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Foden’s Back BBC Young Brass Award

Published on February 20th, 2017

On Saturday the 11th February Foden’s Band provided accompaniment for eight previously short listed candidates at Media City, Salford Lewis Bettles (Trombone) James Nash (Flugel Horn) Samuel Taber (Bass Trombone) Ross Dunne (Tenor Horn) Isobel Daws... Read More


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Pennine Music On The Road To The Regionals

Published on February 20th, 2017

Pennine Music and the Brass Band Music Shop will be on the road for the next month as they head to the various Regional Championships taking place, starting with Blackpool this coming weekend. As bands walk... Read More


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A4 Quartet Workshop Heading To Barnsley

Published on February 20th, 2017

The Rockingham band are set to host a brass workshop delivered by the A4 Quartet. Four of the countries finest brass musicians from the Grimethorpe and Wingates band will give a full day of  constructive  advice... Read More


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RESULTS: UniBrass 2017

Published on February 18th, 2017

Unibrass Trophy Adjudicators: Anne Crookston and Philip Harper 1. RNCM (Callum Harrison) 137 2. Birmingham Conservatoire (Ian Porthouse) 131 3. University of Huddersfield (Jonathan Beatty) 126 4. University of Manchester (James Keirle) 125 5. University of... Read More


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Bolsover Festival of Brass Reaches New Junction

Published on February 18th, 2017

Bolsover Festival of Brass have informed A4B that they have agreed a transfer from Bolsover District Council to Junction Arts for the Bolsover Festival of Brass. Carole Crompton (Hirst) has decided to take early retirement from... Read More


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LIVE: UniBrass 2017

Published on February 18th, 2017

Follow all the action from this year’s UniBrass 2017 Championships live … #UniBrass2017 Tweets UniBrass Trophy Commence: 12:15pm Format: Own Choice Entertainments Adjudicators: Phil Harper & Anne Crookston Competing Bands: 1. University of Manchester Brass Band... Read More


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Peter Skellern Dies Aged 69

Published on February 17th, 2017

Peter Skellern, famous amongst brass band enthusiasts for using Grimethorpe Colliery Band and others in a number of his songs throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s has died following a battle with brain cancer. His most popular... Read More


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Bands Prepare For ODBBA Winter Contest

Published on February 17th, 2017

Whilst many eyes around the banding world shall be focussed on the Winter Gardens in Blackpool next week, The Oxfordshire and District Brass Band Association Winter Contest is also being held over the weekend of the... Read More


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PREVIEWS & PREDICTIONS: UniBrass 2017

Published on February 16th, 2017

Unibrass is one of the banding highlights of the year, for both students and long term banders. It’s in its seventh year and boasts an extra section as well as a different professional venue. The University... Read More


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