Friday 30 August 2019

Dick the Stick - Still Beating!

One of the most well-known personalities in brass banding, Richard Evans aka 'Dick the Stick', has recently released his second book, entitled "Still Beating". Richard documents his fascinating life and career, and the wider banding history and lore - all generously peppered with highly amusing anecdotes. More information is on the promotional poster...read more

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Barrhead Burgh withdraw from National Finals

Kapitol Promotions has been informed by Tom Allan of the Barrhead Burgh Band that the band is regretfully withdrawing from the upcoming Sections 1-4 Finals 2019 at Cheltenham Racecourse. Barrhead Burgh qualified for the Finals by virtue of winning Section 4 at the Scottish Championships in March. Kilmarnock Concert Brass were invited...read more

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Brass Band World and Kapitol Promotions to support Foden’s youth competition

Brass Band World and Kapitol Promotions Ltd., (which promotes and organises the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain), has joined forces with Foden’s Band to support the Sandbach outfit’s successful annual Solo, Duet and Quartet Competition. Philip Morris, of Kapitol Promotions, commented: “Besson has supported the competition loyally for many years,...read more

Monday 22 July 2019

Sky Arts to showcase Battle of the Brass Bands

The Championship Section Final of the 2018 National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain will heavily feature in a newly-commissioned Sky Arts programme, to be aired in August/September this year. Please read the full Press Release from Sky Arts below. PRESS RELEASE FROM SKY ARTS - BATTLE OF THE BRASS BANDSA...read more

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Sections 1-4 Finals 2019 - Trainee Adjudicators

The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain realise the importance of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators' work in promoting and supporting the art of brass band adjudication, including nurturing the next generation of adjudicating talent. Therefore, the "Nationals" has once again agreed for four Trainee Adjudicators to be present...read more

Monday 15 July 2019

Finals 2019 - Adjudicator Announcement

Kapitol Promotions Ltd is delighted to announce the full list of adjudicators that will be casting their expert judgment over the two Finals events later this year: CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION FINAL Dr Robert Childs, Alan Morrison, Rob Wiffin https://www.aobba.com/user/robertchilds/ | https://www.aobba.com/user/alanmorrison/ https://www.aobba.com/user/robwiffin SECTION 1 FINAL Gary Davies, Howard Evans, Glyn Williams https://www.aobba.com/user/garydavies/ | https://www.aobba.com/user/howardjevans/ https://www.aobba.com/user/glynwilliams/ SECTION...read more

Friday 12 April 2019

Championship Section Final 2019 - TICKETS NOW ONSALE

Tickets are now onsale for the most prestigious brass band competition in the world: the Championship Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Held this year on Saturday 12th October 2019 at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, the event will feature twenty of the finest brass bands in...read more

Monday 8 April 2019

Finals 2019 - Test Piece Announcement

Following on from the announcement via our social media platforms last weekend, we are delighted to publish more information regarding the chosen set test-pieces for this year's Finals events. Please see below. SECTION 4 - BEECHER VARIATIONS (STEPHEN BULLA) Duration: 12 minutes Published by De Haske...read more

Monday 1 April 2019

Welsh Brass Band League 2019 - Spring Festival

Kapitol Promotions Ltd is delighted to announce that it will be organising the Spring Festival of the Welsh Brass Band League 2019, on behalf of the South East Wales Brass Band Association. The Spring Festival, the first leg of the three-event Welsh Brass Band League 2019, will take place at...read more

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Welsh Regional Championships 2019 - Results

Championship SectionTest Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)Adjudicators: David Hirst & Roger Webster 1. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse)***2. Northop Silver (John Doyle)*3. Cory (Philip Harper)**4. City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) M1 (Garry Cutt)5. Llwydcoed (Christopher Turner)6. Ebbw Valley (Gareth Ritter)7. Tongwynlais Temperance (Gareth Hann) * Cory pre-qualified for the National Final** Northop qualify for National Final*** Tredegar...read more

Wednesday 20 March 2019

North of England Regional Championships 2019 - Results

Championship Section:Test Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)Adjudicators: Dr Brett Baker & Alan Morrison 1. East Yorkshire Motor Services (Stig Maersk)*2. Reg Vardy (Russell Gray)*3. NASUWT Riverside (David Roberts)4. Easington Colliery (Daniel Brooks)5. Fishburn (Paul Lovatt Cooper)6. Shepherd Building Group (Richard Wilton)7. Westoe (Jason Smith)8. York Railway Institute (David Lancaster)9. Harrogate (Leigh Baker) *Top two...read more

