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

Published in Contest on 2014-02-06 by Empty Chairs

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The popular Wychavon Festival of Brass has a new date in the calendar and is delighted to announce a new exciting partnership agreement with the British Open Championship.

Following an extensive consultation process, the entertainment competition for 2014 will take place on Saturday 1st November, enabling the contest to attract even more bands to the tremendous Evesham High School - a venue capable of accommodating all sections on one day of great brass band contesting.

The ‘Wychavon Festival of Brass’ website – – is now up and running enabling bands to download the entry form and see the contest rules and prize details.

In an exciting development, a new agreement with the British Open Championship has been reached which will mean that the winners of the Championship Section contest will gain an automatic invitation to compete in the 2015 Senior Trophy competition at the Spring Festival held in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. If the winning band is already competing there, the place will be offered to the next highest placed Championship band at the Wychavon contest.

A Festival spokesperson commented: "We are grateful to all the bands and interested parties who contacted us over the proposals for a new date for the 2014 event - and are delighted that we are now able ink the contest into the calendar. We are especially grateful to Frank Hodges for his approach to the Festival organisers.”

The spokesperson went on to highlight that “Evesham High School offers excellent facilities and the gives us the opportunity to run all the contests under the one roof in three excellent halls all on the one day. It has been a decision which will enable us to substantially reduce the cost base and that we believe will see the contest continue to flourish."

Kevin Whittaker, Festival Secretary, added that news of the British Open connection has certainly been a boost for the Wychavon Festival. On behalf of the Wychavon Festival organisers, Kevin said "we are very grateful to Martin and Karyn Mortimer for welcoming us to what we believe is a very exciting and innovative partnership. It is sure to give an extra incentive to competitors, as the invitation will be given to the highest placed band not already competing at the Senior Trophy at the Spring Festival in Blackpool." 

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