Our ever popular Solo & Ensemble competition will return to Malone Presbyterian Church Halls, Belfast on Saturday 17th February 2018.
Our adjudicators on the day will be:
Andrew Williams (Cory Band)
Bob Quick (morning session)
John Houston (afternoon session)
Entry packs are now available on our downloads page
The BBL are now encouraging entries in electronic format in order to reduce the amount of processing involved and the possibility of errors being introduced. We request that participants use the Excel sheet to record their entries. If Excel is not available bands may request a google sheet which can be completed on any computer or smartphone.
As a last resort, traditional paper-based forms may be used, however these should be the exception.
The Brass Band League are delighted to announce the return of our ever popular Festival of Brass.
14 brass bands will descend on the fabulous Whitla Hall at Queen’s University on Saturday 25th November for what promises to be a fantastic day of music making.
Each band will perform a mini-concert programme ranging from 10-25 minutes, depending on grade, with a panel of adjudicators judging each performance on its musical and entertainment qualities.
The first band will take to the stage at 11am with last band due to finish around 7:30pm
Admission is £5 at the door (children go free) and audience members can come and go as they please on presentation of their ticket.
It was with great sadness that the Brass Band League learned of the death of our esteemed Vice President John Patton on Friday.
John was a stalwart of the local banding community and was well known by many. He will be dearly missed.
John’s funeral will take place this coming Wednesday, 27th September, 3.30pm at Roselawn Crematorium.
It’s amazing how quickly things age!
Our old website was only 7 years old but it had ran its course and was really starting to look a bit tired.
We are now delighted to announce our brand new site. It’s built on wordpress technology which means it should be easier to keep up to date with NI brass banding related news.
It will take little while to upload and prepare the content from our old site so please be patient.