The eyes have it...

A new innovation could make face to face music teaching much easier in 2021 and beyond — if the funding can be raised...

December 23, 2020


Cross border goodwill for Christmas...

There is no border to separate Fairey Band and their choral friends at Cor y Penrhyn this Christmas

December 23, 2020

Yorkshire Youth

Yorkshire Youth ready for 2021

The members of the Yorkshire Youth Band will enjoy a cracking start to 2021 with a fantastic day long virtual course — and new members are welcome.

December 23, 2020


Happy Christmas from Fountain trio

Gary, James and Thomas Fountain provide a mini musical concert treat to keep us all in the right Christmas spirit...

December 23, 2020


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Christmas music and fantastic Higginbottom memories packed into a special two hour show.

December 22, 2020


Tredegar link to provide extra compassion at Christmas

Welsh champion links with Compassionate Cymru to bring extra musical comfort for those in greatest need at Christmas.

December 21, 2020


£100K target reached by #SaveOurBrassBands campaign

Over 70 bands have gained financial help thanks to their link to the Crowdfunder campaign led by Brass Bands England.

December 21, 2020


pInstruments lead the way in bacteria prevention

Warwick Music Group ensures their market leading range of plastic instruments benefit from antimicrobial technology.

December 21, 2020

Sheona White

Besson to support 'Back to Basics' BBE Webinar

Besson to support new series of online development webinars.

December 21, 2020

Crewe Brass

Crew Brass makes tracks to return to its roots

Crewe Brass is looking forward to the future based at a new home ideal to help with all their musical ambitions.

December 21, 2020


2021 BandSafe dates announced

The first two BandSafe training session of 2021 have been confirmed by Brass Bands England

December 21, 2020


Virtual festive reprise from Elland

You can enjoy a Cracker of a great festive concert from the Elland Silver Band organisation.

December 21, 2020


Strabane keep opening the windows for Christmas

Strabane Brass Band has produced a daily advent calendar of music making to lead up to Christmas.

December 21, 2020


Double time for Conductors

The Brass Band Conductor's Association has announced that its membership has doubled following its recent re-launch.

December 21, 2020


Still time to send a special Xmas card thanks to UniBrass and Foden's

You can still send a special festive e-card to families and friends — complete with a carol of your choice.

December 21, 2020


City of Bradford bring festive joy with Church link

The City of Bradford Band has linked up with the Bishop of Bradford to bring festive musical joy and stunning scenery to a special on-line service.

December 21, 2020


Death of Derek Wells

The death has been announced of the respected conductor Derek Wells.

December 21, 2020

BBE outlines Tier 4 advice to English bands

Brass Bands England has outlined its advice to bands that are in Tier 4 regions.

December 21, 2020

Piggy Bank

New funding boost for Welsh banding

Welsh brass bands can now apply for two different strands of emergency funding help.

December 21, 2020


Small ensemble musical bonus at discount price

The art of solo playing from small ensemble playing music can be enjoyed at a discounted price thanks to Andy Kershaw and the Queen Victoria's Consort.

December 21, 2020


Siblings bring festive joy to local community

Teenagers Matthew and Olivia Hurst will undertake over 30 special carol performances by Christmas Eve in their local community — and in the process raise thousands of pounds to support a local hospice.

December 21, 2020


Stars align for Besson festive fun

A host of Besson stars have got together to provide some festive musical fun and joy — just when we need it too...

December 20, 2020


Grimethorpe hope to add to festive joy

A reprise festive concert performance from Grimethorpe Colliery Band looks to add funds to the entertainment coffers.

December 20, 2020


Fieldhouse rewarded for nefarious activity

The multi talented Jim Fieldhouse wins a festive bonus Blaze with composition award.

December 20, 2020


Black Dyke ready for festive entertainment

Black Dyke will host a special live streamed Christmas Concert on the 22nd December.

December 19, 2020

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Reg Vardy

Reg Vardy provides musical cheer to support charity work

January 17 • The Reg Vardy Band has helped to raise nearly £1300 to assist the wonderful work of the local Pact House charity in providing essential help to families over the Christmas period.


Multi million pound investment at home of famous Welsh band

January 17 • The home of one of the world's most famous brass bands is hoping to attract a £50 million investment to open its gates to 400,000 visitors a year.


Ultimate Big Band Toolkit launched

January 17 • Louis Dowdeswell and Callum Au launch a fantastic new guide to help players understand and perform in the Big Band genre — with 10% off for 4BR readers too!

Hepwroth Band

Hepworth starting to close in on fund raising target

January 17 • The Hepworth Band has been working hard to raise funds to help secure its musical future in the heart of its village.

Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH

Chadderton Band

January 17 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.

Foss Dyke Band

January 1 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs. Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.

Phil Lawrence

Composer and conductor


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