FORMIDABLE FODEN'S - Full coverage from the 2021 National Brass Band Championships

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2022 Regionals tests revealed

Thursday 23 September, 2021

The test-pieces have been announced ahead of the 2022 Regional Brass Band Championships, as the qualifying events prepare to return after the COVID-enforced break.

Kapitol Promotions announced the set tests for next year’s National Brass Band Championship qualifying contests during the First to Fourth Section Finals, which took place in Cheltenham on September 18 and 19.

Championship Section bands can look forward to Contest Music, by Wilfred Heaton, while First Section bands will tackle Gilbert Vinter’s Spectrum. Bands in the Second Section will play The Aeronauts, by Goff Richards, while those in the Third Section face Gordon Langford’s Facets of Glass, in a new edition. Fourth Section bands, meanwhile, will perform Argos, by Stephan Hodel.

The music panel responsible for choosing the test-pieces comprises Robert Childs, Sandy Smith, Samantha Harrison, C Brian Buckley, John Maines and Richard Evans, with Philip Morris as chairman and Tim Jones as administrator.

The next Regional Championships are due to take place in the early part of 2022.

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