Kapitol Cory Online Championships 2021

Cory Band has released further details about its 2021 Online Brass Band Championships with several key developments.

Kapitol Promotions has become the headline sponsor for the event which will be known as the Kapitol Cory Online Championships – ‘The Battle of the Regions’. Speaking on behalf of Kapitol Promotions, Director Philip Morris commented; “We’re delighted to be partnering with Cory on this innovative project, the primary aim of which is to keep bands playing through the pandemic. With the enforced cancellation of the Regional Championships for 2021, Kapitol Promotions is keen to be able to continue to support the movement at its various levels and, after the incredible success of Cory’s first online competition which we also supported, we are very pleased to be able to become the main sponsor this time.”

Additionally, the new University Section will be sponsored by the UniBrass Foundation. UniBrass 2021 Chair Voirrey Baker commented: “Whilst our 2021 contest has unfortunately been postponed, UniBrass has been working hard to find creative ways to engage and support university brass bands. We are very excited to work with Cory to provide this online contest opportunity, welcoming a fantastic range of university brass bands to showcase their talents to a wide audience.” 

Broadcast dates have also been announced and will spread over three weekends in February and March next year. Thanks to the generous support of Arts Council Wales, these contests will be broadcast free of charge on Cory Band’s YouTube channel.

  • Friday 19 Feb, 6pm-10pm, 2nd Section
  • Saturday 20 Feb, 1pm – 10pm, 4th Section
  • Friday 26 Feb, 6pm-10pm, University Section
  • Saturday 27 Feb, 1pm – 10pm, 1st Section
  • Friday 5 Mar, 6pm-9pm, Youth Section
  • Saturday 6 Mar, 1pm-6pm, 3rd Section

  • Saturday 6 Mar, 7pm-10pm, Championship Section Part 1
  • Sunday 7 Mar, 5pm-10pm, Championship Part 2 and Results Ceremony (all sections)

Further section sponsors can be announced as: World of Brass; Besson Musical Instruments; Wright and Round Music Publishers; and Thurrock Marching Brass.

Additionally, Jonny Bates Music will be sponsoring an award for the Best New Composition or Arrangement.

Speaking on behalf of Cory Band, Musical Director Philip Harper commented: “We are absolutely thrilled at the level of support our new contest has been able to attract – it’s phenomenal. It means that, as well as not charging an entry fee, we didn’t have to turn away any of the bands which entered – and we have double the number from last time! We can also continue to broadcast all of these programmes free to air which is to the benefit of brass band fans the world over, and we hope as many people as possible will tune in and share in the achievements of all the bands who have been brave enough to enter.

We’re hugely looking forward to this festival of lockdown banding, and we have to say a massive thank you to all our sponsors and funders for enabling it to happen in a way which has provided free access for everyone.”

Full list of bands entering:

Youth Section

Abbey Brass (Jedforest)
BTM Next Generation Band
Burry Port Junior Band
Elland Silver Training Band
Elland Silver Youth Band
Gresley Colliery Youth Band
Lions Youth Brass
M3 City of Cardiff melingriffith
Seindorf Ieuenctid Beaumaris

University Section

Bangor University Brass Band
Cardiff University Brass Band
Durham University Brass Band
King’s College London Brass Band
Lancaster University Brass Band
Oakland University Brass Band
Southampton University Brass Band
The University of Warwick Brass Band
University of Birmingham Brass Band
University of Bristol Brass Band
University of Huddersfield
University of Salford
University of Sheffield Brass Band
University of York Brass Band

Championship Section

Aldbourne Band
Amersham Band
Brunel Brass
Burry Port Town Band
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) M1 Band
Dalmellington Band
Dunaskin Doon Band
Easington Colliery.
Enderby
Filton Concert Brass
Friary Brass Band
Lydbrook
Lyngby-Taarbaek Brass Band
Michelmersh Silver Band
Paris Brassband
St Dennis
The Gus Band
UNISON Kinneil Banf
Whitburn Band

1st Section

Arkansas Musicworks Brass Band
BTM Brass Band
Chiltern Hills Brass
Coalburn Silver Band
Dallas Brass Band
Drogheda Brass Band
Freckleton Brass Band
Johnstone Band
Kingdom Brass
Langley Band
Lewis Merthyr Band
Manx Concert Brass
Milton Keynes Brass
North Skelton Band
North Skelton Band
Pontardulais Town Band
Seindorf Arian Deiniolen
Stranbane Brass
Strata Brass
Wotton-Under-Edge Silver Band

2nd Section

Annan Town Band
Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band
Brass Band B10
Brass Band du Hainaut
Brass Band Westfalen
Broxburn & Livingston
Chinnor silver band
Clackmannan District Brass Band
Fjell Brass
Gresley Colliery Brass Band
Ifton Colliery Band
Lakeland Brass Band
Roughan Silver Band
Shrewton Silver Band
Ware Brass
Weston Brass

3rd Section

Brilliante Brass Band
Cardiff North Lakes Brass Band
Darwen 3
Darwen Brass
Gillingham Imperial Silver Band
Hawk Green Band
Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band
Langholm Town Band
Littleport Brass
Lostock Hall Memorial Band
Musikgesellschaft Brass Band Rehetobel
Navan Silver Band
Newhall Band
Seindorf Beaumaris
Towcester Studio Band
United Brass
Weymouth Concert Brass
Whitworth Vale & Healey

4th Section

Amington Band
Ashover Brass Band
South Cumbria Brass
Blackley Band
Corby Silver Band
Crosskeys Band
Dronfield & Lowedges Community Band
Fakenham Town Band
Golborne Brass
Holmestrand brass
Langley Community Brass
Loxley Silver Band
Manx Youth Band
Morecome Band
Oakdale Silver Band
Royston Town Band
Shaftesbury Town Silver Band
Shanklin Town I O W
Simply Brass
Sotra Brass
Test Valley Brass
The Pangbourne Band
Twin Cities Brass Band
Wincanton Silver Band
Witney Town Band
Woodhouse Prize Band

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