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

Monday 24 February 2020

North West Regional Championships 2020 - Results

The 2020 Regional Championships kicked off in style yesterday (Sunday 23rd February) in the grand surroundings of Blackpool's Winter Gardens. 77 bands competed across five Sections to be crowned Regional Champions, and with the aim of qualifying for the National Finals events later in the year. Please see full results by clicking...read more

Friday 14 February 2020

Endurance (Baker) - Errata

Andrew Baker, the composer of the Section 3 set test-piece "Endurance" has sent Kapitol Promotions a small errata list for his work. Please see his message below: Hi folks. A couple of mistakes have infuriatingly come to light in the published score/parts for ‘Endurance’. They are only minor ones, and unlikely...read more

Friday 31 January 2020

Legacy (Davoren) - Errata

Legacy - Tom Davoren Errata Please see a message from Tom Davoren to all Section 1 competing bands: "The following errata has been sent to Kapitol Promotions for use by adjudicators at the 2020 Regional Championships. I'd like to say a big thank you to all who have asked questions and helped...read more

Friday 24 January 2020

Errata for Regional Championships 2020

Errata points have been published for the upcoming Regional Championships 2020. Please click the link below for more information: http://kapitol.co.uk/regionals/errata...read more

Thursday 23 January 2020

Review of Regionals 2020 CD - Brass Band World Magazine

REGIONALS 2020Championship Section: A Tale as Yet Untold by Philip Sparke – Cory (Dr. Robert Childs)Section 1: Legacy for Brass Band by Tom Davoren – Brighouse and Rastrick (Dr. David Thornton)Section 2: The Golden Sabre by Kit Turnbull – GUS (Chris Jeans)Section 3: Endurance by Andrew Baker – Foden’s (Michael Fowles)Section...read more

Thursday 23 January 2020

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...read more

Thursday 16 January 2020

North West Regional Championships attracts bumper entry

North West Regional ChampionshipsSunday 23rd February 2020Winter Gardens (Blackpool) The North West Regional Championships Committee is delighted to announce that there is an entry of seventy-eight bands who will compete at their Championships on 23rd February. This involves a full entry from bands in the Championship Section, Section 1, Section 2 &...read more

Wednesday 8 January 2020

2020 is 75th Anniversary of current "Nationals"

2020 will mark a major milestone for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, as it signifies the 75th Anniversary of the "Nationals" in its current form. In 1900, the father of the ‘Nationals’, John Henry Iles, established what is now called the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain at...read more

Monday 14 October 2019

Cory are the 2019 Champion Band of Great Britain!

CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION FINAL National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2019 Saturday 12th October, Royal Albert Hall (London) Test Piece: 'Titan's Progress' by Hermann Pallhuber Adjudicators: Dr Robert Childs, Alan Morrison, Rob Wiffin 1. Cory (Philip Harper)*2. Black Dyke (Prof Nicholas J. Childs)**3. Whitburn (Garry Cutt)*4. Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof David King)*5. Flowers (Paul Holland)6. Leyland...read more

Wednesday 9 October 2019

RAH Final nearly upon us!

The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2019, organised by Kapitol Promotions is reaching its climax, with the pinnacle of the whole 10-event series taking place in central London this coming Saturday. London's iconic Royal Albert Hall will once again host the Championship Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships...read more

Wednesday 2 October 2019

2020 Regional Test Pieces Revealed, including 2020 Commissions Project

The Kapitol Promotions Music Panel is delighted to announce the set test-pieces for the 2020 Regional Championships of Great Britain. The Championship Section will tackle Philip Sparke’s A Tale as Yet Untold, published by Anglo Music Press. The set test-pieces for Sections 1–4 are all new & exciting commissions for the brass...read more

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


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