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Dommett

4BR Thursday Interview with Jasper Dommett

4BR talks to composer Jasper Dommett as he prepares for the premiere of his opera 'Coram Boy' which will be broadcast from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff on Friday 7th May.

May 06, 2021


Alpine

All things Bright and beautiful...

There is a great opportunity to enjoy a day of brass band entertainment in a fantastic Australian tourist spot later this month.

May 06, 2021


Blechklang

New musical chapter opens in Germany

The Blasmusikverein Carl Zeiss Jena e.V organisation will spearhead its future development under the new leadership of Norbert Goldhardt.

May 06, 2021


Brookwright

Brookwright Music launches new small ensemble composition competition

The critically acclaimed publisher launches a new competition to boost the repertoire for small brass ensembles.

May 06, 2021


MU

4BR Wednesday Interview with Chris Walters of the Musicians' Union

4BR talks to the Musicians' Union to find out more about their response to the proposal to reduce higher education funding for music and other subjects in England by 50%.

May 05, 2021


Woolston Brass

Celebrating 130 years of Woolston Brass

The most famous and most successful band in New Zealand in celebrating its 130th anniversary this year.

May 05, 2021


MIA

MIA to discuss Model Music Curriculum

The Music Industries Association will be taking a closer look at the Department of Education's recently published Model Music Curriculum — and you can be a part of the discussion.

May 05, 2021


Fully scored

Fully Scored returns for double attraction

There are two new episodes of the popular 'Fully Scored' podcast to enjoy.

May 05, 2021


Ial

Memories of the Italian jobs...

Happy memories charge the determination of the Italian Brass Band to return to rehearsals.

May 05, 2021


Vos

4BR Tuesday Interview with Robbert Vos

4BR catches up with the Dutch euphonium star to find out more about his plans for the future.

May 04, 2021


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Brush up your Lutheran studies...

The study scores for the British Open test-piece can be purchased on-line from the publisher.

May 04, 2021


SWBBA

Huge response SWBBA solo and quartet event

150 competitors from across the banding world have been out to impress adjudicator Steve Sykes — with the results to be announced later this month.

May 04, 2021


aWARDS

Report & Results: 2021 Mid Sussex Solo Contest

The 'return' of the Mid Sussex Brass Band solo contest brought plenty of excellent performances to enjoy for adjudicator Brett Baker.

May 04, 2021


European

Countdown to the Euros...

You can join Frank Renton and Helen Varley for a host of great European brass banding excellence this weekend.

May 04, 2021


Luke BARKER

4BR Emerging Player Profile: Luke Barker

4BR talks to the talented player who has just claimed the Geneva Heritage Cornet title by impressing Phillip McCann and Kirsty Abbotts.

May 04, 2021


Vicar

Tuba mirum...

Reverend Canon Hilary Barber sounds the tuba amid the magnificent architecture of Halifax Minster...

May 03, 2021


Whitburn

Whitburn keen to keep connection with proud past

Whitburn has been looking forward of late — but is still keen to celebrate its proud past with some help.

May 03, 2021


nasuwt

YouTube coverage for North of England Areas

You can now enjoy performances from past and hopefully, future North of England Regional Championships ...

May 03, 2021


Onyx

4BR Monday Interview with David Gordon-Shute

4BR talks to Onyx Brass founder member David Gordon-Shute about the ensemble's much anticipated new CD release — one inspired by emotive strands of personal and musical legacy.

May 03, 2021


Broken

Lower priority music provision faces 50% cut in Higher Education funding

The UK Government proposes a 50% cut in funding to music students in Higher Education in England.

May 03, 2021


Wallen

Highest accolade for composer Errollyn Wallen CBE

Composer's outstanding contribution to musical life in the UK is marked by the 2020 Incorporated Society of Musicians Distinguished Musician Award.

May 03, 2021


Heritage

Report & Results: Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition

Luke Barker of Flowers Band claims the Geneva Heritage Cornet first prize as some wonderfully talented youngsters will also benefit from masterclass tuition from Phillip McCann and Kirsty Abbots.

May 01, 2021


coop

cooperation required for new solo contest

The Scottish champion will host its own solo on-line competition

April 30, 2021


wHITBURN

Excellent line-up for Whitburn Virtual Festival

The Kapitol Cory and Fife Festival on-line champions inspire a great response from home grown talent for their own virtual event.

April 30, 2021


4BR Friday Interview with Brian Rankine

4BR catches up with the great Scottish cornet and trumpet player to look back in time over a remarkable 60 year musical career — and one that was marked at its start by a wonderful presentation.

April 30, 2021




Dommett

4BR Thursday Interview with Jasper Dommett

May 6 • 4BR talks to composer Jasper Dommett as he prepares for the premiere of his opera 'Coram Boy' which will be broadcast from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff on Friday 7th May.


Alpine

All things Bright and beautiful...

May 6 • There is a great opportunity to enjoy a day of brass band entertainment in a fantastic Australian tourist spot later this month.


Blechklang

New musical chapter opens in Germany

May 6 • The Blasmusikverein Carl Zeiss Jena e.V organisation will spearhead its future development under the new leadership of Norbert Goldhardt.


Brookwright

Brookwright Music launches new small ensemble composition competition

May 6 • The critically acclaimed publisher launches a new competition to boost the repertoire for small brass ensembles.


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


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Dobcross Silver Band

May 6 • Dobcross Silver Band invite applications for the following positions. . . SOLO BARITONE, . EB BASS. . . Players must be dedicated and enthusiastic team players. Great atmosphere and enjoyable rehearsals to look forward to!


St Michael's Brass Band

May 6 • St Michael's Brass Band: We are a friendly, non-contesting band playing for church and local community events, looking for players to come and join us on Thursdays from 8pm - 9:30pm at the Old Vic behind Church on Townley St. Middleton Mcr M24 1BT


Jubilee brass (Oxford) band

May 5 • As we get ready to return to rehearsals we are looking to recruit Bb Bass, Eb Bass & Cornets to join our friendly 3rd section band. We do a good mix of concerts and contests. Come along for a blow you will be welcome. Other instruments also very welcome.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


               

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