4BR Wednesday Interview with Allan Withington

We catch up with Allan Withington to find out more about his inventive search for the perfect 'Il Maestro'...

July 14, 2021


2021 Brass Band Summer School cancelled

The popular course held at Harrogate has been cancelled due to caution over ongoing Covid-19 concerns.

July 14, 2021

British Open

British Open tickets still up for grabs

With further news on relaxations on Covid-19 guidelines why not make sure you get your tickets for the British Open and Sunday Gala Concert safely booked.

July 14, 2021

NZ Nationals

2021 New Zealand Championships underway

The action has already started at the 2021 New Zealand National Championships

July 14, 2021


Catch the Ladies of Midnight Blue in the heart of London

A series of free open air concerts in King's Cross next month will feature the fantastic percussion and brass sounds of the remarkable Ladies of Midnight Blue duo.

July 14, 2021

David Childs

4BR Tuesday Interview with David Childs

We catch up with the Besson euph star to find out more about what he's been up to — from gaining yet more accolades to a return to live performance.

July 13, 2021


National youngsters to enjoy inspirational leads

The National Children's and National Youth Bands will enjoy superb tutoring and guest soloists on their forthcoming Summer courses.

July 13, 2021


New cornet trio takes wing at Fairey

Three talented young cornet players join the ranks of Fairey Band.

July 13, 2021

Conductng weekend

Cory looking for conductors

Philip Harper and Nigel Seaman will lead a weekend of conducting at the home of the world's number 1 ranked band — and its free.

July 13, 2021

Brighouse and Dallas add to wobplay platform

Two cracking recordings 40 years and an Ocean apart add to the musical attractions of the Wobply.com platform

July 13, 2021


Black Dyke continues Bandstand connections

Performances at the iconic Delph Band Club and a trip to inspire youngsters in Barnsley were the latest stop offs on Black Dyke's popular Bandstand Tour.

July 13, 2021


Fisher takes final bow at Chapeltown

The successful musical partnership between conductor Sam Fisher and Chapeltown Silver has reached its final chord.

July 13, 2021

Band Camp

Band Camp receives financial boost

The UniBrass Foundation's popular Band Camp Summer School has received a dual boost of financial help as it looks to attract even more people to its course.

July 13, 2021

Owen Farr

4BR Monday Interview with Owen Farr

We manage to catch up with the Besson tenor horn virtuoso before he flies across the Irish Sea to the Fermanagh/Tyrone Brass Band Summer School where he will undertaking a recital recording of works by Paganini

July 12, 2021

Hogan Music

Hogan Music set to provide inspiration and motivation for youngsters

A series of 3-day Band Academy courses is being held to help children recover lost musical inspiration and motivation.

July 11, 2021


Saltash back in action with the Mayor's seal of approval

Slatash Town Band has returned to action with a vote of confidence from the local Town Mayor

July 11, 2021


Report & Results: 2021 Whitburn Band Virtual Festival

There was plenty of fantastic entertainment on show for a worldwide audience to enjoy as Unison Kinneil, Kingdom Brass, Lochgelly, Whitburn Heartlands, Kilmarnock Concert Brass and Riverside Youth Bands take the virtual honours.

July 11, 2021


Grand, Grand, Grand, Grand Whit Friday outcome by Foden's

The Foden's online Whit Friday contest raised over £4,000 for the two Whit Friday circuit organisers to help their efforts to return in 2022.

July 10, 2021


Scottish Festival of Brass open and challenging for take off

Perth Concert Hall will host the Scottish Open and Band Supplies Challenge contests later this year — and the Scottish Brass Band Association is looking for even more entries.

July 09, 2021

Glenn Van Looy

4BR Thursday Interview with Glenn Van Looy

We catch up with the the virtuoso Belgian euph star who has just become a Doctor in Musical Arts following two years of research and performance — interrupted by Covid and the wonderful arrival of a new addition to the family.

July 08, 2021


Brass Bands England responds to Brighouse open letter

Brass Bands England makes a robust defence of its ongoing work, aims and ambitions in response to the request for open and honest dialogue from Brighosue & Rastrick Band.

July 08, 2021


4BR Euro Final quiz: It's coming home?

A trio of fantastic Alliance tenor horn mouthpieces and some great brass band CDs could be coming your way as well if you can answer our Euro final questions...

July 08, 2021

River City Brass

River City Brass prepares for concert returns

After their enforced Covid-19 break, the 40th anniversary of River City Brass Band will be celebrated by a season of concerts.

July 08, 2021


All that jazz — hopefully...

The Marsden Jazz Festival aims to be back later this year — but its needs support.

July 08, 2021


Leicestershire Brass Band Association contest postponed

Venue problems lead to postponement of popular band contest.

July 08, 2021

Denis Wick

Practice boost for Denis Wick

July 24 • The Covid-19 lockdown has seen sales of practice mutes surge for the award winning manufacturer.


RNCM receives boost for green credentials

July 24 • The Royal Northern College of Music will be a much greener, less carbon hungry place to learn, perform and visit in future.


Marzella insights

July 23 • Baritone star Katrina Marzella is the latest top musician to be featured on the new Yamaha Artist Insights podcast.


Get a taste of all things Ghana

July 23 • There is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Ghana this weekend in London.

Regent Hall Concerts - Cor8 Horn Ensemble

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

Regent Hall Concerts - W1 Brass - 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

Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Chapeltown Silver Prize Band

July 25 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR, we invite applications from enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated individuals, who will challenge and further develop the success of the band. Based North Sheffield, 5 mins from M1 jct 35/36, with a sensible balance of concerts/contests.

The Cobham Band

July 25 • Conductor - Our existing conductor moved back up north during lockdown but we are now back rehearsing. A fourth section SCABA band, we play bandstands, concerts and contest locally. We meet at 8pm each Monday and look forward to hearing from you

Crewe Brass

July 25 • Crewe Brass, a progressive and highly motivated 3rd Section Band are looking for an Eb Bass, Tenor Horn, & Solo Trombone. So if you fancy a new challenge then simply email the Band, we'd love to hear from you ! www.crewebrass.com

Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


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