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West Midlands Brass Bands Association

Birmingham | Coventry | Stoke-on-Trent Wolverhampton | Solihull | Sutton Coldfield Telford | Worcester | Burton-upon-Trent Dudley | Halesowen | Hereford Kidderminster | Leamington Spa | Newcastle-under-Lyme Nuneaton | Redditch | Rugby Shrewsbury | Smethwick | Stafford Stourbridge | Tamworth | Walsall West Bromwich | Aldridge | Bedworth Bilston | Bloxwich | Bromsgrove Burntwood | Cannock | Darlaston Droitwich Spa | Evesham | Kingswinford Lichfield | Malvern | Oldbury Rowley Regis | Stratford-upon-Avon | Tipton Warwick | Wednesbury | Willenhall Atherstone | Biddulph | Brierley Hill Bridgnorth | Cheadle | Hednesford Kenilworth | Kidsgrove | Leek Leominster | Ludlow | Market Drayton Newport | Oswestry | Ross-on-Wye Rugeley | Sedgley | Stone Stourport-on-Severn | Uttoxeter | Whitchurch Whitnash | Wombourne |

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WMBBA – Skittles Evening

West Midlands Brass Bands AssociationSkittles Night! Saturday 29th June1900The Skittle Alley, The Selly Park Tavern, 592 Pershore Rd, Birmingham B29 7HQ WMBBA is hosting a Skittles Evening for brass musicians through the West Midlands. an evening of friendly competition, socialising and lots of band talk. Sign up is now open! – https://forms.office.com/e/J3YaCd9Uxv If you want any more information, please get in touch: contact@wmbba.org

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AGM 2024

The West Midlands Brass Bands association AGM will be held on Saturday 16th March 2024 at The Selly Park Tavern, Pershore Road, Birmingham, B29 7HQ at 10:00am Anyone interested in helping out or finding out what’s going on within the association is welcome to come along.

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Solo Contest 2023 Schedule

The arrangements for the day have been sent out to all competitors: Doors open at 9.30am. Entry is via the side gate in the carpark to theleft of the main school entrance and across the yard. There is a limitedamount of on-site parking and free street parking near the school. Therest is metered. Please make sure you arrive 30 minutes before your section and registerat the registration desk in the entrance, this is so we know who hasarrived. You will need to hand a copy of your performance piece for theadjudicator to the controller of the hall at the start of your section. Asthis is open adjudication you may put your name on the music. Timetable for the day – All sections will be held in the main hall. Start time – 10.00amSection BSection CSection DAnnounce results Start time – approx 11.00amSection JSection KSection LAnnounce results – break for lunch approx 12.15pm Start time – approx 1.00pmSection E Start time – approx 2.00pmSection FSection GSection HAnnounce results Start time – approx 3.05pmSection NSection OSection QAnnounce results Please make sure you reclaim your performance copies and piano musicwhen the section is over. As in previous years a room has been set aside for instrument storage. We will also be selling tea, coffee and squash for £1 and 50prespectively. There are no canteen facilities so you are advised to bringyour own food. Programmes will be on sale at the Registration Desk for £1. We will beholding a raffle £1 a strip to help cover the costs of the day. Pleasesupport this. In the event of any unforeseen travel problems on the day, pleasecontact Dave Birch on 07598971265. Please make sure all mobiles areswitched off when you are in the performance hall. For convenience, you can download a copy of this information

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2023 Solo Contest

26th March 2023 sees the return of the popular solo, duet and quartet contest. This year, the contest is at the Kingsley School, Leamington Spa. With many ages groups, this popular and friendly contest will be running in two of the halls during the day with official accompanists available. Sections: Section A:  Slow Melody 8 and Under Section B:  Slow Melody 9 to 11 Section C:  Slow Melody 12 to 14 Section D:  Slow Melody 15 to 18 Section E:  Slow Melody 19 plus Section F:  Air Varie 14 and under Section G:  Air Varie 15 to 18 Section H:  Air Varie 19 plus Section I:   Duets Under 11 Section J:   Duets Under 15 Section K:  Duets Under 19 Section L:  Duets 19 plus Section M: Quartet 14 and Under – 3 verses of a hymn tune Section N: Quartet Under 19 any music Section O: Open Quartet Section P:  Percussion Section Q:      Open Ensemble   5 – 12 players The Entry Fees are as follows: Individual Entries Solos:   £5.00 Duets:   £6.00 per pair Quartets:   £9.00 Ensembles £12.00 ( to comprise 5 to 12 players) We will offer a 10% discount to member bands. Use of an accompanist:   £1.50 per piece. Location: the Kingsley School, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa. CV32 5RD Return your completed entry form by email to: wmbba2021@gmail.com For full details, rules and the entry form, see the files linked below:

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UPCOMING EVENTS

West Midlands Brass Bands Association are pleased to keep an up-to-date calendar of events, not only showing WMBBA events, but we try to promote as many Member and non Member events as possible.

Are we missing your event? – Send us an email with all the details and we’ll get it added ASAP!