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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.


Virtual Solo & Ensemble Festival

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

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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 split into two classes:

Class A - Championship to 4th Section Bands

Class B - Training, Youth & Unregistered Bands

Trophies and prize money for each section.

Adjudicator:  Paul Holland


Contest date: 

Sunday 27th November 2022

Entry fee:

Class A

  GBBA member bands: £100

  Non member bands: £115

Class B: £40

Download entry form here:

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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.