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Band Cymru 2018 - Four bands are set for the final in Swansea
Band Cymru 2018 - Four bands are set for the final in Swansea

The four bands that will compete for the title of Band Cymru 2018 in the final in Swansea have been announced.   The Cory Band, Brass Beaumaris, BTM Band and Northop Silver Band will fight for the Band Cymru 2018 title, and the top prize of £8,000, for brass, wind and jazz bands.   In addition, for the first time… read more...



National Finals 2018 Test Pieces Announced

The test pieces for the 2018 National Brass Band Championships of Great Britian have been announced as:   Championship Section   Handel in the Band (Kenneth Downie), published by Faber… read more...

We came.... We saw.... We won!

In preparation for our big annual outing to the South West Regionals Contest on 11th March, the Band recently traveled to Woodstock (not the well known music festival!) in Oxfordshire… read more...

Wychavon Festival of Brass 2016: Entertainment Contest: Results

Championship Section: 11:00 am start           Venue:  De Montfort High School, Evesham             Adjudicator Dave Lea          … read more...


Last Call for scaba Entertainments!

scaba's ever-popular Entertainment contest returns to The Hawth Theatre in Crawley on 22nd May.… read more...

A Win For Roger

Crewkerne Town’s own brass band, Phoenix Brass, returned victorious from the West of England… read more...

Results from the 4th ICCB and Raw Brewery Solo, Duet and Quartet contest

~~Reports & Results:   The 4th Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band Solo, Duet and Quartet… read more...

The 9th ICCB and Raw Brewery Battle of the Bands contest

~~Reports & Results: Battle of the Bands 2015 The 9th ICCB Battle of the… read more...

INDIAN QUEENS BAND ON THE CONTEST SCENE ONCE MORE

The last time the Band contested was at the West Of England Bandsman Festival… read more...

Solo & Senior Slow Melody and Air Varie Duet & Quartet Contest

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band & Raw Brewery will be holding its 4th Annual Solo,… read more...

Test Pieces for the 2015 National Championships Announced

The Test Pieces for the 2015 National Championships have been announced. They are: CHAMPIONSHIP… read more...

Open rehearsal - Downton & Woodfalls Band

There are only two miles between the Wiltshire villages of Woodfalls and Downton but… read more...

2015 Bugle Contest Entry Forms and Details available

Summer lies ahead and full details and Entry Forms are now available for this… read more...

Strong Entry for the WEBBA Championships

West of England Regional Championships Torquay - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March 2015… read more...

scaba Solo and Duet Competition Results

scaba held their annual solo competition at St Paul's College in Burgess Hill on… read more...

Butlins 2016 Test Pieces Announced

The test pieces for next year's Butlins Mineworkers Championships have been announced as: Championship… read more...

National Finals 2014: First Section Results

Test Piece: 'The King's Lie' (Stan Nieuwenhuis) Adjudicators: Michael Fowles and Philip Harper 1.… read more...

Thirty One Bands line up for the SWBBA Championships

Thirty-one bands are entered for the SWBBA Championships on November 1st at the Riviera… read more...

National Finals 2014: Third Section Results

Test Piece: 'Symphony for Brass' - Victor Vladmirovitch Ewald arr Michael E Hopkinson Adjudicators:… read more...

National Finals 2014: Second Section Results

Test Piece: Traversada (Oliver Waespi) Adjudicators: Ian Porthouse and David Thornton 1. Marple (Sarah… read more...

National Finals 2014: Fourth Section Results

Test Piece: 'Narnia Suite' - Geoffrey Burgon Adjudicators: Tom Davoren and Mark Wilkinson 1.… read more...

Regional Championships 2015 - Buy the CD

All five test pieces for the National Brass Band Championships Regional contests 2015. Championship… read more...

Report & Results: 2014 Whiston Festival of Brass

Having spent the morning perusing ont’ internet I finally came across the best weather… read more...

Camborne claim the Royal Trophy at Bugle Contest

There was a glorious day of sunshine for the 90th West of England Bandsmen's Festival… read more...

