Lest We Forget

Brass Bands will play their part in remembering those who served to protect and defend democratic freedoms.

November 14, 2021


Welsh contest boost as season opener heads to Newport

The popular Welsh Open Entertainment Championship returns in 2022 at a new venue in Newport and the attraction of a trip to Blackpool.

November 13, 2021


Tredegar accompanies Fountain excellence

The newly appointed principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra has renewed brass band links with Welsh Champion.

November 13, 2021

ret band

Report & Result: 2021 Austrian National Championship

No horror show for R.E.T. Brass Band as they claim Austrian National title to head to Malmo in 2023.

November 13, 2021


Chrome finish inspires brass students

An inspirational visit to Cardiff by composer Errollyn Wallen culminated recently in a performance of her acclaimed work 'Chrome' by the RWCMD Brass Band.

November 13, 2021


Dunne takes MD role at Forest of Dean Brass

Thomas Dunne has become the new Musical Director at Forest of Dean Brass.

November 13, 2021


Foden's make official Mercer & Barker link

The National Champion has announced its partnership with mouthpiece maker Mercer & Barker.

November 13, 2021


Guardian feature for Abertillery 50th anniversary

A new work from the pen of Philip Harper will be featured as part of Welsh band's 50th anniversary celebrations this weekend.

November 13, 2021

Ian Craddock

Death of Ian Craddock

The death has been announced of the former Yorkshire Imperial Metals euphonium player Ian Craddock.

November 13, 2021

Taff Vale

Blow to Welsh banding as Taff Vale plays final chord

Problems associated with the Covid-19 break from banding prove too much for triple Welsh champion, as they close their competitive doors.

November 13, 2021

Black Dyke

Black Dyke history in demand

David Hirst's history of the famous Queensbury band in the Victorian era has found worldwide Pondasher appeal.

November 13, 2021

Rex Richardson

4BR Friday Interview with Rex Richardson

We catch up with the American trumpet star looking forward to connecting to the brass band world again...

November 12, 2021


Holland and Harper to lead full house Summer Schools

Paul Holland and Philip Harper have attracted full house interest from across the globe for the Elgar International Brass Band Summer School Courses to be held at Malvern College in 2022 and 2023.

November 11, 2021


Mead takes opportunity to head stateside

Steven Mead was one of the first passengers out of the UK to renew musical links in the USA.

November 10, 2021


Global Prestige for Tongwynlais Academy

The excellence of the Tongwynlais Music Academy is regonised with a Welsh Prestige Award.

November 10, 2021


Busy time for Tredegar as they use Sage advice

The Welsh champion has been busy of late but won't be losing experience as they look forward to more exciting projects.

November 10, 2021

Thomas Ruedi

Ruedi inspires German low brass performers

Swiss euphonium star Thomas Ruedi leads the return of the special Jenaer Blechblaser Seminar series in Germany

November 10, 2021


ODBBA own choice contest set to return in 2022

The popular Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association own choice contest will return in February.

November 10, 2021


Cory relaunch Composer Competition

The RWCMD & Cory Composition Competition has been relaunched for 2022.

November 10, 2021


Death of Bob Bates

The death has been announced of Bob Bates.

November 10, 2021


Boarshurst to gain Prophet experience

Jamie Prophet is the new Musical Director at Boarshurst Silver Band.

November 10, 2021

Tim Oldroyd

Oldroyd reunited with North Skelton

Tim Oldroyd has renewed his musical link to the North Skelton Band.

November 10, 2021


GUS thank departing soprano star

The GUS Band has thanked their sop star Jack Wilson who looks forward to a new musical chapter in his career.

November 10, 2021


Enjoy the best of the best at Brass in Concert

If you can't make it to Gateshead then all you have to do is tune in, sit back and relax — and its all there for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home...

November 09, 2021

East Anglia

Cory players lead the Andante and Allegro pace of progress

Players from the world's number 1 ranked band have been using their experience to inspire players from the East Anglia Brass Band Association.

November 08, 2021

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Welsh Government announces multi million pound music investment

December 6 • The Welsh Government has announced an investment of £6.82m to support music and arts in a new school curriculum initiative.


New Heman lead

December 6 • Composer, performer and conductor Geert Jan Kroon takes the helm at Brassband Heman Zuidwolde.


4BR: Monday Quiz

December 6 • Just find the link to the one of the days of Christmas to get you hands on some great brass band CDs.


Morvern calls time on decade of excellence at Rainford

December 5 • Morvern Sinclair has decided to step down as principal cornet of Rainford Band after 10 years of acclaimed excellence.

Glossop Old Band - Besses o'th' Barn Band.

Sunday 5 December • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

VBS Poynton Brass Band - Christmas Concert

Sunday 5 December • Poynton Civic Centre SK12 1RB

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 5 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 10 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

York Railway Institute Band - Prima Vocal Ensemble

Saturday 11 December • Selby Abbey. The Crescent. Selby. YO8 4PU YO8 4PU

Harlow Brass Band

December 6 • HBB have a vacancy for a Musical Director. We are a friendly, non-contesting band who reach a good standard. We are asked to play at a variety of events throughout the year and have our own Spring & Christmas concerts. We rehearse on Thursdays, 8-10pm.

Easingwold Town Band

December 5 • Vacancies for Principal Cornet and a Tutti Solo Cornet in our 4th-section registered band, as we look to retain our North of England 4th-section winners title in March 2022. Rehearsals Monday 7.30 - 9.15 p.m.

Avonbank (Evesham) Brass Band

December 5 • Our lively Second Section Band requires an Eb and/or Bb bass player for the Regionals and a front or back row cornet player.. We rehearse Wednesdays at 7.30pm plus other rehearsals in the lead up to competition which takes place on Feb 26th 2022.

Simon Gresswell

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor, tuba specialist


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