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Brass Band Conductors' Association


The Brass Band Conductors' Association (BBCA) is here to support and bring together conductors and those interested in picking up the baton from all over the world, and is going from strength to strength.

The Association partnered with BBE in October 2019, which saw the two bodies coming together to develop educational opportunities for conductors.  In addition to BBE providing administrative support, the arrangement means that all members of the BBCA now receive individual membership of BBE

The BBCA, formerly The National Association of Brass Band Conductors (NABBC) was relaunched on 6 November 2020 with the new name 'Brass Band Conductors' Association (BBCA), complete with new branding.  Hear about the launch by watching the webinar 'Keep calm and Carry on Banding'.

Join the BBCA

Sign-up online to join the BBCA today.


Benefits of Membership

See the BBCA member services, some of which could offset the cost of membership.


Forthcoming Activities

BBCA Conducting Competition 2022

The Brass Band Conductors' Association is delighted to announce the return of its 'live' flagship conducting competition in 2022 which returns to Eccles Town Hall on 18th June. Prizes for the winner of the event include: a year's free BBCA membership, a cash prize and the opportunity to work in rehearsal and performance with two of the UK's leading brass bands.  Hear what this year's competition has in store from Chair James Holt, interviewed about the competition on 4barsrest.  The closing date for entries has now passed, but we'd love you to join us on the day to see the competition in action and stay for the gala concert and results.  It's all free!

See the competition announcement and view rules and entry requirements.

Watch an interview with the 2021 BBCA Conducting Competition winner CJ Wu and BBCA Chair James Holt.

The 2021 BBCA Conducting Competition final was live-streamed on the BBCA Facebook page on 27th June. 

BBCA Virtual Networking Events

Informal online networking events have been scheduled bi-monthly for the whole of 2022 to talk about all matters conducting.  Check out the dates and join us on zoom.


This year's AGM will be held on zoom on Saturday 16th July 2022 at 10am.

Conducting Courses

Check out these conducting courses for 2022


Meet the BBCA Exec and Area Representatives

Russell Gray is the President of the BBCA, which elected James Holt as Chair at the 2021 AGM.  The Exec is made up of conductors from a wide range of banding backgrounds and others who support banding.  Meet the Exec.

The organisation has Area Representatives across the regions, who are always willing to help you. 

BBCA Past Events

From Butlin's Skegness to the Youth Champs in Corby, the BBCA is out and about

Revisit these conducting webinars:

Login to the BBE Member Resources area to see a selection of conducting-related webinars, including:

'How to lead a great rehearsal' with Philip Harper, 'Score Preparation' with Stuart Black, Alan Duguid and James Holt, 'Contest Preparation' with Russell Gray and 'Conducting Bootcamp' with Mark Heron, and many more.


More information

Please email the BBCA Secretary: 



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