Live Coverage: West of England Bandmens Festival #bugle2014

Keep up to date with all the action from the 90th West of England… read more...

Whit Friday Marches - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the latest news from the Whit Friday Marches… read more...

Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Announce Details of it's 27th Annual Competition

KIRKBY LONSDALE BRASS BAND CONTEST SUNDAY 15th JUNE 2014 The  27th Annual Kirkby Lonsdale… read more...

Test Pieces Announced for the SWBBA Championships

The SWBBA have announced the test pieces for the SWBBA Championships at the Riviera… read more...

30 Bands on the March at Bugle 2014

Thirty bands will be on the March at the 90th Annual West of England… read more...

SCABA Entertainment Contest Results

A total of 13 bands took part in scaba's annual Entertainment contest today, with… read more...

Harlow Success

Scaba Entertainment Contest 2014   Harlow Band attended the Scaba Entertainment contest on Sunday… read more...

Record Entry for the West of England Bandmen's Festival

The 90th annual West of England Bandmen's Festival is set to be one of the… read more...

All Stations Go in the SouthWest

A busy 6 months starts this coming weekend with the Weston-Super-Mare Annual Own Choice… read more...

Tilbury take Top Honours at scaba Spring Contest

There was a great day of music making to enjoy at the Hawth Theatre… read more...

National Finals 2014: Test Pieces Announced

The test pieces for the National Championships of Great Britain 2014 have been announced:… read more...

Norfolk & Suffolk Brass Bands Celebrate Superb Turnout at Regional Qualifiers

Brass Bands from Norfolk & Suffolk recently proved that banding is very much alive… read more...

Spring Festival Polls

New Poll on line now Grand Shield, Senior Cup & Senior Trophy Line ups… read more...

Closing Date for Weston Super Mare Contest 2014 Getting Close

The closing date for entries to the Weston Super Mare Contest is 9th April.… read more...

Young brass composers urged to up tempo and race to enter prestigious award competition

Time is fast running out for budding young brass band composers to submit their… read more...

2014 European Brass Band Championship Test Pieces Announced

~~The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) and Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) have unveiled… read more...

West of England Regional Championships Runners

We are pleased to announce a most satisfactory entry of 76 bands to the… read more...

Entries open for the 2014 West of England Bandsman's Festival

Entry Forms and full details of this year’s West of England Bandsman’s Festival on… read more...

New Date and ‘Open’ Connection for Wychavon Festival of Brass

The popular Wychavon Festival of Brass has a new date in the calendar and… read more...

Obrasso-Verlag take action with the latest Errata for Three Spanish Errors

Obrasso-Verlag have released an updated errata for the fourth section Regional Test Piece, Three… read more...

Last Call Today for 6th European Soloist Competition Entries

The European Brass Band Association and Scottish Brass Band Association wish to offer a… read more...

Change of Adjudicator for West of England Regionals

Because attention has been drawn to a perceived possible conflict of interest, Dr Chris… read more...

Final Call for Besson Open Solo & Ensemble Competition Entries

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) is pleased to confirm that this year’s Besson… read more...

Tickets for UniBrass 2014 Released

The UniBrass 2014 committee are very excited to announce that tickets for this years… read more...

Regional Championships: Three Spanish Impressions Errata - Even more errors

An updated errata for Three Spanish Impressions has been released with even more errors… read more...

Jonathan Evans to take Diggle to the NW Area

Jonathan Evans has recently graduated from the University of Manchester where he read music.… read more...

Date set for 3rd Annual Beaumont Park March and Hymn Tune Contest

After a successful contest in 2013 the Friends of Beaumont Park Committee are pleased… read more...

Northamptonshire Youth Band to represent England at the European Youth Brass Band Championships

Brass Bands England is pleased to announce that Northamptonshire Youth Band and their Musical… read more...

British Open Youth at the Guild

Lancashire Contests have annouced that British Open Youth at the Guild Festival will take place… read more...

46th Weston Super Mare Contest Details Announced

The South West Brass Band Association have announced the details for the popular and friendly… read more...

Contest Results: Brass in Concert 2013

The Welsh continued to dominate as Cory and Tredegar take the top two spots… read more...

