New Look for North of England Championships

The North of England Regional Championships will celebrate its 75th anniversary this year with a fresh new look. That's the upbeat view of Regional Contest Secretary Tony Griffiths, who says that the organisation is keen to build on the success of the event since its move to the Gala Theatre in Durham.

Since the venue move, the weekend has gained increased interest - not just from sponsors such as Geneva Instruments, but also from traders and crucially both competitors and listeners alike. That interest will now be shown through a new branding with a working partnership created to local company Encore Design & Publicity.

Tony said: "We're always looking at ways to improve our regional contest as a committee and the 75th year was the perfect time to give the event a fresh new look for the new decade. We've worked with Jo Behan of Encore Design & Publicity to help us to develop our new branding and we're excited to go into 2020 with the new look. We can promise great music-making at a fantastic venue, backed by a team that is determined to showcase the very best of North of England banding to the world on the weekend of 14th and 15th March."

The Championships will see the Sections 2, 4 and 1 held on Saturday 14th March with Sections 3 and Championship the following day. Tickets are now on sale £7 with under 16 years of age, free (you can book online at