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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



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International flavour to the Scottish Open in Perth

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Swiss flag

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4 qUARTET

A4 look to invigorate quartet writing with new initiative

November 24 • The A4 Brass Quartet is hoping a new composer competition will help reinvigorate the art of brass ensemble writing...


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


Harrogate Band

November 24 • Join our team - Harrogate band! We are looking for committed front and back row cornet players who are looking for a new challenge to join our thriving, dynamic, fun and exciting 1st Section band. Our cornet section are a friendly bunch!


Strata Brass

November 24 • Bb BASS. The band are currently preparing for Butlins/Area Contests (1st Section). MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland)


Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator