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4BR Thursday Interview with Jasper Dommett

May 6
4BR talks to composer Jasper Dommett as he prepares for the premiere of his opera 'Coram Boy' which will be broadcast from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff on Friday 7th May.


All things Bright and beautiful...

May 6 • There is a great opportunity to enjoy a day of brass band entertainment in a fantastic Australian tourist spot later this month.


New musical chapter opens in Germany

May 6 • The Blasmusikverein Carl Zeiss Jena e.V organisation will spearhead its future development under the new leadership of Norbert Goldhardt.


Brookwright Music launches new small ensemble composition competition

May 6 • The critically acclaimed publisher launches a new competition to boost the repertoire for small brass ensembles.


4BR Wednesday Interview with Chris Walters of the Musicians' Union

May 5 • 4BR talks to the Musicians' Union to find out more about their response to the proposal to reduce higher education funding for music and other subjects in England by 50%.

Celebrating 130 years of Woolston Brass

May 5 • The most famous and most successful band in New Zealand in celebrating its 130th anniversary this year.

MIA to discuss Model Music Curriculum

May 5 • The Music Industries Association will be taking a closer look at the Department of Education's recently published Model Music Curriculum — and you can be a part of the discussion.

Fully Scored returns for double attraction

May 5 • There are two new episodes of the popular 'Fully Scored' podcast to enjoy.

Memories of the Italian jobs...

May 5 • Happy memories charge the determination of the Italian Brass Band to return to rehearsals.

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 Friday Interview with Brian Rankine

4BR Friday Interview with Brian Rankine

April 30 • 4BR catches up with the great Scottish cornet and trumpet player to look back in time over a remarkable 60 year musical career - and one that was marked at its start by a wonderful presentation.

4BR Wednesday Interview with Emma Barnett

4BR Wednesday Interview with Emma Barnett

April 28 • 4BR finds out more about an exciting two day Brass Academy being hosted by Opera North - one which will give a fantastic opportunity for young players to work with their brass stars.

4BR Tuesday Interview with Frode Rydland

4BR Tuesday Interview with Frode Rydland

April 27 • 4BR talks brass banding and soprano playing with one of the most successful players in Norwegian banding history after he has just celebrated a landmark birthday.

Take 5: May the Force be with you...

Take 5: May the Force be with you...

April 29 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks a quintet of memorable brass band recordings of the great Verdi overture La Forza Del Destino to add to your collection.

Prestige performances: Why on-line magic must be rooted in reality

April 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox argues that despite the success, brass bands must maintain the prestige of on-line contesting reality rather than relying on aural illusion to keep everyone entertained.

4BR Hall of Fame: No.16: James Scott

April 25 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life and musical career of one of the most respected figures of the banding movement.

Bums on seats: Understanding the new entertainment normality

March 5 • When brass bands return to live performance how do they prise the bums of an audience from the sofas in front of smart television screens to hear them play — or can they also offer another button to press...

Music: Pachelbel for Brass (Canon in D)

April 29 • Johann Pachelbel arr. William Himes. Available for brass band and brass choir.

CD review: Roots - Bridges of Brass

April 24 • Salaputia Brass. OEHMS Classic Recordings: CDOC473. Playing Time: 70.22

CD review: Hustle

February 9 • Mark Glover (euphonium). Featuring: Dr Viktoriya Zaharieva (piano). ASIN: B07MCZJ1RJ

# Band Points
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

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

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH

Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

Dobcross Silver Band

May 6 • Dobcross Silver Band invite applications for the following positions. . . SOLO BARITONE, . EB BASS. . . Players must be dedicated and enthusiastic team players. Great atmosphere and enjoyable rehearsals to look forward to!

St Michael's Brass Band

May 6 • St Michael's Brass Band: We are a friendly, non-contesting band playing for church and local community events, looking for players to come and join us on Thursdays from 8pm - 9:30pm at the Old Vic behind Church on Townley St. Middleton Mcr M24 1BT

Jubilee brass (Oxford) band

May 5 • As we get ready to return to rehearsals we are looking to recruit Bb Bass, Eb Bass & Cornets to join our friendly 3rd section band. We do a good mix of concerts and contests. Come along for a blow you will be welcome. Other instruments also very welcome.

Stan Lippeatt

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor


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