Brass in the Wire Champions!

New Horn as Band Continue to Strengthen for Championship Challenge
7th November 2019
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Brass in the Wire Champions!

Sunday 26th January saw the band make their first appearance on the contesting stage since gaining promotion to the Championship section at the beginning of the year.

As a warm up for the upcoming Yorkshire Areas the band performed ‘A Tale As Yet Untold’ by Philip Sparke, a piece originally commissioned for the Cory Band at the European Championships in 2010.

With a strong field of 14 bands taking part on the day, the band were incredibly happy to come away with 1st place as well as picking up prizes for Best Basses and Best Euphonium and the addition of an invitation to compete at this years British Open Spring Festival at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool in May.

This will fill the band with a lot of confidence for the Yorkshire Areas in March where they will be playing alongside some the greatest bands in the country.


Championship & First Section:

Adjudicator: Paul Andrews & Sandy Smith



Place Band Conductor Music Draw
1 Crofton Silver Band Dean Jones A Tale as yet Untold 13
2 Hepworth Ryan Watkins A Tale as yet Untold 15
3 City of Bradford Lee Skipsey A Tale as yet Untold 14
4 Haverhill Silver Paul Filby A Tale as yet Untold 6
5 Longridge Mark Peacock Legacy 11
6 Roberts Bakery Paul Lovatt-Cooper Legacy 4
7 Harrogate Leigh Baker A Tale as yet Untold 8
8 York Railway Institute David Lancaster Legacy 17
9 Flixton Matthew Ryan Legacy 1
10 Freckleton Matt Shaw Legacy 5
11 Lindley Michael Golding Legacy 9
12 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Garry Hallas Legacy 16
13 Mossley Duncan Byers Legacy 2
14 Shirebrook Miners Welfare Jim Henson Legacy 12
W Foresters Brass A Tale as yet Untold
W Newstead Brass Legacy
W Thoresby Colliery A Tale as yet Untold

Best Soloist: Tom Pannell (Cornet), Haverhill Silver

Best Basses: Crofton Silver Band

Best Trombone: City of Bradford

Best Euphonium: Matthew Reasbeck, Crofton Silver Band

Invitation to Spring Festival: Crofton Silver Band

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