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

Issue 6112

HOW TO IMPRESS - Amos Miller on flourishing in a conservatoire audition

COMPOSER CAST - Liz Lane on her fascinating early musical life

DEPARTURE - Cornet star Kirsty Abbotts leaves Carlton Main

Final call for Scottish Open and Challenge

Sunday 10 October, 2021

Bands thinking about taking part in the Scottish Open or Band Supplies Scottish Challenge contests are being urged to submit their entries.

The Scottish Open, supported by Besson, takes place on November 27, with the Challenge the following day. Both events are in Perth Concert Hall, with the deadline for applications October 30. Because of the current COVID situation, it has been decided there will be a pre-draw in early November for both events. There will also be some other protocols in place at both contests and all bands will be informed of these before the event.

Steven Mead and Paul Holland will be adjudicating both the Open and the Challenge events.

The NYBBS Children's band, conducted by musical director Alan Fernie, will be performing in the morning prior to the Scottish Open contest.

Entry forms are at the Scottish Brass Band Association website.