Events Calendar

NABBC National Convention 2014

From Saturday 29 March 2014
To Sunday 30 March 2014

An opportunity to inspire and provide aspirations for brass band conductors.

We welcome all existing and new members. We also welcome brass and percussion instrumentalists who may wish to enjoy a variety of music making with new friends, colleagues and brass band enthusiasts.

Events, Workshops and Presentations

  • Compositions
  • New Arrangements
  • How to Communicate an Entertainment Programme to Various Audiences

Speakers and Workshop Leaders

  • Gavin Higgins
  • Iwan Fox
  • Russell Gray
  • Dr. Jon Hall


Featuring new music and an open rehearsal of the Spring Bank Senior Trophy piece 'Les Francs Juges' (Berlioz, arr. Frank Wright)

  • City of Cardiff Brass Band (Melingriffith) directed by Gareth Ritter
  • Clifton & Lightcliffe Brass Band directed by John Clay

Booking Form

Convention Attendance Fees

Saturday evening dinner - £27
Saturday lunch and light refreshments - £13

Saturday daytime convention, tea and coffee - £10
Sunday daytime convention, tea and coffee - £10

How to Apply

Send your request to attend, by email, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payment may be made by online bank transfer to the NABBC

  • Account Number: 22257586
  • Sort code: 52-30-29

or forward your payment to

Cath Anderton
National Secretary NABBC,
c/o 7 Tormore Close,
Chorley PR6 9BP

in order to ensure that appropriate meals and refreshments are provided.

Accomodation - must be booked separately

Rooms can be booked with the hotel by calling 0871 423 4876 and should be paid separately by delegates. When contacting the hotel to book your room, you must mention that you are a member of the NABBC to receive the following preferential rate which includes breakfast.

Friday 26th March £70 for a twin or double room (2 persons), £50 for a single room
Saturday 29th March £70 for a twin or double room (2 persons), £50 for a single room
Sunday 28th March £70 for a twin or double room (2 persons), £50 for a single room

Location : Holiday Inn, Crest Way, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3RX