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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 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
Section B
Section C
Section D
Announce results

Start time – approx 11.00am
Section J
Section K
Section L
Announce results – break for lunch approx 12.15pm

Start time – approx 1.00pm
Section E

Start time – approx 2.00pm
Section F
Section G
Section H
Announce results

Start time – approx 3.05pm
Section N
Section O
Section Q
Announce results

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
support this.

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

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