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, commented: “As Chairman of the Panel, I would like to pay tribute to Paul Holland and Michael Fowles for their hugely skilled work in selecting the set tests for the ‘Regional’ and National Finals for several years – it is not an easy task, and each approached it with commitment and dedication. Replacing them are two highly qualified individuals in Robert Childs and Sandy Smith, whom the Panel is looking forward to working with".

The Panel meets twice-yearly to choose the test pieces for the Regional Championships & National Finals. If you are a composer or publisher and wish for a work to be considered for selection by the Music Panel, the Panel welcomes submissions so please contact Music Panel Administrator Tim Jones ( for further information.