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The Goldy standard of brass band images...

October 20
The great pictures taken by Ian Clowes from the 2019 National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall can now browsed and purchased on-line.


St Louis

Meet us in St Louis...

October 20 • The inaugural Gateway British Brass Band Festival will be held in St Louis in November — complete with competitions, concerts, masterclasses and a new adjudication system.


Netherlands

Dutch hopefuls ready for Vienna Nights in Utrecht

October 20 • 40 bands will head to Utrecht next weekend looking to claim National titles at the TivoliVredenburg.


Toitan

4BR Quiz: Weekend quiz

October 18 • Time to recall those epic moments at the Royal Albert Hall last weekend with our Friday quiz.


Nationals 2019

Titan downloads now available

October 18 • If you want to hear Cory's winning performance of 'Titan's Progress' again and again — or any of the other 19 from Albert Hall you can.


Ibstrock to take Lea lead

October 18 • Ibstock Brick Brass has appointed the experienced Dave Lea as their new Musial Director.


Yorkshire elite need to make the Cutt in Huddersfield in 2020

October 18 • Garry Cutt and Nigel Boddice head the adjudication teams at the 2020 Yorkshire Regional Championships.


Join our 'Support Us' scheme

October 18 • 4BR's 'Support Us' scheme to helps enable it remain the vibrant, independent voice of the worldwide brass band movement. Find out how you can help.


New horn signing at Foden's

October 17 • Foden's bid fond farewell to Nat Martin and welcome Grace Jeffers to their horn section.


Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 3

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 3

September 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about what the future holds for the organisation


Interview with Peter Graham

Interview with Peter Graham

September 22 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Peter Graham following the news that his work 'The Torchbearer' will be the test-piece for the 2020 Australian National Championship


Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 2

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 2

August 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about what he believes have been some of the organisation's achievements during the past year...


Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

August 23 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox finds out more about the special 2019 Brass Band Conference that has the aim of creating debate and discussion into achieving the aim of 'Better Banding for All'. It will take place on Saturday 28th September at The Life Centre in Manchester is aimed at people with any involvement in banding at all levels and will feature a diverse range of speakers, workshops, performances and award presentations.


4BR Hall of Fame: No1: Jack Atherton

4BR Hall of Fame: No1: Jack Atherton

October 19 • The first person to be inducted into the new 4BR Hall of Fame is a musician whose single major title success was scant reward for his talent.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Podium place adjudications

October 16 • This is what Rob Wiffen, Dr Roberts Childs and Alan Morrison wrote about the performances of the top three bands, Cory, Black Dyke and Whitburn in their adjudications at the Royal Albert Hall.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Championship Section - As it happened

October 12 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Championship Section — as it happened.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Preview & prediction

October 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the clash of the titans at the Royal Albert Hall on the weekend...

Concert: Foden's Band

October 18 • Conductor: Russell Gray. Regent Hall . London. Friday 11th October


Concert: Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag

October 9 • Brasswind Festival. Conductor: Reid Gilje. Universitets Aula, Bergen. 28th September 2019


CD review: Regionals 2020

September 30 • Featuring: Cory Band, Brighouse & Rastrick, The GUS Band, Foden's. Conductors: Dr Robert Childs, Dr David Thornton, Chris Jeans, Michael Fowles, Philip Harper. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD396


# Band Points
1Cory2,877.40
2Black Dyke1,064.98
3Brighouse and Rastrick821.50
4Valaisia Brass Band719.26
5Eikanger-Bjørsvik686.70
6Foden's680.29
7Paris Brass Band542.98
8Tredegar406.35
9Whitburn364.35
10Flowers331.83

Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Brass Band

Friday 25 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ


Haverhill Silver Band - Best of Brass

Saturday 26 October • Thaxted Parish Church,. Thaxted. Dunmow,. CM6 2PL


Foden's Band - Victoria Hall, Hanley

Sunday 27 October • Victoria Hall, Bagnall Strett, Stoke on Trent, ST1 3AD


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 1 November • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Foden's Band - Foden's Annual Solo, Duet and Quartet Contest

Saturday 2 November • Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Ashton under Lyne Band

October 20 • PRINCIPAL CORNET - We are looking to appoint an experienced and confident exponent to lead a very accomplished line. There are some very big shoes to fill so if you have the quality and are up for the challenge please get in touch in confidence.


Bakewell Silver Band

October 20 • CORNET - We are looking for a cornet player to complete our section, position negotiable. The band practises on Wednesdays 8pm with additional rehearsals for contest prep


Bakewell Silver Band

October 20 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR - We are looking for an MD to drive our band forward. We enjoy delivering entertaining and challenging concerts and seek future success on the contest stage. The band practises on Wednesdays 8pm with additional rehearsals for contest prep


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator


               

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