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Harper

The Goldy standard of brass band images...

The great pictures taken by Ian Clowes from the 2019 National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall can now browsed and purchased on-line.

October 20, 2019


St Louis

Meet us in St Louis...

The inaugural Gateway British Brass Band Festival will be held in St Louis in November — complete with competitions, concerts, masterclasses and a new adjudication system.

October 20, 2019


Netherlands

Dutch hopefuls ready for Vienna Nights in Utrecht

40 bands will head to Utrecht next weekend looking to claim National titles at the TivoliVredenburg.

October 20, 2019


Toitan

4BR Quiz: Weekend quiz

Time to recall those epic moments at the Royal Albert Hall last weekend with our Friday quiz.

October 18, 2019


Nationals 2019

Titan downloads now available

If you want to hear Cory's winning performance of 'Titan's Progress' again and again — or any of the other 19 from Albert Hall you can.

October 18, 2019


Dave Lea

Ibstrock to take Lea lead

Ibstock Brick Brass has appointed the experienced Dave Lea as their new Musial Director.

October 18, 2019


Cutt

Yorkshire elite need to make the Cutt in Huddersfield in 2020

Garry Cutt and Nigel Boddice head the adjudication teams at the 2020 Yorkshire Regional Championships.

October 18, 2019


Support us

Join our 'Support Us' scheme

4BR's 'Support Us' scheme to helps enable it remain the vibrant, independent voice of the worldwide brass band movement. Find out how you can help.

October 18, 2019


Fodens

New horn signing at Foden's

Foden's bid fond farewell to Nat Martin and welcome Grace Jeffers to their horn section.

October 17, 2019


Evans

Evans to keep beating time...

Richard Evans will be joined by the band that first made his name for the launch of the updated version of his celebrated autobiography.

October 17, 2019


Thoresby

McElligott era comes to an end at Thoresby

The four year musical partnership between Thoresby Band and Ian McElligott comes to an end as the band announce new lead with Michael Howley.

October 17, 2019


Wilkinson

Wilkinson takes youth lead in Sweden

Conductor Lewis Wilkinson has been enjoying working with Solna Brass ahead of their 'Salute to Youth' appearance at the Swedish National Championships.

October 17, 2019


Hade Edge

New player arrivals at Hade Edge

Six new players join Jamie Smith and the ranks at Hade Edge Band.

October 17, 2019


Wakefield Band

Kench steps down at Wakefield Metropolitan

Peter Kench has taken the decision to step down as the Musical Director of Wakefield Metropolitan Band.

October 17, 2019


Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury musical partnership comes to an end

The musical partnership between Shrewsbury Band and conductor Steve Pritchard-Jones has ended after seven years together.

October 17, 2019


Ty Cerdd

Ty Cerdd look to promote composer link to community groups

19/20 CoDI Buddies programme looks to promote links between Welsh composers and performing groups and societies.

October 17, 2019


Houlding

Trom stars spread banding gospel in Japan

Professional trombone players Chris Houlding and Simon Minshall have been spreading the brass band gospel in Japan.

October 17, 2019


Enter

Holme Valley entries coming in

Entries for the popular Holme Valley Solo & Ensemble contest are coming in fast — so even the pie order is being upgraded...

October 17, 2019


NIBA

Report & Results: 2019 North of Ireland Championship

Laganvale Metal Technology qualify for the European Championships in Malmo in 2021 as they lead the list of winners at the NIBA Championships in Armagh.

October 16, 2019


radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

Its all about the music of Edward Elgar this week with Phillip Hunt.

October 16, 2019


Classifieds

Put your band on the global banding map

The 4BR Classified Service is the most effective way to ensure your band's activities, aims and objectives are shown to the world. Sign up now make sure you get your musical ambitions on line and connected to those you want to be linked up with.

October 16, 2019


Whit Friday

Council to continue to back Saddleworth Whit Friday contests

Oldham Council has put the funding record straight after they state a campaign of misinformation was spread about the future financial backing of their famous Whit Friday events.

October 16, 2019


Cory Band

World Rankings — October update

Cory cement unassailable lead at the top of the rankings following their Nationals victory in London last weekend.

October 14, 2019


Spring Festival

100th Spring Festival announces test-pieces

The centenary of the British Open Spring Festival will be marked by a trio of set-works that honour some of the most influential figures in its history.

October 13, 2019


Cory 2019

Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain

Cory claim the National title with a performance worthy of the greatest Titans at the Royal Albert Hall.

October 12, 2019




Harper

The Goldy standard of brass band images...

October 20 • The great pictures taken by Ian Clowes from the 2019 National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall can now browsed and purchased on-line.


St Louis

Meet us in St Louis...

October 20 • The inaugural Gateway British Brass Band Festival will be held in St Louis in November — complete with competitions, concerts, masterclasses and a new adjudication system.


Netherlands

Dutch hopefuls ready for Vienna Nights in Utrecht

October 20 • 40 bands will head to Utrecht next weekend looking to claim National titles at the TivoliVredenburg.


Toitan

4BR Quiz: Weekend quiz

October 18 • Time to recall those epic moments at the Royal Albert Hall last weekend with our Friday quiz.


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Brass Band

Friday 25 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ


Haverhill Silver Band - Best of Brass

Saturday 26 October • Thaxted Parish Church,. Thaxted. Dunmow,. CM6 2PL


Foden's Band - Victoria Hall, Hanley

Sunday 27 October • Victoria Hall, Bagnall Strett, Stoke on Trent, ST1 3AD


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 1 November • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Foden's Band - Foden's Annual Solo, Duet and Quartet Contest

Saturday 2 November • Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Ashton under Lyne Band

October 20 • PRINCIPAL CORNET - We are looking to appoint an experienced and confident exponent to lead a very accomplished line. There are some very big shoes to fill so if you have the quality and are up for the challenge please get in touch in confidence.


Bakewell Silver Band

October 20 • CORNET - We are looking for a cornet player to complete our section, position negotiable. The band practises on Wednesdays 8pm with additional rehearsals for contest prep


Bakewell Silver Band

October 20 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR - We are looking for an MD to drive our band forward. We enjoy delivering entertaining and challenging concerts and seek future success on the contest stage. The band practises on Wednesdays 8pm with additional rehearsals for contest prep


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


               

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