Woodwind & Brass Competitions

Woodwind – 4:30 pm Thursday 9 May 2024 – Adjudicator: Ian Mitchell

Players of the following instruments may enter the woodwind competitions – flute, piccolo, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone or recorder.  New for this year, there is a duet class for two woodwind instruments. Recorder players may prefer to enter one of the specialist recorder competitions.

Brass – 4:30 pm Tuesday 7 May 2024 – Adjudicator: Mark Armstrong

Players of the following instruments may enter the brass competitions – trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba, euphonium or horn.

Competition Guidelines

The Closing Date for the woodwind and brass competitions is Friday 22 March 2024.

Entrants are reminded to introduce themselves and the piece(s) they are playing and to wear dress appropriate for a performance.

Pieces may not be repeated in different competitions.

Entrants must provide the Adjudicator with a clean copy of the music for each work to be performed.

If an entrant has been a pupil of the Adjudicator in the year prior to the Festival or is well-known to the Adjudicator, they should contact the Section Administrator before entering.

For full details, see the 2024 Woodwind, Brass & Recorder Syllabus via the link to the right or below.

Entering a class

Please click on the link below for how to apply and for hints on creating an effective video performance. The first time that you use the entry system, you will need to register. Entrants must also upload copies of the music.

How to Enter Apply online

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