Published on February 9th, 2021 by gavin

Solo festival is extended to senior brass players

Following on from the Scottish Brass Band Association’s announcement of a Youth Solo and Ensemble Festival to be held over the weekend of what would have been the Scottish Championships, there will now also be an opportunity for the grown-ups to display their musical talents.

SBBA are hosting a virtual Open Solo Event as part of the planned festival on the 13/14 March. The youth events will be broadcast on the SBBA YouTube on the Saturday followed by the open event on the following day.

“We hope that players who are normally working hard for contest rehearsals will take this opportunity to enter our solo event,” said co-organiser Ann Murray. “As February would normally be one of our busiest rehearsal months, why not get out the instruments and your solo music and give it a go? 

“There is no cost for entering and no travelling required so this opportunity should give our senior musicians something to work towards while we are in lockdown.”

The entry form and guidance notes on recording can be downloaded from SBBA’s website at

Solos should be submitted to SBBA education officer John Boax at [email protected] no later than 28 February.

There will be awards for best cornet, flugel, horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone and bass, overall first to fourth placed entrants and also an Over 40 award.

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