Band competitions for uni bands?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by jonford, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. jonford

    jonford Member

    I am currently playing in our uni band which is run by the student union. Next year we are looking to do some form of contest. Our problem is that some of our players are registered for other local bands. Does anyone know of any entertainment contest we might be able to do? Would it be possible to do any contests for unregistered bands?
  2. postie

    postie Member

    Perhaps try something like the whit marches, or maybe try one of the countless March contests during the summer just an idea.
  3. jonford

    jonford Member

    Thanks for your reply, we already do Whit Friday. Should of said. But we are looking for a sit down entertainment contest if there is one we could enter
  4. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Killamarsh? I'm not sure.
  5. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Go down to Exmouth Entertainment Contest if you have the money ;-)

    Could be a good time for a weeny holiday, albeit it's just before term starts.......
  6. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Yes we are fairly flexible on our entries 1st & 2nd (Section A) and 3rd,4th & unregistered (Section B). Cash prizes and attendance fee although bands do have to pay a non returnable entrance fee. 20 minutes entertainment and other instruments, singers etc allowed. We have re-scheduled this contest to either Sunday 2nd or 9th October 2005. (2nd clashes with Wychavon)

    How far away is your uni? we are on the South Yorkshire/ NE Derbyshire border 3 miles from junction 31 M1.
  7. lottie4744

    lottie4744 Member

    I think you'd be able to do Wigan Brass and Beer, I think the rules state each player must be registered but not with the band they're playing with on the day.
  8. VenusTromster

    VenusTromster Member

    Why don't you set up your own inter-uni brass band competition or something like that, could be fun.!?!
  9. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    I'm sure there's a contest in Teesdale for unregistered bands.
  10. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

    There is a band contest on the Isle of Man as part of the Manx Music Festival where there are no Registration rules. Most of the local bands ususally fight out for the prizes, as far as I know, other bands "from across" (as they say on the IOM) can enter!.

    Held annually in April.
  11. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    You could try the Ripon contest which is in June or the Middleton in Teesdale which is in July. Ripon is 3rd, 4th, youth and unregistered and is a 20 min programme which must include a march and a hymn tune. Middleton is 4th, youth and unregistered and is a march, hymn tune and a selection. You can also feature a junior soloist if you wish.
  12. tubadaz

    tubadaz Member

    You could also try the British Youth Band Association's National Open Concert Band Championships in April. Any instrumentation, no upper limit on number of players (although only 3 (and the conductor) are allowed to be over 25) and no registration to worry about. :)

  13. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    youth, under 25??!? now that is stretching my understanding of youth a little!! but, saying that I have a tiny bit of time left to make the most of it :biggrin:

    back on topic, I guess you could enter as contest that allows entries from unregistered bands. Saying that are players that are registered with other bands allowed to play for an 'unregistered' band?
  14. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    how would they be able to tell if you didnt flout your registration card in their face and they didnt have retinal scans linked to bfbb's top security database in scotland yard..?
  15. jonford

    jonford Member

    That is one thing I thought, but I think Aidan is right, if your an unregistered band how they going to know.
  16. richieramsaran

    richieramsaran New Member