UK Band of the Year draw announced

The organisers of the inaugural Brass Pass TV UK Band of The Year Contest have announced the draw for the contest that is to be held on 22 June 2019 at The Stoller Hall in Manchester.
The draw is as follows:
1. Foden’s Band
2. Flowers Band
3. The Fairey Band
4. Carlton Main Frickley Band
5. Brighouse and Rastrick Band
6. The Hamonds Band
7. Black Dyke
8. Cory Band
9. Tredegar Town Band
Each band will play a 30-minute own-choice serious repertoire programme that must include a soloist item, for the international judging panel of Reid Gilje, Jan De Haan and Tom Brevik, under open adjudication.
The programmes have been submitted by the bands and include several world premières as well as major works including Lowry Sketchbook, Ascension, Fraternity, Triumph of Time, Gallery, Resurgam, As if a Voice were in Them, Explorers on the Moon and a new work entitled Heroes. Full programme details will be issued at end of May.
This mixed in with incredible programming and soloist items makes for a mouthwatering day of music making and contesting. A new trophy, commissioned for the event, and standing at almost one metre high will be unveiled shortly, but is reported by the organisers to be spectacular.
The contest, tickets for which are now sold out, will be available exclusively live on and then available on catch up. To subscribe, simply go to

The organising committee are extremely grateful to Hammonds Band for taking the place of Whitburn, at relatively short notice, who have unfortunately had to withdraw from the event due to an unavoidable clash of local commitments.
The contest starts at 10.00am on Saturday 22 June, and following the results, there is an amazing Gala Concert with euphonium virtuosi David Childs and the Black Dyke Band. Tickets for the Gala Concert, which are separate to the main contest tickets, are available at


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