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Winter coats still on for Oxfordshire

Bands will be emerging from their Winter hibernation in time for the Oxfordshire & District BBA contest later this month.

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  There is a fine turn out of bands for the Oxfordshire & District BBA contest later this month.

The Oxfordshire & District BBA Winter Contest is being held over the weekend of the 25th and 26th February

It takes place at Marlborough School in Woodstock, Oxford (OX20 1LP) and has attracted a strong entry of 36 bands.

Hoping to impress

The First, Third and Unregistered Sections will perform on the Saturday with the Fourth, Second and Championship the following day — all hoping to impress adjudicator Paul Norley.

If you want to come along and listen then entry is £4.50 for each day.

Championship Section:

1. Brunel Brass (Paul Collis-Smith)
2. East London Brass (Jayne Murrill)
3. Northfleet Brass (Melvin White)
4. Verwood Concert Brass (Kevin Smith)
5. Wantage Silver (Craig Patterson)


First Section:

1. A W Parker (Drybrook) (Joshua Ruck)
2. Epsom & Ewell Silver (Paul Graham)
3. Hyde Band (Jonathan Lush-Camps)
4. Kidlington Concert Brass (Duncan Wilson)
5. Oddfellows Brass (Rob Boulter)


Second Section:

1. Chinnor Silver (Dave Pegram)
2. City of Coventry Brass (Stephen Cooper)
3. Downton Band (Paul Williams)
4. Milton Keynes Brass (Paul Fensom)
5. Otterbourne Brass (Melvin White)
6. Tilbury (Ben Jones)


Third Section:

1. Corsham Band (Colin Hogg)
2. Cubbington Silver (Mark Phillips)
3. Jubilee Brass (Oxford) (Clifford Sadler)
4. Olney Brass (Neil Brownless)
5. Oxford Cherwell Brass (Terry Brotherhood)
6. Spinnaker Brass (Ted Howard)
7. Tadley Concert Brass (Paul Chapman)
8. Towcester Studio Brass (Neil Brownless)


Fourth Section:

1. Abbey Brass (Abingdon) (Rob Tompkins)
2. Bletchington Silver (Sheldon Barwick)
3. Corby Silver (Catherine Fountain)
4. Crystal Palace (Michael Gray)
5. Gosport Solent Brass (Colin Garner)
6. Pangbourne Silver (Richard Powell)
7. Shipston Town (Howard Gibbs)
8. Syston Band (Chris Banks)
9. Wantage Academy (Nikki Jones)
10. Witney Town (Rhys Owens)


Unregistered Section:

1. Hook Norton Brass (Shaun Humphries)
2. Yarnton (Guy James)



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