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

Tuesday 5 February 2019

First Suite in Eb (Holst) - Updated Errata

After further consultation, an updated errata has been released for this work. Please click here to find out more: http://www.nationalbrassbandchampionships.com/regionals/errata Note: there will be no further amendments to this errata, and this is the copy that the adjudicators for each Region will be supplied with. #regionals2019#regs2019...read more

Friday 1 February 2019

First Suite in Eb - ERRATA

The distributors of the Section 3 Regional Championships set test-piece have just released an errata for this work, which has been emailed to all of the Regional Secretaries for circulation to their region's competing bands. Please click the following link to find out more: http://www.nationalbrassbandchampionships.com/regionals/errata...read more

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Regionals 2019 Adjudicators Announced

The comprehensive list of adjudicators for the Regional Championships 2019 has now been published. The eight Regional Committees, who each organise their own Regional contest, have submitted their list of the men & women tasked with the all-important task of deciding the winners and losers in each Section. Please click the link...read more

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Championship Section Final Fanfare Team Announced

Kapitol Promotions is delighted to announce that the Band of the King's Division will be providing a Fanfare Team for the Championship Section Final this Saturday. Appearing by kind permission of the Corps of Army Music, they will perform a heraldic fanfare to begin the Results Ceremony at the end of the...read more

Friday 28 September 2018

Sky Arts to showcase the Championship Section Final

Kapitol Promotions is delighted to announce that the Championship Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2018 will feature in a brand-new Sky Arts programme, to be aired in spring 2019. “Brass Bands” (working title) is a brand new docuseries that celebrates the world of brass bands. The...read more

Wednesday 19 September 2018

RAF Squadronaires to appear at RAH Gala Concert

Kapitol Promotions is delighted to announce that the RAF Squadronaires, or the "Squads" for short, will perform a Gala Concert before the Results Ceremony of the Championship Section Final at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 6th October. The RAF Squadronaires is regarded as one of the UK’s finest big bands,...read more


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