North of Ireland Bands' Association





NIBandsAssociation2 weeks ago
Sincere sympathy from the Chairman and Executive officers of the North of Ireland Bands Association to Dennis and the entire Greer family circle on the passing of Derek. Derek was a very dedicated bandsman and very committed to his band, the Ballymena Young Conquerors, who will all miss him terribly. Very sad

Ian McGimpsey - Chairman NIBA
Richard Whiteside - General Secretary NIBA
NIBandsAssociation2 months ago
The 104th Championship of Ireland band contest will be held in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh on Saturday 15th October 2022 (Accordion, Concert and Flute bands) and Saturday 22nd October 2022 (Brass bands). Find below the contest invitation letter and entry form for the contest.
The adjudicators for the contest are:
Saturday 15th October Paul Morley
Saturday 22nd October Shona Wade
NIBandsAssociation3 months ago
For further information our Vice President, Bill Clement's funeral service is on Monday 16th May at 1.30pm in 1st Larne Presbyterian Church and afterwards to Victoria Cemetery in Carrickfergus.
NIBandsAssociation3 months ago
It's with deep regret that I have to inform the Association of the passing of our highly esteemed Vice President, Bill Clements. Bill passed away early this morning in hospital after his condition took a turn for the worse. Bill was also a former Association Chairman only standing down at our AGM in March due to his ill health. He was also the Association Secretary for a long number of years and was well know across the band movement. Sincere sympathy to his wife, Isobel who has also served on the NIBA Executive for a long number of years and also to his son Mark and daughters Celine and Clare and the entire family circle. Bill was also the conductor of 1st Larne Old Boys Silver band and the Castlewellan Accordion Band to them and his many friends and family we offer our deepest sympathy.
NIBandsAssociation3 months ago
Full results of the European Brass Band Championship below:
Championship Section:
Set Work: Prof Garry Cutt, Katrina Marzella-Wheeler, Erik Janssen
Own Choice: Arvid Anthun, Christophe Jeanbourquin, Jan de Haan

Test Piece: Saints Triumphant (Prof Philip Wilby)
(Draw): Set Work/Own Choice = Total

1. Cory (Philip Harper): 98/94 = 192
No Man's Land (Thierry Deleruyelle)

2. Valaisia Brass Band (Arsene Duc): 93/98 = 191
A Gabrieli Fantasy (Bert Appermont)

3. Foden's Band (Russell Gray): 94/96 = 190
Eden (John Pickard)

4. Tredegar Band (Ian Porthouse): 96/92 = 188*
So Spoke Albion... (Gavin Higgins)

5. Stavanger Brass Band (Allan Withington): 95/93 = 188
The Turing Test (Simon Dobson)

6. Hauts-de-France Brass Band (Luc Vertommen): 91/97 = 188
Sinfonietta no.2 — Four Impressions (Pierre-Antoine Savoyat)

7. Brass Band Schoonhoven (Paul Holland): 90/95 = 185
Fraternity (Thierry Deleruyelle)

8. 3BA Concert Band (Corsin Tuor): 92/88 = 180
Other Lives (Oliver Waespi)

9. the cooperation band (Michael Fowles): 89/89 = 178
Journey of the Lonely Wolf (Simon Dobson)

10. Göta Brass Band (Michael Thomson): 87/90 = 177
From Ancient Times (Jan Van der Roost)

11. Brass Band Oberosterreich (Gunther Reisegger): 88/87 = 175
Dynasty (Peter Graham)

Best Soloist: Will Norman (flugel) — Tredegar Brass Band

*Set Work placing takes precedence in event of a tie

Challenge Section:

Adjudicators: Prof Garry Cutt, Katrina Marzella-Wheeler, Erik Janssen
Test Piece: 'Variations for Brass Band' (Ralph Vaughan Williams adapted by Philip Littlemore) and Own Choice

1. Brass Band Regensburg (Thomas Freiss): 91
2. Brassband Uberetsch (Johann Finatzer): 90
3. Hebden Bridge Band (Christopher Binns): 89
4. Downshire Brass (Michael Alcorn): 88

Soloist: Bethan Plant (solo cornet) — Hebden Bridge


NIBA Contest 2022

Saturday 15th October (Flutes, Accordion and Concert Bands)
Adjudicator Paul Norley

Saturday 22nd October (Brass Bands).
Adjudicator Shona Wade