Spring Festival 2014: Test Pieces Announced [video]

The test pieces have been anounced for the 2014 Spring Festival in Blackpool. Grand… read more...

Adjudicators announced for the North West Regional Championships

The North West Regional Committee have announced who the adjudicators will be for the… read more...

Yorkshire Regional Championships Release Schedule

The Yorkshire Regional committee has announced the schedule and adjudicators for the Yorkshire Brass… read more...

Successful Day At Foden's Band 3rd Solo, Duet & Quartet Contest

At Sandbach School on Saturday 2nd November, the 3rd annual solo, duet and quartet… read more...

Contest Results: Aldbourne crowned South West Champions

The 67th Annual Championships of the South West Brass Band Association were held at… read more...

West of England Bandsmen's Festival - Bugle 2013: Cornwall Channel Video Documentry Sky

The Cornwall Channel is a dedicated TV Channel for Cornwall that brings local content… read more...

Contest Results: ODBBA Entertainment Contest 2013

Results of the ODBBA Entertainment Contest 2013. Section B (Unregistered bands) 1st Place: Abbey… read more...

South West Finest to Compete at Torquay

The 67th Annual Championships of the South West Brass Band Association will be held on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at The… read more...

National Finals: Championship Section - Photographs from Social Media

With all events in this modern age the Internet and Social Media contains a… read more...

Rainford Brass Band “Slow Melody & Quartet Contest”

The Rainford Band is extremely pleased to announce that the first ever Rainford Band… read more...

Contest Results: St. Austell crowned Cornish Champions

The 58th Cornish Brass Band Championships took place at Falmouth Methodist Church on Saturday… read more...

National Finals: Championship Section Results

The Welsh banding roll continues with the top two spots at the National Championship… read more...

National Finals: Championship Section Runners and Predictions

This weekend will see the final chapter in the National Finals for 2013 with… read more...

Contest Results: Bolsover Entertainment Contest 2013

The Bolsover Entertainment Contest is one of the leading brass band entertainment festivals. What… read more...

Contest Results: WWBBA (Burry Port) Contest 2013

With 2013 being the year of Welsh banding it was a celebratory scene in… read more...

EBBA Announces a European Youth Brass Band Contest for 2014

The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) is delighted to confirm that details have now… read more...

Launceston Town Band Solo & Quartet Contest 2013

Launceston Town Band are looking forward to their annual Solo & Quartet contest. Our… read more...

Tredegar and Co-operative Funeralcare Rise to the Top

The BrassStats rankings for October have been updated and reward Tredegar and Co-operative Funeralcare… read more...

Contest Results: SCABA Autumn Contest - 2013

Championship Section Belgium Brass Band Zele (Bart van der Strieckt) - Red Priest Wantage Silver… read more...

Fleetwood Contest Results - 2013

Championship Section: Adjudicator: Mike Kilroy Morecambe (Andrew Warriner) Rainford (Gareth Brindle) VBS Poynton (Neil… read more...

Full Line Up for Pogson Bay Announced

A maximum of 15 bands have entered this years Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest. Each… read more...

Welsh Bands Triumph in the National Finals - Review and Photographs

It has been another highly successful weekend for Welsh banding with three out of… read more...

National Finals: First Section Results

The results of the first section at the National Finals in Cheltenham have been… read more...

National Finals: Third Section Results

The results of the third section at the National Finals have been announced. LGB… read more...

National Finals: Fourth Section Results

The results from the fourth section at the National Finals have been annouced and… read more...

West of England Bandsmen's Festival - Bugle 2014 - Test Pieces Announced

The test pieces for the West of England Bandsmen's Festival have been announced.  The… read more...

National Finals: Second Section Results

The results of the Second Section of the National Finals at Cheltenham has been… read more...

Live Twitter: Nationals Finals 2013

Follow all the action from the National Finals over the weekend with this live… read more...

Contest Runners: SWBBA Championships - 2nd November 2013

The runners for the 67th South West Brass Band Association Annual Championships at Torquay… read more...

