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Evans to keep beating time...

October 17
Richard Evans will be joined by the band that first made his name for the launch of the updated version of his celebrated autobiography.


New horn signing at Foden's

October 17 • Foden's bid fond farewell to Nat Martin and welcome Grace Jeffers to their horn section.


McElligott era comes to an end at Thoresby

October 17 • The four year musical partnership between Thoresby Band and Ian McElligott comes to an end as the band announce new lead with Michael Howley.


Wilkinson takes youth lead in Sweden

October 17 • Conductor Lewis Wilkinson has been enjoying working with Solna Brass ahead of their 'Salute to Youth' appearance at the Swedish National Championships.

Hade Edge

New player arrivals at Hade Edge

October 17 • Six new players join Jamie Smith and the ranks at Hade Edge Band.

Kench steps down at Wakefield Metropolitan

October 17 • Peter Kench has taken the decision to step down as the Musical Director of Wakefield Metropolitan Band.

Shrewsbury musical partnership comes to an end

October 17 • The musical partnership between Shrewsbury Band and conductor Steve Pritchard-Jones has ended after seven years together.

Ty Cerdd look to promote composer link to community groups

October 17 • 19/20 CoDI Buddies programme looks to promote links between Welsh composers and performing groups and societies.

Trom stars spread banding gospel in Japan

October 17 • Professional trombone players Chris Houlding and Simon Minshall have been spreading the brass band gospel in Japan.

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 3

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 3

September 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about what the future holds for the organisation

Interview with Peter Graham

Interview with Peter Graham

September 22 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Peter Graham following the news that his work 'The Torchbearer' will be the test-piece for the 2020 Australian National Championship

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 2

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 2

August 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about what he believes have been some of the organisation's achievements during the past year...

Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

August 23 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox finds out more about the special 2019 Brass Band Conference that has the aim of creating debate and discussion into achieving the aim of 'Better Banding for All'. It will take place on Saturday 28th September at The Life Centre in Manchester is aimed at people with any involvement in banding at all levels and will feature a diverse range of speakers, workshops, performances and award presentations.

2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Podium place adjudications

2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Podium place adjudications

October 16 • This is what Rob Wiffen, Dr Roberts Childs and Alan Morrison wrote about the performances of the top three bands, Cory, Black Dyke and Whitburn in their adjudications at the Royal Albert Hall.

2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Championship Section - As it happened

October 12 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Championship Section — as it happened.

2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Preview & prediction

October 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the clash of the titans at the Royal Albert Hall on the weekend...

2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Test piece review

October 9 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox takes a closer look at Hermann Pallhuber's 'Titan's Progress' — a work inspired by a complex genius full of contradictions in its search of its heroic meaning of life.

Concert: Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag

October 9 • Brasswind Festival. Conductor: Reid Gilje. Universitets Aula, Bergen. 28th September 2019

CD review: Regionals 2020

September 30 • Featuring: Cory Band, Brighouse & Rastrick, The GUS Band, Foden's. Conductors: Dr Robert Childs, Dr David Thornton, Chris Jeans, Michael Fowles, Philip Harper. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD396

Concert: Dave Lea Celebration Concert

September 29 • Jaguar Land Rover and Brighouse & Rastrick Bands. Conductors: Nigel Seaman, Prof David King, Dave Lea. Compere: Richard Evans. Albany Theatre. Coventry. Saturday 28th September

# Band Points
2Black Dyke1,064.98
3Brighouse and Rastrick821.50
4Valaisia Brass Band719.26
7Paris Brass Band542.98

Foden's Band - European 2020 fundraiser - Bier Keller night

Friday 18 October • Sandbach Town Hall, High Street, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1AX

Black Dyke Band - Empire Theatre, Consett

Saturday 19 October • Front Street, Consett, County Durham DH8 5AB

South Yorkshire Police Band - South Yorkshire Police Band with guest soloist Sim

Saturday 19 October • Doncaster Minster DN1 1RD

Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Saturday 19 October • The Salvation Army, . 36 - 40 Sunnyside, . Diss, Norfolk. IP22 4DS

Richmond Brass Band - Celebration in Brass

Saturday 19 October • St Mary's Church. Church Street. Twickenham TW1 3NJ

Lofthouse Brass Band

October 17 • Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band currently have vacancies for solo cornet and kit drummer. Rehearsal at Outwood WMC, Ledger Lane, Outwood, Wakefield. Experienced and sociable band with a progressive attitude.

Stannington Brass Band

October 17 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests

The Corsham Band

October 17 • The band are currently looking for cornet and trombone players. Positions negotiable. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings with easy access from Bath, Bristol, Swindon and the M4 corridor.

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator


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