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GBBA Partners

The GBBA collaborates with various partner organisations across Gloucestershire and the West of England in order to help improve the brass banding movement and provide development opportunities for its member bands and anyone wishing to join the brass band community and learn a brass instrument.

GBBA Partners:

Brass Bands England

Gloucestershire Music

Making Music

West of England Brass Band Association (WEBBA)

Brass Bands England works with a wide range of partners in strategic, tactical and informal ways to help share the fun, challenges and rewards of being involved with a brass band.

We promote and share the brass band story and encourage the support of bands across the country. We are a voice for our bands and our players and we shout about the life-enhancing benefits of this vital part of our culture. We’re as passionate about brass bands as you are. Together we can make more noise and more music!

Gloucestershire Music

Gloucestershire Music, in association with the GBBA, offer the opportunity for young brass and percussion players to perform at the highest level of youth music making.


Day events are held throughout the year featuring guest soloists, conductors and championship bands providing young players with the chance to get up close with professional musicians.

Young brass and percussion players can also gain experience at playing in wind bands, orchestras and jazz bands via our county youth music programmes. Full details are on the website:

The Head of Instrumental and Vocal Tuition for Gloucestershire Music said, "Our mission is quite simple: to work with the very best conductors and soloists and perform at the highest level of youth music making. In short we aim to inspire. Opportunities are organised by Gloucestershire Music and the Gloucestershire Brass Band Association who strive to support and develop young musicians to their full potential".

If you are interested in joining any of GM's events, please ring: (01452) 330 300

The Council of WEBBA is responsible for the organisation of the annual West of England Regional Finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. WEBBA also engage with the other councils, associations, and bodies that govern other areas of the Amateur Brass Band Movement throughout the United Kingdom, constantly seeking to maintain and improve the standards of the Regional Finals.

The Council is comprised of representatives from the CornwallGloucestershireSouth West and Wessex Brass Band Associations, who work together to progress the aims of the organisation.

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