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Music Industries Association

New appointment at MIA

Tom Bacon has been appointed as the Chair of the Music Industries Association's Young Professionals Network.

April 16, 2021


Fun Foundation

4BR Friday Interview with Paul Fisher

4BR talks to Paul Fisher about Baggy Trousers, Baby Shark, fun and inspiration in getting youngsters playing brass instruments via the Brass Bands England Fun Foundation Day initiative.

April 16, 2021


Demerisede

Sterling adds Belgian star to artist stable

Festival Brass euphonium star Gilles Demeurisse has joined the Sterling Instruments stable of 'Performance Artists'.

April 16, 2021


Allan Withington

Digital key to unlock Withington secrets

You can enjoy an intense weekend of musical inspiration from Allan Withington online this year

April 16, 2021


Change

4BR Thursday interview with Ralph Riddiough

With all the main political parties in Scotland now saying they will provide free musical tuition to pupils in schools, we speak to the man who who spearheaded a campaign to force them to change their minds.

April 15, 2021


Cross

Death of Tredegar stalwart

The death has been announced of William 'Bill' Stokes — a stalwart committee member and supporter of Tredegar Band.

April 14, 2021


Brighouse

Brighouse recovery boost gains media coverage

Brighouse & Rastrick's return to musical action has been boosted by the Culture Recovery Fund and some media spotlight treatment from the local press.

April 14, 2021


Mental Health

SBBA to take pioneering steps to support positive mental health

The Scottish Brass Band Association will link up with mental health advocate Tabby Kerwin to provide long term support and understanding into mental health well being.

April 14, 2021


Rosenberg

4BR Wednesday interview with Ulf Rosenberg

4BR catches up with the European Brass Band Association President, Ulf Rosenberg to find out more about recent announcements and challenges that lie ahead.

April 14, 2021


Nigel Seaman

Nigel will be mainly talking technical in Wales...

The highly respected conductor and educator Nigel Seaman will be leading a free seminar for Bandiau Pres Cymru / Brass Bands Wales on the thorny subject of tuning and intonation...

April 14, 2021


McQueens

Back to work...

Bandsmen and women can now look forward to getting their instruments repaired and restored at the renowned McQueen's Instrument Repairers after it re-opened following the Covid-19 shutdown.

April 14, 2021


MP

4BR Tuesday Interview with Alex Davies-Jones MP

4BR talks to the Labour MP who is holding the Government to account over its lack of progress over visa-free cultural work and travel permits to Europe for musicians.

April 13, 2021


European

EBBA confirms future contest hosts

The European Championships are scheduled for Malmo, Palanga and Stavanger after it returns after a two year break in Birmingham in 2022.

April 13, 2021


Kerkrade

Contest Music leads set-work tests at World Music Contest

Wilfred Heaton's iconic work will test the elite level bands wishing to be crowned World Champion in Kerkrade next year.

April 13, 2021


BBE

Those boots were made for working...

Bands can get 'governance fit' in time for their playing return with a day of boot camp training led by Brass Bands England (although minus Nancy Sinatra)

April 13, 2021


Whit Fridays

Greenfield to host local Whit Friday Autumn return

The Greenfield Whit Friday Contest Committee has announced plans to host a special competition in September for local bands.

April 12, 2021


UniBrass

UniBrass searching for new trustees

Have you got the drive, enthusiasm and passion to bring something to the UniBrass Foundation as a trustee. If so, they want to hear from you...

April 12, 2021


Naylor

Scout plays lament to Duke

An image of 14 year old Andrew Naylor has been published in the national media paying a musical tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

April 12, 2021


Matt Ford

4BR Monday Interview with Matt Ford

4BR catches up with the fantastic Big Band singer as he prepares to return to concert performances — starting with a gig at the iconic Ronnie Scott's night club this weekend.

April 12, 2021


Tim Mutum

Saving our contesting legacy...

4BR talks to brass band historian Tim Mutum about the importance of brass band contest programmes — and how he is looking to complete his collection to safeguard the priceless legacy they hold for future generations.

April 11, 2021


Pippen

4BR Brass Things Review...

Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the the John Packer JP133LR trombone for 4BR...

April 11, 2021


Delph

Hail Smiling Morn...

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

April 11, 2021


cOVID

BBE produces Covid-19 guidance from 12th April

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.

April 11, 2021


Band Supplies

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

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...

April 10, 2021


Tim De Maeseneer

Interview with Tim De Maeseneer

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.

April 10, 2021




Music Industries Association

New appointment at MIA

April 16 • Tom Bacon has been appointed as the Chair of the Music Industries Association's Young Professionals Network.


Fun Foundation

4BR Friday Interview with Paul Fisher

April 16 • 4BR talks to Paul Fisher about Baggy Trousers, Baby Shark, fun and inspiration in getting youngsters playing brass instruments via the Brass Bands England Fun Foundation Day initiative.


Demerisede

Sterling adds Belgian star to artist stable

April 16 • Festival Brass euphonium star Gilles Demeurisse has joined the Sterling Instruments stable of 'Performance Artists'.


Allan Withington

Digital key to unlock Withington secrets

April 16 • You can enjoy an intense weekend of musical inspiration from Allan Withington online this year


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


Sandhurst Silver Band

April 14 • After well over 12 months, playing Connotations at the 1st Section National Finals as a first contest certainly has a nice ring to it. Following relocation, Sandhurst are looking to fill the following vacancies:. . Solo Cornet;. 1st Horn


Garforth Brass

April 12 • Garforth Brass is looking forward to resuming playing when permitted in May/June time and is looking to recruit cornet players to complete our line up. Rehearsals are at Garforth Methodist Church, Church Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NW Sunday evening 6.15-7.45pm


Lindley Band

April 12 • 2nd BARITONE required by LINDLEY BAND to join our friendly team when we resume rehearsals in our own bandroom located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24, near Huddersfield. Monday and Wednesday 8 to 10 pm. We enjoy a balanced mix of contests and good engagement


Alwyn Green

LRAM, LTCL
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist


               

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