Whit Friday

Greenfield looks for quartet to complete line-up

The Greenfield Whit Friday Autumn Leaves contest is looking for four bands to fill its list for its September event.

July 06, 2021


Fairey and Brighouse make weekend recordings

Brighouse & Rastrick and Fairey took the opportunity to record programmes for online broadcast of their own on the weekend.

July 06, 2021

Lee Skpsey

Open link for Skipsey and NASUWT Riverside

Lee Skipsey will lead the 2019 Grand Shield winner at the British Open at Symphony Hall in September.

July 06, 2021


4BR Monday Interview with Martin Bailey

We find out more about Vincent van Gogh's musical connections with the author and journalist Martin Bailey following the discovery that the great Dutch artist was a honorary member of his local wind band.

July 05, 2021


Busy weekend for Black Dyke tour

There were stage appearances indoors and out for Black Dyke on the weekend — from Halifax to Harrogate and Ripon.

July 05, 2021


You're a Lady....

The great 1972 pop hit featuring Peter Skellern and the Hanwell Band has been picked by Prince Charles as one of his favourite tracks. Wonder which lady he was thinking about...?

July 05, 2021


Cory add new players to the ranks

A quartet of new as familiar faces will add to the Cory ranks as they prepare for the defence of their titles later in the year.

July 04, 2021


Confusion plays out at rescheduled Best of Brass Festival

Fairey follow Brighouse & Rastrick by withdrawing from the Best of Brass Festival in Halifax as organisers issue statement of their offer of alternative mitigations to Calderdale Council.

July 02, 2021


4BR Friday Interview with Arfon Owen

We catch up with the Welsh horn star to find out more about his fantastic Norwegian youth band project that brings brass band and hip-hop music together on a single which is being released later today.

July 02, 2021


Besson Fridays at Home: Episode 24

The team are joined by the brass band couple Kathleen Gaspoz and Philippe Schwartz.

July 02, 2021

Hebden Bridge

Binns days at Hebden Bridge

Grimethorpe Colliery's trombone player Chris Binns will also take on the role of Musical Director of Hebden Bridge Band.

July 02, 2021

Tom Redmond

4BR Thursday Interview with Tom Redmond

We catch up with Tom Redmond to find out more about what's been happening at Chetham's School of Music... from Big Phat Brass with Mike Lovatt to post Covid education...

July 01, 2021


Hammonds set to premiere Heaton work

Wilfred Heaton's 'Pilgrim Variations' will form part of Hammonds programme at the Best of Brass Festival in Halifax this weekend.

July 01, 2021

Van gogh

Vincent van Gogh was once 'ere

A fantastic piece of amateur archive detective work has revealed that the great Dutch painter was once a member of a Dutch wind band that soon became a brass band.

July 01, 2021


These boots were made for working...

Brass Bands England Bootcamps aimed at getting banding governance shining...

July 01, 2021


New MD at Otterbourne

Mark Gibson becomes the new Musical Director at Otterbourne Band

July 01, 2021


Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now

The latest edition of the leading magazine is now out — packed with pages of essential reading, news, views and opinions.

July 01, 2021

Brett Baker and Prof Wilby

Baker dances the Light Fantastic

A new concerto from the pen of Prof Philip Wilby has found soloist Brett Baker in his dancing shoes at Ripon Cathedral.

July 01, 2021


Pershore to be heard on-line this year

The popular Pershore Festival of Brass will be a virtual event this year — but still packed with great music making.

July 01, 2021


4BR Wednesday interview with Philippe Bach

We are joined by conductor Philippe Bach, Music Director of the Meininger Hofkapelle Orchestra who will direct the world premiere of a brand new Euphonium Concerto by composer Jens Marggraf entitled 'du fond de l'engloutissement'

June 30, 2021


Brighouse & Rastrick out of Best of Brass Festival on weekend

West Riding band states that they cannot perform to the standard they wish for themselves, supporters and audience by playing with bell covers.

June 30, 2021

Dean Jones

4BR Tuesday Interview with Dean Jones

We talk to the respected Salvationist composer about his latest venture — bringing music into the heart of very different communities — from private homes to care homes and even to business offices...

June 29, 2021


CJ Wu claims BBCA conducting prize

There was an eclectic musical flavour to the recent Brass Band Conductors' Association Conducting Competition — won by CJ Wu from Taiwan.

June 29, 2021


Norwegian hip hop set for brass

A fantastic musical collaboration between a Norwegian youth band and the cutting edge hip hop artist is set to break exciting new barriers.

June 29, 2021

Matt Ford

Matt return for Foden's

Foden's Band will renew their musical partnership with big band singer Matt Ford next month to add a touch of Sinatra swing to their outdoor concert return.

June 29, 2021

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National Youth enjoying destination Repton

August 3 • The players of the National Youth Band of Great Britain have headed to Repton School for their Summer Course under Cory MD, Philip Harper


New Zealand reflects on National boost

August 2 • New Zealand banding returned to the post Covid-19 contesting stage with a sense of rejuvenation — led by a new generation of young players.


Communal approach brings Covid success for Bolsover

August 2 • Extensive preparations and communal support gives the Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School a clean bill of health as well as a huge musical boost.


Cash and carry at Butlin's in 2022

July 31 • There is plenty of prize money to win at the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival in January — with individuals, ensembles and bands able to carry off big cash prizes.

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Epping Forest Band - Proms on the Green

Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

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

Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Uppermill Band

August 3 • . UPPERMILL, current National 3rd Sect.Champions and North West Area 2nd. Section Champions are heading to Cheltenham in Sept. to compete in the National 2nd Sect. Finals. We require a SOLO CORNET player to join Team UPPERMILL

Golborne Brass

August 2 • We are an eclectic bunch, with a fun loving outlook and the only thing we take seriously is music and entertainment. If you have had a while off and fancy getting back in to it, or find your current position a little stale, you need to get in touch, now!

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

August 2 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed solo cornet player to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.

Phil Lawrence

Composer and conductor


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