Latest News from WEBBA

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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.