Test Pieces Announced for Regionals 2014

The test pieces for the Regionals in 2014 have been announced. The Regionals 2014 CD… read more...

Contest Results: Aveley & Newham Win Top Spot at the Wychavon Festival of Brass 2013

The Wychavon Festival of Brass Entertainment Contest took place over the weekend of the… read more...

Contest Results: Dr Martin Trust Contest - 15th September 2013

Full report to follow. Co-operative Funeralcare Reg Vardy Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Rothwell Temperance… read more...

Retirement of Brian Elliott

After 13 enjoyable years as Secretary to The Council of West of England Brass… read more...

National Finals: First Section Runners and Predictions

Our final look forward to Cheltenham sees us previewing and predicting for the 1st… read more...

National Finals: Second Section Runners and Predictions

On Saturday September 21st eighteen second section bands will be competing in the National… read more...

Contest Runners: Dr Martin Trust Contest - 15th September 2013

The Dr Martin Trust Contest is an annual, world class, brass band competition for… read more...

Contest Runners: Wychavon Festival of Brass Entertainment Contest 14/15th September

The Wychavon Festival of Brass is being held this weekend (14th & 15th September… read more...

National Finals: Third Section Runners and Predictions

Seventeen Thirds Section Bands will be competing at Cheltenham Racecourse on September 22nd where… read more...

Contest Results: Elland Silver take Beaumont Park

An enjoyable day was had by all with the weather perfect for the event in  Beaumont… read more...

National Finals: Fourth Section Runners and Predictions

Nineteen 4th Section Bands will descend upon Cheltenham Racecourse on September 21st where Derek… read more...

Photos from The British Open

A selection of photos from social media from The British Open at Birmingham Symphony… read more...

Premier Win for Roche at Exmouth Entertainment Contest

The 14th Exmouth Brass Band Festival, promoted by the South West Brass Band Association, was held… read more...

Results: 2013 British Open Championships

It's been a thrilling day of exceptional performances at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham… read more...

Live Twitter: Exmouth Entertainment Contest 2013

The SWBBA Exmouth Entertainment Contest is being held this Saturday at Pavilion in Exmouth.… read more...

Live Twitter: British Open 2013

The finest brass bands in Britain will be competiting for the British Open Champion title… read more...

Runners and Prediction for The British Open - 7th September 2013

Established in 1853 the oldest, and original brass band contest is taking place this… read more...

SWBBA Championships Entry Deadline Approaches

There are just two weeks left (by the 13th September) for bands intending to enter… read more...

Runners for the Exmouth Entertainment Contest 2013

The runners for the SWBBA organised Exmouth Entertainment Contest with the adjudicator, Paul Norley,… read more...

Results: Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest 2013

Cooperative Funeralcare have kicked off the autumn contesting season with a win at the… read more...

Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest 2013 - Live Twitter Feed

The ever popular Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest run by the Dalmellington Band is being… read more...

Runners and Prediction for Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest - 24th August 2013

The ever popular Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest run by the Dalmellington Band is being… read more...

Regionals 2014 - Test Piece Rumours for the Area Qualifiers

Edit 19/09/13 - Click here for the actual pieces... It's that time of year… read more...

West Wales Brass Band Association Festival - 5th October 2013

Burry Port Town Band are currently preparing to host the West Wales Brass Band… read more...

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Championship Section Results 2013

The results of the Championship Section from the National Eisteddfod of Wales are: Deiniolen… read more...

National Eisteddfod 2013: Results from Saturday, August 3

The results from brass band contests on Saturday, August 3 in the 2013 National… read more...

LBBA Brass Band 'Open' Contest, 24th November

Commonly known as the "Leicester" contest, the association's November Open Brass Band contest is… read more...

National Eisteddfod of Wales, 3rd - 4th August - Runners

The runners for the National Eisteddfod of Wales have been released. The contest is being held… read more...

Royal Recognition for Bugle Contest

The West of England Bandsman’s Festival and St Austell Town Band received the Royal… read more...

End of Month Deadline for Beaumont Park Entries

The deadline for any bands still thinking about entering The Beaumont Park March Contest is Wednesday… read more...

