Black Dyke virtual

Delegates enjoy attractions of Black Dyke 'Virtual Brass Day'

Over 80 delegates from across the world enjoyed a great day of tuition, fun and inspiration on the recent Black Dyke Band 'Virtual Brass Day'.

April 04, 2021


Morecambe enjoys sunshine contest success

A fantastic bit of brass band musical sunshine brought the Morecambe Band a clean sweep success at the recent Kapitol Cory Online Championships.

April 04, 2021


New trombone signing at Littleport

The experienced Matt Ralph becomes the new solo trombone player at Littleport Band.

April 04, 2021


Thumbs up for German Open date

The German Open Championships have been earmarked for the end of October.

April 04, 2021


4BR Friday Interview with Les Neish

4BR talks to the Besson tuba virtuoso, teacher and educator about the success of the Insieme education project he has been involved with that has helped players during the Covid-19 lockdown.

April 02, 2021


Bands not the only beneficiaries of Cultural Recovery funding...

The A-Z of who benefitted from help from the latest round of the Government's Cultural Recovery Fund makes for interesting reading and understanding.

April 02, 2021


Grimethorpe Colliery Band gains Cultural Recovery support

The famous Yorkshire band also gains essential financial support as it plans its return to rehearsals, concerts and projects over the coming months.

April 02, 2021


Kapitol plan investment with Culture Recovery award

National Championships' outlook brightened with £50,000 Cultural Recovery Fund award from Arts Council England.

April 02, 2021


Culture Recovery injection for Black Dyke Band

Yorkshire Area champion receives £38,040 from the latest round of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

April 02, 2021


Extra cash boost for BBE Foundation recovery

Brass Bands England to receive £43,136 from second round of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund

April 02, 2021

Ross Knight

4BR Thursday Interview with Ross Knight

4BR catches up with the Yamaha tuba star in Geneva where he talks about what his musical life is like at the moment.

April 01, 2021


4BR Wednesday Interview with Arfon Owen

4BR catches up with the Yamaha tenor horn star to talk about his work inspiring youngsters to play brass in a rural region outside Stavanger.

March 31, 2021


Foden's launch 'PlayAlong' virtual resource

There is a great opportunity for young players to benefit from great virtual help from Foden's stars — and its all free.

March 31, 2021


Banding couple call for banding help with mining museum

A small mining museum run by a former CWS (Manchester) bandsman and his wife are looking for help to celebrate the connection between the industry and brass bands.

March 31, 2021


BBE launches Easter Break foundation fun for youngsters

There is a great chance to get really young players inspired by the sound of brass with Brass Band England's latest initiative.

March 31, 2021

Gavin Higgins

4BR Tuesday Interview with Gavin Higgins

4BR catches up with composer Gavin Higgins to talk about his music past, present and future...

March 30, 2021


Trio withdraw from BrassPass Band of the Year contest

Tredegar, Flowers and Whitburn decline invitations to compete at the proposed forthcoming BrassPass.tv Band of the Year contest.

March 30, 2021


Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now

The latest edition of the leading publication is now out — packed with features, articles, reviews and opinions...

March 30, 2021


Whitburn delight at Kapitol victory

Whitburn Band adds to its multi-media profile with latest online contest success.

March 30, 2021


Best feet forward...

The young players at Aldbourne Youth Band has just enjoyed a fantastic insight into the life of professional Army musicians.

March 30, 2021


Wessex to go ahead virtually this summer

The Wessex Band Summer School will go ahead online this year.

March 30, 2021


Report & Results: 2021 Kapitol Cory Online Championships

Multi-media victories for Whitburn, Strata Brass, Lakeland Brass, United Brass, Morecambe, Oakland University and City of Cardiff (M3)

March 29, 2021


Tredegar aim for switch benefits on return to action

There will be changes in the personnel for the Welsh champion when they return to rehearsals.

March 29, 2021


Extra boost for Jerusalema Talents

More people can now enjoy the wonderful dance music of 'Jerusalema' thanks to a new arrangement by Corsin Tuor.

March 29, 2021


Blast away with new play along resource...

A fantastic new play along online resource is now available for players of all ages and abilities to enjoy... from Shostakovich to Minecraft, Herbie Hancock to Franz Ferdinand...

March 29, 2021


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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