Entry forms for 2018 Scottish Festival of Brass

Thursday 12 April 2018

Entry forms are now available for the 2018 Scottish Festival of Brass which features the Scottish Open contest, the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge contest and the Scottish Youth Brass Band championships.

The 16th annual Scottish Open, which sees reigning champion Whitburn attempting to win the title for the fifth consecutive year, requires bands to select one of four test-pieces from the pen of Edward Gregson.

Whitburn celebrates title number four last year


The choices are Connotations, Dances and Arias, Of Distant Memories (all commissioned for the Championship Section at the National Brass Band Championships in 1977, 1984 and 2013 respectively) and the 2008 British Open test-piece, Rococo Variations.

Bands wishing to take part in the contest, which will be held on Saturday, 24 November in Perth Concert Hall, should download and complete the entry form which should then be returned to contest controller Carrie Boax at chboax@gmail.com.

The Band Supplies Scottish Challenge contest, open to bands from 1st to 4th Section, is also open for entries. This contest, won last year by Clackmannan District under Paul McKelvie, will take place at Perth Concert Hall the previous Saturday, 17 November with bands able to make their own choice of test-piece ahead of the event. Entry forms can be downloaded here and should be returned to contest controller Peter Fraser at fraserp3@virginmedia.com.

Band Supplies' Ronnie Tennant presenting Challenge Shield to Clackmannan

 The Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships will also be held over the weekend of 24 and 25 November, with further details to be announced in due course.