The Executive Committee, conscious that players in our Youth and Training Bands are the future of our movement, 
                  have agreed that such bands entering the 68th Annual Championships to be held on Saturday 1st November will only
                  pay an entry fee of £65.  Free admittance wristbands will be issued according to the number of players entered on the 
                  final list of players submitted to the Contest Secretary, and must be worn on the wrist to gain access to the Band 
                  Assembly Area (this will be strictly enforced).  Special permits will be issued for “carers” of young people, but will not 
                  gain admittance to The Forum.  The entry fee for such bands not attached to SWBBA senior bands will be £90.


                                                                                         ALL STATIONS GO IN THE SOUTH WEST


                                                                                                      PRESS RELEASE


                                   On Saturday 27th September, Richard Marshall (Black Dyke Band) will lead a Cornet & Soprano
                                  Workshop at the Okehampton Conservative Club.  A first class day of tuition for all cornet players (both front and back row) 
                                  and all for £25 (18 years & under £15), all inclusive of tea/coffee throughout the day and lunch.  The SWBBA 
                                  acknowledges the kind support offered by BESSON (part of the Buffet Group Wind Instruments) and of Trevada Music Ltd.   
                                  Closing date for applications to attend is 13 September.

                                 The year ends with the 68th Annual Championships on Saturday 1st November at the Riviera International Conference Centre, 
                                 Torquay.  The schedule is available here on line.


                                  Looking forward to 2015, the year will commence as always with the ever popular Mid-Winter Brass Workshop.  
                                 The date is Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th February, again at the West Buckland School, near Barnstaple, North Devon.  
                                 The tutors will be Paul Cosh, Chris Davis and Chris Jeans.  The schedule will be available later this year.


                                Further details on all SWBBA activities available from the Secretary, Brian Elliott, on 01752 892056 or 
                       or by visiting  

                                Brian Elliott


                                South West Brass Band Association


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