Contesting is an important part of the Brass Banding calendar. Bands are ranked in Championship, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sections. Flixton Band currently competes in the Second Section.
Our most important contest of the year is the North West Regional Championships. The 'Areas', as these are known, are held in February/March. Results at the Areas over the last three years determine promotion and relegation. A high placing in any year (usually the top two) also qualifies to represent the North West Region at the National Championships, held in September.
Flixton were the Second Section Champions in 2017 and have once again qualified in 2018 to compete in September at the National Finals in Cheltenham. These consecutive high finishes have earned us promotion to the First Section to take effect in January 2019.