Entries are now open for the Oxfordshire and District Brass Band Association Winter Contest. This is an own choice test piece contest, and provides the perfect opportunity to try out your area test piece a couple of weeks before the Area Contests! Due to the amazing number of entries last year, we will be running the contest over the whole weekend in 2017. Unregistered, 3rd and 1st Section bands will be playing (not necessarily in that order) on Saturday 25th February, and 4th, 2nd and Championship section bands (again, not necessarily in that order) will be playing on Sunday 26th February. Rules and entry forms are available for download from www.odbba.org. Last year we had to close entries several weeks early, and I've already received quite a few entries so don't delay in getting your entry in to avoid disappointment!