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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.
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
2021 Virtual Solo Contest Results
View the results presentation ceremony for the 2021 Virtual Solo Contest
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