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2013 National Finalists

The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now known.

Nationals Trophy

 

The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now complete, following the last round of the 2013 Regional contests on the weekend.

15,000

Following three weekends that have seen around 15,000 musicians compete with bands from as far afield as Scotland down to the West Country, the full list of challengers is now known.

The full list of qualifiers for 2013 is as follows:

Championship Section
The following bands wil compete on Saturday 12th October at The Royal Albert Hall, London.

Brighouse & Rastrick
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
Cory
Flowers
Foden's [Defending Champion]
Friary Guildford
Grimethorpe Colliery
Jaguar Land Rover
Kirkintilloch
Leyland
Milnrow
NASUWT Riverside
Northop
Regent Brass
Reg Vardy
Tongwynlais Temperance
Tredegar
Virtuosi GUS
Whitburn
Woodfalls


Cheltenham:

Sections 1-4 to take place at The Centaur, Cheltenham on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September.

First Section
Final taking place on Sunday 22nd September 2013

Alder Valley Brass
Blidworth Welfare
Catterick Brass
Drighlington
Filton Concert Brass
Foresters Brass 2000
Freckleton
Harrogate
Hebden Bridge
Johnstone Silver
Kidlington Concert Brass
Lanner & District Silver
Morecambe
Newtongrange Silver
Penclawdd
Staffordshire
Tylorstown

Second Section
Final taking place Saturday 21st September 2013

Bathgate
Bilton Silver
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) 2
Cornerstone Brass
Elland Silver
Epsom & Ewell Silver
Goodwick
Hazel Grove
Hitchin
Hoover (Bolton)
Pendennis Brass Falmouth
Ripon City
Swindon Pegasus
Unison Kinneil
Ware Brass
Whitworth Vale & Healey
Wigston
York Railway Institute

Third Section
Final taking place on Sunday 22nd September 2013

Amersham
Bodmin Town
City of Oxford Silver
Dronfield CMW
East Riding of Yorkshire
Eccles Borough
Hawk Green (Marple)
Hucknall & Linby MC Brass
Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield)
Kingdom Brass 'B'
LGB Brass
Marple
NASUWT Concert
Pontypool
Severn Tunnel
Shipston Town
Skelmanthorpe 'B'
St. Ronan's Silver
Wotton-under-Edge & District


Fourth Section
Final taking place on Saturday 21st September 2013

Ammanford
Barnsley Metropolitan
Barrhead Burgh
Burneside Brass
Camborne Junior Contesting
City of Oxford Silver
Coppull & Standish
Ebbw Valley
Gawthorpe Brass '85
Great Yarmouth Brass
Ifton Colliery
Market Rasen Resdev
Moulton ’77
Pilling Jubilee Silver
Simon Langton Brass
Swindon Brass
Trimdon Concert
Tullis Russell Intermediate
Wilton and District



French Flag

French contenders ready for National challenge

February 21 • Thirteen bands will battle for French National titles in Nantes this weekend.


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nybbs

Scots look for march to mark 60th anniversary of NYBBS

February 21 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is offering a grand first prize for the young composer who can mark the 60th anniversary of the National Youth Band of Scotland with a cracking march...


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH


The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ


Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.


The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

February 20 • Ever fancied moving to New Zealand? Waitakere Auckland Brass is looking for players to join their ranks. Our friendly band meets twice a week at our Auckland band room. We have an exciting year ahead so get in touch and find out more.


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator