Replay button for GBBA virtual festival

You can enjoy a week of a showcase performances from the recent Gloucestershire Brass Band Association Virtual Festival.

  The event proved to be a great success held online

The Gloucestershire Brass Band Association (GBBA) is releasing six special showcase productions this week of highlights from their recent highly successful Virtual Festival supported by Geneva Group.

From Tuesday 12th January to Sunday 17th January at 6.00pm each night there will be performances from each section of event to enjoy once more.
The programme looks like this, including links to each class showcase:

Broadcast dates

Tuesday 12th
Class A: 11 and Under Solo
Class D: Open Percussion Solo

Wednesday 13th
Class B: 12 to 14 Solo

Thursday 14th
Class C: 15 to 17 Solo

Friday 15th
Class E: Open Slow Melody Solo

Saturday 16th
Class F: Open Air Varie and Technical Solo

Sunday 17th
Class G: Open Ensemble (including duets, quintets, sextets, and band)

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