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Butlins announce details

The Butlins Mineworkers Championship has announced further deatils for both 2005 and 2006.


Butlins Skyline Resort Skegness is pleased to announce that the Butlins Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival 2006 will take place at the Skegness resort over the weekend of January 20 –23 2006 and that the North East Midlands Brass Band Association (NEMBBA) will continue to administer the event.

Following discussions with NEMBBA and contest advisor Stan Lippeatt it has been agreed that all bands attending the 2005 Festival (January 21—24) will receive the first invitations to the 2006 Festival. Butlins are also pleased to announce that competitors and guests will be able to book accommodation at the resort Holiday Booking Shop for the 2006 contest while on resort during the 2005 event at specially discounted prices.

Butlins have been thrilled with the entry and response to the 2005 Festival. All accommodation is selling very well and so as not to be disappointed, competing bands are advised not to leave it too late to make their booking.

For booking information please visit our website www.butlins.com or follow the links from this site. Alternatively please call our bookings centre on 0870 242 0870.

Brass in Concert

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November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


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November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


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Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

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

Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.

Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

David W. Ashworth

Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator