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Entry form for BBCA Conducting Competition 2024

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Event date

Starts: Thursday, 1 February, 2024 - 10:00
Ends: Thursday, 11 April, 2024 - 11:59

Event description

This is an exciting opportunity for conductors at all levels from across the world to take part in the Brass Band Conductors' Association’s (BBCA) annual flagship conducting competition. Presentations will be made to the top three finalists and the winner will receive a cash prize of £200, a year's free membership of the BBCA and a glass plaque. They will also have the opportunity to work in rehearsal and performance with a championship brass band. There is also a prize for the best UK-based entrant.

Applicants are asked to submit up to two videos of themselves conducting an ensemble in either a rehearsal or a performance, from which ten entrants will be invited to attend the live semi-final, to be held at Eccles Town Hall, Greater Manchester, on Saturday 15 June 2024.  See the competition rules before entering. The closing date for video entries is midday on Thursday 11 April 2024.

The cost of entry into the competition is £50 GBP for the video entry round with BBCA members receiving a 20% discount. Anyone joining the Association when entering will be entitled to the discounted entry price. For those chosen to go through to the semi-final and final a further payment of £50 GBP will be required with BBCA members again eligible for a 20% discount. Join the BBCA.

All semi-finalists will receive feedback from the adjudication panel on their conducting skills. All non-shortlisted BBCA members will receive audio feedback on their videos.

BBE and BBCA members can gain tips from BBCA President Russell Gray in the member resource 'How to make a great conducting video'. Everyone can watch Russell's top tips video.

For more information please contact bbca@bbe.org.uk


Eccles Town Hall Eccles Manchester M30 0LH

Event fees

Non-BBCA Member Entry Fee: £ 50.00
BBCA Member Entry Fee: £ 40.00