Regional Championships 2018 - A Retrospective
The 2018 Regional Championships, held the length & breadth of Great Britain over the last few weeks and overseen by Kapitol Promotions, has finally reached its conclusion. An incredible number of 498 bands competed across eight Regions and five Sections, with the ultimate aim of qualifying for the National Finals in September and October.
The organisation of these Regional Championships does not happen by accident. The 8 Regional Secretaries, backed up by their Regional Committees and dozens of volunteers, have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Regionals have run smoothly and efficiently. Bands should be extremely thankful that such hard-working individuals are involved in their Region, and rest assured that their work will have already started on next year's event!
Kapitol Promotions would also like to thank every single person who attended the 2018 Regional Championships, whether they were a player, family member, supporter, audience member or exhibitor, as well as the people who work behind the scenes to ensure that their band attends their respective Regional contest. Without you, the brass band movement, these Championships simply would not exist. The Regional Championships form a large part of the biggest brass band contest in the world, so everyone who took part should be proud of participating in such a large-scale event.
Congratulations to all of the National Finals qualifiers this year. The Sections 1-4 Finals will be held over the weekend of 15-16 September at The Centaur @ Cheltenham Racecourse, with the Championship Section Final taking place at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall on 6 October. Once all qualifiers have been verified by their respective Regional Championships Committees, they will be posted on this website (Finals - Qualifiers).
Please come along and support your local bands who have qualified to represent your Region, and experience the National Finals events in all their glory! More information, including ticketing, transport and general news regarding the National Championships can be found by visiting the Finals tab on this website. More information for competing bands being emailed out to your Secretaries in late April/early May.