The Welsh contesting season kicks-off in Porthcawl on 17th February with 13 bands competing for the Welsh Open title at the seaside resort's Grand Pavilion.
The entertainment contest has proved to be a popular event ever since it was started back in 1998 and despite some clashes with the televised rounds of the bi-annual Band Cymru event this year, it has still managed to attract a highly competitive field from both sides of Offa's Dyke.
The winner will claim the magnificent CISWO Challenge Trophy and £1000 first prize whilst there are a number of other podium, section and individual awards.
The highest placed band not already taking part in the British Open Spring Festival will be invited to compete in the event.
The adjudicator will be Steve Sykes with Sarah Hayward choosing the separate entertainment award.
The contest starts at 11.00am with tickets available for the box office on 01656 815995
The highest placed band not already taking part in the British Open Spring Festival will be invited to compete in the event4BR
AW Parker Drybrook
Burry Port Town
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)
Ebbw Valley Brass
Markham & District