North of Ireland Bands' Association




The NIBA Executive met recently and agreed to proceed with the contest this year 2021.
As bands are going to take longer to process on stage it was agreed to run the contest over the two booked dates. 16th and 23rd October.

A lot of work has still be done to ensure that the contest will run safely and efficiently.

Representatives of the NIBA executive committee are meeting with the Market Place Theatre Manager to look at a list of issues.

The full details of the procedures on the contest days will be sent out ahead of the contest after the entries are confirmed and the Pre Draw meeting is held on the 24th September.

Please note that bands entering thIs year's Championship contest should submit the entry form with the correct fee by Saturday18th September.
⚠️ BREAKING: The Northern Ireland executive have agreed that from today (27th July at 6pm)

🎭 Theatres to reopen
🎶 Indoor concert halls to reopen
👨‍👨‍👧‍👦 10 people from 3 households can meet up inside a house
🚗 Lifting of MOT centre restrictions
😷 Face coverings in churches no longer in regulation

Additionally from today:

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 15 people from unlimited households can meet outside (in a private garden)
💇‍♀️ Appointments no longer required for close contact services
The Association executive have agreed to proceed with the arrangements for the 103rd Championship of Ireland band contest to be held in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh city on Saturdays 16th and 23rd October 2021. With the current pandemic still very much a part of our lives the situation will be kept under review and the contest day arrangements will be different from previous years. The closing date for entries is the 18th September 2021.
From Paul Hamilton.

See link below as supplied to harmonic sounds concert band. Discount available to help get bands up and running.