2024 Test Pieces

All competing bands will be required to play the designated test piece for their grade. The pieces have been chosen carefully to reflect an appropriate National standard. 

2024 Brass Band

Grade Piece Composer/Arranger Publisher Watch
Open A Grade The Cosmographic Mystery Ingebjorg Vilhelmsen Noteservice Youtube
Open B Grade Three Extraordinary Journeys Philip Sparke Anglo Music Youtube
Open C Grade The Lost Village of Imber Christopher Bond Christopher Bond Music Youtube
Open D Grade A Bournemouth Suite Benjamin Tubb-Hearne Bth Music Bth Music


2024 Open Concert Band

Please note concert band test pieces are shorter in 2024 in line with the changes made in 2022.

Bands will be required to play a slow work, a march from the NBCA Prescribed March List or approved by the WABA Music Board and an own choice program which may include several shorter works, or one longer work. 

Grade Piece Composer /Arranger  Publisher Watch 
Open A Grade Overture to Candide Leonard Bernstein / Grundman Hal Leonard Youtube
Open B Grade Freedom Rising Julie Giroux Musica Propria Musica Propria
Open C Grade The Stone Guest Brian Hogg Brolga Music Brolga Music
Open D Grade Adventure to Empress Falls Alex Manton Matt Klohs Matt Klohs


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