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
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
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.
"The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) and Midlands Regional Committee deeply regret the breakdown of...read more
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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