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Frank Pope passes away. November 29, 2016
Frank Pope of Ringwood & Burley Band sadly passed away last week and was known to so many in the area.  Frank played BBb Bass for many... [MORE]

First Band on at 10:30am October 12, 2016
The 2016 Winter Contest will commence with the first band performing at 10:30am. ... [MORE]

New Adjudication Format for Winter Contest July 15, 2016
There will be a new adjudication format for the 2016 Open Winter Contest at the Life Centre, Bournemouth. Two adjudicators will independently judge... [MORE]

Results from Torquay March 13, 2016
2016 Regional Finals The West of England Regional Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain took place at the Riviera Centre ... [MORE]

Results of the 2016 Youth Contest January 30, 2016
A successful day at the Wessex youth and training festival Captain Sam Hairsine adjudicated ten bands all at a very high standard Results Youth se... [MORE]

WBBA General Meeting August 06, 2015
The next WBBA General Meeting will be held on Saturday 26th September at the Woodfalls Band Room at 10am.  All Welcome. The Draw for the Winte... [MORE]

2015 Open Winter Contest August 06, 2015
Entries are now open for the 2015 Open Winter Contest to be held at the Life Centre, Bournemouth on Saturday 28th November, 2015.  For full de... [MORE]

Results and Comments from Bournemouth December 02, 2014
The annual Wessex Brass Band Association's `Open` Contest was a cold but bright sun shining day, when at the Life-Centre, Bournemouth, A W Parker (D... [MORE]

The Bands and their Pieces November 08, 2014
21 Bands have registered for this months Winter contest with some interesting pieces being played.  The Bands are listed below as are the piece... [MORE]

2015 Youth and Training Band Contest September 27, 2014
The 2015 Youth and Training Band Contest has been scheduled for Saturday 31st January 2015 at Trafalgar School in Downton. The closing date for ent... [MORE]

Draw for Winter Contest September 27, 2014
The Draw for the Winter Contest took place today.  Each Band will receive notification of their Draw shortly along with instructions for the da... [MORE]

AGM Date Set September 27, 2014
The date for the AGM is Saturday 28th February 2015, to be held at the Woodfalls Bandroom. ... [MORE]

General Meeting September 27, 2014
The General Meeting is set for 27th September where the pre-draw for the Winter Contest will take place. The meeting will start at 10am in the Wood... [MORE]

Winter Contest Entry Deadline September 22, 2014
The Deadline for Entries to the 2014 Winter Contest is Monday 22nd September 2014.  Application Forms are available on-line. ... [MORE]

20 Bands Register for the Winter Contest September 18, 2014
20 Bands have registered for the Winter Contest in late November, the pre-draw will take place at the General Meeting Saturday 27th September at Woo... [MORE]

Report and Results from the 2014 Youth Band Festival January 27, 2014
Report & Results: 2014 Wessex BBA: Youth/Training Band Contest                  &nbs... [MORE]

New Venue for Winter Contest November 30, 2013
The Life Centre in Bournemouth staged the 2013 Wessex Winter Contest for the first time with generally unanimous support for the layout and faciliti... [MORE]

List of Bands Entered for the Winter Contest on Saturday, 30th November November 08, 2013
ANDOVER   TOWN                   BOURNEMO... [MORE]

Wessex Youth Band Rehearsal September 08, 2013
Wessex Youth Brass Band The arrangements are complete for the second rehearsal of the new Wessex Youth Brass Band. Many thanks to everyone that has... [MORE]

Initial Wessex Youth Band get together. July 14, 2013
10:00 to 16:00 at Burgate School Fordingbridge. ... [MORE]

Change of Venue for the 2013 Winter Contest April 25, 2013
Change of Venue for the Winter "Open" Contest With the closure of the Weymouth Pavilion the Wessex Brass Band Associationhad to find another venue,... [MORE]

Winter Contest Registration and Adjudicating Changes April 25, 2013
Change of Registration and Adjudicator System Registration : The Bands will be asked to fill out a form with the player's names and to tick whether... [MORE]

WBBA launch the Wessex Youth Band April 14, 2013
On the 14th April 2013 the WBBA met in an initial meeting with interested parties to kick start the formation of a Wessex Youth Band. Steve Chislett... [MORE]

Awards from the 2013 Training and Youth Band Festival January 27, 2013
  Report on the Wessex Brass Band Association – Youth/Training Band Contest :-   The Wessex Brass Band Association in conjunction... [MORE]

Winter Contest Results December 03, 2012
The annual Wessex Brass Band Association's `Open` Contest was a cold but bright sun shining day, when at Weymouth Pavilion Theatre, Woodfalls were t... [MORE]

Summer Contest Cancelled May 09, 2012
Due to insufficient entries the planned summer entertainment contest has been cancelled.  ... [MORE]

Wessex Bands perform well in Torquay.. March 12, 2012
Congratulations to the Bands from the Wessex Area for their outstanding performances in this years Torquay Regional Qualifiers. Top of the list are... [MORE]

Association AGM Chairmans Report February 25, 2012
Wessex BBA Chairman’s report 25th February 2012   My apologies firstly  to all member bands for being unable to attend the 2012 A... [MORE]

Black Dyke come to Bournemouth May 2012 February 05, 2012
Black Dyke will be visiting Bournemouth Pavilion on Saturday 26th May 2012 for a concert hosted by the Very Best of Brass [MORE]

Andover and Great Western Youth take top honours. January 28, 2012
Andover Town Training Band and Great Western Youth take top prizes at the Youth and Training Band Contest January 28th 2012 at Trafalgar School, Dow... [MORE]

Congratulations to Flowers and Woodfalls - 1st and 3rd place at the Butlins Mineworkers Championships, Skegness January 24, 2012
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Calling all Tuba and Euphonium Players December 11, 2011
Calling all bass, euphonium & baritone players , Tuba Carols will take place in front of St.Paul\'s Cathedral, London, on Sunday 11th Decem... [MORE]

West of England triumph at Cheltenham October 25, 2011
Moving the Brass Band Finals from Harrogate to Cheltenham seemed to have a positive effect on the bands from the West of England with high placings ... [MORE]

Draw Made for Winter Contest October 01, 2011
The Draw for playing order was made at the meeting of the Association on 1 October.  All participating bands should now know their position and... [MORE]

20 Bands Register for the Winter Contest September 03, 2011
20 Bands from the local area and a few further afield have registered for this year's Winter Contest in Weymouth promising us a great day of music.&... [MORE]

Steven Mead in Concert with Test Valley Brass May 15, 2011
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Good results for Wessex Bands March 13, 2011
This years Regional Contest in Torquay saw a raft of excellent results from Wessex based Bands with Woodfalls winning the Championship Section for t... [MORE]

2011 Winter Contest Date Confirmed February 26, 2011
The date for the 2011 Winter Contest has been confirmed as 26th November 2011 at the Weymouth Pavillion.  Further details to follow, including ... [MORE]

Woodfalls Win the Yeovil Entertainments Competition February 05, 2011
Woodfalls continued their bright start to the 2011 season by winning the Yeovil Entertainment Contest for the first time in their history on the wee... [MORE]

Youth Contest a Great Success January 20, 2011
Vectis, from the Isle of Wight win both the Youth and Training sections in another high quality Youth contest held at Trafalgar School in Downt... [MORE]

Regional Championships 2011 January 01, 2011
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 PRESS RELEASE The West of England Regional Championships will be held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March at the Ri... [MORE]

Draw Made for Weymouth October 02, 2010
The draw for the Winter Festival was made at the General Meeting of the WBBA on 2nd October. Click here to view the Minutes of the meeting. ... [MORE]