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    ODBBA Entertainment Contest

    Entries are now open for the ODBBA Entertainment Contest, on October 20th 2019. We've had a number of entries already, and spaces are limited so don't delay in getting your entry in if you plan to enter! You can download the rules and entry form, or enter online at www.odbba.org.
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    WITNEY TOWN BAND WELCOME NEW MUSICAL DIRECTOR

    Witney Town Band in Oxfordshire are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Barker as our new Musical Director. Christopher Barker has always had music in his life. Being raised in a Salvation Army family meant learning the cornet from the age of 5. Having currently served 30 years in...
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    Witney Town Band, West Oxfordshire, are looking for a new MD

    Witney Town Band are seeking a Musical Director. We are a friendly fourth section band with regular jobs in the Witney and wider West Oxfordshire area. Rehearsals are once a week on Tuesday evenings - 7:30pm - 9:30pm at the Methodist Church in Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG. We compete in the...
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    Witney Town Band, West Oxfordshire, are looking for a new MD

    Witney Town Band are seeking a Musical Director. We are a friendly fourth section band with regular jobs in the Witney and wider West Oxfordshire area. Rehearsals are once per week on Tuesday evenings - 7:30pm - 9:30pm at the Methodist Church in Witney, OX28 6HG. We compete in the Regional and...
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    2019 Area test piece discussion thread

    To my knowledge the finals testpiece is never announced at the end of the areas. It's usually at least a couple of months later
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    Know anything about Morris Concert?

    I went to the Oxford Bus Museum today which includes a museum of Morris Motors including several vehicles and loads of photos. Amongst it there's a display of old photos and programmes of Morris Motors band with music from the band playing all the time. If any ex players and/or workers from...
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    Musical Director required in Oxfordshire

    Witney Town Band, 4th Section National Finalists 2016, has a vacancy for a Musical Director to further develop our friendly and enthusiastic band. Based in West Oxfordshire, we are a busy band enjoying a full calendar of concerts and regular engagements. Rehearsing on Tuesday's between 7:30pm...
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    2017 Regional Test Piece Rumours

    The conductor of my band said the same but Kapitol aren't showing any Errata yet and they say Erratas will always be published there first !
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    4barsrest countdown

    I can't even see a countdown on 4barsrest website
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    midlands Area Contest.

    Report & Results: 2016 Midlands Regional Championships
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    Contest Sabotage

    Mesmerist, have you every been involved in organising and running a brass band contest, particularly at this level. There is so much to think about that with about 60 bands in total entered in the Yorkshire area contest this year, there is no way that you can expect Peggy, or anybody else, to...
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    ODBBA Winter Contest

    Gareth, these two village halls are probably worth you trying, both are within 2 or 3 miles from Marlborough school: Shipton-on-Cherwell village hall www.shiptonhall.org.uk/rates.php Begbroke village hall begbrokevillagehall.btck.co.uk
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    Long serving conductors

    Mike Gray has been conducting Crystal Palace Band since 1986 (30 years) and is still conducting them
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    ODBBA Testpiece workshop - 3rd & 4th section

    Area Test Piece Workshop for 4th/3rd Section Bands. Date: Sunday 24th January 2016 Place: Yarnton Village Hall. The Paddocks, Yarnton, Oxon., OX5 1TE Admission: £3.50 The day will start at 10am with the 4th section which is being led by Steve Pritchard-Jones. Steve will be taking the composite...
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    Bolsover Entertainment Contest

    I totally agree. It was really nice to see some live coverage from this contest. I can't see how they can be criticised for not showing all the sections
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    ODBBA Entertainment Contest 2015 - 25th October

    Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel the contest this year due to lack of numbers. We plan to run the contest next year and have set the date as October 16th 2016, which we believe will avoid the school holidays and the Royal Albert Hall weekend. Please accept our apologies to the bands...
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    Regionals '16 CD

    The CD cover says Black Dyke Mills Band, conducted by James Watson
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    ODBBA Entertainment Contest 2015 - 25th October

    There is still room for more bands at this contest - closing date Sunday 27th September, draw will take place on Wednesday 30th September www.odbba.org
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    Wychavon Festival of Brass 2015 Entertainment Contest

    Click this link for Wychavon draw details on all4brass website Contest 3 If any bands want to give their programme a run out the week before (or third section bands don't want to waste the time they've spent rehearsing) ODBBA still have room for more bands at their...
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