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Fodens

Foden's get ready for contest broadcast

There is a great evening of wonderful solo and ensemble playing to savour on Friday as you can sit back and enjoy the finalists taking part in the Foden's online Solo & Ensemble contest.

October 29, 2020


Hanneford

You can't keep a good band down...not in Canada anyway

A 10 piece group from the professional Hannaford Street Silver Band has made sure you can't keep great brass band music making down for long despite the restrictions...

October 29, 2020


Andrew Snell

Arrivals and departures at Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass

New Zealand A Grade contenders welcome the experienced Andrew Snell as their new Musical Director.

October 29, 2020


nabbc

New look to be announced for Conductors Association

Russell Gray will announce the new name and the new objectives of the revamped National Association of Brass Band Conductors on the next BBE webinar presentation.

October 29, 2020


Brass BAND rADIO

Radio: Top Brass

John Maines returns with plenty of great brass band music to enjoy over the airwaves.

October 29, 2020


Butlins

Green light for 2021 Butlins Festival at later January date

Butlins announce that its 2021 Brass Band Festival will now go ahead at a later date in January with comprehensive measures in place to reduce Covid-19 risks to visitors and competitors.

October 28, 2020


RNCM

RNCM to host online conducting events

Two free online events are being hosted by Mark Heron at the RNCM aimed at helping develop wide ranging conducting skills.

October 28, 2020


Meechan

Leading Canadian musical honour for Meechan

Peter Meechan becomes only the ninth composer to be presented with a prestigious Canadian Band Association Composer Award for his contribution to concert band repertoire.

October 28, 2020


Crewre

Young Ambassadors take lead at Crewe Brass

Importance of youth sees Crewe Brass create leading organisational roles to tap into the energy and drive of their young stars.

October 28, 2020


Shetand

New work to pay homage to War heroes

The incredible story of the Shetland Bus heroes is to be celebrated in a new work by Martin Winter performed in a special concert by Tertnes Brass in November.

October 27, 2020


Coryonline

Cory to host regional battles

The world's number 1 ranked band will hosting a new online championship — this time with an emphasis on regional talents.

October 27, 2020


Eiretime

Curtin raised on new release from Foden's euph star

The much anticipated new CD release from Gary Curtin is now available to enjoy.

October 26, 2020


Welsh flag

Watershed moment for Welsh banding as new national body is set up

A sense of determination underpins a new national Welsh banding body set up to support, develop and promote the movement at all levels in every part of the nation.

October 26, 2020


Clock

4BR Quiz: Weekend quiz

Something to while away the hours as we endure lockdown restrictions in different tiers, forms and guidance this weekend...

October 25, 2020


Bic2020

Worldwide audience to pick Brass in Concert 'Champion of Champions'

A free online weekend of fantastic Brass in Concert entertainment will see audiences at home pick their favourite 'Champion of Champions' performances.

October 25, 2020


Evans

Tricky Dicky beats everyone off the Xmas start line

If you are looking to put a festive smile on faces this year then why not get a perfect stocking filler from Richard Evans...

October 24, 2020


Sage

Sage Gateshead gains funding help

The Brass in Concert venue receives £1.8 million "vital funding" from the Culture Recovery Fund.

October 24, 2020


Welsh

Culture Recovery Fund boosts for Welsh bands

A number of Welsh bands have been successful in their applications for Cultural Recovery Fund awards from the Arts Council of Wales to help them through the Coronavirus pandemic.

October 24, 2020


Steph Wilkins

Wilkins heads to Queensbury as new flugel

Former Fairey Band principal cornet Steph Wilkins will take over the flugel horn role at Black Dyke Band.

October 23, 2020


Advert

Brass Bands England announces new career opportunities

BBE invests Culture Recovery Funding in job opportunities to benefit banding — and you could be the right person to do them.

October 22, 2020


Dan Jenkins

Nearly Salsa time from Dan Jenkins Music

There is plenty of great music to enjoy — and more to come from composer Dan Jenkins through his website.

October 22, 2020


Humes

4BR Shop: Humes & Berg Cornet Cup Mute

A great price for a great cup mute from the iconic brand of Humes & Berg.

October 22, 2020


Black Dyke

Black Dyke announces Culture Recovery Fund projects

Black Dyke will target education, small ensemble repertoire and community engagement as the core ambitions of its recovery fund award.

October 22, 2020


Dickins

The countdown to the Christmas carol season begins...

Strata Brass to bring new take on a Charles Dickens family favourite to our screens this Christmas.

October 22, 2020


Brummie

New Brummie solo competition looks for lyrical talent

A new online solo competition will be looking for the best lyrical solo players from around the world.

October 22, 2020




Fodens

Foden's get ready for contest broadcast

October 29 • There is a great evening of wonderful solo and ensemble playing to savour on Friday as you can sit back and enjoy the finalists taking part in the Foden's online Solo & Ensemble contest.


Hanneford

You can't keep a good band down...not in Canada anyway

October 29 • A 10 piece group from the professional Hannaford Street Silver Band has made sure you can't keep great brass band music making down for long despite the restrictions...


Andrew Snell

Arrivals and departures at Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass

October 29 • New Zealand A Grade contenders welcome the experienced Andrew Snell as their new Musical Director.


nabbc

New look to be announced for Conductors Association

October 29 • Russell Gray will announce the new name and the new objectives of the revamped National Association of Brass Band Conductors on the next BBE webinar presentation.


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

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


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 30 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 31 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Amesbury Town Band

October 21 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Shipston Town Band

October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,


Milton Keynes Brass

October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.


Kevin Wadsworth


Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)


               

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