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

NEW NATIONALS WEBSITE

The official website of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain has recently been through an overhaul, which has not only enhanced the site's resources but also reflects the Nationals' growing social media presence. Users will now be able to access much more in-depth information... read more

High Brass Sounds in aid of Cheltenham trip!

Brass Sounds Inverclyde, Scottish 4th Section Champions, climbed Ben Nevis on July 9th to raise funds to get to the National Brass Band Championships in Cheltenham this September. Since "The Ben" has just been reclassified at 1345m high, this was the highest ever concert played... read more

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALS ADJUDICATORS

CHAMPIONSHIP Phillip McCann, Allan Withington & Luc Vertommen This year's triumvirate of Championship section adjudicators is a diverse mix of top-class musicians. Phillip McCann is widely regarded as one of the finest cornet players in the history of brass banding, and possesses an incredible wealth of playing... read more

Journey of the Lone Wolf (Dobson) - Revised Percussion

The percussion requirements for Journey of the Lone Wolf (Dobson) were amended in 2016 at the request of Kapitol Promotions Music Panel, which has selected the work as the test-piece for the 2016 Championship Section finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain,... read more

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALS TEST PIECES

The five test-pieces that bands will need to conquer at the Finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2016 have been announced. CHAMPIONSHIP -JOURNEY OF THE LONE WOLF (Simon Dobson) The 20 bands competing at the Royal Albert Hall will perform Simon Dobson's evocative... read more