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Lofthouse take the Silver at Buxton Spring Festival

Sunday 7th May saw the beautiful setting of Buxton Pavilion Gardens drowned in sunshine and the sounds of brass music. Adjudicator Steve Pritchard-Jones had the hard task of awarding the… read more...


Lofthouse Pick Up Pogson Bray Prize

There was a great day of brass band playing to enjoy at the Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest at Berties Banqueting Hall in Elland on Sunday 19th October. 11 bands took… read more...


Lofthouse Claim Bronze at Yorkshire Regional Championships 2015

Early on Sunday 8th March, saw 11 bands Heralding the Dawn as they made their way to St George’s Hall in Bradford, ready to compete in the Yorkshire Regional Championships… read more...


Lofthouse pick up prizes at Pogson Bray

There was a great day of brass band playing to enjoy at the Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest at Berties Banqueting Hall in Elland on Sunday 20th October. 14 bands took… 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 Band Contest will take place in the Market Square on  Sunday 15th June beginning at 11.00am… read more...


Lofthouse Scoop 3rd Place

'A fine performance’ is how adjudicator Richard Evans described Lofthouse Brass Band’s efforts at the Ripon Entertainment Contest on Saturday 31st May.  The band opened their set with Alan Fernie’s… read more...


Tilbury take Top Honours at scaba Spring Contest

There was a great day of music making to enjoy at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley on Sunday 27th April, with 13 bands playing to an appreciative audience and adjudicator… 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 contest organised by Foden's Band took place. This was the third year the event has run… read more...


Contest Results: Aldbourne crowned South West Champions

The 67th Annual Championships of the South West Brass Band Association were held at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay on Saturday 2nd November 2013 where 26 bands competed in… read more...


Contest Results: ODBBA Entertainment Contest 2013

Results of the ODBBA Entertainment Contest 2013. Section B (Unregistered bands) 1st Place: Abbey Brass (Rob Tompkins). (84 points) 2nd Place: Harlow Band (Chris Johnson). (82 points, minus 1 penalty… 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 Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay commencing at 10.00am and continuing through until mid evening. The Adjudicators… read more...


Rainford Brass Band “Slow Melody & Quartet Contest”

The Rainford Band is extremely pleased to announce that the first ever Rainford Band Slow Melody Contest will take place on Sunday 16th February 2014. The contest will be held… read more...


Harlow Brass succeed in their first contest for over 10 years

Harlow Brass Band achieved a second place on their return to the contesting stage at the recent ODBBA contest. This was the bands first contest for over 10 years since… read more...


Contest Results: St. Austell crowned Cornish Champions

The 58th Cornish Brass Band Championships took place at Falmouth Methodist Church on Saturday 12th October with St. Austell Town Band winning their second title of the being crowned Cornish… read more...


National Finals: Championship Section Results

The Welsh banding roll continues with the top two spots at the National Championship Finals at the Albert Hall being taken by Cory and Tredegar. The top four bands have pre-qualified… read more...


Contest Results: Bolsover Entertainment Contest 2013

The Bolsover Entertainment Contest is one of the leading brass band entertainment festivals. What started life as an entertainment contest as a one section competition has over the last 9… read more...


Contest Results: WWBBA (Burry Port) Contest 2013

With 2013 being the year of Welsh banding it was a celebratory scene in Burry Post for the West Wales Festival of Brass Contest. The National First Section champions, Tylorstown,… 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 been agreed for the introduction of a European Youth Brass Band Contest as part of the… read more...


Launceston Town Band Solo & Quartet Contest 2013

Launceston Town Band are looking forward to their annual Solo & Quartet contest. Our Solo & Quartet Contest is now in it’s  8th year  and for the first time we… read more...


Contest Results: SCABA Autumn Contest - 2013

Championship Section Belgium Brass Band Zele (Bart van der Strieckt) - Red Priest Wantage Silver 'A' (Philip Bailey) -  Variations on an Enigma East London Brass (Jayne Murrill) - A Tale… read more...


Fleetwood Contest Results - 2013

Championship Section: Adjudicator: Mike Kilroy Morecambe (Andrew Warriner) Rainford (Gareth Brindle) VBS Poynton (Neil Samuel)  Best Basses: Morecambe  Best Euphonium: Danny Lowery (Flixton)  Second Section: Adjudicator: Mike Kilroy Besses Boys… read more...


Full Line Up for Pogson Bay Announced

A maximum of 15 bands have entered this years Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest. Each band will be playing their own entertainment programme which include a march. The contest takes place on… read more...


National Finals: First Section Results

The results of the first section at the National Finals in Cheltenham have been announced with another major trophy on its way to Wales. Tylorstown, Gary Davies Staffordshire, Leigh Baker… read more...


National Finals: Third Section Results

The results of the third section at the National Finals have been announced. LGB Brass, Ian Stewart Skelmanthorpe 'B', Phil Garlick Hawk Green (Marple), Neil Hewson Hucknall & Linby MC… read more...


National Finals: Fourth Section Results

The results from the fourth section at the National Finals have been annouced and Ebbw Valley, and Wales, add more silverware to their display cabinet. Ebbw Valley Brass, Gareth Ritter… read more...


