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Brass concerns raised as EU consider further lead restrictions

Stephen Wick, Chairperson of Denis Wick Ltd has raised concerns over the future of the use of lead in brass instrument and mouthpiece manufacture as the EU considers further restrictions.

December 09, 2022


Matt Ford

On the ninth day of Christmas...

There's the chance to sing alongside Matt Ford and the National Champion Foden's Band.

December 09, 2022


Redhills Youth

Black Dyke stars inspire Redhills Youth

There was plenty of inspiration on hand at Sage Gateshead as Black Dyke stars provide workshops for Redbhills Youth Band players.

December 09, 2022


ODBBA

Early season try out Banbury

There will be an early season chance for bands to try out their form with the Oxfordshire & District Brass Bands Association's own choice test-piece contest.

December 09, 2022


Ice shakting

On the seventh day of Christmas...

Brass band music making on ice...

December 07, 2022


Malcolm Arnold

Closer brass band links sought by Malcolm Arnold Society

The Malcolm Arnold Society is hoping to enhance the brass band profile of a composer with rich connection to movement.

December 07, 2022


Death

Death of Luther Wilkinson

The death has been announced of Emley Band stalwart Luther Wilkinson.

December 07, 2022


Arts Council England looks for focus group ideas

Arts Council England is looking for focus group help to give ideas and opinions on their Music Hub Investment Programme.

December 06, 2022


Give it a bash

Celebration presents for talented youngsters...

The National Youth and National Childrens' Band of Great Britain has just sent out 63 fantastic early Christmas presents.

December 06, 2022


First Old Boys

1st Old Boys join massed ranks for festive treats

The 1st Old Boys Band round off a memorable year by joining forces with the Belfast Operatic Society for plenty of festive entertainment.

December 06, 2022


Kane

Kane able to take Cinderford baton

Steve Kane has been appointed the new MD at Cinderford Band.

December 06, 2022


Stafforsshire

Staffordshire add to on-line presence

The Staffordshire Band has given itself an early Christmas present with its new website.

December 06, 2022


York

On the sixth day of Christmas...

The chance to hear Mozart's 'Requiem' masterpiece for choral society, soloists and brass band...

December 06, 2022


Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand 4th December

Festive music from across the banding world to enjoy this week with Chris Helme.

December 06, 2022


Elland sILVER yOUTH

On the fifth day of Christmas...

Elland Sliver Band start opening their Christmas Crackers...

December 05, 2022


Bendigo

Brass Blues for Bendigo

Bendigo United Brass has played its part in the annual Blues & Roots Music Festival.

December 05, 2022


Campbeltown

Brass band feature on Radio 5 Live later tonight.

There will be an hour long slot on Colin Murray's late night show this evening — featuring

December 05, 2022


Tredeagr

On the fourth day of Christmas...

Tredegar signed a new euphonium player...

December 04, 2022


Lippeatt and Sykes

Lipeatt and Sykes team up for entertainment spots

Stan Lippeatt and Steve Sykes have joined forces to provide plenty of humour, stories and insight for any evening of brass band entertainment.

December 04, 2022


Cross

Death of Ivor Lewis

4BR has been informed of the death of the respected band trainer and contest organiser Ivor Lewis.

December 04, 2022


bIG gIVE

Match funding for National Youth Band library project

Any donations to the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain's 'Big Give' project will be matched funded.

December 03, 2022


Brighouse

On the third day of Christmas...

My true love gave to me — the start of 12 days of festive music making from Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

December 03, 2022


Chris Houlding

Further progress on German horizon

The brass band movement in Germany is growing in strength and excellence according to those who are hearing it first hand.

December 03, 2022


Signings

Market Rasen adds to line-up strength ahead of 2023

Three new players join the ranks of the Market Rasen Band as they look forward to the challenges of 2023.

December 03, 2022


VEUE

St David's Hall future in doubt

The venue for the 1986 and 1992 European Brass Band Championships is under threat of being sold as local authority looks at investment needs.

December 02, 2022




Brass

Brass concerns raised as EU consider further lead restrictions

December 9 • Stephen Wick, Chairperson of Denis Wick Ltd has raised concerns over the future of the use of lead in brass instrument and mouthpiece manufacture as the EU considers further restrictions.


Matt Ford

On the ninth day of Christmas...

December 9 • There's the chance to sing alongside Matt Ford and the National Champion Foden's Band.


Redhills Youth

Black Dyke stars inspire Redhills Youth

December 9 • There was plenty of inspiration on hand at Sage Gateshead as Black Dyke stars provide workshops for Redbhills Youth Band players.


ODBBA

Early season try out Banbury

December 9 • There will be an early season chance for bands to try out their form with the Oxfordshire & District Brass Bands Association's own choice test-piece contest.


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 9 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Pemberton Old Wigan DW B Band Christmas concert

Friday 9 December • Pemberton Old Brass Bands club. Enfield street . Pemberton . Wigan WN5 8DZ


Harlow Brass Band - CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD!

Saturday 10 December • St Andrew's Methodist Church, The Stow, Harlow CM20 3AF


Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Lofthouse 2000 Brass for YAS Christmas Concert

Saturday 10 December • St Austin's Theatre. 4 Wentworth Terrace. Wakefield WF1 3QN WF1 3QN


Mereside Brass - Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 10 December • St Chad's Church. Winsford. Cheshire CW7 4DA


HYDE BAND

December 8 • Following this year's success at the West of England Contest becoming 1st Section National Finalists, we are seeking competent players to bolster our band. Come and work with our Professional MD Nigel Seaman and Resident MD Phil Randell.


Bedford Town Band

December 7 • Bedford Town Band are a 1st Section band based in Bedford looking for Cornet players both front and back row, positions to be negotiated. Also BBb Bass as well. We are a friendly band with a mix of contests and concerts throughout the year.


City of Bristol Brass Band

December 6 • A SOPRANO CORNET player is required by City of Bristol Brass Band (competing in the First Section). The successful applicant will join a successful, friendly band with some exciting concerts and contests in the diary.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


               

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