*
banner

BBE launch Part 4 of contesting survey

Brass Bands England has launched the latest section of its survey into the current state of the UK contesting movement.

England
  The most recent results make for interesting reading according to BBE

Brass Bands England (BBE) has announced the launch of Part 4 of their Brass Band Contesting Survey.

It is designed to find out the views of people at all levels of banding on the current state of brass band contests.

Manageable parts

The rolling survey exercise has been split into easily manageable parts — with those wishing to contribute able to fill in each section in turn.

If you haven't yet taken the opportunity you can still take part. Part 4 should take about 15 minutes to complete.

Survey

To survey can be found at: https://www.bbe.org.uk/what-we-do/brass-band-contesting-survey or to go direct to Part 4 please go to https://forms.gle/5XW9cREoq6fPfHec6

One participant from each part of the survey is picked at random to receive a year's free individual membership of Brass Bands England. The latest winner was Andrew Whitaker of Lofthouse Brass.

Some of the ideas and responses have been really interesting and we look forward to sharing them in the final reportBrass Bands England

High response rate

Speaking about the encouraging progress of the survey to date, BBE Partnership & Relationship Development Manager, Alex Parker told 4BR: "There have now been over 1,350 responses which we are really pleased about.

Some of the ideas and responses have been really interesting and we look forward to sharing them in the final report."

Alex revealed that the age range of participants is particularly interesting, with the highest response rates coming from the 50-60 age range but the lowest response coming from the U18 closely followed by the 70+.

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Fodens

Foden's keep up the lockdown entertainment

August 3 • The second Foden's 'Lockdown Podcast' sees John Barber chat with big band singer Matt Ford, funding expert Carole Crompton and frustrated Spurs fan, Michael Fowles...


David Bremner

New Zealand makes National return to playing

August 3 • The National Band of New Zealand returns to full rehearsals as musical normality returns following the successful battle against the Coronavirus crisis.


National

National youth prepare for concert finale

August 1 • Two new world premieres and a brace of fantastic world class soloists will provide the entertainment at the National Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain virtual on-line course concert


Superbrass

Get on top of those Summer Chores with Superbrass

August 1 • There is plenty of great music to enjoy for free thanks to those super players at Superbrass...


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Foss Dyke Band

July 19 • Foss Dyke would like to invite applications for MD. You will have a very pro active committee to support you, and the band currently has only 1 empty chair, with well attended rehearsals. The bandroom has just had a complete refit, Covid ready.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


               

 © 2020 4barsrest.com Ltd