Festival of Brass

Festival of Brass is an entertainments contest that takes place in November in Belfast or the greater Belfast area.

It is similar to our Brass in Concert event, with adjudicators for both music and entertainments. The music adjudicator marks the bands in terms of their musical quality whereas the entertainments adjudicators marks the bands on their presentation. Each adjudicator awards all the bands a placing – 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. The placings are then converted to points, 1st place = 10 points, 2nd place = 9 points, 3rd place = 8 points etc. If a tie occurs on points then preference is given to the music adjudication.

Prizes for Best March, Best Soloist and Most Entertaining Band are also awarded for each section.

For past results, please visit our results page.

History of Festival of Brass

Information to follow soon!

Perpetual Trophies

Harry Dalzell Memorial Cup
Awarded to the winners of the Championship section
Further information to follow soon

Appeal for Sponsorship

The BBNI are seeking sponsorship for our event. Contests are expensive to run and any financial assistance, no matter how little, will be gratefully received. Assistance could be through a contribution towards the overall prize fund, sponsorship of an individual prize or trophy, help with our event running costs or through taking an advert in our programme (£30 for half page, £50 for full page). If you know someone who may be interested, we would be grateful if you could pass on their details.