The WMBBA Annual Contest (own choice) is on Sunday 30th November this year (it's normally on the 1st sunday in December), at the Spa Centre in Royal Leamington Spa.
It's open to non-WMBBA members, but there are extra prizes for association members. Info is normally sent out in about August I think, and it has been known to be over-subscribed.
There is one hall, and they zip through all 5 sections in 1 day, starting with the 4th section in the morning. The adjudication is closed.
For more information contact Greta Russell, WMBBA secretary, 256 Longfellow Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 5HJ, Tel: 024-764-42701.
Leamington (or 'Leam', as it's known), has an excellent supply of pubs and curry houses. It is also the first contest of the year that the University of Warwick Brass Band take all their new members to!