Monday 12 April 2021

HRH Prince Philip's Death

The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain is saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen (whose patronage we are deeply honoured to accept each year) and The Royal Family at this time....read more

Tuesday 6 April 2021

Finals 2021 Entries

Kapitol Promotions is delighted to announce that the Finals 2021 entries have now been emailed to all invited bands. The Sections 1-4 Finals, being held over the weekend of Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September at Cheltenham Racecourse, will bring 70 bands from across the UK together in a wonderful celebration of...read more

Friday 2 April 2021

ACE Culture Revovery Fund Boost for Kapitol Promotions

Kapitol Promotions Ltd., which presents the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, announces that it is to receive £50,000 from the second round of the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund. The award to the Company, which is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from...read more

Monday 1 March 2021

Finals 2021 Announcement

Kapitol Promotions is delighted to announce that the Finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2021 will be held as planned this year, subject to government rules & guidance at the time. Please see dates below: Sections 1-4 Finals: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September, Cheltenham Racecourse Championship Section...read more

Monday 1 February 2021

London & Southern Counties Regional Championship 2021 Cancelled

Statement issued today (February 1) by Kevin Williams, London & Southern Counties Regional Secretary: "It is with deep sadness and regret that the London & Southern Counties Regional Committee have decided unanimously to cancel the 2021 Regional Contest that it hoped to hold this coming June. After lengthy discussions, the Committee agreed that...read more

Monday 18 January 2021

Don't miss Battle of the Bands tonight (18th January)!

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

Monday 18 January 2021

Change of date for Kapitol/Cory Online Championships

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

Thursday 3 December 2020

Kapitol Promotions becomes Headline Sponsor of Cory Online Championships

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

Monday 2 November 2020

Provisional Sections 1-4 2021 Finals Date

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

Monday 24 August 2020

Foden’s Solo and Ensemble Competition moves online!

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

Monday 18 May 2020

Finals 2020 Statement by Kapitol Promotions

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

Monday 20 April 2020

Finals 2020 Test Pieces are revealed

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

Friday 20 March 2020

Music Panel Welcomes New Members

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

Monday 16 March 2020

London & Southern Counties Regional Championships 2020 Cancelled

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

Monday 16 March 2020

North of England Regional Championships 2020 - Results

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

Monday 16 March 2020

West of England Regional Championships 2020 - Results

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

Monday 16 March 2020

WEBBA releases 2020 Statement

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


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