Uncertainty and potential financial risk factors due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic in the country sees the 2021 National Championship event in Bergen cancelled.
September 30 • 26 players from four European nations will battle for the major solo competition honours in the Willebroek Solo Championships.
September 30 • Coronavirus restrictions mean cancellation of original 2021 date — but hope remains for a student return later in the year.
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.
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.
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.
September 29 • Duncan Beckley has provided a personal spotlight on the Yorkshire he loves and enjoys...
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.
September 29 • John Maines invites you to enjoy some great brass band music on his new show
July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.
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
June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.
June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...
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.
August 25 • Five of the very best recordings of Gilbert Vinter's iconic test-piece.
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...
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.
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).
September 2 • Conductor: Stanley Boddington. Soloists: Gordon Higginbottom; Colin Aspinall. Virtuosi Recordings: VR 7609 Stereo
August 29 • Conductors: Reid Gilje & Martin Winter. Soloists: Jonas Puntervoll (tuba); Vidar Nordli (trombone). Knarvik Kyrkje. Bergen. Saturday 29th August
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Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY
Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU
Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY
Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ
Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ
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!
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
September 27 • Haverhill Silver Band invite applications from BBb Bass players to complete our post - lockdown line up.
D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.