Tredegar ready for Epic link with Amersham

Two banding organisations with a community ethos at their heart will join forces later this month for an epic concert day.

October 08, 2021


Recalling Ratby's National heroics

4BR catches up with Mareika Gray to talk about Ratby Co-operative's remarkable fifth place finish at the National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall — one that came in just a three week period of preparation.

October 08, 2021


Austrian National looks for 2023 Torchbearer

The 2021 Austrian National Championship will take place next month in Linz.

October 08, 2021


Steam, silver and success

Foden's Band enjoy worldwide media interest — but keep local traditions close at hand

October 08, 2021


Geneva continues link to banding's future

The Geneva Group continued its long term investment in the future of the banding movement in the UK at the Royal Albert Hall and Bolsover Festival of Brass on the weekend.

October 08, 2021

Michael Watt

Easington gains extra financial Watt power

Easington Colliery Band will continue to benefit from the support of the man behind the famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club to secure their future in the heart of their local community and beyond.

October 08, 2021


EBBA invites Composer entries

There are hefty prizes on offer for the successful composers at the European Composers Competition.

October 07, 2021


Foden's overwhelmed by worldwide messages

The new Champion Band of Great Britain has received hundreds of messages of congratulations from around the banding world.

October 07, 2021


Call goes out for Welsh youth

Auditions for the National Youth Band of Wales will take place early next year.

October 07, 2021


Scottish Festival of Brass entry deadline looms

There is still time to get your entries in for the Besson Scottish Open and Band Supplies Scottish Challenge contest next month in Perth.

October 07, 2021


Tredegar register positive Covid tests

The Welsh champion takes takes action after two members of the band register positive Covid-19 tests this week.

October 07, 2021


New MD at Chapeltown Silver

Colum O'Shea has been appointed as the new Musical Director of Chapeltown Silver Prize Band in Yorkshire

October 07, 2021


Brass in Wire cut from 2022 calendar

The popular season opener contest has been cancelled for 2022 but will return in 2023.

October 07, 2021


Heroic reflections with Russell Gray

4BR catches up with Foden's winning conductor to talk about his third National title success and how he approached the score to Bruce Broughton's test piece to do it with the band at the Albert Hall on the weekend.

October 07, 2021


Kirsty Abbotts steps down from principal role at Carlton Main

The outstanding cornet star announces her decision to relinquish the role after 19 years of musical excellence.

October 07, 2021


All Albert Hall performances to enjoy on wobplay

All 19 performances from the bands at the Royal Albert Hall can now be enjoyed through the wobplay recording platform — so why not sit back and enjoy the heroic playing once again.

October 04, 2021


Report & Results: 2021 Bolsover Festival of Brass

Easington Colliery produced a heroic performance to claim the top honours at Bolsover with section titles going to Milton Keynes, Shirland Welfare, Whitworth Vale & Healey and Matlock.

October 03, 2021


Livestream action from Bolsover Festival of Brass

There is more great brass band action to enjoy today from the Bolsover Festival of Brass.

October 03, 2021

Albert Hall Trophy

Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain

On a contest day of challenges, Foden's deliver the winning Heroes performance to lift the National Trophy in London

October 02, 2021


David King launches new CD

The legendary conductor returns to his first love of playing for his startling new CD release

October 02, 2021


Bolsover Bands ready for Sunday entertainment

There is sure to be great brass band entertainment to enjoy — live and on-line from the Bolsover Festival of Brass on Sunday

October 01, 2021


Besson Fridays at the Albert Hall

There will be a special Besson Fridays at the National preview programme to enjoy this evening — so keep your eyes peeled

October 01, 2021


Norway reopens to the sound of Brass and Wind

Norway returns to musical normality this weekend with three days of wonderful contemporary music making at the BrassWind.festival.

October 01, 2021


Westacott takes sop role at Tredegar

Robert Westacott returns to Tredegar to take on the sop role on the band's 'Heroes' challenge at the Royal Albert Hall.

October 01, 2021

Brass for Africa

Intern hoping for Brass for Africa support

Verity Flood will be at the Royal Albert Hall tot talk about he role as the first ever Brass for Africa intern — and how you can help her with her work.

October 01, 2021


Have your say on Brass Bands Wales

October 17 • The general Quarterly Meeting of Brass Bands Wales will be held on a Zoom platform later this month — and you can have your say.


Foden's to mark Littlemore banding contribution

October 17 • The contribution made by Allan Littlemore to the banding movement and to Foden's and Leyland Bands will be marked in a special concert in Sandbach later today.

City of Bradford

City of Bradford add youth and experience

October 17 • The Yorkshire band has busy busy signing up playing talent as they look ahead to a busy few months.


Rainford add to the ranks

October 17 • New signings bolster the ranks of Rainford Band as they look ahead to the Scottish Open in Perth next month.

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Air Force Salon Orchestra

Friday 5 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 7 November • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ

Abertillery Town Band - 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Saturday 13 November • Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre, Mitre St, Abertillery NP13 1AL

Regent Hall Concerts - Magli Brass Quintet

Friday 19 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

Rushden Town Band

October 16 • The band is looking for a 2nd Trombone and Percussionist to join this friendly group of players. For more details of the band please see the band's website www.rushdentownband.com.

Lindley Band

October 16 • HORN and CORNET PLAYERS required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.

Staines Brass

October 15 • Staines Brass are looking for , E flat Bass and B flat Bass players to join our ranks following the return to rehearsals. Our rehearsal nights are Thursday 8pm and we are based The Lammas Park, Staines, TW18 4XZ

David W. Ashworth

Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator


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