British open brass band
championship

symphony hall, birmingham

LATEST NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

05 Jan

168th British Open Postponement

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05 Jan

British Open 2022 date: Sat Sep 10, 2022 


05 Jan

Spring Festival 2022 date: Saturday 7 May 2022

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Frequently
Asked Questions

Open qualification is acquired through the Grand Shield, with the exception of our international competitors.

All invited bands are automatically registered, and private login details given to the band registration official.  Each player is then registered with the band they are to play for.  The system is hosted securely an privately on the internet. On the contest day, the registration desk verifies each player with your networked register.  Changes can be addressed up to and even on the day of the contest if necessary. 

Upcoming events

07 May, 2022

THE 100th SPRING BRASS BAND FESTIVAL
THE GRAND SHIELD, THE SENIOR CUP & THE SENIOR TROPHY
Winter Gardens Blackpool

10 September, 2022

THE 168th BRITISH OPEN BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIP
Symphony Hall Birmingham

13 May, 2023

THE 101st SPRING BRASS BAND FESTIVAL
THE GRAND SHIELD, THE SENIOR CUP & THE SENIOR TROPHY
Winter Gardens Blackpool 

09 September, 2023

THE 169th BRITISH OPEN BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIP
Symphony Hall Birmingham 

11 May, 2024

THE 102nd SPRING BRASS BAND FESTIVAL
THE GRAND SHIELD, THE SENIOR CUP & THE SENIOR TROPHY
Winter Gardens Blackpool Saturday 11th May 2024 

07 September, 2022

THE 170th BRITISH OPEN BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIP
Symphony Hall Birmingham Saturday 7th September 2024 

CONTACTS

Contest Organisers

Martin & Karyn Mortimer

02088 790105
mmortimer@hotmail.co.uk

Contest Controller

Frank Hodges

01942 212418
frankhodges@btinternet.com