The European Festival of Brass 2014 will take place throughout Scotland from 26th April - 11th May, with key events being hosted in the Fair City of Perth from 26th April - 4th May 2014, including The 2014 European Brass Band Championships, 6th European Solo Championships and the inaugural European Youth Brass Band Contest. In addition, the engagement of communities across the country during the extended festival period will present a diverse variety of showcase performances, workshops, exhibitions, master-classes and presentations to spotlight Scotland’s musical heritage on a global stage.

The event will welcome the finest brass bands from 20 European countries, together with international virtuosi performing in venues throughout Scotland. The European Youth Brass Band will be welcomed for their 2014 residential seminar and the festival plays host to the 6th European Solo competition which attracts Europe's talented musicians to perform at a showcase event.

A Legacy for the Future

An innovative approach to the festival's programme enables Scotland's creativity to be presented to local and international audiences through commissioned works written by Scottish composers, performed by all the participating bands and to be offered as a legacy for the future.

The European Festival of Brass 2014 offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the many facets of brass music and Scotland's diverse musical heritage. The Scottish Brass Band Association looks forward to welcoming visitors and participants from across the globe to experience this world-class festival.

Photo Gallery Now Available
As the festival progresses, photographs are being compiled for your viewing and enjoyment via Flickr.  Visit our Photo page to look at the various albums we have set up to offer a photographic representation of the many aspects of The European Festival of Brass 2014.

BBC News Coverage
BBC News Audio Feature of EFOB 2014 - Audio

BBC News Written Feature of EFOB 2014 - Article

Results of all Perth-Based
European Brass Band Championship Series of Contests and Competitions

The Scottish Brass Band Trail
Find out about this extraordinary music initiative which has taken brass music across Scotland