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2nd Section National Champions!! - Boarshurst Silver Band

It with great pride and joy that I write this post. On the 16th of September the band performed at the 2017 National Brass Band Championships of …

Cheltenham

New body to run National Youth Band of Wales

The National Youth Brass Band of Wales is to be run by a new organisation.<p>The final concert under the auspices of Ty Cerdd will take place in St …

Wales

Famous brass band 'on brink of collapse' after 140 years

A CHAMPIONSHIP brass band that has been playing for more than 140 years is 'on the brink of collapse' and calling for immediate financial …

Manchester

Sliding around Glasgow

<b>With professional orchestras, bustling theatres, bands and Scotland’s national conservatoire on its doorstep, Glasgow is a hub of activity when it</b> …

Horns

Feriespel — How Eikanger help to inspire the next generation of Norwegian players

<i>Making a musical mark for the future...</i><p>Players from reigning European Champions Eikanger Bjørsvik have been busy inspiring the next generation of …

Education

Vizzutti inspires in the UK

The legendary American trumpet player Allen Vizzutti recently visited the UK and headed to the North-West of England where he appeared in a concert …

Music

4BR Interview — LCpl John Mott

1. Can you tell 4BR a little about your brass banding background?<p>Brass banding is very much in the family: My father and both grandfathers all played …

International Euphonium and Tuba Festival

<b>Band has broken up for the summer, but that doesn’t mean letting your musical skills gather dust for two months – quite the reverse because there are</b> …

WATCH: Will Smith, James Corden And A HUGE Brass Band Get 'Jiggy With It' In Full-Length Carpool Karaoke

1<p>2<p>Reggaeton Lento (Remix)<p>Little Mix & CNCO<p>3<p>Dua Lipa<p>4<p>Friends<p>Justin Bieber & Bloodpop<p>5<p>More Than Friends<p>James Hype feat. Kelli Leigh<p>6<p>Sun Comes …

Music

Berggren named interim director of Brass Band Fest | The Advocate-Messenger

The Great American Brass Band Festival has picked a familiar face to serve as interim director while the search for a permanent director …

BBC Award leaves Boobs Brass speechless

Maggie Betts, the co-founder of the charity fund-raising band Boobs & Brass has spoken to 4BR about her pride as well as disbelief on being presented …

Inspiration

Get Tips from the Very Best Musicians at Durham Brass Festival - Durham Magazine - Durham News for Durham by the people of Durham

The Brass Festival is coming to Durham this summer and up-and-coming musicians will have the chance to learn from some of the world’s jazz greats.<p>A …

Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward

It's hard to imagine an artist more steeped in the culture of New Orleans than Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty. Andrews grew up in the …

Young brass players invited to Open Evening as Dobcross Youth Band looks for new recruits

<b>CALLING ALL young people looking to join a band…</b><p>Dobcross Youth Band is holding an Open Evening on Friday, April 28 from 6-6.30pm at Dobcross Band …

BBC Radio 2 - Young Brass Award - Radio 2's Young Brass Award 2017

Radio 2's Young Brass Award 2017<p>Young Brass Awards semi-finalists. (From left to right) Siobhan Bates (tenor horn), James Nash (flugel horn), Ellena Newton (trombone), Lewis Bettles (trombone), Adam Neild (cornet), Samuel Taber (bass trombone), Ross Dunne (tenor horn) and Isobel Daws (trombone) …

Music

Box Hill City Band 2017 - Interviewed by Brassbanned

Sound of Morris Men back in Saddleworth for new season

<b>THE SOUND of Morris Men filled the villages as the Saddleworth side launched their new season with their traditional Easter dances.</b><p>With colourful …

Brassed off! Bradford loses brass band contest after two decades in city

A PRESTIGIOUS brass band contest, which has been staged at Bradford’s St George’s Hall for more than 20 years, will not return to the venue next …

Teenager to lead army of runners - and a brass band - at Greater Manchester Run to raise money for children's hospital that treated her

A teenager will lead an army of runners - including a huge brass band - at this year's Great Manchester Run to raise money for the children’s …

Boarshurst Silver Band

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7 clips that prove comedy icon Chris Morris is also a musical genius

<i>UK comedian Chris Morris is one of the most biting satirists of his generation, but as classic TV shows like</i> <b>Brass Eye</b> <i>and</i> <b>Jam</b> <i>proved, he’s also</i> …

Judges hope to enhance roles with collaborative working

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators has told 4BR that it hopes 2017 will be one of increased collaboration with contest promoters and …

John Roberts

2017 Butlins Postcard — Retaining the simple formula of genius

<i>Uncle Bill: The man behind the simple secret for success: Billy Butlin</i><p>The Butlins formula for success is a simple one.<p>Give the punters what they …

Presidential Award for Brass for Africa

The work of the Brass for Africa Charity, which undertakes pioneering intervention in making a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children …

Horns

Radio 2 Brass Award semi-finalists

Next month, eight talented young musicians will record up to ten minutes of repertoire with Foden's Band, conducted by Michael Fowles, at the BBC …

Corps of Army Music to offer apprenticeship scheme

The Corps of Army Music, which includes the world famous bands of the Household Division, has announced the launch of a brand new Army Music …

Education

Report & Results: 2016 Brass in Concert Championship

You suspect not even Willy Wonka himself could now invent his own splendiferously, gloriumptous gobstopper band to beat Cory in a major contest after …

Willy Wonka

Let us entertain you!

<b>of presenting a rich seam of repertoire, entertainment and international contenders</b><p>On the 20 November, Brass in Concert will celebrate a very special …