The Main Contest
Welcome to the 94th Holme Valley Brass Band Contest!
The Contest will be pre-drawn in March 2020 and Bands will be informed of their draw number and the starting time of each section by the Contest Committee Secretary soon after this date. This year, the Contest has 4 sections, starting with the Youth and Training Bands. The band drawn number 1 in the Youth and Training Band Section will start their performance with the National Anthem.
Programme for the Day
Holme Valley Brass Contest 2020, Sunday 26th April at Holmfirth Civic Hall.
Doors open at
Adjudication of the Contest
Each year the Holme Valley Contest Committee selects the Contest Adjudicator from the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators https://www.aobba.com/ask-the-adjudicator/ Members of AoBBA are professionals who are highly experienced musicians and brass players.
The Holmfirth Contest operates with “closed” adjudication which means that the adjudicator or judge for the Contest sits within a “tent” so that the band cannot be seen or identified. This increases the objectivity of the judge, removing any personal preferences. This means that, if you find yourself sitting or standing close to the adjudicator’s tent, remember he or she may be able to hear you discussing the bands, their performance or the draw, so please keep your voice low. Thank you.