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Report & Results: 2018 NCBBA Solo & Ensemble

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There was plenty of top-class musical talent on show at the Northern Counties BBA Solo & Ensemble contest on the weekend. more...

Bousfield to lead 'Brass Spectacular' in Glasgow

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The internationally acclaimed trombone virtuoso Ian Bousfield will be the star attraction at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's forthcoming 'Brass Spectacular' day. more...

McLeod to leave Leyland

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Euph star James McLeod to end tenure at Leyland as he relocates to Chelmsford. more...

Swedish link for Tongwynlais Odyssey

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Tongwynlais Temperance will be directed by Swedish conductor Andreas Kratz as they look to embark on a successful Royal Albert Hall Odyssey in Swansea in March. more...

Black Dyke stars to lead Market Rasen workshops

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The stars of Black Dyke will lead workshops on playing, conducting and composition ahead of their concert at Lincoln Cathedral in April — and its open to one and all. more...

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

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More music from the heartland of Yorkshire with Chris Helme. more...

Newstead opt for experience for their Odyssey adventure

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Newstead Brass has welcomed experience in front and behind the stands in time for the start of the forthcoming contest season. more...

When in Rome...

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Black Dyke principal cornet Richard Marshall will be heading to the Eternal City next month to work and perform with the Italian Brass Band. more...

4BR Shop: 20% off Denis Wick 4B mouthpieces

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There is a great offer on at the 4BR Shop on the iconic Denis Wick 4B mouthpiece. more...

Wigston sponsorship link to provide community opportunities

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A new sponsorship link between Wigston Band and well known funeral directors G. Seller & Co. Ltd hopes to provide exciting musical opportunities for the local community.
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Seymour heads to Europe with top-six finish on his mind

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The experienced conductor Alan Seymour has taken the lead as the new MD of BMP Goodshaw Band with the aim of claiming a top-six finish at the North West Area. more...

Hancock joins IBBSS tutor team

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Black Dyke star Zoe Hancock has joined the world class team of tutors at the International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea. more...

Death of Graham Fitzpatrick

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The death has been announced of the former Parc & Dare solo horn player Graham Fitzpatrick. more...

Black Dyke mourn loss of former President

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Black Dyke has announced the death of Donald Hanson, the man who helped secure the future of the band following the demise of the John Foster & Son textile business. more...

Black Dyke to premiere new works in medieval splendour

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A successful 'Grants for the Arts Programme' award will see Market Rasen Band host Black Dyke and two world premieres at one of the great medieval cathedrals in England. more...

Foden's to search for lost treasures of the past

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Foden's is hoping to locate 376 medals presented to the players who won 16 British Open and National titles between them in the band's golden era of historic success. more...

Your Logo Here celebrate record success at Butlins

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The Your Logo Here team enjoyed their record success at Butlins every bit as any of the winners. more...

Death of Colin Davies

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The death has been announced of popular Cinderford Band player Colin Davies more...

Death of Ray Hill

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The death has been announced of former Abergavenny Borough Band President Ray Hill. more...

Derwent welcomes new euph signing

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Derwent Brass has welcomed the signing of James Emberley on euphonium. more...

Childs to lead workshop glimpse of student life at Royal Welsh College

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Dr Robert Childs is to lead a Junior Brass Band Workshop at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff next month — so sign up now! more...

Britt pops to park sop life at Friary

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London & Southern Area champion Friary Guildford welcome the signing of star sop player Martin Britt. more...

Septura to carry on nicking spree

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The musical kleptomaniacs of Septura Brass will be pilfering piano repertoire for their latest concert appearances. more...

Death of Stan Kitchen

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The death has been reported of the respected publisher, recording specialist and Iles Medal awardee, Stan Kitchen. more...

Helston welcome new trio after record breaking Christmas

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The Helston Band has welcomed three new signings as they look ahead to the 2018 season. more...

4barsest.shop: Special offer item

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Band Supplies has a fantastic special offer on at the moment through the 4barsrest.shop with the the student Elkhart flugel horn. more...

4barsrest.shop featured item: Denis Wick SM Euphonium Travel Mute

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You can now get your hands on the brilliant Denis Wick Euphonium travel mute at the 4barsrest.shop more...

Harper on his bike at Cory

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Philip Harper will be back in the saddle to lead the Cory peloton challenge to raise funds to help the Welsh Champions head to Utrecht. more...

Brass Toff makes brass connection in Africa

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A wonderful musical mission by the Brass Toff instrument repair company has been a great success. more...

Tredegar to close major Brass Festival in Linz

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Tredegar will head to the Brucknerhaus concert hall in Austria in November to perform at the Gala Concert of the prestigious Brass Festival Linz series. more...

Radio: Listen to the Band

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More music for now from Frank Renton at the BBC ... more...

Helston welcome new trio after record breaking Chrsitmas

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The Helston Band has welcomed three new signings as they look ahead to the 2018 season. more...

Entries open for cathedral entertainment

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Entries are now being sought for the popular Ripon Entertainment Contest in June. more...

Marshfield stalwart notches up 70 years of service with a solo spot

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95 year old Derrick Ruddell will celebrate 70 years of playing with the Marshfield Band next month — and with a solo to boot! more...

Brass Packers start their musical journey

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A new brass ensemble will be taking their first musical steps on their home patch in March. more...

Coldstream link helps student's major project

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An ambitious student concert featuring Her Majesty's Coldstream Guards Band will take place in Birmingham this evening — all in support of a great cause. more...

Langholm celebrations for 65 year stalwarts

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The Langholm Band recently sprang a wonderful surprise on two of their stalwart members. more...

Music charity launches dementia awareness campaign

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The Music as Therapy charity has launched an international awareness campaign to celebrate the ways in which music can help people suffering with dementia and other illnesses. more...

4BR launches its shopping revolution

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4BR has launched its new internet platform to help traders revolutionise the way in which they reach their worldwide customer base... more...

Report & Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1 — 4

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Butlins titles and big money payouts for Eccles Borough, Haydock, Hoover Bolton and Stamford Brass as the 2018 contesting year gets underway in Skegness. more...

Foden's gain new lottery funding award

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Foden's proactive approach to organisational development sees them secure funding from Arts Council England's National Lottery funded Catalyst programme. more...

Report & Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

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Flowers regain contest prestige and ambition with Butlins victory under David Childs. more...

Interview with Yamaha on the new Neo euphonium launch

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4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Jeremy Smith of Yamaha to find out more about the launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium. more...

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

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Flowers bloom again in Skegness as David Childs leads them to Butlins title. more...

Results:2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

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Flowers bloom again in Skegness as David Childs leads them to Butlins title. more...

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Youth Section & Junior Ensemble

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It's Butlins joy for 3BA Brass and Shirland as they take the Youth and Junior titles in Skegness more...

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

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Butlins titles and big money payouts for Eccles Borough, Haydock, Hoover Bolton and Stamford Brass as the 2018 contesting year gets underway in Skegness. more...

Yamaha launch new Neo and Custom euphonium

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The Butlins Mineworkers Festival heralds the UK launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium from Yamaha. more...

Traders of the World unite!

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A new 4BR venture will help traders revolutionise the way in which they reach a worldwide customer base... more...

Pennine Music launches 2018 catalogue

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Pennine Music has just launched its 2018 Brass Band Music Catalogue — and you can start browsing through it at home and at Skegness this weekend. more...