Youth Solos and Ensembles – Update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in schools, the BBL Executive have agreed to extend the deadline for the Youth Solos and Ensembles to Saturday 26th February 2022.

All other Rules remain the same:-

  • Entry by Google Forms –
  • With regards to the entry form please ensure that you double-check names are spelt correctly and that players are eligible to compete in the selected class. Please check thoroughly before submitting the entry.
  • Proof of age may be requested. Competitors must have been within the age limit on the 1st February 2022.
  • All competitors in the 10, 12, 15 and Under solo classes must use the books specified in the syllabus. Repeats are optional.
  • Audio editing or enhancements (including reverb and multi-tracking) are not permitted
  • Previously published videos cannot be used.
  • Submissions can be either accompanied or unaccompanied – if accompanied these can be via any means provided social distancing guidelines are adhered to.
  • Limit of 1 entry per soloist.
  • All competitors are required to obtain parental/guardian/carer consent before placing any entry to the contest.
  • Youth players may not play down in an age class but may play up in any age classes if they so desire.
  • Entries open to everyone residing on the island of Ireland.
  • BBL reserve the right to withhold/amend/delete any submission if deemed appropriate to do so by them.
  • Adjudicators’ decisions are final, each participant will receive their adjudicators remarks and a certificate for taking part.
  • The BBL would like to highlight that percussion players are also welcome within any of the appropriate classes.  Trumpet players are also welcome.
  • All competitors are permitted to play only one piece.
  • Accompaniment for the most popular Youth Solo pieces are available on our website:
    (thank you again to Charles Fyffe for providing these recordings)
  • There are no fees for entering the Youth Solos and Ensembles contest but bands and individuals are welcome to send a donation by bank transfer (contact us for further details) or cheque (made payable to Brass Band League NI).
  • Youth adjudicator: Gael Haslett
  • If unable to upload the video using the link provided, videos can be sent via whatsapp to our Secretary Amber at 07593061905

    YOUTH SOLOS – SELECTED BOOKS 10, 12 and 15 and Under Solo
    The Young Soloist Volume One
    Publisher: Studio Music The Young Soloist Volume Two
    Publisher: Studio Music The Young Soloist Volume Three
    Publisher: Studio Music Winner Scores All (Peter Lawrance)
    Publisher: Brass Wind 15 and Under Solo only Great Winners (Peter Lawrance)
    Publisher: Brass Wind