The panel of judges for the 2018 Brass at the Guild contest have been announced. The team will comprise Paul Andrews, John Doyle, Chris King, Helen Varley and Thomas Wyss.
The popular early season event takes place on Sunday 28th January, with the opportunity for competitors to showcase their form on either the Butlins Mineworkers Championship test-pieces or the forthcoming Regional set-works.
British Open Youth
Youth bands are also reminded that entries are now welcome for the British Open Youth contest, which will also be held on the same day. The closing date for both events is 2nd January 2018.
Schedules and entry forms can be down loaded from: www.lancashirecontests.com
Supported by R. Banks & Son (Funerals Ltd) through its proprietor and life-long brass band supporter Brian Halliwell, Brass at the Guild is regarded as one of the most important early season events in the UK brass band calendar, thanks to its generous prize fund (podium awards of £400, £200 and £150 in all sections) and excellent facilities.
As a further competitive incentive, the appropriate highest placed band in the Championship Section will gain an invitation to compete at the 2018 British Open Spring Festival in Blackpool.
Those who wish to take part must advise the contest administrator by the entry closing date their choice of work.
The format of the youth competition is a 20-minute own-choice entertainment programme.
Odyssey (Kevin Norbury)
Contest Music (Wilfred Heaton)
The Year of the Dragon (Philip Sparke)
Concerto No 1 for Brass Band (Marcus Venables)
Brass Metamorphosis (James Curnow)
Renaissance (Peter Graham)
Ex Terra Lucem (Jonathan Bates)
Variations for Brass Band (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Napoleon on the Alps (Philip Harper)
Overture to Henry V (Ralph Vaughan Williams).
World Tour (Rodney Newton)
Second Suite in F (Gustav Holst)
British Open Youth Championship:
A 20-minute own choice programme
As a further competitive incentive, the appropriate highest placed band in the Championship Section will gain an invitation to compete at the 2018 British Open Spring Festival in Blackpool4BR
Schedules and entry forms can be down loaded from www.lancashirecontests.com
Further details and enquires should be addressed to:
39, Broxton Avenue
Tel: 01942 212418