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Home Grown MD Takes Charge at Blaenavon Town Band

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The Blaenavon Town Band are extremely proud to announce the appointment of our new Musical Director, Mr David Langley. David has played with the band since the age of 7. Starting his playing career with them on cornet under the guidance on Evan Smith. Having reached the senior band David developed as a musician moving [&hellip more...

BBC Sounds of Brass

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BBC Sounds of Brass radio programme list – Sunday 12th November 2017 OVATION (Martin Ellerby) Combined Bands of Grimethorpe Colliery & Yorkshire Building Society Conductor Elgar Howarth CLUB EUROPE (Marin Ellerby) Flowers Band Conductor Philip Harper TUBA CONCERTO (Martin Ellerby) Tuba Soloist Stephen Sykes CWS (Glasgow) Band (Conductor Geoffrey Brand) NEW WORLD DANCES (Martin Ellerby) [&hellip more...

Decade Celebrations for Lancaster University Brass Band

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To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Lancaster University Brass Band, current and former members of the band joined together for a special concert. The band was formed by Mike Golding and Bek Chrimes as a 10 piece and in 2007, the University of Lancaster Music Society (ULMS) officially recognised it as a Major Ensemble. [&hellip more...

RESULTS: Brass In Concert 2017

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Eikanger-Bjørsvik under the direction of Reid Gilje took the 2017 Brass In Concert title with their speciallay commissioned programme; Tales of the North Sea. Adjudicators: Jan Van der Roost & Lito Fontana (Music: Quality of Performance) Nick Grace (Programme Content) Richard Evans & Peter Francomb (Entertainment & Presentation) Ian Bousfield (Soloist & Individual Awards) Music/Music/Content/Entertainment [&hellip more...

Report & Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

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Eikanger claim a historic 'Grand Slam' and reveal the ambition to claim even more success after winning the Brass in Concert title in a style a bit like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra... more...

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

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The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions. more...

Result: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

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Full results from Sage Gateshead where the 41st Brass in Concert Championship has taken place. more...

Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

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Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth. more...

Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

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The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival. more...

24 bands up for the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge this weekend

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There is a big field of contenders all eyeing up the Scottish Challenge Shield honours at Perth Concert Hall this weekend. more...

Whitburn fruits on local show

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The contest trophies won by Whitburn over the past year have been on public display for their local community to enjoy. more...

Welsh heavyweights join forces under one roof

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Cory and Tredegar renew their support for the Ty Cerdd organisation that helps promote and celebrate music making in Wales. more...

Big, little, large or small for Your Logo Here

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It doesn't matter about the size or number for Your Logo Here — just ask and we can keep everyone feeling part of your banding team... more...

Trinity Girls look for new lead

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The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end. more...

Elcoat takes command at Cockerton

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Cockerton takes musical orders from new MD appointment. more...

Brass Band World: November edition now out

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There are pages of great interviews, features, reviews and articles in this months BBW — the world's leading monthly brass band magazine. more...

Top troms for John Packer

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John Packer has a pair of terrific trombones ready to be loved and played on for Christmas in new homes... more...

EBBA makes positive move over Palanga 2020

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EBBA looks forward to re-establishing contact with Lithuanian delegates over the possible hosting of the European Championships in Palanga in 2020. more...

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

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Chris Helme brings you plenty of fantastic brass band music making from the heart of Yorkshire... more...

Webster leads German masterclasses

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Roger Webster has been helping the development of the German brass band movement by leading a masterclass series in Jena with BlechKLANG Brass Band. more...

Black Dyke stars play a perfect sneaky blinder

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Players from Black Dyke could be seen performing in the opening sequence to the new series of the hit period drama Peaky Blinders. more...

Premiership mark for Rath troms

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Rath Trombones has gained a Shooting Star award from their local Premiership football team. more...

Youth leads the way at Brass in Concert weekend

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Lots of brilliant young brass band players will play their part in the Brass in Concert Festival weekend. more...

180th Besson anniversary edition cornets at Band Supplies

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You will need to be very quick if you want to get your hands on the ultimate cornet present for Christmas. more...

