Exmouth Brass Band Festival, Saturday 5th September 2015


                                                     The 16th Exmouth Brass Band Festival, promoted and organised by the South West Brass Band Association,

                                           has attracted member bands from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset with around 500 bandsmen descending on Exmouth for the day. 

                                           Each band will compete in the Exmouth Pavilion for the “Exmouth Town Council Challenge Trophy“, presenting a 25-minute

                                           programme of own-choice music to the Adjudicator, Alan Fernie from Selkirk, Scotland. Additionally, throughout the day,

                                                          the same bands will entertain the general public with 30-minute concerts in the adjacent Pavilion Gardens.


                                                   This is a day to be enjoyed by all, bands and public alike, and an opportunity for our bands to demonstrate the best in brass banding

                                            here in the South West.  The day’s events commence at 10.30am concluding with the results and presentation ceremony at around

                                                        6.30pm when the Deputy Mayor of Exmouth, Councillor Brian Cole, will present the trophies to the winning bands.


                                                   The Association is greatly indebted to the Exmouth Town Council and Trevada Music for their generous support of the Festival,

                                                         and to Leisure East Devon and management of The Pavilion for their logistical assistance in promoting the Festival.


                                                                        Tickets to the Entertainment Contest are priced at £8 (concessions £6) available on the day.


                                                 The competing Bands in order of the pre-draw are:-  Bideford Town; Appledore; Newquay; Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne); Camelford Town;

                                                               Indian Queen’s; Wincanton Silver; Weston Brass; Pendennis Brass Falmouth; Sidmouth Town; South Molton Town..


                                               Further information is available from the Secretary, Brian Elliott, on 01752 892056 / 07966522091 or email

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69th Annual Championships

Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay

Saturday 7th November 2015

Open to all Bands (member or non-member)

Entries will close 10th September


                                                      1.     Youth and Training Bands entering the 69th Annual Championships to be held on Saturday 7th November 2015 will

                                                                only be required to 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 and The Forum (this will be strictly enforced). 


                                                      2.     Reference to the SWBBA Child Protection Policy, please be reminded that "each and every band must accept full

                                                              responsibility for all players under the age of 18 years".  Youth and Training Bands who have additional "carers"

                                                              to look after young people in the band assembly area, will be issued on request with six (6) Band Assembly Passes

                                                              so that such "carers" may accompany and look after their young people.  These Passes do NOT give admittance to

                                                                                        The Forum, wristbands must be purchased from the box office in the Foyer.


                                  It must also be reiterated that the South West Brass Band Association will accept NO responsibility for the care of unaccompanied children.


Brian Elliott


South West Brass Band Association


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