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Kennedy

Death of Ronnie Kennedy

The death has been reported of the hugely respected player and conductor Ronnie Kennedy.

October 18, 2021


Ratby

Ratby savour congratulations

The Ratby Co-operative Band has thanked the banding community for their messages of support and congratulations following their outstanding Royal Albert Hall result.

October 18, 2021


1st Old Boys

Report & Results: 2021 NIBA Championships

1st Old Boys return to the top of the winner's rostrum as section titles head to CWA Brass and Dynamic Brass in Armagh.

October 18, 2021


BBW

Have your say on Brass Bands Wales

The general Quarterly Meeting of Brass Bands Wales will be held on a Zoom platform later this month — and you can have your say.

October 17, 2021


Littlemore

Foden's to mark Littlemore banding contribution

The contribution made by Allan Littlemore to the banding movement and to Foden's and Leyland Bands will be marked in a special concert in Sandbach later today.

October 17, 2021


City of Bradford

City of Bradford add youth and experience

The Yorkshire band has busy busy signing up playing talent as they look ahead to a busy few months.

October 17, 2021


Rainford

Rainford add to the ranks

New signings bolster the ranks of Rainford Band as they look ahead to the Scottish Open in Perth next month.

October 17, 2021


Eimaher

The Vikings have been coming again and again over the years

The Wobplay recording platform now has a fantastic selection box of great Eikanger Bjorsvik CD recordings for you to enjoy.

October 15, 2021


Kirsty

Carlton Main Frickley thank incredible Abbotts

Yorkshire band takes opportunity to provide an emotional thank-you to their inspirational principal cornet after she calls a halt to her role after 19 years.

October 15, 2021


Kpaitol

Kapitol issues details of Covid-19 follow-up

Bands who took part in Cheltenham and London will be contacted by Kapitol as part of their post-Covid-19 review process.

October 15, 2021


NIBA

NIBA Championships to be broadcast

The brass band competitions from the the contest in Armagh will be broadcast for the banding world to enjoy.

October 14, 2021


Durham

Report & Results: 2021 DCBBA Solos, Duets, Quartets & Veterans

There was plenty of great music making on show at the recent Durham County BBA event.

October 14, 2021


Clifton

City of Bristol ready to aim sky high

Performances for television, radio and contesting sees City of Bristol Band return to music making with a sky high outlook.

October 14, 2021


Score

Want to write for brass bands?

4BR talks to composer and conductor Andy Duncan about his iWrite composing modules which aim to enable brass band lovers to start composing for the brass band medium — from hymn tunes to test-pieces...

October 13, 2021


Allegro

The Musician's Optician eyes National title

Allegro Optical — 'The Musician's Optician', is celebrating having reached the finals of the prestigious Optician Awards for the fourth year running.

October 13, 2021


Foden's Band

World Rankings — October update

The Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings have finally returned after a break of over 18 months due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

October 13, 2021


Resurrection

King CD gains critical acclaim

Prof David King's new solo recital CD release has been gaining both popular and critical plaudits.

October 12, 2021


Eccles

New midfield signings at Eccles

The euph and horn sections at Eccles Borough Band get a boost with the signings of Rhys Edwards and Sammy Latus.

October 12, 2021


Wimgates

New sop and flugel signings at Wingates

Rob Richardson and Liv Appleton sign for the north west band.

October 12, 2021


Gregson

Remembering Bram Gregson & Friends

Edward Gregson talks about the life and musical legacy of his elder brother which he has curated on a new double CD release.

October 11, 2021


Silnece

The sound of silence...

A new work by composer Stephen Roberts will form the centerpiece of a concert given by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Shirley Bands later this month.

October 10, 2021


Whitburn

Whitburn invest in new horn lead

18 year old Andrew McMillan becomes the new solo horn at Scottish Open champion, Whitburn.

October 10, 2021


Webster

Webster to lead Cornish player development

Roger Webster will be leading the next Brass Bands England Player Development workshop in Cornwall — so make sure you sign up.

October 10, 2021


iRVICNE

Blast off for next generation at Irvine & Dreghorn

The future of brass and percussion playing at the Irvine & Dreghorn Band in Scotland looks to be rosy.

October 10, 2021


End

New MD at Enderby

Steve Phillips has been appointed as the new Musical Director at Enderby Band

October 10, 2021




Kennedy

Death of Ronnie Kennedy

October 18 • The death has been reported of the hugely respected player and conductor Ronnie Kennedy.


Ratby

Ratby savour congratulations

October 18 • The Ratby Co-operative Band has thanked the banding community for their messages of support and congratulations following their outstanding Royal Albert Hall result.


1st Old Boys

Report & Results: 2021 NIBA Championships

October 18 • 1st Old Boys return to the top of the winner's rostrum as section titles head to CWA Brass and Dynamic Brass in Armagh.


BBW

Have your say on Brass Bands Wales

October 17 • The general Quarterly Meeting of Brass Bands Wales will be held on a Zoom platform later this month — and you can have your say.


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Air Force Salon Orchestra

Friday 5 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 7 November • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ


Abertillery Town Band - 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Saturday 13 November • Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre, Mitre St, Abertillery NP13 1AL


Regent Hall Concerts - Magli Brass Quintet

Friday 19 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

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


Rushden Town Band

October 16 • The band is looking for a 2nd Trombone and Percussionist to join this friendly group of players. For more details of the band please see the band's website www.rushdentownband.com.


Lindley Band

October 16 • HORN and CORNET PLAYERS required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.


Staines Brass

October 15 • Staines Brass are looking for , E flat Bass and B flat Bass players to join our ranks following the return to rehearsals. Our rehearsal nights are Thursday 8pm and we are based The Lammas Park, Staines, TW18 4XZ


Chris King

MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer


               

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