Sunday, 10:00pm

During his 46 years in banding, Geoff McGregor has amassed a lifetime of knowledge and for 35 years has been sharing that knowledge with listeners to Brass Encounters.

Geoff has been the recipient of several major awards for service to the Community through Brass Banding including Lake Macquarie Citizen of the Year in 2005.  He is a State and National Champion for both playing and marching and is a well known Tenor Horn player in this region and further afield.

The Hunter region of New South Wales has a long tradition of brass music and 2NURFM is the only local radio station that features brass music.

Brass Encounters is your window to the world for the best available in the Brass Band arena, often presenting new releases first around the globe.

You can contact Geoff via email.

Listen to the latest editions

20 Jun 2022, 8am

20 Jun 2022, 8am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor leads off with the Black Dyke Band directed by Nicholas J. Childs playing the march Shining Brass!.

14 Jun 2022, 8am

14 Jun 2022, 8am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor leads off with Carnival Day by Gordon Langford played by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

6 Jun 2022, 9am

6 Jun 2022, 9am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor plays the best in brass music, leading off with Wingates Band from Lancashire playing Gladiators Farewell. He also features a new recording of the Wellington Citadel Band.

30 May 2022, 10am

30 May 2022, 10am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor presents more of the world’s best music for brass.

20 May 2022, 4pm

20 May 2022, 4pm Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor hosts a program featuring the best of brass from around the world, leading off with Pressing Onward by Erik Leidz.

13 May 2022, 8am

13 May 2022, 8am Brass Encounters Cornet player Kirsty Abbots plays Following the Flame by Peter Graham and Pater Noster by Rebecca Lundberg – just two selections from this week’s show with Geoff McGregor.

9 May 2022, 11am

9 May 2022, 11am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor starts off with The Friary Guildford Band. Founded in its current form in 1983, Friary takes its name from initial sponsor, Guildford’s Friary Meux brewery, and is now based near Woking, Surrey.

1 May 2022, 2pm

1 May 2022, 2pm Brass Encounters The Kenneth Alford work Army of the Nile gets the program underway this week, and Geoff McGregor has many other fine recordings to present.

25 Apr 2022, 8am

25 Apr 2022, 8am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor makes some selections to mark ANZAC Day.

8 Apr 2022, 7am

8 Apr 2022, 7am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor features the best of brass from around the world, including euphonium soloist Gary Curtin with The Water is Wide.

4 Apr 2022, 8am

4 Apr 2022, 8am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor selects the best of the world’s music for brass.

27 Mar 2022, 6pm

27 Mar 2022, 6pm Brass Encounters First up on this edition, Geoff McGregor plays a recording from 1984 of the Enfiield Citadel Band under James Williams.

21 Mar 2022, 9am

21 Mar 2022, 9am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor hosts a program of the world’s best music for brass.

14 Mar 2022, 9am

14 Mar 2022, 9am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor leads off with the Woodfalls Band playing Old Comrades on this edition of Brass Encounters.

6 Mar 2022, 12am

6 Mar 2022, 12am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor leads off with Tchaikovsky’s Finale from Symphony No. 4, played by Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band.

28 Feb 2022, 9am

28 Feb 2022, 9am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor features the latest offering of English brass bands including the famous Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band.

21 Feb 2022, 8am

21 Feb 2022, 8am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor leads off with some selections fromThe Hammonds Saltaire Band, formerly also known as YBS Band, Yorkshire Building Society Band, and Hammonds Sauce Works Band.

13 Feb 2022, 8pm

13 Feb 2022, 8pm Brass Encounters Dr Stephen Cobb directs the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army as Geoff McGregor’s first selection on Brass Encounters this week.

7 Feb 2022, 9am

7 Feb 2022, 9am Brass Encounters Geoff McGregor presents selections of the finest brass music in the world including the Amsterdam Staff Band playing Blue Marble, a work inspired by a photograph taken by the crew of an Apollo mission in 1972.