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

Friday 13 March 2020

North of England Regional Committee releases Coronavirus Statement

Tony Griffiths (North of England Regional Secretary) has released the following statement regarding the recent coronavirus outbreak: We are all aware now of the recent issues with the Coronavirus and possible issues that this will bring. Many people have called for events such as ours to be cancelled as well as other...read more

Friday 13 March 2020

WEBBA releases West of England Regional Championships Statement

After the UK Government's announcement yesterday afternoon regarding coronavirus, the Council of the West of England Brass Band Association has released a short Statement: The Government's announcement earlier this afternoon (Thursday 12th March) gave no indication that our event should be cancelled. We urge all visitors to the Riviera Centre to follow...read more

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Midlands Regional Championships & AoBBA release joint Statement

The Midlands Regional Committee & the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators have issued a joint statement concerning Section 3 of the Midlands Regional Championships 2020, which was held at Kenilworth College on Saturday 7 March. Statement: "The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) and Midlands Regional Committee deeply regret the breakdown of...read more

Tuesday 10 March 2020

North of England bands line up for a competitive weekend!

North of England Bands Line up for a competitive weekend of banding in Durham The list of competing bands that will battle it out for the qualification places on offer for the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham at the North of England Regional Championships, in Durham has been announced. The contest weekend will...read more

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Torquay Riviera International Centre gearing up for West of England Regionals

West of England Regional Championships 2020 - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March Another strong entry for the West of England Regional Championships has been confirmed by Sue Oldfield, West of England Regional Secretary. The Council of the West of England Brass Band Associations is looking forward to welcoming 79 bands to the...read more

Monday 9 March 2020

Scottish Championships 2020 - Results

The Scottish Championships 2020, organised by the hard-working Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) was held at Perth's wonderful Concert Hall last weekend (7/8 March). 54 bands competed across five sections over the weekend, and we extend our thanks to Tom Allan (Regional Secretary) and all at SBBA for organising a great...read more

Monday 9 March 2020

Yorkshire Regional Championships 2020 - Results

The Yorkshire Regional Championships were held last weekend (7/8 March) at the impressive Huddersfield Town Hall. 52 bands across five sections competed over the weekend at what proved to be a very successfully-run weekend, so our thanks to Robert Turnbull (Regional Secretary) and the Yorkshire Regional Committee for running a fine...read more

Monday 9 March 2020

Midlands Regional Championships 2020 - Results & Statement

The Midlands Regional Championships 2020, organised by the Midlands Regional Committee took place last weekend (7/8 March) at Bedworth's Civic Hall. 77 bands took part across five sections (and two halls), so congratulations to the Regional Committee headed up by Lesley Bentley (Regional Secretary) for a well-organised event. Please click on the...read more

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Huddersfield Town Hall ready to host the Yorkshire Regional Championships

53 bands will converge on the Town Hall, Huddersfield to compete across five sections for the honour of being crowned Yorkshire Champion. The current Yorkshire Champion is Brighouse & Rastrick, and they will be defending their title in the Championship Section on the Sunday afternoon against 15 of the country’s best brass...read more

Monday 2 March 2020

Lineup confirmed for Scottish Championships

The list of competitors has been confirmed for the forthcoming Scottish Championships next weekend on the 7th and 8th March. Sections 1, 2 & 3 will take place on the Saturday with the weekend concluding with Sections 4 & Championship on Sunday. The adjudicating team of Dave Barringer, Anne Crookston, Jappie...read more

Monday 2 March 2020

Welsh Regional Championships 2020 - Results

The 2020 Regional Championships continued last weekend in the windy setting of Swansea, where 40 bands from all over Wales competed across five Sections to be crowned Regional Champions, and with the aim of representing Wales at the National Finals events later in the year. The new venue - The Great Hall...read more

Friday 28 February 2020

Bands set for the Welsh Regional Championships

40 bands are set to battle it out at the Welsh Regional Championships this weekend, hoping to gain one of the all-important National Finals qualification spots in their section. Adjudicators Nicholas Garman, David Hirst, Alan Morrison, Jonathan Pippen & Glyn Williams will be kept busy throughout the weekend's action, and the...read more


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