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4BR Monday Quiz

November 11
A little brain teaser to get those musical grey cells back in order after the weekend...


4BR Shop: David Childs Symphonic Euphonium Vol II

November 11 • The critically acclaimed new release from David Childs is now available from Bandmaster


Report & Results: 2019 Holme Valley Solo & Ensemble

November 11 • There was plenty of great music making on show at Hade Edge's bandroom on the weekend.


Llwydcoed changes as they look ahead to 2020

November 11 • The Welsh League Champion has been announced a number of new arrivals, personnel changes and goodbyes.

Band Siupplies

4BR Shop: Protec L221 Cornet/Trumpet Leather Mouthpiece Pouch

November 11 • The perfect protection for your cornet/trumpet mouthpieces

Radio: Sounds of Brass

November 11 • Lots of great music from Phillip Hunt to enjoy over the airwaves.

New Kerwin CD helps raise funds for Leeds Cancer Centre

November 9 • A new CD by Rothwell Temperance Band featuring the music of the late Simon Kerwin will help raise funds for a wonderful charitable cause.

Greenall appointed to Music Industries Association board

November 9 • The top man at Warwick Music Group will bring his innovative outlook to the board of a business sector that contributes £4.5 billion to the economy.

Welsh Open looking for entrants

November 9 • The popular seaside entertainment contest looks to offer bands a great way to kick start their 2020 season

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: Part 1

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 1

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'.

4BR Hall of Fame: No.2: Albert Baile

4BR Hall of Fame: No.2: Albert Baile

November 7 • One of the major figures of Australian banding whose name will forever be associated with the British Open...

2019 SIDDIS Brass: As it happened

November 2 • All the action from the 2019 SIDDIS Brass — as it happened.

2019 Dutch National Championship: As it happened

October 26 • All the action from the 2019 Dutch National Championship — as it happened.

2020 RNCM Festival of Brass: World class music making in the heart of Manchester

October 22 • RNCM Brass Band Festival Artistic Director Paul Hindmarsh previews the attractions to look forward to at the showcase event.

Concert: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

November 9 • Walking with Heroes. Conductors: Dr Robert Childs, Paul Fisher, Neil Brownless. Soloist: Mike Lovatt. Featuring: Timothy Boomer Jazz Trio. Dora Stoutzker Hall. RWCMD, Cardiff. Friday 8th November

Concert: Cory Band & New York Staff Band

November 6 • Conductors: Philip Harper & Bandmaster Derek Lance. Centennial Memorial Temple. New York. Saturday 2nd November

Concert: Brass Quintet of the RAF Central Band

November 5 • St Clement Danes Church. Thursday 31st October

# Band Points
2Black Dyke1,064.98
3Brighouse and Rastrick821.50
4Valaisia Brass Band719.26
7Paris Brass Band542.98

Regent Hall Concerts - Black Dyke & International Staff Band Trombone Oct

Friday 15 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Black Dyke Band - Barnsley Civic Hall

Saturday 16 November • Hanson St, Barnsley S70 2HZ

Black Dyke Band - Scunthorpe Bath Halls

Sunday 17 November • Doncaster Rd, Scunthorpe DN15 7RG

Contest: Brass in Concert

Sunday 17 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR

Black Dyke Band - Sheffield Citadel Salavation Army

Thursday 21 November • 12 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YN

BD1 Brass

November 10 • Having won the second section at the Dewsbury contest, BD1 Brass (part of the City of Bradford organisation) are looking for a Bflat bass and trombone. Rehearsals in central Bradford led by Lee Skipsey. Get in touch to join this forward thinking band.

Lydbrook Band

November 10 • Championship Section Lydbrook Band have vacancies for a Solo Trombone and Percussionist to join our friendly band in Gloucestershire. We have a great set of future concerts and contests under the musical directorship of Ian Holmes and Glyn Williams

Cubbington Silver Band

November 9 • Cubbington Silver Band are looking for Cornet Players (positions negotiable) to join our friendly ambitious band. We have a varied schedule of concerts and contests coming up and like to challenge ourselves. We rehearse Friday nights in Leamington Spa.

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor


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