Young Composers Contest
Open to composers 28yrs. and under.

The Young Composers Contest will take place for the 2021/2022 season! Works by finalists will be performed when in person concerts permit.


Deadline for submissions – Feb. 1st 2022. 

  • write a Concert Work, 5 min. (Maximum) in length 

  • to be written for standard British Brass Band instrumentation (3-4 percussion max)

  • submit electronic files (score/parts) and mp3 – preferably in Finale or Sibelius

  • 3 finalists will be chosen by adjudicator J. Scott Irvine– these works will be performed by the Hannaford Youth Band

  • winner will receive $500 and their work will be published in the Youth Series by Hannaford Brass Music Publishing

  • 2nd prize $300, 3rd prize $200.

  • for more info please email Hannaford Youth

Congratulations to our 2020/2021 Finalists

When we are able to hold concerts again these works will be performed and a winner will be announced.

Excited to hear:

  • Freedom by Daniel Hall

  • Incandescence by Michael Nunes

  • Chasm by Umberto Quattrociocchi

Congratulations to our Winner
from the 2019/2020 Season

Kevin Hayward Jr.

with his composition Echoes of Loss.

You can hear a recording of his composition as a part of our Spring Recording Project

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