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Childs

Childs steps down from Woodfalls role

June 24
The nine year musical partnership between Dr Robert Childs and Woodfalls Band has reached its final chord.


Tennant

Funeral service details for Willie Tennant

June 24 • The funeral service details for the respected bandsman Willie Tenant have been announced.


Monatery

In a German monastery garden...

June 24 • The sound of music was heard in a local monastery garden recently with a great day long course that featured wonderful music — although not too quietly played...


yOUTH bRASS 2000

Youth Brass 2000 return to live performance

June 24 • The title winning youth band has combined hard work and an innovative approach to ensure safety and enjoyment for their players on their performance return.


Winagtes

Evans to light blue touch paper for Wingate's Fireworks display

June 24 • Richard Evans will provide the narration to Wingates 'Fireworks' at their forthcoming 'Best of Brass Festival' appearance on the weekend.


4BR Wednesday Interview with Kevin Holdgate

June 23 • The respected trombonist and arranger talks about his role in the new JSVB Legacy Band which will feature 78 of his arrangements.


Black Dyke cornets up for sale

June 23 • If you are looking for a great deal on a pre-owned Prestige cornet, then why not have one with a Black Dyke provenance?


Hybrid green light for UniBrass

June 23 • An innovative solution has been found to ensure the UniBrass Championships can go ahead this weekend — and you can enjoy it in a hybrid way too...


4BR Tuesday Interview with James Gourlay

June 22 • We catch up with the Scottish tuba virtuoso and MD of River City Brass to find more about musical and sporting life in Pennsylvania, and what the future holds — including for his beloved Scotland football team...


Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...


Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...


Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition


4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the John Packer JP 133LR student trombone...


Take 5: A quintet of iconic middle movements

Take 5: A quintet of iconic middle movements

June 21 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks a quintet of iconic test-piece middle movements that bands as well as conductors with musical aspirations of greatness should understand and master.


4BR Hall of Fame: No.17: Jack Mackintosh

June 9 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life and career of one of the greatest cornet players of any era — and a man always full of comparisons.


4BR Interview: Mathilde Roh - an unconventional cornet star

June 8 • 4BR meets Mathilde Roh — the remarkable young Treize Etoiles cornet player who recently claimed the Swiss National Solo Championship title for the third year in a row.


The cherry on the top: National Youth Band returns for Easter

June 5 • The National Youth Band of Great Britain makes a three day return to live action after the challenges of Covid19.

Concert: National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

June 20 • Youth Spring Digital Concert. Conductor: Ian Porthouse. Guest Soloist: Tom Hutchinson . Friday 18th June


Concert: Brighouse & Rastrick

June 19 • Conductor: Stig Maersk. Central Methodist Church. Brighouse . Saturday 12th June


CD review: Onyx Brass

June 13 • Festmusik: A Legacy. Conductor: John Wilson. Chandos Recordings: CDCHSA 5284


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 9 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Cor8 Horn Ensemble

Friday 16 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Quintet Aerata - Brass Quintet

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


Regent Hall Concerts - j5o brass quintet

Friday 30 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

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


Shipston Town Band

June 23 • As we prepare to return to regular rehearsals we are looking to recruit a Bb Bass EEb Bass and Bass Trombone to bring the band up to full strength. We will be rehearsing on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. We are Section 3 in the Midland Area


Ibstock Brick Brass

June 23 • Ibstock Brick Brass, under the Musical Direction of Dave Lea, are looking for a Principle Cornet to to join their line up and lead the band as they return back to rehearsals and contests post lockdown.


Ibstock Brick Brass

June 23 • Ibstock Brick Brass, under the Musical Direction of Dave Lea, are looking for a Trombone player (position negotiable) to join their line up as they return back to rehearsals and contests post lockdown.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


               

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