2019 Regional Championships

The 2019 West of England Regional Championships will take place on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay.

Championship Section

Date: Sunday 10th March 2019
Time: TBC
Stage: Forum
Test Piece: Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)
Adjudicators: Major David Barringer MBE & Ludovic Neurohr

First Section

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019
Time: TBC
Stage: Forum
Test Piece: Symphony of Marches (Gilbert Vinter)
Adjudicators: Major David Barringer MBE & Dr Nick Grace OBE

Second Section

Date: Sunday 10th March 2019
Time: TBC
Stage: Forum
Test Piece: Rise of the Phoenix (Darrol Barry)
Adjudicators: Alan Bourne & Brian Rostron

Third Section

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019
Time: TBC
Stage: Forum
Test Piece: First Suite in Eb (Gustav Holst, Arr. Herbert)
Adjudicators: Alan Bourne & Dr Nick Grace OBE

Fourth Section

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019
Time: TBC
Stage: Arena
Test Piece: Stantonbury Festival (Ray Steadman-Allen)
Adjudicators: Ludovic Neurohr & Brian Rostron



2019 Entry Process

The closing date for entries is Saturday 12th January 2019.

This year, band entries need to be completed using a two-step process outlined below...


(1) ENTRY - STAGE ONE: BAND DETAILS

Band details need to be submitted via an online form. To begin, click the button below, which will take you to a separate page.


(2) ENTRY - STAGE TWO: PAYMENT

Once you've successfully completed the entry form, payment of £200 must be sent to WEBBA either by BACS or by Cheque.

BACS Details: Act = 97123487, Sort = 090154, Reference = "Band Name"


Cheque payable to: Council of West of England Brass Band Associations

Postal Address for Cheques: Mrs. S. Oldfield, 16 Bowring Close, Exeter. EX1 3TU


Remember, your entry is not complete until payment has been received.

Grading for New Bands

Any ungraded band wishing to enter the West of England Regional Championships must apply to the Council of West of England Brass Band Associations (WEBBA) for grading. The Council will assess the standard of the band in question by whatever means available, which may include having the band assessed independently at the band's expense and will then allocate the appropriate grading accordingly.

Any requests for grading should be made in writing to Sue Oldfield, WEBBA Secretary, 16, Bowring Close, EXETER, EX1 3TU on the band's headed paper and signed by two band officials.

Documents for Bands

Contest Venue

Torquay has provided an excellent home for the Regional Finals for many years. As well as the facilities at the Riviera Centre itself. Torquay also provides plenty of hotels and attractions to make the weekend an enjoyable one. Many of our competing bands spend the weekend in Torquay, practising beforehand and celebrating after the finals.

The Riviera Centre is located close to the sea front and is well signposted. The address of the venue is...

Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, SOUTH DEVON, TQ2 5LZ.