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4BR Thursday Interview with Gareth Griffiths

June 10, 2021
4BR catches up with the principal trumpet of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra — a proud Welshman with a brass band background who has been enjoying life and music making on the island for the past 20 years and more.

Dark Arteries

Service call for bands on Radio 3

May 15, 2021
Composer Gavin Higgins and conductor Sam Harrison will join Radio 3 presenter Tom Service to discuss brass banding this weekend.


Vulpes Vulpes inspires Saggers to victory...

May 10, 2021
Composer Paul Saggers claims the prestigious O/Mordent Composer competition prize with a work inspired by the fantastic Mr Fox...


Death of Tredegar stalwart

April 14, 2021
The death has been announced of William 'Bill' Stokes — a stalwart committee member and supporter of Tredegar Band.


Tredegar aim for switch benefits on return to action

March 29, 2021
There will be changes in the personnel for the Welsh champion when they return to rehearsals.


Tredegar provides taster for FTBB Summer School

March 28, 2021
Welsh champion supports the Fermanagh/Tyrone Brass Band Summer School with some musical sparkle under MD Ian Porthouse.


Tredegar lead tribute to Legacy driving force

February 15, 2021
Welsh champion pays tribute to former politician and historian Hywel Francis who became an important supporter of the arts and the brass band movement in Wales.


Bursary boost for Tredegar player

February 15, 2021
Tredegar tenor horn player Jack Lythaby has been awarded a bursary to help him with his musical studies.


Matryoshka release for Tredegar star

February 06, 2021
Two new commissions dominate the debut CD release of Tredegar tenor horn star Ross Dunne.

Player of the Year

4BR Awards: 2020 Player of the Year

January 01, 2021
The winner is...


Tredegar link to provide extra compassion at Christmas

December 21, 2020
Welsh champion links with Compassionate Cymru to bring extra musical comfort for those in greatest need at Christmas.


Tredegar makes Beatles reunion

December 18, 2020
Welsh champion celebrates 40 years of innovative recordings with a CD re-release of a Beatles celebration...


Another Dream success for Yu-Han

December 13, 2020
Tredegar euphonium star Yu-Han Yang claims second international music title.


Welsh champion takes first steps back to rehearsal

November 27, 2020
Tredegar has taken the first small steps back to playing together by following the regulations and guidelines provided in Wales.


Tredegar euph star claims Jeju International crown

November 09, 2020
A superb performance of the Philip Wilby 'Euphonium Concerto' sees Yu-Han Yang claim the prestigious Jeju title and $8,000 first prize.


BBC to repeat Battle of the Bands

October 06, 2020
The BBC 'Our Lives' series will repeat its 'Battle of the Bands' programme looking at banding in Wales in the build up to the 2019 Welsh Regional Championship.


Besson welcomes Tredegar euph star

October 05, 2020
Yu-Han Yang becomes the latest addition to Besson's International Performance Artist stable following a year of high profile success.


Tredegar duo feature on Besson Fridays at Home

September 04, 2020
This evening's episode sees the team of Philip Harper, Steven Mead and Roger Webster joined by the Tredegar Band pairing of Ian Porthouse and Dewi Griffiths.

Ross Dunne

Dunne takes on teaching role

August 28, 2020
Tredegar solo horn player Ross Dunne has built on the success of his recent 4BR mini masterclass series to launch his own-line tuition service.

Tredegar Band

Tredegar euph star reaches Jeju final

August 12, 2020
Yu-Han Yang, the solo euphonium of Welsh champion, Tredegar, has reached the final of the prestigious Jeju International Brass Competition in Korea.


Porthouse Pointers No 4

June 10, 2020
Ian Porthouse enlists his son Harry to illustrate how to use vibrato correctly and incorrectly!

Ross Dunne

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne No: 2

June 02, 2020
Another mini-masterclass to enjoy and implement to keep your playing in trim at home...

Ross Dunne

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne

May 22, 2020
The Besson tenor horn artist talks about harnessing the right wind power...


Interview with Ian Porthouse

May 16, 2020
4BR talks to the Tredegar MD following the announcement that he will be the recipient of the 2020 Iles Medal.

Porthouse and Tovey

Porthouse and Tovey to receive Iles and Mortimer Medals

May 13, 2020
Ian Porthouse and Bramwell Tovey are the recipients of the 2020 Iles and Mortimer Medals from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.


Worldwide entries for BrookWright Composition Competition

July 26 • 92 small ensemble works will battle it out for the 2021 composer prize.


Heroes to get an early preview in London

July 26 • Foden's Band will return to Regent Hall to preview the National test-piece alongside the composer in October.


On the road again...

July 26 • Three members of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain management team are helping to raise funds for bursary awards by racking up the mileage...


Death of Gary Patterson

July 26 • The death has been announced of the respected teacher, educator and conductor.

Regent Hall Concerts - Cor8 Horn Ensemble

Friday 16 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - W1 Brass - Brass Quintet

Friday 23 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - j5o brass quintet

Friday 30 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Chapeltown Silver Prize Band

July 25 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR, we invite applications from enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated individuals, who will challenge and further develop the success of the band. Based North Sheffield, 5 mins from M1 jct 35/36, with a sensible balance of concerts/contests.

The Cobham Band

July 25 • Conductor - Our existing conductor moved back up north during lockdown but we are now back rehearsing. A fourth section SCABA band, we play bandstands, concerts and contest locally. We meet at 8pm each Monday and look forward to hearing from you

Crewe Brass

July 25 • Crewe Brass, a progressive and highly motivated 3rd Section Band are looking for an Eb Bass, Tenor Horn, & Solo Trombone. So if you fancy a new challenge then simply email the Band, we'd love to hear from you ! www.crewebrass.com

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher


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