‘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.’


‘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.’


‘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.‘


‘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!’


Also indexedBritish Federation of Brass Bands

Brass Bands Wales was formed in 2020 with the intention of being one representative “voice” for all brass bands in the Principality. This includes the whole spectrum of ensembles, ranging from Youth and non-competitive Community Bands, right through to competing bands performing at the highest levels.'


Also indexedWelsh Brass Band Championships

‘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”.


Also indexedCornish Brass Band Championships

‘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.’


‘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.’


‘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.‘


‘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.’


‘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.‘


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.


‘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.‘


Also indexedMidland Area Brass Band Championships

'The North of England Brass Band Championships attract bands from Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire,(formally 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.'


‘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.‘


‘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.


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’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.‘


Also indexedSouthern Counties Amateur Bands Association

'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.


Also indexedScottish Open Brass Band Championship | Scottish Youth Brass Band Championship

‘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.’


‘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.’


‘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.


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