Despite the restrictions and the weather there is still a little bit of fun to be had if you want to play together..
January 15 • You can now enjoy a dozen 4BR 'CD of the Year' releases on the Wobplay.com platform.
January 15 • Brass Bands England has appointed five new Youth Development Brass Specialists to provide essential community help and assist partnership building.
January 15 • Phillip McCann and Geneva Group launch exciting new cornet competition seeking to inspire the next generation of lyrical performers.
January 15 • Chris Helme is reaching out to even more people now as another radio station adds to his list of brass band output.
January 14 • If you are looking to purchase a new Prestige or Sovereign cornet — then a £1,000 minimum part exchange deal from Band Supplies is just perfect to give your playing an extra boost this January.
January 14 • There are five free places available for a mental health awareness training course being led by Tabby Kerwin.
January 14 • The successful Yorkshire band has been presenting awards of its own
January 13 • Bandiau Pres Cymru/Brass Bands Wales has offered its congratulations to the nation's bands and musicians in the recent 4BR Awards as it continues to make solid progress towards the future.
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...
January 4 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life of one of the truly unique musical talents of the banding movement.
December 30 • Five highlights and five low points from the past 12 months in the banding world...
December 28 • The long list of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by our panel of judges has been released.
December 5 • With news that banding could rise again in the not too distant future, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five of the best recordings of Eric Ball's masterful work.
January 11 • Mauro Martins. Accompanists: Bernardo Pinhal & Daniel Bernardes. Featuring: Sergio Carolino (tuba) . CD Recording: CDMMF
January 5 • Amsterdam Staff Band and Household Troops Band. Bandmasters: Olaf Ritman and Carl Saunders. Soloists: Michel Rosenquist; Steef Klepke; Anthony Smith . SP&S Recordings: SPS 435 CD
January 4 • Ratby Co-operative Brass Band. Musical Director: David Purkiss. World of Sound Recordings: WOS158
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|5||Valaisia Brass Band||542.45|
|9||Paris Brass Band||389.84|
|10||Carlton Main Frickley Colliery||365.35|
Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL
Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3
Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA
Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH
January 1 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs. Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.
MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator