We are pleased to invite your band to participate in this year’s contest which will be held this year in The Lochgelly Centre, Bank Street, Lochgelly. KY5 9RD under SBBA and Scottish Brass Band Registry rules on Saturday, 21st of April 2018.
Each competing contesting band will be allowed up to 4 guest players, consistent with the current SBBA rules.
Please note that as per SBBA rules, conductors are not permitted to play an instrument with the band they are conducting and guest players are not eligible for soloist prizes.
Non contesting bands are once again invited to attend this year and play in a special section. There will be no restriction on players or guests for these bands.
Bands in Sections 1 – 4 and non-contesting bands will give a concert programme, no longer than 15 minutes playing time and as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1914-1918 conflict for our set theme this year the bands will include an arrangement from either of the two world war’s in their programme. Any march/selection or war theme acceptable. Entry fee for the contest is £90 for contesting bands and £50 for non contesting bands which will include 30 bandperson’s tickets. Due to the popularity of the contest and the number of entries in the past, we have agreed that all sections will be restricted to a maximum of 6 bands to be decided on a strictly first come first served basis.
If a greater number of bands than 6 enter any section, they will be placed on a waiting list and informed if any spaces become available. The committee reserves the right to increase entry numbers to a section if one section becomes oversubscribed and others are undersubscribed. The committee also reserves the right to combine sections if necessary.
The prizes in all sections will be announced in due course Non-contesting bands will not receive prize money, but will be given adjudicator’s comments and be awarded a certificate.
Trophies will be awarded to the winning band in each section and the best soloist/instrumentalist in each section will also receive a medal. The closing date for entries is Saturday 10th of March 2018.
There will be a pre-draw 3 weeks before the contest.
The order of play will be Sections 4,3,2, non- contesting and 1st.
The contest will start at 9.30 am
Enquiries about the contest should be made to: Dougie Harrower (Secretary) 12 Carnbee Place Glenrothes Fife KY7 4TN
t: 01592 774736
You can find the entry forms and other related documents in the right hand-side column. We hope you will support the contest and look forward to receiving your entry. “How well did your band do?” To find out how well your band did in the latest Fife Brass Band Contest contest please click the link below. Depending on your set-up, to download any of the forms, either right click the icon to the left of the document title and select “Save As” from the pop-up menu or simply click on the icon and your form should download.
The registration and transfer forms for the Scottish Brass Band Association may also be downloaded by directly from their website