Exmouth Brass Band Festival

Competitors at the Festival perform in an Open format to claim the 'Exmouth Town Council Challenge Trophy'.

Exmouth Brass Band Festival [2017]

The 2017 contest will take place on Saturday 2nd September 2017 at the Exmouth Pavilion & Gardens. Entries are now being accepted and must be received no later than 14th July 2017.


The contest will be held at The Pavilion in Exmouth ( View Larger Map » ).


The Adjudicators for the day will be David Hirst for the Musical part of the performance and Darren Hawken for the Entertainment part of the performance.

Results of 17th Exmouth Brass Band Festival [2016]

The 17th Exmouth Brass Band Festival, promoted and organised by the South West Brass Band Association, has attracted a maximum entry of 14 bands from Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset with over 500 band persons descending on Exmouth for the day. Each band will compete in the Exmouth Pavilion for the "Exmouth Town Council Challenge Trophy", presenting a 25-minute programme of own-choice music to the Adjudicator. Additionally, throughout the day, the same bands will entertain the general public with 30-minute concerts in the adjacent Pavilion Gardens.

This is a day to be enjoyed by all, bands and public alike, and an opportunity for our bands to demonstrate the best in brass banding here in the South West. The day's events commence at 10am concluding with the results and presentation ceremony at around 6.45pm when the Deputy Mayor of Exmouth, Councillor Jeff Trail, and the President of the South West Brass Band Association, Mrs Sue Richards, will present the trophies to the winning bands.

The Association is greatly indebted to the Exmouth Town Council and Trevada Music for their generous support of the Festival, and to Leisure East Devon and management and staff of The Pavilion for their logistical assistance in promoting the Festival.

Contest Results

  1. South West Comms
  2. Sidmouth Town
  3. Weston Brass
  4. Burnham and Highbridge
  5. Indian Queens
  6. Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne)
  7. South Molton Town
  8. Bideford Town
  9. Appledore
  10. Wincanton Silver
  11. Camelford Town
  12. Plymouth Soundhouse Youth
  13. City of Exeter Railway
  14. Newquay
  • Exmouth Brass Band Festival Band 2016: South West Communications
  • Best Entertaining Band: South West Communications
  • Best Soloist: Brent Heyworth (Baritone) - with South West Communications
  • Best Percussion Section: Weston Brass
  • Best Trombone Section: Indian Queens


The contest will be held at The Pavilion in Exmouth ( View Larger Map » ).


The Adjudicator for the day will be Sarah Groarge-Booth, who is making her first appearance in the South West.


Tickets to the Entertainment Contest are priced at £8 (concessions £6) available on the day.

Previous Results

The table below shows winners from previous years.

Year Winning Band [Conductor]
2016 South West Communications [Chris Spreadbury]

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