Once again it was that time of year where the band competed at The North of England Regional Brass Band contest which was held at the Gala Theatre Durham for the third consecutive year, over the weekend 17-18th March, and it was another very successful and enjoyable event, with the added feature of snow.
Despite being depleted in numbers the band gave a great performance of the Test Piece: Napoleon on the Alps (Philip Harper), unfortunately the band came 8th, however the band have received many positive compliments and comments from various sources around the brass band world, spirits still remain high under the circumstances. The band is now in the process of building from this, onwards and upwards we will go.
The results were as follows –
Test Piece: Napoleon on the Alps (Philip Harper)
Adjudicators: Mareika Gray & John Roberts
1. Barton Community (Gary Oglesby)*
2. Knaresborough Silver (Nick Garrett)*
3. Ellington Colliery (Claire Winter)
4. Jayess Newbiggin (Andrew Griffiths)
5. Murton Colliery (David Conway)
6. Swinton & District Excelsior (Robin Rutter)
7. Billingham Silver (Vaughan Evans)
8. Backworth Colliery (Colin Harris)
Withdrawn: Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes (Brian Harper)
The bands performance can be heard below –