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

Published in Contest on 2014-02-11 by Empty Chairs

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Entry Forms and full details of this year’s West of England Bandsman’s Festival on Saturday 21st June are now available on the Festival Website at

This year the Forms will only available through the Web Site, they will not be sent out by post.  

Ian Porthouse is this year’s Adjudicator, making his first appearance at this unique open air Festival, which draws several thousand spectators from all over Cornwall and the United Kingdom to the village of Bugle in mid Cornwall. Bands can compete in seven different Sections, including Youth and Training, as the organisers are particularly keen to encourage young musicians to participate in competitive music making.

Prize money totals over £4000, with £1000 going to the winners of the Championship Section, as well as the prestigeous Royal Trophy, presented by the then Prince of Wales to the Festival in 1913.

Well over 40 other Trophies are presented throughout the various Sections, including 12 special Soloists Awards, which are eagerly sought after by the Musicians.

Set Test Pieces in all Sections, other than Youth and Training, include music by Gilbert Vinter, Simon Dobson, Kenneth Downie, Edward Gregson and Malcolm Arnold. 

Entries close on 3rd May, but applications should be made as soon as possible to guarantee participation.

Related - Bugle test pieces announced

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