Published on March 16th, 2021 by gavin

Nominations are open for the Brass Bands England Awards 2021

Brass Bands England has today launched its 2021 awards campaign with a call-out for nominations.

The Brass Bands England Awards exist to give credit to those who have made an exceptional contribution within the banding community and the wider community within which brass bands operate. Be it through leading innovative creative projects, bringing about positive social change, championing inclusion and diversity, or inspiring a new generation of musicians.

Awards will be granted to either bands or individuals, and are being given in six categories:

●        Brass Bands England Social Impact Award

●        Brass Bands England Innovation Award

●        Brass Bands England Outstanding Contribution Award (18 and under)

●        Brass Bands England Outstanding Contribution Award (over 18s)

●        Brass Bands England Lifetime Achievement Award

●        Brian W Hicks Memorial Shield for Services to Youth

The introduction of two new categories for Outstanding Contribution (including one for young people), will recognise those working tirelessly for the benefit of their organisation and its members, conquering challenges, or going above and beyond for their band.

If you know someone who fits the bill, or a band doing outstanding work, you can submit your nominations up until 26 May 2021.

Kenny Crookston, Chief Executive Officer of Brass Bands England said:

“The past year has seen difficult times for many bands up and down the country. We hope that these awards will provide an opportunity for us to celebrate the outstanding bands and individuals who continue to contribute tirelessly to our community.

We’d like to shine a light on all of the fantastic things happening for the world of banding. So, if you have a band or individual in mind for an award, please do nominate them. There is plenty to be recognised and celebrated within our wonderful sector.”

The Brass Bands England Awards will be judged by a panel of Brass Bands England trustees, who between them hold a wealth of banding experience. Award winners will be announced at the Brass Band Conference on Saturday 25 September 2021.

To make a nomination please visit the Brass Bands England Awards page.

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