GBBA increase prize money for 2020 contest

GBBA are pleased to announce the details for the annual Own Choice March and Test Piece Contest for 2020 with MORE PRIZE MONEY TO BE WON! Applications for the contest will open on 2nd February 2020.

The contest is open to all bands (not just GBBA members!), and 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 here 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.

We hope to see you there! Don't forget to tell your friends to come along; even if they are not playing, every band needs an audience.

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