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The Gloucestershire Brass Band Association (GBBA) represents, supports, and promotes bands from the Championship Section to youth and non-contesting bands from the counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire. The GBBA seeks to stimulate local and national interest in the musical and cultural development of brass bands through assisting in the organisation of local educational and training schemes, organising an annual open own choice contest, as well as promoting best practice in management, welfare and co-operation within its member bands.


The Own Choice March and Test Piece Contest is held towards the close of the year, normally mid-November. The most recent contest attracted bands from quite a distance and was a great success. 

GBBA Trophies

GBBA supports young musicians in attending national music courses and other activities which encourage and develop their musical talent through the Support Fund which Member Bands may apply to annually for specific Project help.

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