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RNCM Festival set to showcase artistic talents

January 23
The RNCM Brass Band Festival — packed with world class talent, music and discussions will take place this weekend.


Future looks brighter for rare community bandstand

January 24 • An Edwardian bandstand in Todmorden could once again become a hub of community music making thanks to the commitment and dedication of a local support group.


4BR Shop: Band Supplies Care Kits

January 24 • Great little care kits for cornet, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba and even French horn...


SBBA AGM forms part of Learning Festival Day in Falkirk this weekend.

January 24 • The Scottish Brass Band Association enters its 125th year with more to learn as well as celebrate this weekend...


North of England judges announced

January 23 • The panel of judges who will make the all important National Final qualification decisions in Durham has been announced.

4BR Shop: Rosetti Series 5 Eb alto trombone

January 23 • A great little instrument ideal for the early leaner or a more experienced performer with a niche to fill...

The Price is right at Tewkesbury

January 23 • Andrea Price becomes the new Musical Director at Tewkesbury Town Band.

Bands ready for high Wire challenges

January 23 • There is a strong field of bands putting final preparations in place for their appearances at the Brass in the Wire contests this weekend.

Van Looy signs for Swansea

January 22 • The Geneva Group euphonium star will head to Swansea later this year to showcase his talents at the International Brass Band Summer School.

Interview with Bram Gay

Interview with Bram Gay

December 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talking to Bram Gay at the 2016 British Open Championships in Birmingham.

Interview with Arsene Duc of Valaisia Brass Band

Interview with Arsene Duc of Valaisia Brass Band

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Valaisia Brass Band after he led them to a fifth consecutive National title.

Interview with Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents

Interview with Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents Band after they won the First Division Swiss National title in Montreux

2019 Brass in Concert

2019 Brass in Concert

November 22 • You can still enjoy the action from the 2019 Brass in Concert Championships from World of Brass - so don't miss a note...

Brass on the Mind: Mental Health in the Bandroom

Brass on the Mind: Mental Health in the Bandroom

January 21 • Following her presentation to the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators, Tabby Kerwin looks at the importance of gaining awareness and education about mental health issues within the brass band movement.

2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship: As it happened

January 12 • All the action from the 2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship — as it happened.

4BR Hall of Fame: No 4: Bram Gay

January 9 • One of the most influential musical polymaths of the banding movement and a pioneer who helped bring brass band entertainment to the television age.

Beyond the Score: Yamaha inspires through holistic star approach

January 8 • Yamaha stars inspire over 150 brass band players as they look to provide performance foundations on which to build a life long enthusiasm and passion for brass banding.

Concert: Foden's Band

January 25 • Conductors: Michael Fowles and Russell Gray. RNCM Brass Band Festival. RNCM Manchester. Friday 24th January

Concert: All Saints Brass Quintet

January 24 • RNCM Brass Band Festival. RNCM Manchester . Friday 24th January

Concert: International Staff Songsters

January 23 • 40th Anniversary celebrations. Conductor: Dorothy Nancekievill. International Staff Band. Conductor: Doctor Stephen Cobb. Regent Hall. Saturday 18th January

# Band Points
2Black Dyke916.80
3Brighouse and Rastrick783.19
5Valaisia Brass Band649.02
7Paris Brass Band462.57
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery402.60

Foden's Band - Aberystwyth

Saturday 25 January • Old College, King Street, Aberystwyth SY23 2AY

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 25 January • 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9 RD

Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Festival of Brass

Sunday 26 January • Royal Northern College of Music. 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 26 January • Gladstone Theatre, Greendale Road,Birkenhead,. Wirral CH62 4XB

Contest: Brass in the Wire

Sunday 26 January • Pyramid and Parr Hall, Palmyra Square, Warrington WA1 1BL

London Central Fellowship Band

January 23 • Vacancies for CORNET (solo / 1st / 2nd), TROMBONE, Bb BASS and PERCUSSION. An enthusiastic band affiliated to the Salvation Army with a full and varied diary of local and national concerts. We are looking for committed enthusiastic players


January 22 • Are you looking for a change for 2020 or a new challenge with a friendly/sociable band. We have vacancies for Soprano, back row cornet, Bb Bass and percussion. Rehearsal is on Thursdays at the Band Hall, Dunraven Street, CF40 1AL

Corby Silver Band

January 22 • Corby Silver Band, 3rd section - Midlands Area, are looking to recruit a back row cornet and/or 1st horn player for the regional Contest and beyond. We rehearse in our own band room in Corby, North Northamptonshire on Monday and Wednesday at 8pm.

Chris King

MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer


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