Festival of Brass

Annual Contest comprising of 3 sections featuring own choice test piece.
Section A - Championship, 1st and 2nd section bands
Section B - 3rd and 4th section bands
Youth

Additional prizes are offered for best trombone section, soloist etc.

Entertainment Contest

DCBBA Entertainment Contest is a contest for DCBBA member bands which welcomes youth bands.

In recent years the contest has been held in the grounds of Houghall College, Durham.  The Entertainment Contest is timed to be part of the internationally renowned Durham Brass Festival.

March and Hymn Contest

Own choice March and Hymn contest held in the award-winning Beamish Open Air Museum in County Durham.

Solo Contest

The DCBBA Soloist Competition is held annually, in recent years at the Blakhall Community Centre.  The contest has featured performances by many players who have stepped up to principal chairs in Championship Section Bands throughout the UK

The DCBBA Soloist Competition is held annually, in recent years at the Blakhall Community Centre. The contest has featured performances by many players who have stepped up to principal chairs in Championship Section Bands throughout the UK.