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Alan Lawton

Death of Alan Lawton

The death has been announced of the hugely respected former Fairey Band player, conductor, adjudicator, administrator and teacher.

June 15, 2021


4BR Tuesday Interview with Sam Fisher

We talk to Sam Fisher of Brass Bands England about the importance of ensuring bands have a robust and comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding policies and procedures.

June 15, 2021


BBC

International line-up for conducting final

Four high class conductors look to add a brass band title to their impressive CVs.

June 15, 2021


Cloudcatcher Fells

Cloudcatcher centerpiece for Black Dyke at Halifax Festival

Two world premieres and works by Arnold, Fletcher and McCabe will provide Black Dyke's contribution to the forthcoming 'Best of Brass Festival' in Halifax next month.

June 15, 2021


Willebroek

Video short heralds Willebroek initiative

A short video taster has been launched to tempt players to join the Willebroek Academy in August.

June 15, 2021


West of Scotland

Scottish entertainment curtailed

There is a set back to an early live competition return in Scotland as the popular West of Scotland Entertainment contest is cancelled.

June 15, 2021


Jim Hayes

4BR Monday interview with Jim Hayes

We manage to catch up with the man behind the secret cornet agent Jonny Midnight following his latest CD release.

June 14, 2021


aOBBA

New trainees wanted for the judge's bench

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators has more trainee spots available for those wanting to become judges.

June 14, 2021


Banstand

Bandstand return for Black Dyke

Queensbury band to undertake 'Bandstand Tour' as part of their Culture Recovery Fund return

June 14, 2021


Dutch Open

Dutch Opens up a little smaller

The Dutch Open will take place next month as a 'Mini Festival' rather than a full blown contest weekend.

June 13, 2021


Durham

Black Dyke and NASUWT Riverside to feature at Durham Brass 2021

The acclaimed Durham Brass Festival will see headline performances featuring Black Dyke and NASUWT Riverside Brass.

June 12, 2021


Pride

Pride month celebrating musical inclusivity

The brass band movement is doing its bit to help celebrate Pride month.

June 12, 2021


Astley

Unlimited ambition drives Astley return

Astley Unlimited Band made a wonderful return to public performance recently at the Lancashire Mining Museum.

June 12, 2021


NYBBS

Green light for National Youth Band of Scotland course

The all important health and safety requirements have been met for the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) course in August.

June 12, 2021


iTALY

4BR Weekend Quiz: Alliance trio for your band if you can find the names

You have to find the eight players from the musical clues — and one is starting in the first game, to win a trio of Alliance tenor horn mouthpieces.

June 11, 2021


Webster

4BR Friday Interview with Roger Webster

We talk history with Roger Webster after he recorded a performance of 'Ave Maria' on Alex Owen's 1875 cornet — presented to the legendary conductor by Queen Victoria.

June 11, 2021


Conductors

Conducting quartet to be revealed for final rostrum

The identity of the four conductors who will battle for the Brass Band Conductors' Association Competition prize will be revealed this weekend.

June 11, 2021


sAGE

Brass in Concert announces line-ups

The compact one day event will see strong line-ups of bands compete for the Youth and Championship titles at Sage Gateshead in November.

June 11, 2021


Cathy Fountain

Fountain of inspiration takes final bow

Cathy Fountain has stepped down from her role as Resident Musical Director of Youth Brass 2000.

June 11, 2021


Griffiths

4BR Thursday Interview with Gareth Griffiths

4BR catches up with the principal trumpet of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra — a proud Welshman with a brass band background who has been enjoying life and music making on the island for the past 20 years and more.

June 10, 2021


cROSS

Death of Willie Tennant

The death has been announced of the remarkable Scottish bandsman, administrator and teacher Willie Tennant.

June 10, 2021


Hannah

4BR Wednesday interview with Hannah Archibald

4BR talks to 17 year old baritone player Hannah Archibald who is inspiring the Coalburn Band organisation to raise funds for the Changing Faces Scotland charity that works to support youngsters with visible differences.

June 09, 2021


Albert Hall

Albert Hall tickets to go on sale

You can book your seat for the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall from June 17th.

June 09, 2021


Bugle

No Bugle call in 2021

The famous West of England Bandsmen's Festival has been cancelled for the second successive year.

June 09, 2021


Bristol Crown Court

Former band chairman convicted of child sexual activity

James Bryant has been convicted of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

June 08, 2021




Alan Lawton

Death of Alan Lawton

June 15 • The death has been announced of the hugely respected former Fairey Band player, conductor, adjudicator, administrator and teacher.


4BR Tuesday Interview with Sam Fisher

June 15 • We talk to Sam Fisher of Brass Bands England about the importance of ensuring bands have a robust and comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding policies and procedures.


BBC

International line-up for conducting final

June 15 • Four high class conductors look to add a brass band title to their impressive CVs.


Cloudcatcher Fells

Cloudcatcher centerpiece for Black Dyke at Halifax Festival

June 15 • Two world premieres and works by Arnold, Fletcher and McCabe will provide Black Dyke's contribution to the forthcoming 'Best of Brass Festival' in Halifax next month.


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 9 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Cor8 Horn Ensemble

Friday 16 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Quintet Aerata - Brass Quintet

Friday 23 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - j5o brass quintet

Friday 30 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

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


Chadderton Band

June 15 • Chadderton Band is a friendly non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections of the band particularly on Euph Drums and Horn. Come along for a blow most welcome.


Dobcross Silver Band

June 15 • The Dobcross Silver Band invite applications for the position of Solo Baritone to join our very competent section! Some exciting things planned for the return from lockdown and this is a great opportunity to join our progressive and friendly band.


Shipston Town Band

June 14 • Stour Concert Brass our Community Band are looking to recruit solo cornets and Bb and Eb Bass as we prepare to restart rehearsals. We are based in Shipston on Stour in South Warwickshire and are a non competitive band rehearsing on Friday 7.45 to 9.30


Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor


               

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