INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the home of the most prestigious brass band competition in the world: The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Please navigate your way around this website using the taskbar at the top of this page, where you can discover a wealth of useful information regarding the Championships - including information about this year's series of Regional & National contests, Latest News, the Kapitol Promotions Music Panel, Archives, and much more!

Latest news

Social Media Co-ordinator Required!

Are you coming to the Championship Section Final this year? Do you pride yourself in being "tech-savvy"? If so, read on... We require a Social Media Co-ordinator on contest day at the Royal Albert Hall this year. The role will consist of regular and varied social... read more

Get your Exhibition Space at Cheltenham whilst you can!

There are only a couple of exhibition spaces left at the 2017 National Finals (Sections 1-4), held at The Centaur @ Cheltenham Racecourse over the weekend of16th-17th September. These exhibition spaces are a great way in which to promote your company, with thousands of brass... read more

Big Life Fix is casting for Series 2!

Studio Lambert are producing a second series of the hit BBC Two show “The Big Life Fix With Simon Reeve”, an exciting and innovative science series that sees a skilled team of scientists, engineers and designers create bespoke technology for individuals and groups to transform... read more

Book your exclusive Nationals hotel deal with rooms4groups!

rooms4groupswould like to offer our congratulations the all the Bands that have qualified for the National Finals in Cheltenham and London! rooms4groups has over 15 years’ experience of negotiating deals for group bookings in hotels around the UK, Europe and Worldwide. We understand that booking a... read more

Steve Sykes to perform at Cheltenham!

For the last few years, the National Championships has provided musical entertainment before the Results Ceremonies of Section 2 (Saturday) and Section 3 (Sunday) of the Sections 1-4 Finals at Cheltenham, with ensembles such as The Wallace Collection and Boobs & Brass wowing expectant audiences... read more

National Championships and Geneva Instruments to part ways

The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain has announced that Geneva Instruments will no longer be sponsoring the contest series. Philip Morris, Director of Kapitol Promotions stated: "Unfortunately, this year we were unable to come to a sponsorship agreement with Geneva Instruments regarding the Finals... read more

Sections 1-4 Finals | Trainee Adjudicators Announced

The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain realise the importance of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators' work in promoting and supporting the art of brass band adjudication, including nurturing the next generation of adjudicating talent. Therefore, the "Nationals" has once again agreed for... read more

Championship Section Final - Tickets

Tickets for the Championship Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2017 go onsaleon Friday 19th May, at 10:00am.Please contact the Royal Albert Hall Box Office directly on 0207 589 8212 to purchase tickets, as none are available directly from Kapitol... read more

National Finals 2017 Test Piece Intro - Section Four

Section Four - PETITE SUITE DE BALLET (Eric Ball) Published by R Smith & Co This composition consists of four ‘miniatures’, simple in construction, yet not without technical demands upon the players. The music is for a ballet which so far exists only in the imagination! Like... read more

National Finals 2017 Test Piece Intro - Section Three

Section Three - HINEMOA (Gareth Wood) Published by R Smith & Co Commissioned by the New Zealand Brass Band Association to commemorate 100 years of contesting in New Zealand. This work was used at the 1980 National Brass Band Championships held in Christchurch, New Zealand, during the... read more

National Finals 2017 Test Piece Intro - Section Two

Section Two - MUSIC OF A LEGACY (Steven Ponsford) Published by SP&S This piece pays tribute to the vast heritage of Salvation Army brass band music. Written in one movement, it is rhapsodic in nature and quotes references from just a few of the many iconic pieces... read more

National Finals 2017 Test Piece Intro - Section One

Section One - TOURNAMENT FOR BRASS (Eric Ball) Published by R Smith & Co Eric Ball's work is not descriptive in terms of its title - the "tournament" being within the band itself. The work is split into three movements: Trios and duets Solos (Theme and Variations) Scherzo This music will... read more

National Finals 2017 Test Piece Intro - Championship

Championship - GALLERY (Howard Snell) Published by Rakeway Music Originally commissioned for the 2015 Scottish Open contest, the title ‘GALLERY’ refers to six pictures - four of them by Scottish artists. Each picture has a movement, in addition to which there is a very short introduction. They... read more

London & Southern Counties Regional Championships 2017 - FULL RESULTS

Please click the link to view the full results for the London & Southern Counties Regional Championships 2017, held on the weekend of 18/19 March. London & Southern Counties Regional Championships 2017 - Results... read more

Welsh Regional Championships 2017 - FULL RESULTS

Please click the link to view the full results for the Welsh Regional Championships 2017, held on the weekend of 18/19 March. Welsh Regional Championships 2017 - Results... read more

Scottish Championships 2017 - FULL RESULTS

Please click the link to view the full results for the Scottish Championships 2017, held on the weekend of 11/12 March. Scottish Championships 2017 - Results... read more

West of England Regionals 2017 - FULL RESULTS

Please click the link to view the full results for the West of England Regional Championships 2017, held on the weekend of 11/12 March. West of England Regional Championships 2017 - Results... read more

Midlands Regionals 2017 - FULL RESULTS

Please click the link to view the full results for the Midlands Regional Championships 2017, held on the weekend of 11/12 March. Midlands Regional Championships 2017 - Results... read more

North of England Regionals 2017 - FULL RESULTS

Please click the link to view the full results for the North of England Regional Championships 2017, held on the weekend of 11/12 March. North of England Regional Championships 2017 - Results... read more