Brass Band Conference Awards

The Brass Band Conference Awards 2019

Brass Bands England (BBE) is proud to recognise those individuals and organisations in the banding world who have made an exceptional contribution to brass banding.  Be it through inspiring young people, tireless dedication, leading creative and imaginative projects and collaborations, or bringing about positive social change, there is plenty to be recognised and celebrated. 

The Awards

  • The Social Impact Award
  • The Innovation Award
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award

How to make a nomination

If you would like an organisation or individual to be recognised, nominations will be accepted using the BBE nomination form. Click here to nominate online or download the form below to complete by hand and email to or post to Brass Bands England, Unit 12, Maple Estate, Stocks Lane, Barnsley, S75 8BL.

The closing date for 2019 nominations is midnight on 16th August 2019.

Nominations can be made by anyone who is not a trustee or member of BBE staff.  BBE will not announce the name of the nominee.

The Award Selection Process

The awarding panel will be made up of a group of BBE trustees and staff.  If necessary, contact will be made with the nominee and/or supporting nominator for more information.


The awards will be presented annually at the Brass Bands Conference, presented by Brass Bands England.  In 2019 this will be held at the Life Centre, Sale, Manchester, M33 4BP on Saturday 28th September.

For each award winner there will be a memento to keep.

The nominator will be contacted if their nominee has been selected to receive a prize and asked to encourage their nominee to attend the event to receive the prize in person, or designate someone to collect it on their behalf.

The Brian W Hicks Memorial Shield will be presented at the conference for Services to Youth.  Nominations can no longer be received for this award in 2019.

For more information please email or telephone 07522 931124