BTS Community Trombone Choir Competition 2024

Applications are invited for

The British Trombone Society Community Choir Competition 2024

The competition will consist of two rounds; a preliminary round where applicants must submit an audio recording and a final live round which will take place at the British Trombone Festival 2024, held at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Three Finalists will be chosen for the final which is to be held on Saturday, 26 October, 2024.

The Prize

Winner to receive the British Trombone Society Community Award, to be held by the ensemble for two years.

Entry Details

Applicants are to submit an unedited audio (mp3) recording of two contrasting pieces. There is no time limit.

General Conditions

  • The Competition is open to trombone ensembles of all nationalities.
  • Choirs must contain a minimum of 8 players and may contain any combination of instruments.
  • Entrants must submit an unedited mp3 file, attached to the intention to compete, no later than midnight (BST), Saturday, 15 June 2024.
  • Submitted mp3 files will remain the property of the BTS.
  • Finalists will be notified by Thursday, 1 August 2024.
  • Finalists must be available to perform at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR on Saturday, 26 October, 2024 as part of the British Trombone Festival.
  • Final round performances are open to the public.
  • Travel expenses to and from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire will not be paid.
  • The decision of the judges is final and binding, there is no right of appeal.

Entry is free.

To register an intention to compete, please send an email to: