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Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association

Hardraw Scar Brass Band Festival 2018


It is our pleasure to announce that entries can now be made to the iconic Hardraw Scar Brass Band festival for 2018.  The contest will take place Sunday 9th of September 2018  beneath Hardraw Force near Hawes in Wensleydale. The contest which started 137 years ago is a favourite amongst bands.


Due to the popularity of the contest, as in recent years, a two stage entry process applies which involves the return of the entry form by the 18th of March.  If sections are oversubscribed then places will be allocated by a draw. This year we have had to make a small increase to the entry fee to cover increased running costs for the contest.

As ever, withdrawals cause chaos at this contest and disappoint the many visitors so please please have the conversation with your bands about player availability for the contest weekend as part of the entry process.

The YHBBA very much hope that the 2018 contest will once again be one to remember and after last year’s slightly soggy event that the sun will shine on us once again!  If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.



Entry forms can be downloaded from this page - just click on the link!