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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

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.


the Kingsley School, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa. CV32 5RD

Return your completed entry form by email to:

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 – We look forward to seeing you all soon

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