is a 0% special offer on Besson Prestige and Sovereign models at Band Supplies — but be quick if you want to get your hands on one in time to get back to banding...

Tim De Maeseneer

Interview with Tim De Maeseneer

April 10 • 4BR catches up with Belgian horn star, teacher and soloist Tim De Maeseneer as he embarks on leading an exciting new degree course open to brass band players at the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven.

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

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

Contest: 168th British Open

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

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

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

Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

City of Bristol Brass Band

April 9 • A FLUGEL player is required by City of Bristol Brass Band (competing in the First Section) with immediate effect. The successful applicant will join a successful, friendly band with some exciting concerts and contests in the diary.

Otterbourne Brass

April 7 • If during the last 12 months you have realised how much time two rehearsals a week plus engagements takes then Otterbourne Brass rehearse once a week and presently has vacancies for bass and trombone players. Other instruments may also apply

Wotton and District Silver Band

April 5 • When we all get back to business we will be seeking to fill our vacancies for MUSICAL DIRECTOR and Eb BASS.

Sandy Smith

Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


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