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

Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

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

GBBA Contest Results Archive

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!

Entertainments Contest

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 - £400 prize

Class B - Second & Third Section Bands - £350 prize

Class C - Fourth Section Bands - £300 prize

Class D - Youth, Training, & Unregistered Bands - £50 prize

Should there be two bands or less entered and competing in Classes A, B, and C come the contest, the prize money will be £200, £160, and £135 respectively for these classes. Class D prize money will remain the same and there are no restrictions on the number of entries.

Adjudicator: Dave Lea

Contest dates: 

15th November 2020

10am - 5pm

All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham

NOTE: The postcode to the venue will take you to a rear locked gate so please use the road address.


Opening 2nd February 2020

Closing 1st October 2020

Entry fee:

GBBA Members: £100 for Classes A to C, and £25 for Class D

Non-members: £110 for Classes A to C, and £40 for Class D

To enter, download and fill in the entry form below and submit to GBBA Contest Controller Kevin Ford. The form can be completed electronically, or printed and signed.

The deadline for entries is 1st October 2020.

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 

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