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Tim De Maeseneer

Interview with Tim De Maeseneer

April 10
4BR catches up with Belgian horn star, teacher and soloist Tim De Maeseneer as he embarks on leading an exciting new degree course open to brass band players at the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven.


Band Supplies

Zero in on getting back to band with a Besson from Band Supplies

April 10 • There is a 0% special offer on Besson Prestige and Sovereign models at Band Supplies — but be quick if you want to get your hands on one in time to get back to banding...


Jaap

Musschenga takes baton at De Bazuin Oenkerk

April 9 • Jaap Musschenga has been appointed as the new Musical Director of Brassband De Bazuin Oenkerk.


bESSON fRIDAY

Besson Fridays at Home: Episode 18

April 9 • The Besson trio of Philip, Steven and Roger are joined by two trumpet and cornet stars making vital career moves at the right time.


Black Dyke

New web presence for Black Dyke Band

April 8 • The famous Queensbury Band enhances it community engagement with a new redesigned website presence.


Numbers up at Wantage

April 8 • A fantastic youth recruitment drive and four new senior signings boost future prosperity for Wantage.


4BR Thursday Interview with Ian Porthouse

April 8 • 4BR talks to Ian Porthouse following the completion of the first three online days of the Easter course of National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain — and one packed full of numerous highlights.


We are the champions...

April 7 • 4BR talks to Sandy Smith about the formation of Champions of Brass — a new band made up of old friends ready to give audience music making to savour.


Whitburn to host 'Virtual Festival' contest for Scottish bands

April 7 • Scottish bands invited to showcase their online talents for new domestic virtual competition.


Interview with Tim De Maeseneer

Interview with Tim De Maeseneer

April 10 • 4BR has spoken with the critically acclaimed tenor horn soloist Tim De Maeseneer following the announcement that he has been appointed as the new Professor in Saxhorn and Brass at the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven, one of the most highly regarded Music Conservatoires in Belgium.


4BR Thursday Interview with Ian Porthouse

4BR Thursday Interview with Ian Porthouse

April 8 • 4BR talks to Ian Porthouse following the completion of the first three online days of the Easter course of National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain - and one packed full of numerous highlights.


We are the champions...

We are the champions...

April 7 • 4BR talks to Sandy Smith about the formation of Champions of Brass - a new band made up of old friends ready to give audience music making to savour.


4BR Wednesday morning interview with Carrie Boax

4BR Wednesday morning interview with Carrie Boax

April 7 • 4BR talks to the President of the Scottish Brass Band Association to find out more about what the current and future Covid-19 landscape holds for bands.


Bums on seats:  Understanding the new entertainment normality

Bums on seats: Understanding the new entertainment normality

March 5 • When brass bands return to live performance how do they prise the bums of an audience from the sofas in front of smart television screens to hear them play — or can they also offer another button to press...


4BR Hall of Fame: No.15: Willie Lang

February 16 • Tim Mutum looks back at the remarkable life of the great cornet and trumpet player Willie Lang.


Score Exchange: Three unusual places to find great brass band scores

February 15 • How do you find high quality sheet music? Score Exchange may be just the right place to find out...


Take 5: A quintet of the best Journey into Freedom recordings

February 12 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five of the best recordings of Eric Ball's classic test-piece to add to your collection.

CD review: Hustle

February 9 • Mark Glover (euphonium). Featuring: Dr Viktoriya Zaharieva (piano). ASIN: B07MCZJ1RJ


CD review: Origin of the Species - Revisited

February 8 • The Wallace Collection . Featuring: John Wallace, John Miller, Paul Gardham, Simon Gunton, Anthony George. TWC Recordings: TWC-FR2020-001


CD review: Flow

January 11 • Mauro Martins. Accompanists: Bernardo Pinhal & Daniel Bernardes. Featuring: Sergio Carolino (tuba) . CD Recording: CDMMF


# 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

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


City of Bristol Brass Band

April 9 • A FLUGEL player is required by City of Bristol Brass Band (competing in the First Section) with immediate effect. The successful applicant will join a successful, friendly band with some exciting concerts and contests in the diary.


Otterbourne Brass

April 7 • If during the last 12 months you have realised how much time two rehearsals a week plus engagements takes then Otterbourne Brass rehearse once a week and presently has vacancies for bass and trombone players. Other instruments may also apply


Wotton and District Silver Band

April 5 • When we all get back to business we will be seeking to fill our vacancies for MUSICAL DIRECTOR and Eb BASS.


Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


               

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