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2019 European Composer finalists announced

The Music Commission of the European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has announced the three composers whose works have reached the final of the 2019 European Composer Competition at the Casino Barriere in Montreux, Switzerland on Thursday 25th April as part of the European Brass Band ... read more

Desford Colliery takes the top prize at Butlins

Following another splendid weekend of brass band entertainment in Skegness Desford Colliery and their conductor, Michael Fowles made the journey home as winners of the Championship section. The traditional choice of test pieces proved very popular with the event’s audience and still managed to test ... read more

Draw announced for 2019 National Youth Championships of Great Britain

The draw for the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain took place this weekend at the Butlins Mineworkers Championship. 4BR Editor Iwan Fox and Alex Parker, the Development Officer for Brass Bands England made the draw with young members of the Whitwell Band, ... read more


  • CD: Metropolis 1927

    Metropolis 1927 - Peter GrahamBlack Dyke BandConductor: Dr. Nicholas ChildsTrumpet: Philip CobbTrombone: Peter MooreNarrator: Dale GerrardNaxos: CD8573968 Black Dyke Band’s latest CD release ... read more

  • CD: Regionals 2019

    Regionals 2019Desford Colliery BandCory BandVirtuosi GUS BandBlack Dyke BandFoden’s BandDOYEN: CD387 With this year’s contest season now underway, this release will not ... read more