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RNCM Brass Festival set for revivals and anniversaries

January 28
The 2022 event is packed with great performers and wonderful music — and shouldn't be missed.


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Besson makes Essential link to Wobplay.com recording platform

January 28 • A new partnership enables Wobplay subscribers to enjoy an essential focus on world class Besson artists.


Fodens

Foden's on Gard to bag partnership

January 28 • The National Champion has continued its partnership link with Gardbags.


Porthouse

Friday interview with Ian Porthouse

January 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the Tredegar MD about the music to be featured by the Welsh Champion and guest soloist Peter Moore at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.


David King

Thursday interview with Prof David King

January 27 • We chat with Prof David King about the programme of music he will conduct with Brighouse & Rastrick Band at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.


The VAT Man cometh...but don't despair

January 27 • Brass Bands England's latest webinar is essential viewing for those who need to know just what VAT is about, and how can apply to help brass bands. And its free!


Flora Brass help wow new buds of interest at Shipston

January 27 • A partnership link between Shipston Town Band, Flora Brass and Brass Bands England could well help new brass band buds to flower.


Withington set to inspire on return with Conducting Summer School

January 27 • Allan Withington will link up with Dutch champion, Soli Brass to offer conductors a fantastic opportunity to be inspired to meet the challenges of the post-Covid musical world.


VLAMO announces fanfare winners

January 27 • New works by composers Jean-Pierre Haeck and Thom Zigterman have won the hefty prizes on offer for new fanfare band compositions.


Checking the quality...

Checking the quality...

November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...


Get ready to be entertained...

Get ready to be entertained...

November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...


Enjoy the best of the best at Brass in Concert

Enjoy the best of the best at Brass in Concert

November 9 • The very best youth and elite level bands will be providing the entertainment at Brass in Concert this year.


The best of the best at Brass in Concert

The best of the best at Brass in Concert

November 4 • There will be a host of brilliant brass band entertainers on show at Brass on Concert later this month - so why not enjoy the action at Gateshead or at home


The Coal Connection: 75 years of brass bands and the NCB

The Coal Connection: 75 years of brass bands and the NCB

January 5 • The National Coal Board came into existence 75 years ago this month — and with it a connection to brass bands that remains to this day.


2021 4BR Band of the Year: The conductors and players

December 31 • These are the conductors and players we've picked to perform in our 2021 Band of the Year line-up — if we were ever lucky enough to get them together for a one off performance.


National Youth Brass Band at 70: Challenges met and opportunities to come

December 29 • Mark Bromley, CEO of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain talks to 4BR about the organisation's response to the challenges posed in 2021, and how it is now looking forward to its 70th anniversary year in 2022.


Mediterranean attractions: How a brass band is core to attracting students to Antibes

December 27 • Antibes Conservatoire of Music & Drama has a new state of the art concert hall — but it is a brass band that is being promoted as a star attraction for students.

Concert: National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand

January 23 • Conductors: Alan Spence & Tyme Marsters. Soloists: Anthony Smith; Liam Wright; Luke Spence. Te Whaiea National Dance & Drama Centre. Wellington. Saturday 22nd January


Concert: Alumni of National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

January 21 • Conductor: Dr Robert Childs. Butlin's Skyline Resort. Skegness. Sunday 9th January


Concert: Black Dyke Band

January 19 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Memorial Hall. Marlborough College. Sunday 16th January


# Band Points
1Cory2,545.14
2Foden's990.30
3Black Dyke771.64
4Brighouse and Rastrick612.49
5Tredegar544.07
6Valaisia Brass Band520.97
7Flowers511.76
8Eikanger-Bjørsvik452.11
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery415.73
10Paris Brass Band325.09

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 29 January • Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 29 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 30 January • Greendale Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4XB


Glossop Old Band - Silk Brass Band

Sunday 30 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 4 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


Ellenbrook and Boothstown Brass Band

January 27 • We are a friendly, light hearted hobby band with spaces available throughout. Our main wants are Drums, Bb Bass and a second Euphonium whilst rebuilding after the long lay-off.


wantage silver band

January 27 • Wantage Band (L&SC Championship) are looking for a first class Bb Bass player with experience in the first/top section. The band are led by Professional MD Paul Holland and rehearse at their own band hall every Wednesday and Sunday.


wantage silver band

January 27 • Wantage Band (L&SC Championship) are looking for a first class Principal Cornet to complete their line up. The band are led by Professional MD Paul Holland and rehearse at their own band hall every Wednesday and Sunday.


Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


               

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