National Finals: Second Section Results

The results of the Second Section of the National Finals at Cheltenham has been announced: Goodwick Brass Band (Matthew Jenkins) Bilton Silver (David Stowell) Swindon Pegasus Brass (Graeme Lewis) Middleton… read more...


Contest Runners: SWBBA Championships - 2nd November 2013

The runners for the 67th South West Brass Band Association Annual Championships at Torquay on the 2nd of November have been announced. OPEN SECTION Aldbourne (Ch)* (David Johnson) Camborne Town… 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 14th and 15th in Evesham. The bands competed at two venues, All Saints’s Church and Wallace House, with… 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 Thoresby Colliery Fishburn Unite the Union (City of Sheffield) Hammonds Saltaire Blackburn & Darwen GT Group… 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 championship section bands. Dr Ian Martin was an eminent consultant psychiatrist in Darlington, County Durham, who,… 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 2013) at Evesham in Worcestershire. Championship Section Four Bands will be competing in the top section… 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 Park.  A very appreciative audience  were entertained with some excellent playing by all the bands.  The… 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 on Saturday 7th September at the Exmouth Pavilion, with a capacity audience enjoying a feast of music presented by… read more...


Results: 2013 British Open Championships

It's been a thrilling day of exceptional performances at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham and the results from the British Open 2013 are: Tredegar Cory Band Co-operative Funeral Care Foden's… read more...


Live Twitter: Exmouth Entertainment Contest 2013

The SWBBA Exmouth Entertainment Contest is being held this Saturday at Pavilion in Exmouth. You can keep up to date with the action from the day with this live Twitter… 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 Saturday, 7th September, at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The finest brass bands in Britain vie… read more...


Runners for the Exmouth Entertainment Contest 2013

The runners for the SWBBA organised Exmouth Entertainment Contest with the adjudicator, Paul Norley, listening to 12 bands on the day at the Pavilion in Exmouth. Paul learnt to play… read more...


Results: Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest 2013

Cooperative Funeralcare have kicked off the autumn contesting season with a win at the Land O'Burns Entertainment contest at Troon. Drawn last Coopertive Funeralcare gave an outstanding performance to entertain 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 held at the Walker Halls in Troon. Keep up to date with all the action from… 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 held at the Walker Halls in Troon. The adjudicators are Iain Shaw and Brian Allen who… read more...


National Eisteddfod of Wales, Championship Section Results 2013

The results of the Championship Section from the National Eisteddfod of Wales are: Deiniolen Silver Band Cardiff City Band (Melingriffith 1) Llanrug Band 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 in Denbigh over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th August with the adjudicators being Nigel… 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 31st of July.  The contest will be held in Beaumont Park,  Huddersfield on Sunday 8th September 2013 kicking off at 2.00 pm.… 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 was held on Saturday 22ndJune in Staveley near Chesterfield. This year saw the numbers down on… read more...


Battle of The Bands 2013 - Report

The 7th ICCB and Staveley Town Council Battle of  the Bands contest was held in Staveley near Chesterfield on Sunday 23rd June sponsored again by Conceptunet Ltd and Raw Brewery. This year saw… read more...


Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013 - Results

After a fantastic days banding in Whiston the results are: 1st Section - Silk Brass 2nd Section - Strata Brass 3rd Section - Dronfield (CMW) Band 4th Section - Maltby… read more...


Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013 - Runners

The runners for the contest at the Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013 are: South Yorkshire Police Oughtibridge Brass Band Worsborough Brass Whitwell Brass Band Dinnington Brass Band… 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 will take place on the 2nd November at Sandbach School, Cheshire. This year sees further evolution… read more...


Battle of The Bands 2013 - Results

Bands from Yorkshire and the Midlands battled it out this weekend at the entertainment contest at the Speedwell Rooms in Staveley. Kevin Wadsworth had the honour of referring the fight… 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 Competition in the heart of Cornwall. For the 89th time the Bands marched through the village… read more...


Hebden Bridge March Contest 2013 - Results

The 6th Annual Hebden Bridge March Contest was held on Sunday, June 16th with Marsden announced as overall winners of the contest. March: 1st Marsden 2nd Drighlington Hymn tune: Marsden Best… 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 West of England Bandsmen's Festival. St Austell Band won the Royal Trophy, their first win in… read more...


Holmfirth Contest - Results 2013

After a fantastic day of contesting at the Holmfirth Contest the results are: Section A Strata Brass - Tallis Variations Uppermill - Brass Triumphant Old Silkstone - The Plantagenets Hymn Tune  -… read more...


Holmfirth Contest - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the latest tweets from the Holmfirth Contest. If you are at the contest you can share the action with the hashtag #holmfirthcontest Tweets about… read more...


Holmfirth Contest Runners - 9th June 2013

The Holmfirth Contest is taking place this Sunday, the 9th June 2013. With a bumper entry this year the following bands are competing: Youth Section (starts 11.00am) Hade Edge Youth Scissett… 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 at Bugle in Cornwall on Saturday 15th June. Twenty two bands will be on the March… read more...



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