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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



Band Supplies

Top trom deal from Band Supplies

October 18 • There is a great deal on Conn 88H and Conn 88HO Bb/F tenor trombones at Band Supplies at the moment.


Enter

Entries sought for NEMBBA event

October 18 • You can get your entries in early for the 2019 North East Midlands BBA contest next February — and an early Area test piece run out.


pOPPIES

Combined forces set for Cheltenham Remembrance

October 18 • Brighouse & Rastrick and Flowers Bands will join together to commemorate the ending of the First World War at a special concert in Cheltenham next month.


Pete Bates

Bates thanks worldwide show of affection

October 18 • Peter Bates has been overwhelmed by the show of respect and affection following his retirement as North West Regional Secretary.


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park - Christmas Open Evening

Thursday 18 October • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN DE13 9RN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ


Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ


South London Fellowship Band -

Saturday 20 October • The Salvation Army. Conway Street. Hove BN3 3LA


Markham Main Colliery Band

October 18 • Markham Main Colliery Band I n Doncaster are looking for a baritone player. Rehearsals Tuesday and Friday nights in our own band room. Instrument provided if required.


Amesbury Town Band

October 18 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed, especially some more solo cornets, Eb horns and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument


Bedford Town Band

October 18 • Bedford Town Band (London and SC) has vacancies for a front row cornet and a soprano cornet. We are a friendly, ambitious and sociable band with a good balance of concerts and contests planned throughout the year.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger