Solo Competition

All members of the Hannaford Youth Band are invited to enter a Solo Competition.

What to play:

Contestants must prepare an instrumental solo for brass instrument and brass band accompaniment, also having piano accompaniment. The solo is the contestant’s own choice, however the brass band parts must be available – please take this into consideration when choosing repertoire.


The first round of this competition will take Sat. November 26, 2016 2:00pm 90W at the South Building of the U of T Faculty of Music, 90 Wellesley St West. Solos will be performed in a recital format with piano accompaniment. Three finalists will be chosen.

The final round will be held at the Festival of Brass concert on Fri. February 17th, 2017 7:30pm Church of the Redeemer with a celebrity panel of adjudicators. The winner will be announced before the last number on this concert and this soloist will perform Sunday, February 19, 2017 with the Hannaford Street Silver Band at their 3pm concert.


The winner will perform with the Hannaford Street Silver Band and will the recipient of the coveted Rising Stars Trophy as well as their name being engraved on the Hannaford Youth Rising Stars Plaque FOR ALL TIME!!!

1st – $500

2nd – $300

3rd – $200