Dr Robert Childs steps down as Chairperson of the National Youth & National Childrens Brass Bands of Great Britain to welcome in new faces to lead the organisation into the future.
August 12 • World of Brass is to launch wobplay — a new subscription streaming service offering over 8,500 audio tracks and videos old and new for brass band lovers across the globe.
August 12 • Yu-Han Yang, the solo euphonium of Welsh champion, Tredegar, has reached the final of the prestigious Jeju International Brass Competition in Korea.
August 12 • You need to be pronto to get your entries on for the Durham & Open Composition Competition.
August 12 • A further blow to Welsh banding as Arts venues throughout the nation are said to be in need of further urgent support if they are to survive.
August 12 • The annual Armagh Summer School will be a virtual event this year — lead by tutors from Foden's Band and open to players from around the world.
August 11 • 85 youngsters enjoy a musical week of learning with a difference.
August 11 • From advanced arranging to copyright issues and even a Conference call — make sure you sign up for Brass Band England's latest raft of attractions.
August 11 • Fulham Brass Band has added to its list of star interviews — with LSO violinist Maxine Kwok Adams dropping in for their latest musical chat...
July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.
July 1 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - Ray Steadman Allen's 1978 work, 'Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway
June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.
June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...
August 8 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life of a pioneering musician whose achievements amounted to much more than a historic entry in the contesting record books.
August 1 • Can the brass band movement once again persuade leading figures from a different professional musical hinterland to step into the confines of the adjudicator's box?
July 23 • On the centenary of the death of Alexander Owen, 4BR looks at the life and legacy of one of the greatest figures in the history of the brass band movement.
July 21 • 4BR takes a close look at the exams for brass students that are being offered by the London College of Music.
August 9 • The Rise to Fame of the Stanshawe (Bristol) Band. Conductor: Walter Hargreaves. SAYDISC Recordings: SDLB 262
August 3 • A combination of Swiss engineering precision and allergy free plastic looks to make an impression on being the name on lips of a growing niche market.
August 2 • Virtuoso Victorian Brass Music. The Wallace Collection. Conductor: Simon Wright. Soloist: John Wallace. Nimbus Recordings: NI 5470
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Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000
Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY
Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU
Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820
Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820
August 12 • Newbridge celynen brass band 4th sectiob are recruiting *Cornets * Flugel Horn *Horns * Baritone and Bb and Eb Bass . . We are planning to rebuild over the next 12 months with Concerts and 3 contests
August 11 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along to one of our rehearsals.
August 5 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!
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