ICCB and Raw Brewery Solo contest results 2013

The 2nd Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band and Raw Brewery Solo, Duet and Quartet contest… read more...

Battle of The Bands 2013 - Report

The 7th ICCB and Staveley Town Council Battle of  the Bands contest was held in Staveley… read more...

Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013 - Results

After a fantastic days banding in Whiston the results are: 1st Section - Silk… read more...

Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013 - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the action from the Whiston Festival of Brass… read more...

Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013 - Runners

The runners for the contest at the Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale… read more...

English Nationals 2013 - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with the build up and the action from the Elgar… read more...

English Nationals 2013 - Runners

The much maligned English Nationals are taking place this Saturday at the Elgar Hall… read more...

Foden's announce the date for their 2013 solo contest

Foden's Band is proud to announce that the 3rd Solo, Duet and Quartet contest… read more...

Battle of The Bands 2013 - Results

Bands from Yorkshire and the Midlands battled it out this weekend at the entertainment… read more...

Video: West of England Bandmen's Festival Marches 2013

Videos uploaded to YouTube of the marches at the West of England Bandmen's Festival… read more...

Battle of The Bands 2013 - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the action from the Speedwell Rooms in Staveley… read more...

Runners for Battle of the Bands 2013

This weekend see the annual 'Battle of the Bands' at the Speedwell Rooms in Staveley.… read more...

West of England Bandsmen's Festival 2013 - Review of Bugle Contest

The sun shone as twenty two Bands marched and played at this open air… read more...

Hebden Bridge March Contest 2013 - Results

The 6th Annual Hebden Bridge March Contest was held on Sunday, June 16th with Marsden… read more...

West of England Bandsmen's Festival - Bugle 2013 - Results

On a blustery day in Bugle the audience enjoyed 22 bands performing in the… read more...

Bugle 2013 - West of England Bandsmen's Festival - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the action from The West of England Bandsmen's… read more...

Holmfirth Contest - Results 2013

After a fantastic day of contesting at the Holmfirth Contest the results are: Section A Strata… read more...

Holmfirth Contest - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the latest tweets from the Holmfirth Contest. If… read more...

Holmfirth Contest Runners - 9th June 2013

The Holmfirth Contest is taking place this Sunday, the 9th June 2013. With a bumper… read more...

Ripon Entertainment Contest 2013 - Results

A splendid day of entertainment has been enjoyed in Ripon Cathedral. The results from… read more...

Ripon Entertainment Contest 2013 - Live Twitter Feed

Follow all the action shared from the Ripon Entertaimnet Contest with this live Twitter… read more...

Runners for Ripon Contest - 1st June 2013

The runners for the Ripon Entertainment Contest on Saturday, 1st June 2013 are: 12:00… read more...

58th Cornish Brass Band Championships - Saturday 12th October 2013

The 58th Cornish Brass Band Championships will be held on Saturday 12th October 2013 in the… read more...

All England International Masters 2013 - Results

Results from the All England International Masters - #aeimasters2013 Twenty bands competed in this… read more...

All England International Masters - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date wih the latest news from the All England International Masters… read more...

All England International Masters, 26th May 2013 - Runners

Twenty three bands will be competing in this popular contest at The Lighthouse Theatre.… read more...

Beaumont Park Annual March Contest 2013

Following the success of the first March Contest in Beaumont Park last year the… read more...

Runners for the West of England Bandmen's Festival - Bugle 2013

The runners have been announced for the 89th Annual West of England Bandsman’s Festival… read more...

Weston-super-Mare Contest - Open and 2nd Section Results

The results of the Open and 2nd Section results from the Weston-super-Mare Contest. Open… read more...

Test Pieces for SWBBA Championships 2013

The test pieces for the 2013 South West Brass Band Association Championships have been… read more...

Weston-super-Mare Contest - 3rd and 4th Section Results

The results of the 3rd and 4th Sections at Weston-super-Mare are: 3rd Section 1st -… read more...

Hebden Bridge March Contest

Our Anual March Contest is to be held on sunday 16th june 2013 in… read more...


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