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
|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|
|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|
|12||Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel||Garry Hallas||Legacy||16|
|14||Shirebrook Miners Welfare||Jim Henson||Legacy||12|
|W||Foresters Brass||–||A Tale as yet Untold||–|
|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