Thursday 13 July 2017

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 of 16th-17th September. These exhibition spaces are a great way in which to promote your company, with thousands of brass band enthusiasts passing through the...read more

Wednesday 12 July 2017

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 their lives for the better. We are...read more

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Book your exclusive Nationals hotel deal with rooms4groups!

rooms4groups would 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 hotel for a group is...read more

Monday 3 July 2017

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 in the Centaur auditorium. This year is...read more

Monday 3 July 2017

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 of the National Brass Band Championships...read more

Wednesday 28 June 2017

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 four Trainee Adjudicators to be present...read more

Thursday 18 May 2017

Championship Section Final - Tickets

Tickets for the Championship Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2017 go onsale on 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 Promotions....read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

National Finals 2017 Test Pieces Revealed

NATIONAL FINALS 2017 TEST PIECES Announcing the music selection for the 2017 National Finals, Philip Morris (Chairman of the Kapitol Promotions Music Panel) commented: "The Music Panel has been careful to select music for each section that it thinks will be challenging, but very enjoyable to rehearse and perform". CHAMPIONSHIP Test piece: GALLERY...read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

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 most ballet, it has a...read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

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 Centennial Celebrations. Hinemoa, the beautiful...read more


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