Wednesday 20 March 2019

L&SC Regional Championships 2019 - Results

Championship SectionTest Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)Adjudicators: Dr Robert Childs & Michael Fowles 1. Friary (Chris King)*2. Zone One (Richard Ward)*3. Redbridge (Dr David Thornton)4. Haverhill Silver (Paul Filby)5. Wantage (Paul Holland)6. Aveley & Newham (Alan Duguid)7. Kidlington Concert (Duncan Wilson)8. East London (Jayne Murrill)9. Thundersley (Melvin White)10. Jersey Premier (Simon Jones)11. Hitchin...read more

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Scottish Championships 2019 - Results

Championship SectionTest Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)Adjudicators: Sheona Wade & Sarah Groarke-Booth 1. The cooperation band (Russell Gray) — 191**2. Whitburn (Prof Nicholas Childs) — 190*3. Newtongrange Silver (Andrew Duncan) — 1884. Dalmellington Band (Erik Janssen) — 1875. Dunaskin Doon (Gareth Brindle) — 1866. Bo'ness & Carriden (Lee Skipsey) — 1857. Kirkintilloch Kelvin...read more

Wednesday 20 March 2019

West of England Regional Championships 2019 - Results

Championship SectionTest Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)Adjudicators: Major David Barringer MBE & Ludovic Neurohr 1. Flowers (Paul Holland)*2. Aldbourne (Dr David Thornton)*3. Filton Concert Brass (Tom Davoren)4. Woodfalls (Dr Robert Childs)5. Camborne Town (Kevin Mackenzie)6. St Dennis (Darren R Hawken)7. Verwood Concert Brass (Kevin Smith)8. Lydbrook (Glyn Williams)9. St Austell Town (Iain McKnight)10....read more

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Midlands Regional Championships 2019 - Results

Championship SectionTest Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)Adjudicators: Brett Baker & Derek Broadbent 1. Desford Colliery (Michael Fowles)*2. GUS (Chris Jeans)*3. Ratby Co-operative (Mareika Gray)4. Foresters Brass (John Davis)5. Blidworth Welfare (Simon Oates)6. Jaguar Landrover (Nigel Seaman)7. Spal Sovereign Brass (Trevor Jones)8. Langley (Cliff Parker)9. Derwent Brass (Jack Capstaff)10. Thoresby Colliery (Ian McElligott)11. Rushden...read more

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Welsh Regional Championships - General Information

The Welsh Regional Championships 2019 are to be held at the William Aston Hall, Wrexham over the weekend of Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th March. The format of the weekend is below: SATURDAY 16 MARCH SECTION DRAW COMMENCE ADJUDICATORS 3 09:00 10:00 Brian Rostron / Sheona White 2 10:30 12:00 Sarah Groarke-Booth / David Hirst 1 14:00 16:15 Sheona White / Roger Webster...read more

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Yorkshire Regional Championships 2019 - Results

CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONTest Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)Adjudicators: Stephen Roberts and Steve Sykes 1. Brighouse & Rastrick (Dr David Thornton)**2. Grimethorpe Colliery (Allan Withington)*3. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Ian Porthouse)*4. Rothwell Temperance (David Roberts)5. City of Bradford (Lee Skipsey)6. Black Dyke (Prof. Nicholas J Childs)**7. Hepworth (Mark Bentham)8. Elland Silver (Daniel Brooks)9. Skelmanthorpe (Martin...read more

Wednesday 27 February 2019

North West Regional Championships 2019 - Results

CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONTest Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)Adjudicators: Howard Evans & Sheona White 1. Foden's (Russell Gray)**2. Leyland (Thomas Wyss)*3. Pemberton Old Wigan DW (Ben Dixon)*4. Fairey (Garry Cutt)5. Wardle Anderson Brass (Sean Conway)6. Milnrow (Dennis Hadfield)7. TCTC Group (Jef Sparkes)8. Wingates (Paul Andrews)9. Oldham (Lees) (John Collins)10. VBS Poynton (Stig Maersk)11. Ashton-under-Lyne (Philip...read more

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Seascapes - General Information & Errata

The publisher of the set-test piece "Seascapes" (R Smith & Co.) has just released two small corrections for the work, as well as background information of the work that's not supplied in the new version of the score. Please click the link to download the general information about 'Seascapes': /download.php?id=1446058616 You can find...read more

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Rise of the Phoenix - Official Errata

Kirklees Music has just issued an official errata for Darrol Barry's "Rise of the Phoenix", the set test-piece for the Section 2 Regional Championships. Please click this link to find out the two small amendments: http://www.nationalbrassbandchampionships.com/regionals/errata...read more


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