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 the
left of the main school entrance and across the yard. There is a limited
amount of on-site parking and free street parking near the school. The
rest is metered.
Please make sure you arrive 30 minutes before your section and register
at the registration desk in the entrance, this is so we know who has
arrived. You will need to hand a copy of your performance piece for the
adjudicator to the controller of the hall at the start of your section. As
this 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 – 10.00am
Start time – approx 11.00am
Announce results – break for lunch approx 12.15pm
Start time – approx 1.00pm
Start time – approx 2.00pm
Start time – approx 3.05pm
Please make sure you reclaim your performance copies and piano music
when 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 50p
respectively. There are no canteen facilities so you are advised to bring
your own food.
Programmes will be on sale at the Registration Desk for £1. We will be
holding a raffle £1 a strip to help cover the costs of the day. Please
In the event of any unforeseen travel problems on the day, please
contact Dave Birch on 07598971265. Please make sure all mobiles are
switched off when you are in the performance hall.
For convenience, you can download a copy of this information
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.
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
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.
the Kingsley School, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa. CV32 5RD
Return your completed entry form by email to: email@example.com
For full details, rules and the entry form, see the files linked below:
No solo contest in 2022
To all members and participants,
It is with regret that we will not be able to host our Solo and Quartet Contest for 2022. We have had great difficulty organising the event this year due to circumstances beyond our control. We are now looking forward and are in the planning stage for the 2023 Solo and Quartet Contest, which we hope to present in March or May 2023. The date will be made public as soon as confirmed.
Please also look out for our annual Massed Band event, which we hope will be returning in 2023.
We always welcome new member bands to the West Midland Brass Band Association. All members receive discounted entry to our contest and membership gives you important representation on the Regional Committee.
Please contact WMBBA Chairperson Barbara Dunscombe via email with any queries – firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to seeing you all soon
Annual General Meeting
The 2022 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday 5th February at 10 am.
The meeting will be held at the Barley Mow, Studley, but if the current Covid situation remains, the meeting will be held via Zoom