International line-up enjoys Swansea sunshine

The delegates on the International Brass Band Summer School have been enjoying themselves in Swansea — with a free showcase concert on Friday to round things off.

July 31, 2019

Garry Cutt

National Youth set for concert showcases under Garry Cutt

The National Youth Band of Great Britain is getting ready to showcase its musical talents under the baton of Garry Cutt.

July 31, 2019


Instruments gain second life in Kenya

Generous donations of brass band instruments are gaining a great second life in Kenya

July 30, 2019

Fusion gig bag

4BR Shop: Fusion Cornet Urban Gig Bag

A brilliant cornet gig bag at a brilliant price from Band Supplies...

July 30, 2019


New combo lead at combo band

The experienced duo of Phillipa Edwards and Jamie Lawson take lead roles with Glenferrie Brass in Melbourne

July 30, 2019


4BR Shop: Paean (Herbert Howells)

A chance to add a wonderful work form the master craftsman of Herbert Howells to your band's repertoire.

July 30, 2019


Kapitol support for National Champions

The popular Foden's Solo & Ensemble competition has gained new support from Brass Band World magazine and Kapitol Promotions.

July 30, 2019


A brass band link to South Africa

Russell Davies will be making new connections between Australia, South Africa and the UK as he returns to enjoy a brass band holiday break...

July 30, 2019


4BR Shop: MeadSprings

Superb springs from Euphonium Store for Baritone & non-compensating Euphonium.

July 30, 2019


New signings for Flowers

The West of England Area champion has been busy in the Summer transfer market.

July 30, 2019


Radio: Sounds of Brass

Plenty of great brass band music from Phillip Hunt.

July 30, 2019


4BR Quiz: Colourful answer

We had a great response to our latest quiz with plenty of people either showing their age or a brass band expertise worthy of a place on Mastermind by getting the answer right.

July 28, 2019


First brass band set up in Peru

The first brass band to be formed in Peru has given its debut performance.

July 28, 2019

Captain Scarlet

4BR Quiz: A colourful little brain tickler

Can you can tell us the link between Gilbert Vinter, Sir Clive Sinclair and Captain Scarlet..?

July 27, 2019


4BR Shop: Odyssey Premiere OCR900 Bb Cornet Outfit (To Order)

A great student level cornet made to the best professional levels — and all for under £500.

July 27, 2019


Stars help Hood raise funds for new Swiss project

Brass bands stars came to Switzerland recently to help Jamie Hood with fund raising for a new brass programme.

July 27, 2019


4BR Shop: Alaw — for cornet and brass band (PDF set)

You can now play the wonderful cornet solo written for Cory principal cornet Tom Hutchinson

July 27, 2019


Death of Neville Wilkinson

The death has been announced of the respected Chapeltown Silver Prize bandsman and administrator Neville Wilkinson.

July 27, 2019


4BR Shop: Vincent Bach Stradivarius 183 Flugelhorn (c.1978)

A great Strad flugel is ready and waiting to be played by you this summer...

July 27, 2019

Philip Harper

New series of BBE Artistic Development events

The next BBE Artistic Development seminar with Cory MD Philip Harper comes with an extra attraction to attendees.

July 25, 2019


Brexit boost as Besson demand soars

There has been a pre-Brexit boost in Besson demand — so you will need to plan ahead to get your hands on the market leading instruments.

July 25, 2019


Scottish Youth set for National showcase

The trio of National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland are getting ready for their end of course concerts

July 25, 2019

Regent Brass

Regent Brass establishes exciting new musical link

Regent Brass and DLD College in Westminster have entered into an innovative partnership to promote brass band music making in London.

July 25, 2019


Deiniolen has National success in their sights

The Deiniolen Silver Band will take to the stage for the 20th time under MD Lois Eifion at the forthcoming Welsh National Eisteddfod.

July 25, 2019


Otterbourne partnership ends for Littlemore

The musical partnership between Otterbourne Brass and conductor Phillip Littlemore has come to an amicable end.

July 25, 2019

For more news items go to our news archive


Take Pride in brass

August 18 • Half a century of a pioneering battle for equal rights will be celebrated with a special brass band concert in Boarshurst next month.


4BR Sunday Quiz: The French Connection

August 18 • All you have to do is identify the link and three great CDs with a Gallic musical flavour could be yours to enjoy...


The making of Battle of the Brass Bands

August 16 • An exclusive look behind the scenes at how the forthcoming Sky Arts documentary series Battle of the Brass Bands made it to our screens...

Brass Band World

Brass Band World magazine: August edition out now...

August 16 • The August edition of Brass Band World is out now — packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that make for essential reading...

Black Dyke Band - Macmillan Theatre, Bridgwater

Sunday 18 August • The McMillan Theatre, Bath Road, Bridgwater,Somerset TA6 4PZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Ensemble Sauterelle (french horns and male voices)

Friday 23 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Sandhurst Silver Band - Music in the Memorial Park

Sunday 25 August • Sandhurst Memorial Park, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst GU47 9DP

Foden's Band - Sandbach

Monday 26 August • The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach, 1 Hightown, Sandbach CW11 1AG

Black Dyke Band - Scarborough Spa

Saturday 31 August • South Bay, Scarborough YO11 2HD

Band of the Gloucestershire Constabulary

August 18 • We require Front Row CORNETS including PRINCIPAL for a friendly, welcoming, non-contesting band with a sensible diary of public engagements including prestigious performances at venues such as Gloucester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey.

Stannington Brass Band

August 18 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests

Corby Silver Band

August 17 • We have vacancies for solo cornet, back row cornet and 1st horn. . We are a 3rd section band based in Northamptonshire in the East Midlands. . Rehearsals 8pm - 10pm Monday & Wednesday held in our own band club. We do not charge any subs.

Neil Samuel



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