Bolsover Festival of Brass 2021- Such has been the demand for booking a entry spot at the Bolsover Festival of Brass contest that a reserve waiting list is now in place.

Reserves bench only for Bolsover on Sunday 3rd October 2021

Such has been the demand for booking a entry spot at the Bolsover Festival of Brass contest that a reserve waiting list is now in place.

A waiting list is now open for bands wishing to take part in the event  

Entries

Although restrictions imposed by Covid-19 saw the cancellation of the contest in 2020, the cautious optimism which has accompanied recent government announcements has meant that the popular event has once again been flooded with entries.

The contest will take place the day after the proposed National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in London and will hopefully provide a fantastic opportunity for bands to show to the world that the banding movement is back with energy, fun and fantastic playing.

Realism

Carole Crompton commented; “We continue to be conscious that we wish to balance optimism with realism for our 2021 event and that things can change.

However, the response has been so encouraging and with our format of being able to broadcast all sections of the competition that its little wonder bands have grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

The facilities at Shirebrook Academy in Bolsover District are first class and we are determined to provide a musical experience that is both uplifting and inspirational as well as being totally safe and appropriate in the circumstances.”

We will continue to keep everyone updated to any changes over coming weeks and months, but at present any band that wishes to be placed on a reserve list can do so”.

Health & Safety

Bolsover Festival of Brass is taking extraordinary measures to ensure the health and safety of everyone that attends. The Health & Safety will be led by Mark Spotswood (MBA, DipNEBOSH)  a Senior Health and Safety Consultant who has worked on the Bolsover Festival of Brass Team for many years. Mark will be working with the relevant agencies, bands and the Shirebrook Academy to ensure that the event is compliant in all aspects.

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