West of England Regional Brass Band Championships, 2/3rd April 2022



After a 2 year wait 63 bands took to the stage at the Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse for the West of England Regional Brass Band Championships 15 of whom represented GBBA.


Congratulations to all participants beginning with a 2nd place for Tewkesbury Town in Section 4 playing Stephan Hodel’s Argos for Brass Band qualifying them for an invitation to the National Final at the Centaur in September.


Section 3 continued with top 6 placings for newly promoted Nailsworth (3rd) and Lydney Town (5th) performing Gordon Langford’s Facets of Glass.


Section 2 saw Cinderford just miss out on top 6 with 7th place on Goff Richards’ The Aeronauts.


In section 1 Spectrum by Gilbert Vinter took A W Parker (Drybrook) to 3rd position with City of Bristol Brass coming 6th.


The weekend came to a close with Flowers gaining 2nd place and an invitation to the National Final and Filton Concert Brass 6th with performances of Contest Music by Wilfred Heaton.

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