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2021 Virtual Solo Contest Results

View the results presentation ceremony for the 2021 Virtual Solo Contest

2021 Solo Contest Results

Solo Virtual Contest – May 2021

As we all still live with the Covid-19 situation, WMBBA are now hosting a ‘virtual’ solo contest.

The contest this year will be by uploaded videos, to be submutted by 3rd May, with all results being announced on 15th May.

Open to both members and non-members, a number of section are available:

  • Slow Melody (under 14, under 18 and open)
  • Air Varie (under 14, under 18 and open)
  • Percussion (open)

    Entry form, rules and details below

Solo Contest 2019

Solo Duet and Quartet Contest

Sunday, 24th March 2019

Studley High School, Crooks Lane, Studley, Warwickshire B80 7QX

The Solo, Duet, and Quartet Contest is open to member and non-member bands, individual players or groups.

Please note that Child Performances Licences are not required for this event

All entries must be emailed to WMBBA – full details and instructions in the printable documents below.

A Microsoft Word document for the Entry Form is also provided for those who do not have access to a scanner or wish to type their entry and email it

For any questions, please Contact Us

WMBBA Solo Contest Entry Form 2019 v2

WMBBA Entry Sections 2019 v2

WMBBA Solo Contest Rules 2019 v2

WMBBA Solo Contest Entry Form 2019 v2

Solo Contest Poster 2019


Successful 2018 solo and quartet competition

Sunday 22nd April saw the 2018 WMBBA solo and quartet competition held at Studley, Warwickshire.

It was very successful day and the adjudicators Nigel Hall and Oliver Wilson commented on the high standard of playing throughout but particularly in the Junior Air Varie Sections.

For the first time we included a percussion section and 10 year old Xylophonist Alec Banner from Shipston drew thunderous applause. We also had our first French horn entry and Fran Thompson from Shirley Band had a very successful day winning two prizes.

Full Results:


Section A  8 and under Slow Melody

  1. Ben Angell (Cornet) Bilton Evolution
  2. Georgina Mair (Cornet) Bilton Evolution

Section B  9 10 and 11 Slow Melody

  1. Felicity Angell (Trombone) Bilton Evolution

2.Vicky Culshaw (Cornet) Arrow Valley

  1. Peter Coates (Cornet) Shipston

Section C 12 to 14 years Slow Melody

  1. Christopher Oddy (Cornet) Enderby
  2. Lucy Heeley (Cornet) Chapeltown

3.Ben Hone (Horn) Arrow Valley

Section D 15 to 18 years Slow Melody

  1. Grace Coates (Cornet) Shipston
  2. Luke Barker (Cornet) Shipston
  3. Tom Cowan (Euphonium) Bilton Evolution

Section E Adult Slow Melody

  1. Mike Pawson (Soprano) Avonbank
  2. Rob Thompson (Cornet) Shirley
  3. Kevin Short (Euphonium) Shirley

Section F  14 years and Under Air Varie

  1. Christopher Oddy (Cornet) Enderby
  2. Lucy Heeley (Cornet) Chapeltown
  3. Alec Banner (Cornet) Shipston

Section G 15 to 18 years Air Varie

  1. Luke Barker (Cornet) Shipston
  2. Grace Coates (Cornet) Shipston

Section H Adult Air Varie

  1. Fran Thompson (French Horn) Shirley
  2. Kevin Short (Euphonium) Shirley
  3. David Hirst (Cornet) Shirley

Section I 10 Years and Under Duets

  1. Tallula Matthews and Alec Banner (Cornets) Shipston
  2. Peter Coates and Rufus Gallagher (Cornet and Trombone) Shipston
  3. Ben Angell and Felicity Angell (Cornet and Trombone) Bilton Evolution

Section J Duets Under 15

  1. Vicki Culshaw and Isobel Reeves (Cornets) Arrow Valley

2.Imogen Angell and Felicity Angell (Trombones) Bilton Evolution

Section K Duets Under 19

  1. Luke Barker and Grace Coates (Cornets) Shipston

Section L Adult Duets

  1. Rob Thompson and Fran Thompson (Cornet and French Horn) Shirley
  2. Rob Thompson and Carwyn Evans (Cornet and Trombone) Shirley

Section M Hymn Tune Quartet Under 14

  1. WFB Comets

2 WFB Fame All Stars

  1. Shipston

Section N Quartet Under 19


 Section O Adult Quartets

  1. Shirley

2.Desford Chicks

  1. All That Brass

Section P Percussion Under 19

  1. Alec Banner (Xylophone) Shipston