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Free Cosmic Breath to be inhaled in Florence

July 12
A week of free on-line masterclasses and on-line events is being hosted in Florence later this month — with the chance to inhale the musical air with the likes of Joseph Alessi, Allen Vizzutti, Sarah Willis and Roger Bobo...


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Kerwin offers online Mental Health First Aid Courses

July 12 • Mental health advocate Tabby Kerwin will be leading courses certified by Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA), exclusively aimed at people in brass bands in England.


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Sunday Quiz: Keep an eye out...

July 12 • Work out a little brain tickler and you can get your hands on a trio of great brass band CDs...


Bolsover

Bolsover Festival postponed until 2021

July 12 • The 2020 Bolsover Festival of Brass is postponed until 2021, but there will be a highlights package to enjoy later in the year to keep things ticking along.


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National Youth Band looks to appoint Funding Manager

July 12 • There is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain on a full time, salaried basis.


Worldwide audience tune in for Besson's Friday Night at Home...

July 12 • The Besson trio of Philip Harper, Steven Mead and Roger Webster are gaining a loyal worldwide following for the fortnightly Friday Night in...


Government guidance disappointing and unjustified

July 11 • The Making Music organisation that represents over 200,000 musicians has called the Government's latest response to leisure time musical activities, "disappointing and unjustified"...


Scots maintain pause on banding return

July 11 • The Scottish Brass Band Association has advised its bands not to return to playing for the foreseeable future.


Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now...

July 10 • The April edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out and once again its packed with articles, features, reviews and things of interest on every page...


Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

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


Interview with Ian Bousfield

Interview with Ian Bousfield

June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.


5 minute masterclass with David Childs

5 minute masterclass with David Childs

June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...


Classic test-pieces revisited No 3: A Moorside Suite

Classic test-pieces revisited No 3: A Moorside Suite

June 17 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - 'A Moorside Suite' by Gustav Holst


4BR Hall of Fame:  No.10: Albert Chappell

4BR Hall of Fame: No.10: Albert Chappell

July 9 • A mainstay figure of the banding movement — whose influence in helping bands and players fulfil their potential was based on his insightful musicality and disciplined work ethic.


Follow the science: How brass bands can return to pandemic safety

July 3 • Beware the claims of quack doctors, pseudo-science, divine interventionists, oddballs, confidence tricksters and criminals and trust in proper research — its the only answer to get us back playing safely...


Take 5: A quintet of composers to persuade to write for brass bands

July 2 • With a need to reach out to a wider audience in the post Coronavirus era, can the brass band movement persuade any of these high profile composers and arrangers to write for us?


The Pharaoh's Curse?: The tale of Tutankhamun's trumpets...

June 21 • When Howard Carter found 'wonderful things' in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922, they included two trumpets that seemingly had a curse of their own...

LP review: Festival of Championship Brass

July 7 • Featuring: Black Dyke; Brighouse & Rastrick; City of Coventry; Cory; CWS (Manchester); Fairey; Grimethorpe; GUS (Footwear); Hampshire Youth; Ransome, Hoffman & Pollard; Rochdale; Stanshawe; Tredegar Junior; Yorkshire Imperial. Decca Recordings: STBC 7-9


Instrument review: Besson BE120 Prodige cornet

June 29 • The student model market place is highly competitive, so has Besson struck the right balance on cost and quality with its revamped and upgraded 'Prodige' cornet?


Book review: James Ord Hume

June 28 • The March King. Dr Timothy Thirst. Price: £15.95 (paperback) (UK)


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Black Dyke Band - Cory - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert

Sunday 13 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B12EA


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & Hymn tune

Sunday 27 September • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Cheltenham Silver Band

July 9 • Cheltenham Silver Band is a 3rd section band looking for a new Musical Director.. We would like an enthusiastic conductor who will work closely with the band, committee and the training band MD to foster an enjoyable, supportive and creative atmosphere.


Newbridge Band

July 5 • Newbridge Celynen Brass Band are a 4th section band based in South Wales who have vacancies for the following seats:. . Front Row Cornets, Horns. Baritone, Euphonium. Bb Bass, Eb Bass. Tuned Percussion


Chadderton Band

July 3 • 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. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer


               

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