Contest Rules 2019Here you will find the contest rules
With the exception of unregistered bands, all players must be registered with the Brass Band Players Registry (BBPR). The Registry print-out will be used and registration cards must be brought and presented on contest day.
Unregistered bands will be sent a band personnel sheet to complete which must be brought and presented on contest day.
- Borrowed players
Bands will be allowed to borrow up to five players as follows:
- Bands competing in Section A will be allowed to borrow registered players from any Section bands
- Bands competing in Section B will be allowed to borrow registered players from 2nd 3rd, and 4th section bands
- Section C bands can borrow from
4thsection, youth andun-registered bands.
On contest day, bands must provide a list of borrowed players and a letter of consent from the player’s own band together with their BBPR registration card.
Unregistered bands must complete a band personnel sheet stating that their list covers
Any bands breaking these rules will be disqualified.
- Players including percussion
The maximum number of players in each band shall be 25 brass plus the required percussion related to the piece chosen.
The percussion equipment available for all bands to use will consist of three Timps, Bass drum, Bells, Kit, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Tam-Tam
The Timps will remain in a set position on stage for all bands.
Bands must compete on a published ‘Own choice’ test piece and three verses of a hymn tune from the Red Hymn Book.
Bands must provide an unmarked score for the adjudicator’s use. A solo cornet copy will be sufficient for the hymn tune.
All trophies must be signed
Any protests must be submitted in writing and accompanied by a fee of £20 before the results are announced. The fee will be returned if the protest is upheld.
The contest will be pre-drawn on Thursday 28th March 2019.
The band drawn number 1 in the Youth and Training Band Section will commence their performance with the National Anthem.
- Other matters
Any matter not covered by these rules will be adjudicated by the contest committee.
- Youth and Training Bands
Bands in this section must comply with all of the above, with the exception of Rule 4.
Bands will perform a 15-minute varied programme.
Last Update, December 2018