Published on March 25th, 2020 by gavin

New Online Solo Championships

A4B have been informed of a new online solo championship. Chris Hall who is setting up the new online solo championship has given the following information.

“I am currently studying Music in my final year at Salford University. Due to recent complications with the Covid-19 outbreak, I am having to change my final year project. I am creating a solo contest, to be completely online and I’m hoping you will help me with my preparations for this.

I currently have ex-Black Dyke Solo Eb Tuba, Ben Dixon confirmed as an adjudicator. as well as Black Dyke Trombonist, Brett Baker.

I would love any feedback you have on the event as described below. If you would like to donate any prizes for the winning contestants, that would be greatly appreciated. I would also love suggestions for any charities to raise money for during this time.”

Format / Rules

  1. Recordings to be sent to [email protected] OR to the Facebook account “Brass Online Solo Championships”
  2. Contestants must also provide a name, date of birth, and a digital copy of the solo they are performing, for the adjudicators
  3. Recording must be a video format showing the participant
  4. Any solo can be played
  5. Adjudicators to listen to recordings blind, and will mark performances out of 100, with written remarks
  6. Placings will be determined by a sum of all points
  7. Awards will be allocated based on the placings
  8. The prize winning performances will be uploaded to our facebook page
  9. Free to enter
  10. Entries to be entered by April 5th 23:59



  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • Highest Placed 12 and under
  • Highest Placed 13-15
  • Highest Placed 16-18
  • Highest Placed Student (Provide Student ID)
  • Highest Placed Cornet / Soprano
  • Highest Placed Horn / Flugel
  • Highest Placed Euphonium / Baritone
  • Highest Placed Trombone / Bass Trombone
  • Highest Placed Tuba
  • Highest Placed Slow Melody
  • Highest Placed Slow Melody
  • Highest Placed Air & Variation

Thank you for your time,



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