GBBA Contest Forest of Dean Brass under

Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

The GBBA's annual contest welcomes contesting bands of all sections, unregistered bands, and training bands to enter this friendly competition.


Entertainments Contest

The GBBA Entertainments Contest usually takes place in March or April. The contest is not currently running but if you are interested in this contest, please get in touch!


Virtual Solo & Ensemble Festival

GBBA want to keep the spirit of banding alive during the pandemic with this friendly festival and community competition.

GBBA 2019 Youngest Player Bertie.jpg

GBBA Contest Results Archive

View the results from all the annual contests GBBA have held since its inception in 2013.


Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Towards the end of each year, the GBBA run an annual Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest that is open to all bands.


The Own Choice contest is split into four classes:

Class A - Championship and First Section Bands

Class B - Second & Third Section Bands

Class C - Fourth Section Bands

Class D - Youth, Training, & Unregistered Bands

Prize money: 

Class A - £200

Class B & C - £150

Class D - music vouchers from Wright&Round

Adjudicator: Dave Lea


Contest dates: 

21st November 2021

Rednock School, Kingshill Road, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4BY

Entry fee:

GBBA member bands (Class A-C) - £100

Non-member bands (Class A-C) - £115

Class D - £40

To enter, download and fill in the entry form below and submit to GBBA Secretary Karin Lythell. The form can be completed electronically, or printed and signed.


The deadline for entries is Thursday 30th September 2021.


Entertainment Contest


The Entertainment Contest is currently not running. However, if you are interested in competing, please consider competing in the GBBA's Own Choice March and Test Piece contest.


GBBA Contest Results Archive


2019 - Own Choice Contest (to be released soon)

2018 - Own Choice Contest

2017 - Own Choice Contest

2016 - Own Choice Contest

2015 - Entertainment Contest

2014 - Entertainment Contest

2014 - Own Choice Contest

2013 - Entertainment Contest

2013 - Own Choice Contest 

See our gallery for all photos