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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
Sunday 24th November 2024
Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest that is open to all bands
The Own Choice Contest is split into two classes:

Class A: Championship, First, Second, Third and Fourth Section Bands
Own Choice March & Test Piece.

Class B: Youth, Training & Unregistered Bands 

To encourage class B participation, bands may perform either of the following:


  1. A March and Test piece.

  2. A fifteen-minute programme that includes a March.

Trophies for each section.

 Dr. Brett Baker

Contest Date: Sunday 24th November 2024


Chosen Hill School, Brookfield Road, Churchdown, Glos, GL3 2PL

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Entry Fee:
Class A:   GBBA Members £125, Non GBBA Members £140

Class B:   £40

Online entry form:


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Entertainment Contest 21st April 2024




Adjudication will be open.


A pre-draw will be used for this event.


Each band to play a programme that must not exceed 20 minutes playing time, first to last note.
The programme must include a solo item, the soloist must be a registered member of the band.
It is permissible to include an instrument other than a recognised brass instrument.
Competition classes:
Class A: Open to bands of the Five National Grades
Class B: Confined to Youth, Training & Unregistered Bands 

Class A:
Trophy awarded for First, Second & Third places band overall.
Trophy awarded for the highest placed band in each section.
Class B: Gold, Silver & Bronze awards
Entry Fee:
Class A £125 members/£135 non-members
Class B £40
BACs payments:

Gloucestershire Brass Band Association
Sort Code: 40-22-09
A/c No.: 80388629

Deadline date: Cancelled

Results Archive

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