SWBBA are delighted to announce our new initiative, an Online Solo and Quartet Contest.
The Inaugural Solo and Quartet Competition is being promoted by the South West Brass Band Association (SWBBA) this spring.
At this time of year, we are usually looking forward to our Winter Workshop at West Buckland which has sadly had to be cancelled, so this new venture is one which we hope will attract players from both member and non-member bands alike.
The event has been kindly sponsored by Trevada Music who have most generously donated prizes for the winners.
Renowned tuba soloist and conductor, Steve Sykes will be the adjudicator for all classes.
SWBBA Chairman Ray Kingdon said: “On behalf of SWBBA Executive Committee I am delighted to announce the launch our inaugural Online Solo and Quartet Contest. The challenging times over the last 11 months have severely restricted band activity with online the main gateway to keeping in touch. We have been exploring the possibilities of re- establishing a SWBBA Solo & Quartet competition, as 25-30 years ago these were extremely popular and provided experience and opportunity to so many at all levels and at variety of locations throughout our region. Whilst we are not the first organisation to promote an online event, we see this as a progressive step to rebuilding our local brass band community activities in 2021.”
For details, please see the schedule and Entry Form below:
(Entries to be received by 28th February 2021)