Solo Competition

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

Participants from the 2019/2020 Season

What to play:

Contestants must prepare an instrumental solo for a brass or percussion instrument. The solo must have BOTH a brass band AND piano accompaniment. Suggested length of solo – up to 5 minutes.

Please note, 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 place on Sat. November 28, 2020 in person if possible. If COVID19 restrictions do not permit this video recordings will need to be submitted by that date. Solos should be performed with piano accompaniment. Three finalists will be chosen.

As the year progresses and we know what will be permitted, a final round in person with Youth Band accompaniment may be possible. Updates to come.


The winner will be the recipient of the coveted Rising Stars Trophy as well as have their name engraved on the Hannaford Youth Rising Stars Plaque FOR ALL TIME!!!

In the past the winner would perform their solo in concert with the HSSB accompanying and receive a recording of their performance.  If possible this will take place this season as well.


1st – $500 

2nd – $300

3rd – $200

2019/2020 Rising Stars Solo Competition Winner

Declan Scott - Cornet

Performing Jubilance by William Himes

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Past Rising Stars Solo Competition Winners

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