Category Archives: Contesting

The band rehearsing for, or playing at a Contest

Butlin’s Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival – January 2020

The band is looking forward to competing at the Butlin’s Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival over the weekend of 11th and 12th January 2020.  This is the first time that the band has attended the festival which, years ago, was solely for Colliery bands.  However, the demise of the coal industry lead to Butlin’s opening the festival up to the… Read more »

Regional Contest 2019

Ian   13th March 2019   No Comments on Regional Contest 2019

The band have been working hard on this year’s 2nd Section test piece, Darrol Barry’s ‘The Rise of the Phoenix’, in preparation for the annual London and Southern Counties Regional contest which takes place this over coming weekend 16th and 17th March. The contest will be held in Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre and the band have been drawn to… Read more »

SCABA Autumn contest

Playing Philip Sparke’s Endeavour, the Band were placed third in the first section of the 2011 Autumn Contest at Folkestone’s Leas Cliff Hall on 8th October 2011. This was a particularly pleasing result on a difficult piece as the contest was held only two weeks after the Band’s performance at the National 3rd Section Finals in Cheltenham.

25th September 2011 – Cheltenham National 3rd Section

BAE Systems Brass Band qualified for the 2011 National Brass Band Championship and appeared in the 3rd Section at Cheltenham on 25th September 2011. The qualification came about by virtue of the band winning the Regional earlier in the year at Stevenage. Playing the set test piece ‘Darkness Visible, by Richard Grantham, the band finished 12th making it the highest… Read more »

Spring 2009 – Stevenage

Front Row (left to Right) Dave Mann, Penny Lambert, Ian Brenchley, Paul Driscoll, Keith Woodger, Gail Foreman, Peter Steer, Dave Wight, Carole Spry Middle Row Ian Lanceley, Andy Stringer, Colin Haynes, Sue, Haynes, Nathan Breeds, Helen Veal, Mike Brown, Penny Mancktelow, Rebekah Ransom, Chris Cannings Back Row Ben Bishop, Sian Lanceley, Alan Smithers, Teresa Stringer, Teresa Mann, Janet Breeds, Philip… Read more »