2016 Area Contest

The 2016 contest will take place at the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre over the weekend of March 19th / 20th 2016.

The sections will be held as follows:

SectionDateHallNumber of bandsAdjudicatorsDraw TimeNotes
ChampionshipSunday 20th MarchGordon Craig Theatre12Stephen Roberts & Ewan Easton1:30 pm
1stSaturday 19th MarchGordon Craig Theatre16Mark Wilkinson & Paul Norley2:00 pmResults and grading tables published
2ndSaturday 19th MarchGordon Craig Theatre16Stephen Roberts & Dave Lancaster9:00 amResults and grading tables published
3rdSunday 20th MarchGordon Craig Theatre16Mark Wilkinson & Dave Lancaster9:00 amDraw published
4thSunday 20th MarchMain Hall19Paul Norley & Phil Littlemore10:30 am & 12:30 pmFirst draw published

The draw, results and provisional grading tables will be posted as soon as practical.

Following a ballot of bands held after the 2014 contest, it was decided to engage two adjudicators for each section from 2015 onwards.

Future contest dates

The contest is always held on the third weekend in March. The dates for the coming years are:

  • March 18th / 19th 2017
  • March 17th / 18th 2018
  • March 16th / 17th 2019
  • March 21st / 22nd 2020


The Regional Committee is always happy to receive suggestions as to how the contest may be improved for future years. Please note that we can only enter into correspondence with your band secretary.

If you have any suggestions for improvements to this web site or find any errors please e-mail me.