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Last chance to enter the BBCA Conducting Competition

Hands holding conductor's baton
Wednesday, 27 April, 2022

The deadline for entries has now passed - however you can spectate and stay for the gala concert - find out more.

Midnight on Saturday 30th April is the closing date for this year’s BBCA conducting competition. The competition is open to conductors of all levels, and we invite entries from anywhere in the world.

Entry into the first heat is easy! Simply submit up to 15 minutes’ worth of yourself conducting. 

Competition prizes

Presentations will be made to the top 3 finalists and the best UK-based entrant, who will all receive a glass plaque. The winner will also receive a cash prize of £200, a year's free membership of the Brass Band Conductors' Association and have the opportunity to work in rehearsal and performance, with 2 of the UK's leading Brass Bands.

Following the video selection round, finalists will be invited to the live final to be held on 18 June at Eccles Town Hall. The shortlisted candidates will demonstrate their test-piece conducting skills at the helm of the Hammonds Band. The final 6 candidates will then go on to conduct a concert item performed by the Eccles Borough Band in the Gala Concert.

To enter the BBCA conducting competition, please submit your video entries by midnight on Saturday 30 April.