JUNE 2023
Sadly there is no Brass section this year due to lack of volunteers to run the Charity.
If you wish the Charity to continue in the future please contact

Adjudicator: N/A

Classes are Own Choice, and in solo classes the choice must be made from the books specified.
NEW FOR 2022: In addition to the books listed within each class, participants may select their piece from Shining Brass published by ABRSM. Please indicate on entry which instrument is chosen in classes with an option.

For classes marked with an 
X” titles of the piece are required with the entry and are helpful for programming for all classes.  If the piece is chosen from a set book, no copies are required.  In all other cases, copies of the work being performed should be provided on the day for the adjudicator.

An Official Accompanist (O.A.) is available for all classes apart from the Open and the Recital classes. Performers should provide their own accompanist for these classes.  Anyone encountering difficulty with this should contact the Festival at as soon as possible.

If the O.A. is requested, hard copy of the music must be submitted by 20th May 2022 otherwise the O.A. will not be available.  Please send the music to NESPA, 4th Floor, H1 Building, Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, AB15 6BL.

Participants are reminded that they can take part in any class on a non-competitive basis and receive a full adjudication.

There are three Brass Awards available:

  • Premier Challenge Trophy for the winner of the Brass Open, B01X
  • Cuthill Trophy and Prize I for the best overall performance on the Trombone/Bass Trombone in the Brass Open and the two Trombone and Bass Trombone classes Age 18 & Under
  • Cuthill Prize II for the best overall performance on all the Trombone/Bass Trombone classes Age 16 & Under - Age 12 & Under.

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