Radio: Sounds of Brass

Music from the Salvation Army is featured this week with Phillip Hunt.

February 17, 2020


Baritone smiles in Catterick

There were plenty of smiles on show at the second Saxhorn Fest at Catterick Garrison on the weekend run by Katrina Marzella and Helen Varley.

February 17, 2020


Report & Result: 2020 Welsh Open

Filton Concert whip up a bit of a musical storm to claim a hat-trick of victories in a wind-swept Porthcawl.

February 16, 2020

Peter Graham

4BR Shop: The 39th Parallel (Peter Graham)

Peter Graham's superb top-flight test-piece is now available through the 4BR Shop.

February 15, 2020


A traditional load of bullocks...

A 15th century East Midlands tradition is going from strength to strength thanks to some red faced men, a plough and a plastic trombone...

February 15, 2020


Marshall set for busy 2020

Black Dyke's principal cornet already has a pretty full diary of trips, concerts and projects lined up for the year — and a contest or two of course...

February 15, 2020


Student award winners look to expand with composer competition

The award winning When Tuba Come One low brass quartet has launched its own composer competition to help boost the repertoire.

February 15, 2020

Littleport Brass

Volunteer service brings Littleport back to full strength

The Littleport Band is back to full strength ahead of its Area title challenge with a brave volunteer and a great young talent boosting the ranks.

February 15, 2020


4BR Shop: Arbor Percussion Orchestral Whip

Superbly made percussion whip from Arbor

February 14, 2020


Saltash celebrate friendly achievements

Members young and old of the Saltash Band have been showcasing their solo talents.

February 14, 2020


Bandstand campaign continues in Todmorden

The campaign to renovate a Grade 2 listed bandstand in West Yorkshire gains further media support.

February 14, 2020


Report & Results: 2020 Scottish Youth, Solo & Ensemble Championship

There was a high standard of playing on show at the Scottish Youth, Solo & Ensemble Championship in Livingston on the weekend.

February 14, 2020


Kratz to lead Swedish Salvation music making

Conductor Andreas Kratz and members of the Swedish Central Band of the Salvation Army will be bringing more music around the nation.

February 14, 2020


4BR Shop: Muirhead Wallace 471 Tenor horn adjustable cup mute

A brilliant Muirhead tenor horn cup mute at a brilliant price

February 14, 2020


New signings give Ebbw Vale confidence boost

Some new signings and a returnee give Ebbw Valley Band a timely Welsh Area boost of confidence.

February 14, 2020


Valentine's Day quiz

Get your thinking caps on and you can win a trio of great brass band CDs for your beloved...

February 14, 2020


Flash mob protest against Edinburgh cuts to music services

A flash mob is being organised outside the City Chambers in Edinburgh this morning to protest against proposed half a million pound cuts to the council's instrumental music services.

February 14, 2020

Black Dyke

Enjoy Black Dyke live and free...

You can sit back and enjoy Black Dyke in concert for free this evening — live broadcast around the world.

February 13, 2020


4BR Shop: Turbulance, Tide and Torque (Concerto for Baritone)

Peter Graham's superb Baritone Concerto is now available through the 4BR Shop

February 13, 2020

Elland Silver Youth

Elland lead processions at the Minster

Elland Silver Youth Band offered a warm musical welcome to friends at their recent Youth Brass Festival at Halifax Minster.

February 13, 2020


Huddersfield celebrate success at University challenge

University of Huddersfield (UoH) Brass Band has been a model of consistency at the annual UniBrass Championships...

February 13, 2020


Foden's enjoy 20th visit to Armagh

Foden's Band once again enjoyed their unique visit to Armagh to maintain a special musical relationship.

February 13, 2020


All that glitters... at McQueens

The renowned instrument renovator and repairer has just developed a new gilded gold lacquer finish for instruments that is as good as it looks...

February 13, 2020

Welsh Open

Entertainers ready for Welsh Open

Nine bands will line-up to try and claim the Welsh Open Entertainment title in Porthcawl on the weekend.

February 12, 2020


4BR Shop: Protection Racket Supersize Deluxe Stick Bag 6026

A great stick bag from the percussion specialists at Ev-entz — and at a great price.

February 12, 2020

Fusion gig bag

4BR Shop: Fusion Trumpet Premium Triple Gig Bag

February 22 • The fantastic triple trumpet gig bag from Fusion at Band Supplies through the 4BR Shop. A must have for any player serious about their equipment.

Pennine Music

Pennine ready for Regional road trip

February 22 • Pennine Music and the Brass Band Music Shop will be on the road in the next few weeks to provide their customers with plenty of musical choices after their test-piece rigours...

Winter Gardens

North West contenders ready for 2020 Area battle

February 22 • The qualification process to get to London and Cheltenham starts in Blackpool on Sunday — with a full day of great competitive action.

Car park

Parking problems posed for Huddersfield

February 22 • You will need to make sure you can get a parking space for the Yorkshire Regional Championships in a few week's time.

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU

Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 7Yz

Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Academy of Music Horn Ensemble

Friday 28 February • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The GUS Band - Northampton International Academy

Saturday 29 February • Northampton International Academy. 55 Barrack Rd. Northampton NN1 1AA

Upper Rhondda Brass Band

February 20 • Upper Rhondda NEEDS YOU. To help consolidate the Band, and its position within the grading system at the next Welsh Area Championships, the Band urgently require the following players, Soprano, Solo Cornet, Solo Euphonium and a Percussionist..

Longridge Band

February 20 • Due to retirement the Longridge Band (1st Section North West) require a back row cornet player (position negotiable), Eb bass & percussionist . We have a good mixture of contests/ concerts and a tour to Belgium planned for later in the year.

Escafeld Brass Band Sheffield

February 20 • Escafeld Brass Band Sheffield has vacancies for all instruments. We are a friendly, non-contesting band who practice Friday evenings near Sheffield city centre. Our numbers have declined in recent years but we are very keen to grow again with our new MD.

Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger


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