Judges prepare for online entertainment

The Kapitol Cory Online Championships start this weekend — so join the panel of judges in enjoying the entertainment on offer.

  The Championships start this weekend

The panel of adjudicators has been announced for the up-coming Kapitol Cory Online Championships, which runs over consecutive weekends starting on Friday 12th March.


Championship Section (27th-28th March): Nigel Seaman, Steve Stewart, Tom Hutchinson

First Section (20th March): Chris Thomas, Simon Howell, Helen Williams
Second Section (12 March): Steve Kane, Rob Nicholson, Steve Jones
Third Section (27th March): Sion Rhys-Jones, Steve Jones, Helen Williams
Fourth Section (13th March): Glyn Williams, Ailsa Russell, Rob Nicholson
Youth Section (26th March): Gareth Johnson, Glyn Williams, Steve Kane
University Section (19th March): Tom Hutchinson, Hannah Plumridge, Chris Osborn

This weekend will see two sections of competition, which has gained sponsorship from a wide variety of supporters, including headline sponsors Kapitol Promotions and major partners, HM Royal Marines; UniBrass; Besson Musical Instruments and Arts Council Wales.

Trophy Sponsors come from World of Brass; Besson; Wright & Round; Thurrock Marching Brass; Yamaha and UniBrass, with special sponsors, Jonny Bates Music (Best New Composition or Arrangement Prize); New Moon Insurance and Yamaha (Best Percussion Award).

Several shows

Cory Musical Director Philip Harper told 4BR: "The online competition will be one of the biggest international brass band events of the first half of 2021.

We're all looking forward to presenting several shows full of the best brass band virtual entertainment money doesn't have to buy as it's all free to watch on YouTube — thanks to our sponsors!.

So, tell all your friends about it, get a bottle of wine ready and sit back to enjoy everything the bands have come up with."

This weekend

The Second Section will kick-off on Friday 12th March at 6.00pm and will be followed on Saturday 13th March with the Fourth Section at 4.00pm.

So, tell all your friends about it, get a bottle of wine ready and sit back to enjoy everything the bands have come up withPhilip Harper

Order of play:
Second Section:

1. Gresley Colliery Brass Band
2. Chinnor Silver Band
3. Broxburn & Livingston
4. Ware Brass
5. Annan Town Band
6. Brass Band B10
7. Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band
8. Brass Band Westfalen
9. Roughan Silver Band
10. Ifton Colliery Band
11. Lochgelly Band
12. Fjell Brass
13. Lakeland Brass Band
14. Brass Band du Hainaut

Fourth Section:

1. Twin Cities Brass Band
2. Witney Town Band
3. Golborne Brass
4. Dronfield & Lowedges Community Band
5. Woodhouse Prize Band
6. Loxley Silver Band
7. Simply Brass
8. Wincanton Silver Band
9. Holmestrand Brass
10. Morecambe Band
11. Blackley Band
12. Langley Community Brass
13. Shanklin Town (IOW)
14. South Cumbria Brass
15. Test Valley Brass
16. Royston Town Band
17. Amington Band
18. Ashover Brass Band
19. Fakenham Town Band
20. Crosskeys Band

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