Solo festival is extended to senior brass players

Thursday 4 February 2021

Following on from SBBA’s announcement of a Youth Solo and Ensemble Festival to be held over the weekend of what would have been the Scottish Championships, there will now also be an opportunity for the grown-ups to display their musical talents.

SBBA are hosting a virtual Open Solo Event as part of the planned festival on the 13/14 March. The youth events will be broadcast on the SBBA YouTube channel on the Saturday followed by the open event on the following day.

“We hope that players who are normally working hard for contest rehearsals will take this opportunity to enter our solo event,” said co-organiser Ann Murray. “As February would normally be one of our busiest rehearsal months, why not get out your instruments and solo music and give it a go?

“There is no cost for entering and no travelling required so this opportunity should give our senior musicians something to work towards while we are in lockdown.”

The entry form can be downloaded here and guidance notes on recording here.

Solos should be submitted to SBBA education officer John Boax at no later than 28 February.

There will be awards for best cornet, flugel, horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone and bass, overall first to fourth placed entrants and also an Over 40 award.

Links to all the entry forms for the Youth Festival can be found on the SBBA website at


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