Brass at the Guild 2nd Feb 2014 Schedule & Entry Form available for download
British Open Youth at the Guild
Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, Preston
Sunday 2nd February 2014
Lancashire Contests are pleased to announce that British Open Youth at the Guild Festival will take place together with Brass at the Guild 2014 in the Guild Hall Charter Theatre.
The prestigious British Open brass band title is to be awarded with kind permission of Karyn & Martin Mortimer, to whom Lancashire Contests are very grateful
The format of the competition is a 20 minute own choice programme of entertaining music plus a short set piece provided by the organisers. The set piece will be available upon receipt of entry.
Order of play will be pre drawn.
Adjudication will be in the open.
All bands will be given an adjudication report.
Band Members should be aged 19 or under
Bands may use four overage players preferably with previous association with the band to keep within the spirit of the Festival.
The number of players is not restricted.
Prizes to be awarded as follows:-
1st place Trophy and £300
2nd place Trophy and £200
3rd place Trophy and £100
All bands will receive a British Open certificate of participation.
The band judged to have performed the best set work will be awarded.
The best soloist will offered 5 free lessons by Mr Paul Andrews.
The winning band will be asked to play their winning programme at the conclusion of the Championship Section in the Guild Hall.
Schedules and entry forms can be down loaded from lancashirecontests.com
For further information please contact :-
Frank Hodges, 39 Broxton Avenue, Orrell, Wigan, WN5 8NP
Telephone 01942 703217 Mobile 07930 562768
We are a team of individuals formally know as North West Counties Brass Band Association. Our aims are focussed upon the maintainence and advancement of brass musical education, standards and participation through the provision of a competative platform.
We are comprised of a governing body of volunteers who who manage and organise a number of sucessful brass band competitions each year.
We welcome and encourage participation not only in competition, but involvement in the organisational aspects that competative music making relies.
If you wish to become involved, please contact us via the links below or through our Forum.
Registration for our contests
Due to the present uncertainty with regard to the registration of players for brass band contests Lancashire Contests have issued the following temporary change of rules.
In order to register your players with us prior to each contest, individual players’ details must be entered on the player information sheet provided. The form should be returned at least one week before the date of the contest. Any amendments, including borrowed players, can be made up to and on the day of the contest.
The current breakdown of the central registration is beyond our control, and has resulted in two separate unconnected third party complications. As a consequence, Lancashire Contests do not recognise either BBBR or Brass Band Players Limited.
For the purposes of the contest, the Contest Controller will agree directly with each band the legitimacy, within the contest rules, of all individual participants entered onto the player information sheet.
On the contest day, each player is kindly requested to bring with them a form of personal ID (driving licence or other form of photographic identification, third party registration cards are acceptable as a means of personal ID). Borrowed players must be accompanied with a completed borrowed player form. We wish to thank everyone for their understanding and co-operation.
Until further notice the above will replace Rules C5(a) and (c)of the Lancashire Contests Brass Band Championships Rules and Conditions.
Please note that until the registration situation is resolved Lancashire Contrests will implement internal procedures and continue to keep bands fully informed.
l replace Rules C5(a) and (c)of the Lancashire Contests Brass Band Championships Rules and Condit