Latest News from WEBBA

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Congratulations & Looking Ahead to Next Year / 15 Oct 18

Many congratulations to all of the Musical Directors and players who represented the West of England at the National Championships at London or Cheltenham recently. Well done to you all!

Special congratulations to Gosport Solent Brass who were awarded fourth place in the 4th section.

Preparations for our 2019 Regional Championships are already well underway and entry forms will be available in just a few weeks' time. If your band has appointed a new contest secretary in recent months, please make sure you have notified our secretary accordingly.

WEBBA Privacy Statement / 02 Aug 18

WEBBA's new Privacy Statement has now been published on our website and will remain accessible from the bottom of each page.

2019 Regional Championships Dates / 21 May 18

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

The Fourth, Third and First Sections will be held on the Saturday and the Second and Championship Sections on the Sunday.

If you require any further information please contact our secretary Sue Oldfield via email at .


Sue Oldfield - Secretary - WEBBA

Kapital Promotions Cathedral Series: Spring Concert / 21 Apr 18

CATHEDRAL SERIES: SPRING CONCERT - "A CELEBRATION OF BRASS & VOICES"
GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL, SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2018, 7PM FEATURING FLOWERS BRASS BAND AND RECHOIR


Kapitol Promotions Ltd, the organisers of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, are delighted to announce a fabulous musical concert that will be taking place on Saturday 19th May 2018 in Gloucester. As the first of their new "Cathedral Series" of concerts, and surrounded by the wonderful architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, two ensembles will perform in a Spring Concert featuring a diverse range of music to suit all tastes.

Flowers Brass Band, who were recently crowned "West of England" Regional Champions - for the 7th time in the last 9 years - and who will be representing the "West of England" at the National Finals in October, will be showcasing their dazzling talents at this concert as they perform a wide range of entertaining pieces throughout the evening. Flowers Band are one of the highest ranked brass bands in the world, so under the direction of Musical Director, David Childs (who is regarded as the finest euphonium player of his generation), their appearance at this concert is not to be missed!

Also performing during this terrific evening of music-making will be ReChoir, a contemporary chamber group based in South Wales. They describe themselves as a "function choir with a unique take on modern choral music", and have performed extensively all over the country including on the 2013 UK tour of Godspell and bizarrely for Domino's Pizza's 20 year celebrations!

The concert will be expertly compered by the engaging David Hayward, and tickets are available right now. Tickets are priced at £20.00 (Front Nave) and £15.00 (Rear Nave) for adults, and £10.00 (Front Nave) and £7.50 (Rear Nave) for children ages 5-16, so please contact the Gloucester Cathedral Box Office on 01452 768928 for more information and to book your tickets.

Regionals - Tickets & Timings / 23 Feb 18

The WEBBA team look forward to seeing you at the West of England Regional Championships at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay on 10th & 11th March.

Saturday 10th March

  • The Forum - Second section starting at 9.30am followed by the First section (not before 14.30)
  • The Arena - Third section starting at 10.00am

Sunday 11th March

  • The Forum - Fourth section starting at 9.00am followed by the Championship section (not before 14.00)

General Admission

  • Day Ticket - £10.00 (Senior Citizens & Children 8 to 15 years - £8.00)
  • 2-day Ticket - £15.00 (Senior Citizens & Children 8 to 15 years - £12.00)
  • Family Ticket - £20.00 (1 x adult & 2+ children)
  • 2-day Family Ticket - £30.00

No advance ticket sales - all tickets available to purchase at the door on the day.

If you require any further information please contact the secretary Sue Oldfield on 01392 660904 or 07768 973095 or email .

Entry Closing Date & Adjudicator Assignements / 02 Jan 18

Happy New Year from all at WEBBA!

A reminder that the closing date for receipt of entries to the 2018 West of England Regional Championships is Saturday 13th January.

Please review our 2018 website page for further guidance regarding the new electronic entry process. If you require any additional information please contact Sue Oldfield at .


We can also announce that Adjudicators have now been assigned to sections as follows:

  • Championship: Alan Morrison & David Roberts
  • First section: Stan Lippeatt & Brett Baker
  • Second section: Duncan Stubbs & David Roberts
  • Third section: John Winterflood & Alan Morrison
  • Fourth section: Brett Baker & John Winterflood


Sue Oldfield - Secretary - WEBBA

Adjudicators & Schedule for 2018 Finals Confirmed / 30 Nov 17

WEBBA are pleased to announce the panel of adjudicators for the 2018 West of England Regional Championships are Brett Baker, Stan Lippeatt, Alan Morrison, David Roberts, Duncan Stubbs OBE and John Winterflood.

The Championships will take place on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March 2018 at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay.

To enable the fourth section bands to play in the Forum for the first time, the format for the 2018 Championships has been altered from previous years and will run as follows:

Saturday 10th March

  • The Forum - Second & First Sections
  • The Arena - Third Section

Sunday 11th March

  • The Forum - Fourth & Championship Sections

Additionally, guidance for the grading of new bands has been provided and can be found on the 2018 page.

All further details will be confirmed after the WEBBA meeting in January 2018. Any future updates will be added to our website.


Sue Oldfield - Secretary - WEBBA

West of England Bands at the Nationals / 27 Sep 17

Many congratulations to the musical directors and players of all the bands who represented WEBBA at the National Finals at Cheltenham last weekend.

Special congratulations to the following bands:

  • Second Section - Otterbourne Brass 5th place
  • Fourth Section - Hatherleigh Silver 6th place

Very well done to you all!

Forthcoming Local Contests / 04 Aug 17

Two local contests are taking place over the next few months.

On 2nd September the SWBBA's Exmouth Brass Band Festival is being held at the Exmouth Pavilion.

Cheltenham will play host to the GBBA's Own Choice Contest, taking place on 19th November.

Click the images to visit the contest websites and find out more...

National Finals 2016 Performances / 11 Oct 16

Many congratulations to all of the Musical Directors and players who took part in the National Championships at London or Cheltenham recently. Our representatives in the finals clearly demonstrated that Brass Banding continues to thrive in the West of England with all of our bands competing in the Championship, First and Second sections finishing in the top ten!

Special congratulations to the following bands:

  • First section winners St Dennis who gain automatic promotion to the Championship section for 2017
  • Second section - City of Bristol Brass (2nd) and their percussion team who won the best instrumentalist award
  • Fourth section - Hatherleigh Silver (3rd)
  • Also to Flowers, 6th in the Championship section and Sidmouth Town 5th place in the second section

Very well done to you all from WEBBA.