Musical fun on show at Yorkshire Youth Band gathering

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The talented youngsters of the Yorkshire Youth Band enjoyed plenty of hard work, great music and fun on their recent autumn gathering in Saddleworth. more...

Radio: Listen to the Band

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More festive music from Frank at the BBC more...

New musical outlet opens in Tewit

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A new brass band in Tewit aims to provide a new musical outlet for brass band talent. more...

Foden's tour magical musical memories for Christmas

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Foden's up coming tour with big band singer Matt Ford will come with the added bonus of picking up a stocking filler full of festive musical memories. more...

World Rankings — November update

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Brighouse close the gap at the top following their victory in London whilst runners-up Tredegar are back in the top 5. more...

Report & Results: 2017 Swedish National Championships

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There is a new name National champion in Sweden as Gota Brass Band claims victory in Varnamo to book their place in Utrecht. more...

Interview with Lito Fontana

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4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Lito Fontana, the inspirational figure behind the success of the Italian National Championships. more...

Interview with Italian Brass Band

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4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Italian National Champions, Italian Brass Band from Rome. more...

Interview with Peter Steiner

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4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Italian trombonist Peter Steiner at the recent Italian Championships in Eppan. more...

Interview with Brasskneidl — Die Puschtra Brassband

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4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Division 2 Italian National Champions Brasskneidl — Die Puschtra Brassband more...

Death of Herbert H. Howarth

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The death has been announced of former CWS Manchester and Fairey Band player Bert Howarth. more...

Bugle Contest announces 2018 test-pieces

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The set-works that will test the bands at the famous Bugle Contest have been announced. more...

Stand together at David Morris funeral

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The banding world can show their support with the family of David Morris by bringing their stand banners to his funeral. more...

First prize awarded at Brass in Concert

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The Brass in Concert organisers have made their first award... more...

Radio: World of Brass

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John Maines brings more great brass band music to the airwaves more...

A Maestro flugel bargain at John Packer

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John Packer has fantastic bargain on the world class Maestro flugel from Yamaha. more...

Report & Results: 2017 Italian National Championship

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A memorable Concorso Nazionale in Eppan sees the Italian Brass Band defend its title to secure its place in Montreux in 2019. more...

2018 Midlands Area judges announced

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The team of judges for the 2018 Midlands Regional Championships have been revealed. more...

Terrier Brass hopes to put musical bite into England

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A group of Huddersfield Town FC brass band players are hoping to help put a bit of bite into the highly paid star footballers of England as they take on the best in the world. more...

Results: 2017 Italian National Championship

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The Italian Brass Band defends its title to secure its place in Montreux in 2019. more...

Bandsmen’s Festival Reveal 2018 Test Pieces

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Thoughts of summer days, though well ahead, are always welcome, so the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival is pleased to announce during these darker days of autumn the Test Pieces chosen for next summer’s Festival on June 16th. Chosen as always to challenge the bands with attractive music, thought is also given to ensure a [&hellip more...

Overwhelming Support Ahead of David Morris’ Funeral

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Woodhouse Prize Band and Chapeltown Band have announced further details regarding the upcoming funeral of the well loved brass band player and photographer, David Morris. A spokesperson on behalf of both bands told A4B: ‘Both Woodhouse and Chapeltown Bands have been overwhelmed by the support and messages received since the death of David was announced, [&hellip more...

England Band Adds Extra Bite to Wembley Line Up

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Huddersfield Town’s very own Brass Group, “Terrier Brass” are to perform at the upcoming England Internationals at Wembley Stadium as members of the official England Band. 6 members of the group will be joining the England Band at the friendlies against England on Friday 10th November and Tuesday 14th November. The England Band have been [&hellip more...

Ev-entz becomes main retailer for Oriana Publications

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Major works for brass band are now available through Ev-entz as they link up with the influential music publishers Oriana Publications more...

Report & Results: 2017 SWBBA Torquay

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Camborne, Soundhouse Brass, St Stythians, Hatherleigh Silver, St Dennis Youth and Plymouth Soundhouse Youth enjoy their contesting day out in Torquay. more...

Welsh partnership comes to an end

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The musical partnership between Andy Wareham and City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) M2 Band has come to an end. more...