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‘The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) is involved in the following initiatives: * The promotion of Brass Band Adjudication; * Professional development of adjudicators; * Training and mentoring of new adjudicators; * Development of our youth programme; * Workshops for conductors and players; * Support of other brass band organisations ... Over 90% of Brass Band competitions are organized by volunteers who spend the year finding the funds to hold their events and engage professional adjudicators.  Many save hard to bring adjudicators from a distance – someone that their performers would never meet in any other way. For contests, their adjudicator(s) is the most important expense and they want him/her to bring an atmosphere of learning and encouragement which makes their event very special.’

~ Association of Brass Band Adjudicators
VISITS (to the Website)17
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)36

‘The website of the Brass Band League Northern Ireland. The aim of the site is to promote brass banding in Northern Ireland and provide an information repository for anyone interested in it ... The BBL has an executive committee which is elected at our Annual General Meeting. The executive overseas the day to day running of the BBL and its various events.‘

~ Brass Band League
VISITS (to the Website)115
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)182

‘In 1968 we started life as the British Federation of Brass Bands. Our aim was to support brass bands throughout the UK and help them build a strong future ... Although we’ve changed our name to Brass Bands England along the way, we still have the same core values. Brass Bands England works with a wide range of partners in strategic, tactical and informal ways to help share the fun, challenges and rewards of being involved with a brass band. We promote and share the brass band story and encourage the support of bands across the country. We are a voice for our bands and our players and we shout about the life-enhancing benefits of this vital part of our culture. We’re as passionate about brass bands as you are. Together we can make more noise and more music!’

~ Brass Bands England
VISITS (to the Website)155
Also indexedBritish Federation of Brass Bands
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)150

‘The Association was founded in the 1950s to look after the interests of the brass bands of Cornwall, and to promote an annual brass band contest, now known as the “Cornwall Brass Band Championships”.

~ Cornwall Brass Band Association
VISITS (to the Website)77
Also indexedCornish Brass Band Championships
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)441

‘The Council of WEBBA is responsible for the organisation of the annual West of England Regional Finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain ... We also engage with the other councils, associations or bodies that govern other areas of the Amateur Brass Band Movement throughout the United Kingdom, constantly seeking to maintain and improve the standards of the Regional Finals ... The Council is comprised of representatives from the Cornwall, Gloucestershire, South West and Wessex Brass Band Associations, who work together to progress the aims of the organisation.’

~ Council of West of England Brass Band Associations
VISITS (to the Website)166
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)226

‘Founded in 1940, as the Durham Brass Band League in order to further the camaraderie within the Brass bands of County Durham. Since that time membership has expanded to include bands from Northumberland, Cumbria, Cleveland, North Yorkshire and Lancashire ... The Durham County Brass Band Association organises four contests annually.’

~ Durham County Brass Band Association
VISITS (to the Website)33
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)119

‘An affiliation of brass bands from the geographical region of England generally known as East Anglia ... The aim of the Association is to improve and develop public education in the art and science of music by the presentation of concerts, recitals and festivals and to co-ordinate training of individual members by presenting masterclasses, courses and other tutorials.‘

~ East Anglian Brass Band Association
VISITS (to the Website)133
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)234

‘The GBBA has a wide range of member bands, from Championship to Non-contesting level. Spread throughout our regions of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, our bands perform at contests and concerts all year round for the enjoyment of their audiences and themselves. As well as promoting local brass banding and representing member bands at a national level, the GBBA arranges two contests per year, for both member and non-member bands. An Entertainment Contest is held early in the year, with an Own Choice Test Piece Contest following towards the close of the year. In partnership with Gloucestershire Music, we also help the talented youth of our community to develop. Please take the time to support our work and help further develop the musical heritage of our area.’

~ Gloucestershire Brass Band Association
VISITS (to the Website)114
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)193

‘Brass Bands are graded a bit like football leagues, with Championship Section bands performing at the very highest level. We also are proud to have a number of bands who are youth bands, or training bands, and bands that aren’t registered for competitions, but just perform for the fun of it! ... The LBBA has two key events each year; a solo, duet and quartet competition in the spring, followed by an open full brass band competition each November.‘

~ Leicestershire Brass Band Association
VISITS (to the Website)78
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)157

Results for the Annual Contest held Mid March amongst almost 100 Bands who are Members of the five Local Associations within the Region: Bucks & District; East Anglia; London & Home Counties; Oxford & District; Southern Counties.

~ London & Southern Counties Region of the National Brass Band Championships
VISITS (to the Website)145
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)181

‘The Midlands Area Brass Band Championships are one of the most hotly contested competitions in the UK. Each year, over 80 bands compete in the five sections for the chance to represent the area at the National Finals ... and to determine the grading positions for the following year ... The regional championships is an independant contest run by the regional committee.‘

~ Midland Regional Brass Band Committee
VISITS (to the Website)72
Also indexedMidland Area Brass Band Championships
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)191

‘An association of conductors with various experiences from those who conduct local youth community bands through to some of the world's finest conductors. Our aim is to provide all our members with the opportunity to reach their full potential, develop worthwhile networks, offer advice through our mentoring and endorse good practice through seminars and specialist weekend workshops. This inclusive approach allows us to share our passion of conducting and offer others the benefit of our experiences. No individual conductor is regularly engaged at all levels of music making but together we can share and enjoy constructive guidance from which we can all benefit.’

