BTS Sackbut Competition 2024

Applications are invited for

The British Trombone Society Sackbut 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, to be held at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Three finalists will be chosen from the preliminary round to take part in the live final on Sunday, 27 October, 2024.

The Prize

1st Prize: £500 Egger Instruments Voucher

2nd Prize: Egger Instruments Mouthpiece 

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All finalists will be invited to take part in a ‘side by side’ session with the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.

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Entry Details


Entrants are to submit an unedited audio (mp3) recording of a 10 minute programme of their own choice.

Closing date for entries is midnight (BTS) on Saturday, 15 June 2024. 


10 minute own choice programme

General Conditions

  • The Competition is open to trombonists of all nationalities.
  • Overseas entrants selected as finalists must ensure that appropriate visas have been obtained before the date of the final.
  • Entrants must submit an unedited mp3 file, attached to the completed registration form, no later than midnight (BST), Saturday, 15 June 2024.
  • To maintain impartiality, audio files must not include the names of the performer or accompanist, or any other identifying features.
  • Submitted mp3 files will remain the property of the BTS.
  • Finalists will be notified by the Thursday, 1 August 2024.
  • Finalists must be available to perform at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR on Sunday, 27 October, 2024 as part of the British Trombone Festival.
  • Final round performances are open to the public.
  • A continuo keyboard player will be provided for the final round.
  • 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.

BTS members: Free
Non-members: £30