Make sure you don’t miss tonight’s episode of “Battle of the Bands” (a Sky TV Arts original series from 2018).
Tonight’s episode features the Championship Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, held at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. 20 of Great Britain’s finest brass bands compete for...read more
The dates for the upcoming Kapitol Cory Online Championships have been altered to reflect the latest national lockdown restrictions in the UK. The new dates for broadcast will be as follows:
12-Mar, Fri, 6pm-10pm, 2nd Section13-Mar, Sat, 1pm - 10pm, 4th Section19-Mar, Fri, 6pm-10pm, University Section20-Mar, Sat, 1pm - 10pm, 1st Section26-Mar,...read more
Kapitol Promotions Ltd., the organisers of the “National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain”, is delighted to be the Headline Sponsor for the Cory Online Brass Band Championships 2021.
Speaking on behalf of Kapitol Promotions, Director Philip Morris told 4BR: "We're delighted to be partnering with Cory on this innovative project, the...read more
Kapitol Promotions has released a provisional date for the Sections 1-4 Finals 2021, which will hopefully be held over the weekend of Saturday 18-Sunday 19 September 2021 at The Centaur (Cheltenham Racecourse). Sections 4 & 1 in order would take place on the Saturday, with Sections 3 & 2 in order...read more
Despite the continuing pandemic, the anniversary tenth edition of the Solo and Ensemble Competition, organised and presented by Foden’s Band, will go ahead this year online, ensuring the safety of all concerned.
Organiser, Andy Rolfe, commented: “We are thrilled to run the contest again, especially given the current pandemic conditions, and are...read more
Statement by Kapitol Promotions Ltd. 18 May 2020
Kapitol Promotions, which organises the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, has issued a statement about the two Finals events scheduled for Section 1 – 4 bands on 26 and 27 September at The Centaur (Cheltenham Racecourse), and 10 October at the...read more
Kapitol Promotions is delighted to announce the five set test-pieces for the two Finals 2020 events, scheduled for September & October. Please see below:
CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONHeroes (Bruce Broughton)
SECTION 1Connotations (Edward Gregson)
SECTION 2Lions of Legends (Thierry Deleruyelle)
SECTION 3Kaleidoscope (Philip Sparke)
SECTION 4An Elgar Portrait (Dan Price)
More information about each test piece can be...read more
PRESS RELEASE - 26th March 2020
We would like to thank all bands for their patience since we cancelled the Area Contest on 13th March, which was a decision we took in advance of Government and BBE advice in order to ensure everyone’s safety at our event. The Committee are all...read more
Dr. Robert Childs and Sandy Smith have been appointed to the Kapitol Promotions Music Panel that selects the test-pieces for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.
Announcing that Paul Holland and Michael Fowles, who have given sterling service to the Music Panel, have stepped down, Philip Morris, of Kapitol Promotions,...read more
The London & Southern Counties Regional Championships 2020 has been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Please read a Statement from Kevin Williams (Regional Secretary) below:
Following ongoing discussion and debate amongst the Regional Committee ever since the Coronavirus outbreak first appeared we have desperately been trying to find a way of allowing...read more
The North of England Regional Championships was held last weekend at Durham's impressive Gala Theatre, where 34 bands competed across five sections for the all-important National Final invitations that were on offer.
We would like to pass on our thanks to Regional Secretary Tony Griffiths and his hard-working Regional Committee for deciding...read more
The West of England Regional Championships 2020 was held last weekend at Torquay's Riviera Centre. 69 bands travelled to support these Championships, which is a wonderful achievement considering the difficult situation that society currently finds itself in.
We would like to congratulate WEBBA on organising such a fantastic event over the weekend,...read more
The Council of WEBBA acknowledges the many messages of thanks from bands and visitors to the Riviera Centre during a period of unprecedented and challenging circumstances arising from this National crisis and fluctuating and emerging Government advice.
The decision to proceed was based wholly on the facts available to us at the...read more
Tony Griffiths (North of England Regional Secretary) has released the following statement regarding the recent coronavirus outbreak:
We are all aware now of the recent issues with the Coronavirus and possible issues that this will bring. Many people have called for events such as ours to be cancelled as well as other...read more
After the UK Government's announcement yesterday afternoon regarding coronavirus, the Council of the West of England Brass Band Association has released a short Statement:
The Government's announcement earlier this afternoon (Thursday 12th March) gave no indication that our event should be cancelled. We urge all visitors to the Riviera Centre to follow...read more
The Midlands Regional Committee & the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators have issued a joint statement concerning Section 3 of the Midlands Regional Championships 2020, which was held at Kenilworth College on Saturday 7 March.
"The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) and Midlands Regional Committee deeply regret the breakdown of...read more
North of England Bands Line up for a competitive weekend of banding in Durham
The list of competing bands that will battle it out for the qualification places on offer for the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham at the North of England Regional Championships, in Durham has been announced.
The contest weekend will...read more
West of England Regional Championships 2020 - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March
Another strong entry for the West of England Regional Championships has been confirmed by Sue Oldfield, West of England Regional Secretary.
The Council of the West of England Brass Band Associations is looking forward to welcoming 79 bands to the...read more