~ National Association of Brass Band Conductors
VISITS (to the Website)136
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)146

‘The Championships attract bands from Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire (formerly Humberside), North Yorkshire, Northumberland, and Tyne and Wear. Each band will compete in their respective graded section for the honour of representing the North of England, at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.’

~ North of England Brass Band Championships
VISITS (to the Website)78
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)167

‘The Association, which is non political and non sectarian, provides a service to Flute, Brass, Concert and Accordion Bands within the one organisation. The North of Ireland Bands’ Association organises the Championship of Ireland Band’s Contest (including the Championship of the World for Flute Bands) and supports leagues which organise regular contests for different types of bands as well as solo, quartet and small ensemble competitions.‘

~ North of Ireland Bands’ Association
VISITS (to the Website)10
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)28

‘Since 1946 the NWABBA have been supporting brass bands from across the North West of England region and beyond ... Our member bands come from Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man. Our involvement in contest organisation is well known, however, we aim to provide an all round service to our bands.’

~ North West Area Brass Bands Association
VISITS (to the Website)140
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)211

‘The Regional Committee is an autonomous body responsible for the organisation of the North West Regional Championships, which determine the bands who qualify for an invitation to the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, owned by Kapitol Promotions Ltd. Any band whose bandroom is located within the boundaries of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside and Northern Ireland is eligible to compete in the North West Regional Championships.’ Championships held Late February.

~ North West Regional Brass Bands Championship Committee
VISITS (to the Website)119
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)165

'We aim to run three contests (plus other events) per year. Entries are welcome from bands from outside of the Association; further details are available from the Contest Secretary. We endeavour at all times to appoint experienced, well-known and highly respected adjudicators at our contests.'

~ Oxfordshire and District Brass Band Association
VISITS (to the Website)121
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)212

’Formed in 1893 as the “Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association”, scaba is the local association for brass bands in the South East of England. Any brass bands in the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London Boroughs, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire are eligible for membership.‘

~ scaba
VISITS (to the Website)51
Also indexedSouthern Counties Amateur Bands Association
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)51

'SBBA has been looking after the interests of Scotland's brass bands since 1895 ... SBBA has vastly widened its horizons in recent years and now boasts over 100 member bands, of which 20 per cent are youth bands. Having been a male-dominated activity for many years, brass banding in Scotland has also seen a huge growth in female participation, which has now reached 44 per cent. The SBBA also encourages the advent of new ensembles covering all age groups ...' The Association organize the Scottish Open Brass Band Championships and the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships.

~ Scottish Brass Band Association
VISITS (to the Website)118
Also indexedScottish Open Brass Band Championship | Scottish Youth Brass Band Championship
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)362

‘Established in 1946, aims to support its members by delivering both funding and education, benefiting both players and audiences alike. The Association is also proud to supervise and maintain the tradition of contesting in the Region.’

~ South West Brass Band Association
VISITS (to the Website)246
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)195

‘Organisers of the Regional Championships in Wales ... The Welsh Brass Band Championships is one of 8 regional contests that take place annually from which bands can qualify for an invitation to the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. The winner of the Championship Section in Wales also qualifies to represent Wales at The European Brass Band Association Championships.’ ALERT Unable to raise the Council’s Website at Review. Maybe contact the Council via Kapitol Promotions.

~ Welsh Regional Council (for Brass Bands)
VISITS (to the Website)81
Also indexedWelsh Brass Band Championships
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)159

‘Formed with its objectives to encourage the formation of Brass Bands in the area, and to improve existing bands, and to provide facilities for social interaction between the Bands. The Association organises an Annual Winter Competition for Adult Bands and an Annual Youth and Training Band Contest.’

~ Wessex Brass Band Association
VISITS (to the Website)69
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)189

‘The Association exists to provide support for all member bands within the West Midlands and surrounding area. During the year, the association host a number of events including an annual contest, youth training day and various master classes and seminars. The association is funded entirely by subscriptions from member bands. The association is run by a committee of volunteers comprised of members of local bands.’

~ West Midlands Brass Bands Association
VISITS (to the Website)124
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)161

‘Established in May 1956, to enable brass bands in its area to move forward together in all that they try and do. We are current organisers of the Hardraw Band Contest in Hawes, and are looking at more we can do to help bands and promote Brass music in Yorkshire and Humberside. This group is designed to be a place for information exchange and to better enable us to get direct feedback from bandsmen.’

~ Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association
VISITS (to the Website)107
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)170

‘Bands will be competing across all sections seeking the honour of representing Yorkshire at the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. With some of the finest Bands in Britain such as Black Dyke, Brighouse and Rastrick, Grimethorpe Colliery, Rothwell and many others all competing in the Championship Section, few contests are so fiercely competitive.’ Held Early March.

~ Yorkshire Regional Brass Band Championships
VISITS (to the Website)127
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)156

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