Early birds secure Bolsover pecking rights

35 bands have already secured their places at the Bolsover Festival of Brass Championships in October...

February 05, 2020


Students ready for Bangor exam boards

The 10th UniBrass Championships take place at Bangor University in north Wales this weekend.

February 05, 2020


Japanese trip success to a T for Richeton

Benjamin Richeton recently enjoyed his trip to Tokyo where he conducted the renowned trombone soloist Yu Tamaki in the Japanese brass band premiere of Johan de Meij's 'T-Bone Concerto'.

February 04, 2020


Report & Results: 2020 Durham County BBA

GT Group Peterlee, Kippax and Houghton Area Youth claim the early season honours in Durham.

February 04, 2020


4BR Shop: Phil Parker London Lead Trumpet mouthpiece

The specialists with the specialised products to do the job....

February 04, 2020


Report & Results: 2020 North Wales BBA Solo & Ensemble

Over 130 entrants showcase their talents in Caernarfon — from scores of youngsters to some experienced older heads...

February 04, 2020


Hutchinson inspires Patriotic confidence in Fjell

Cory star Tom Hutchinson recently enjoyed a great weekend working with the Fjell Band as they prepared for their Norwegian National Championship assault in Bergen.

February 04, 2020


4BR Six Nations Quiz winner

We had a great response to our Six Nations rugby quiz — with one lucky fan with brass band knowledge crossing the try line six times to get their hands on some fantastic CDs...

February 04, 2020

Muirhead mute

4BR Shop: Muirhead Wallace 401C Cornet adjustable compact cup mute

One of the banding world's most popular cornet mutes direct from Muirhead Musical Products

February 03, 2020


BOPA cover now extends to Wales

Brass Bands England has been awarded a Body of Persons Approval (BOPA) by the Welsh Government to help member bands with cross border performances.

February 03, 2020


Radio: Sounds of Brass

More great brass band music over the airwaves from Phillip Hunt.

February 03, 2020

Menatal Health

Positive response boosts mental health initiative

The 'Brass on the Mind' initiative headed by Tabby Kerwin has been met by a positive response that bodes well for the future as awareness grows.

February 02, 2020


New signings at Blidworth

Blidworth add to their ranks as they look towards Midlands Area challenge.

February 02, 2020


4BR Shop: Finale from Faust (Gounod arr. Phillip Littlemore)

One of the great finale features for any brass band concert or entertainment contest from the pen of Phillip Littlemore

February 01, 2020


Chapeltown go soft with Musicwearetc

Yorkshire band goes for the softer dynamics with their walking out uniforms...

February 01, 2020


Ticket sales open for 2020 European Championships

There combination tickets are now on sale for the 2020 European Brass Band Championships in Palanga.

February 01, 2020


Gregson marks Brexit with final chord

The composer who heralded the UKs entry into Europe with music has also marked its departure in the same way...

January 31, 2020


4BR Quiz: Six Nations brain tickler

Link up your knowledge of brass bands and rugby union to get your hands on six cracking CDs.

January 31, 2020


Leyland appoint student baritone lead

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire student Bethan Brown has become the new principal baritone at Leyland Band.

January 31, 2020


Area preparations under Oxfordshire spotlight

There will be 34 bands taking the opportunity to showcase their Area preparations at the forthcoming Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association contest.

January 31, 2020


4BR Shop: Arnold & Sons Trombone 6 1/2 mouthpiece

A fantastic tenor trombone mouthpiece at a fantastic price...

January 31, 2020


London & Southern Counties Area line-ups announced

There will be a busy weekend of action in Stevenage in March as bands look to book their place at the Albert Hall and Cheltenham.

January 31, 2020


Bugle signals call to trans-Atlantic arms

The famous West of England Bandsmans Festival is open for entries who wish to claim the silverware on offer in Cornwall — including the first band from the USA.

January 31, 2020


The next generation of Consett goers

The Geneva Group helps inspire yet more children to take up brass banding in County Durham area.

January 31, 2020


Kremlin connection for Mead

Steven Mead will head to Russia this week to perform in St Petersburg and Moscow — with the promise of trip to the heart of Putin's power...

January 29, 2020

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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.

Nigel Seaman

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator


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