Wednesday 13 March 2019

Welsh Regional Championships - General Information

The Welsh Regional Championships 2019 are to be held at the William Aston Hall, Wrexham over the weekend of Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th March. The format of the weekend is below: SATURDAY 16 MARCH SECTION DRAW COMMENCE ADJUDICATORS 3 09:00 10:00 Brian Rostron / Sheona White 2 10:30 12:00 Sarah Groarke-Booth / David Hirst 1 14:00 16:15 Sheona White / Roger Webster...read more

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Yorkshire Regional Championships 2019 - Results

CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONTest Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)Adjudicators: Stephen Roberts and Steve Sykes 1. Brighouse & Rastrick (Dr David Thornton)**2. Grimethorpe Colliery (Allan Withington)*3. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Ian Porthouse)*4. Rothwell Temperance (David Roberts)5. City of Bradford (Lee Skipsey)6. Black Dyke (Prof. Nicholas J Childs)**7. Hepworth (Mark Bentham)8. Elland Silver (Daniel Brooks)9. Skelmanthorpe (Martin...read more

Wednesday 27 February 2019

North West Regional Championships 2019 - Results

CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONTest Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)Adjudicators: Howard Evans & Sheona White 1. Foden's (Russell Gray)**2. Leyland (Thomas Wyss)*3. Pemberton Old Wigan DW (Ben Dixon)*4. Fairey (Garry Cutt)5. Wardle Anderson Brass (Sean Conway)6. Milnrow (Dennis Hadfield)7. TCTC Group (Jef Sparkes)8. Wingates (Paul Andrews)9. Oldham (Lees) (John Collins)10. VBS Poynton (Stig Maersk)11. Ashton-under-Lyne (Philip...read more

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Seascapes - General Information & Errata

The publisher of the set-test piece "Seascapes" (R Smith & Co.) has just released two small corrections for the work, as well as background information of the work that's not supplied in the new version of the score. Please click the link to download the general information about 'Seascapes': /download.php?id=1446058616 You can find...read more

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Rise of the Phoenix - Official Errata

Kirklees Music has just issued an official errata for Darrol Barry's "Rise of the Phoenix", the set test-piece for the Section 2 Regional Championships. Please click this link to find out the two small amendments: http://www.nationalbrassbandchampionships.com/regionals/errata...read more

Tuesday 5 February 2019

First Suite in Eb (Holst) - Updated Errata

After further consultation, an updated errata has been released for this work. Please click here to find out more: http://www.nationalbrassbandchampionships.com/regionals/errata Note: there will be no further amendments to this errata, and this is the copy that the adjudicators for each Region will be supplied with. #regionals2019#regs2019...read more

Friday 1 February 2019

First Suite in Eb - ERRATA

The distributors of the Section 3 Regional Championships set test-piece have just released an errata for this work, which has been emailed to all of the Regional Secretaries for circulation to their region's competing bands. Please click the following link to find out more: http://www.nationalbrassbandchampionships.com/regionals/errata...read more

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Regionals 2019 Adjudicators Announced

The comprehensive list of adjudicators for the Regional Championships 2019 has now been published. The eight Regional Committees, who each organise their own Regional contest, have submitted their list of the men & women tasked with the all-important task of deciding the winners and losers in each Section. Please click the link...read more

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Championship Section Final Fanfare Team Announced

Kapitol Promotions is delighted to announce that the Band of the King's Division will be providing a Fanfare Team for the Championship Section Final this Saturday. Appearing by kind permission of the Corps of Army Music, they will perform a heraldic fanfare to begin the Results Ceremony at the end of the...read more

Friday 28 September 2018

Sky Arts to showcase the Championship Section Final

Kapitol Promotions is delighted to announce that the Championship Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2018 will feature in a brand-new Sky Arts programme, to be aired in spring 2019. “Brass Bands” (working title) is a brand new docuseries that celebrates the world of brass bands. The...read more

Wednesday 19 September 2018

RAF Squadronaires to appear at RAH Gala Concert

Kapitol Promotions is delighted to announce that the RAF Squadronaires, or the "Squads" for short, will perform a Gala Concert before the Results Ceremony of the Championship Section Final at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 6th October. The RAF Squadronaires is regarded as one of the UK’s finest big bands,...read more

Tuesday 11 September 2018

#regionals2019 Test Piece Guessing Game returns!

The #regionals2019 Test Piece Guessing Game is back by popular demand! We’ll be publishing hints for all five sections in the next few days - so keep your eyes peeled. The test pieces will be announced as usual in the contest programme at this weekend's Sections 1-4 Finals at The Centuar...read more

Monday 10 September 2018

Thomas Nielsen to appear at Cheltenham

Audiences at next weekend’s Sections 1-4 Finals can enjoy recitals by one of the finest soloists to have emerged from the British brass band scene – trumpet and cornet soloist, and this year’s BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award title holder - Thomas Nielsen. Thomas started playing the cornet in 2009 under...read more

Thursday 16 August 2018

Episodes for Brass - Errata

The official errata for "Episodes for Brass" (Gareth Churcher) has been released by the publisher, Kirklees Music. Please click HERE for more information. #nationalfinals2018...read more

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Extra Adjudicators for Sections 1-4 Finals

Kapitol Promotions is delighted to announce that all sections at this year’s Finals will have 3 adjudicators (as has been the case at the Championship Section Final for a number of years). Commenting on this announcement, Philip Morris said: “This exciting development will give adjudicators that are registered with the Association of...read more

Thursday 14 June 2018

Welsh Regional Championships 2019 - New Venue

Philip Morris, Welsh Regional Secretary has announced that the 2019 Welsh Regional Championships will be held at the William Aston Hall (Glyndwr University, Wrexham) over the weekend of 16th-17th March. For more information regarding the Championships, please contact Philip on kapitol@btconnect.com or 07786 371603. Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Wrexham Campus, Mold Road, Wrexham. LL11 2AW 0844 888...read more

Monday 11 June 2018

National Finals 2018 - Adjudicator Announcement

The list of eight adjudicators tasked with deciding this year's National Champions of Great Britain has been released. Commenting on this year's list of adjudicators, a spokesperson from Kapitol Promotions stated: "Qualifying for the National Finals is the highlight of a band's contesting season, so we realise the importance of picking the...read more

Friday 25 May 2018

Cory Band Composition Prize 2018

The winner of Cory Band's Composition Prize 2018, in collaboration with The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) and sponsored by Kapitol Promotions Ltd., will be decided tomorrow night during a special concert in Cardiff. Now a well-established event in the band’s calendar, entries were sought by composers of any...read more

Monday 14 May 2018

Gloucester Cathedral Concert - Saturday 19th May

Kapitol Promotions Ltd, the organisers of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, are delighted to announce a fabulous musical concert that will be taking place on Saturday 19th May 2018 in Gloucester. As the first of their new "Cathedral Series" of concerts, and surrounded by the wonderful architecture...read more

Monday 16 April 2018

RAH Final Tickets Onsale NOW!

Tickets are now on general sale for the Championship Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2018. Buy your tickets without delay to ensure that you'll be at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 6th October, where Great Britain's top bands battle it out to be crowned...read more


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