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Bergen

2021 Norwegian National Championships cancelled

September 30
Uncertainty and potential financial risk factors due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic in the country sees the 2021 National Championship event in Bergen cancelled.


wILLEBROEK

Four nation battle for Willebroek Blue Riband prize

September 30 • 26 players from four European nations will battle for the major solo competition honours in the Willebroek Solo Championships.


UniBrass 2021

2021 UniBrass Championships cancelled

September 30 • Coronavirus restrictions mean cancellation of original 2021 date — but hope remains for a student return later in the year.


Woolston

Report & Results: 2020 Canterbury Provincial Brass Band Festival

September 30 • New Zealand sees a return to competitive brass banding — led by Woolston Brass and title wins for Addington Brass, Nor'west Brass, Rangiora Brass and Nor'west Zephyrs.


cbso

CBSO show investment needed to reach worldwide audience

September 29 • The recent City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra concert not only showcased performance excellence but also the investment needed for successful major online events.


Albert Hall safeguards against mass redundancies

September 29 • The Royal Albert Hall enters into a scheme to protect its 515 members of staff, but some jobs may not remain viable in long term.


Beckley's Yorkshire spotlight

September 29 • Duncan Beckley has provided a personal spotlight on the Yorkshire he loves and enjoys...


Barber to lead us through the Blues...

September 29 • Foden's star trombonist John Barber will be leading online delegates through the arts of improvisation in the next Brass Bands England webinar series.


Radio: Top Brass

September 29 • John Maines invites you to enjoy some great brass band music on his new show


Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.


Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

July 1 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - Ray Steadman Allen's 1978 work, 'Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway


Interview with Ian Bousfield

Interview with Ian Bousfield

June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.


5 minute masterclass with David Childs

5 minute masterclass with David Childs

June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...


Crumbs of comfort and understanding: 2020 BBE Conference keynote speech

Crumbs of comfort and understanding: 2020 BBE Conference keynote speech

September 22 • Arts Council England's CEO Darren Henley's address at Brass Bands England's 2020 Conference was well meaning but uninspired — offering crumbs of comfort at a time when banding needs much more than aphorisms and sound bite cliches.


Take 5: A quintet of great Spectrum recordings

August 25 • Five of the very best recordings of Gilbert Vinter's iconic test-piece.


Coronavirus rehearsal return?: No need to be Amber Gamblers

August 18 • The latest guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has not given a realistic green light for a return to rehearsals — even if the option is now there...


COVID-19 latest: Brass Bands England pandemic guidelines

August 15 • Brass Bands England has published in full its sector support advice for bands in England. If you are thinking of making a return to rehearsal, then they ask that you read this in full and understand its implications.

Book review: Brass Roots

September 25 • A Hundred Years of Brass Bands and their Music (1836-1936). Roy Newsome. Routledge Revivals. Price: £90.00 (hardback); £27.99 (paperback); eBook (£25.19).


LP review: The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain - Vol IX

September 2 • Conductor: Stanley Boddington. Soloists: Gordon Higginbottom; Colin Aspinall. Virtuosi Recordings: VR 7609 Stereo


Concert: Eikanger Bjorsvik & Manger Musikklag

August 29 • Conductors: Reid Gilje & Martin Winter. Soloists: Jonas Puntervoll (tuba); Vidar Nordli (trombone). Knarvik Kyrkje. Bergen. Saturday 29th August


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Amesbury Town Band

September 30 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Redbridge Brass

September 28 • Redbridge Brass have vacancies for first class players: EUPHONIUM. The band rehearses on:. . Monday and Thursday evenings (8 -10pm). . at:. . Former Ingrebourne School,. Taunton Road,. Harold Hill, Essex,. RM3 7YT


Haverhill Silver Band

September 27 • Haverhill Silver Band invite applications from BBb Bass players to complete our post - lockdown line up.


Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


               

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