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Whitburn part of 5 star review at Edinburgh Festival

August 20
The Scottish Open champion joins artistic forces for critically acclaimed concert performance as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.


4BR Sunday Quiz: The winner

August 20 • You had to come up with a bit of saintly intervention to find the answer to our latest quiz.


Delegates already booked in for 2020 IBBSS

August 20 • The success of the recent International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea has already seen people signing up for 2020.


4BR Shop: Denis Wick SM Travel Mute — Baritone

August 20 • The perfect way to ensure that baritone players are kept in practice...


Hyde Park encore for Snowdown Colliery Welfare

August 20 • The sound of a brass band has been heard at one of London's iconic bandstands...

Radio: Sounds of Brass

August 20 • A delve into brass band history with Phillip Hunt this week.

4BR Shop: Speak Softly, Love (Theme from 'The Godfather')

August 20 • Go all Marlon Brando with this beautiful euphonium solo from Kirklees Music

Death of Allison Allen

August 20 • The death has been reported of the popular Arrow Valley player Allison Allen.

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.

Behind the scenes at Battle of the Brass Bands

Behind the scenes at Battle of the Brass Bands

August 16 • 4BR was given exclusive access to find out how the forthcoming Sky Arts documentary series was put together by the production team at Twofour...

Sky Arts: Battle of the Brass Bands

Sky Arts: Battle of the Brass Bands

August 15 • Sky Arts trailer for the forthcoming four part documentary series produced by Two Four...

Interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP

Interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP

June 19 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Scotland's Minister for Culture at the MEPG Celebration Day event at Glasgow's Concert Hall.

Interview with Youth Brass 2000

Interview with Youth Brass 2000

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Chris Jeans of the 2019 National Youth Champions of Great Britain, Youth Brass 2000.

Take 5: A quintet of British Open test-pieces ready for reprise

Take 5: A quintet of British Open test-pieces ready for reprise

August 9 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five works used at the British Open since 'Spectrum' in 1969 that deserve a possible well overdue contest reprise...

NYBBS 2019: Scotland's best kept secret

August 8 • Charlotte MacKay looks back at a memorable National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland annual residential course based in Perthshire.

Spectrum: One giant leap for brass band kind...

August 1 • Half a century has now passed since Gilbert Vinter's 'Spectrum' changed the face of brass band repertoire forever. 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at its impact...

Meeting your heroes: Brass for Africa and Wynton Marsalis...

July 26 • Paul McLaughlin of the Lydbrook Band and Gloucestershire Music Services reflects on a memorable musical link with Brass for Africa and a certain Wynton Marsalis and friends, as part of the recent Cheltenham Music Festival.

Battle of the Brass Bands (Episode 1)

August 21 • Sky Arts. Twofour Group . Tuesday 20th August

Concert: Black Dyke Band

August 20 • Conductor: Prof. Nicholas Childs. St Mary's Church. Bridgwater. Sunday 18th August

Concert: Oxfordshire Youth Band

August 19 • Conductor: Judith Atkins. All Saints Church. Marlow. Tuesday 13th August

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band871.25
4Brighouse and Rastrick764.23
5Paris Brass Band664.04
6Black Dyke577.50
9Brass Band Willebroek333.25
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery280.39

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

Woodfalls Band - Proms in the Park Concert - FREE

Sunday 1 September • Redlynch Social Club. The Ridge,, SP52LN Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2LN

Stannington Brass Band

August 20 • 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


August 19 • An immediate vacancy exists for a Bb Bass player. Join a very experienced band that has well attended rehearsals on Thursday at 7.30pm at the Band Hall Dunraven St. Tonypandy. CF40 1AL

Shipston Town Band

August 19 • We require Bb Bass to complete our team for the forthcoming 4th Section Finals at Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday 14th September Regular rehearsals are Wednesday 7.30 to 9.30 and Sunday 7 to 9 Rehearsals are our own band room in Shipston South Warwicks

Gary Davies

Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator


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