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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)



A4 Quartet

Fancy a chance to improve your A4 credentials?

February 25 • The Rockingham Band will be holding a great workshop day in April aimed at helping players of all abilities thanks to the exciting talents of the lads of the A4 Quartet.


Centre Stage

Centre Stage ready to give that little bit extra for success

February 25 • Centre Stage Uniforms and Percussion will once again be supporting their 'local' Championships by giving bands just what they want.


Great Pennine Music

Pennine Music on the road to Blackpool

February 25 • As soon as the contest performance is over much sure your take a look at all the fantastic concert repertoire on offer at Pennine Music.


Geneva Group

EBBA make sponsorship link with Geneva

February 25 • Geneva Instruments joins the raft of high profile sponsors of the European Brass Band Championships.


Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 25 February • Town Hall Buildings, 68 Queen St, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 9DY


The Cobham Band -

Saturday 25 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall, 4 Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton KT70LQ


Elland Silver Band - Lofhouse 2000 and Tingley Bands & Oldsilkstone

Saturday 25 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 26 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


GUS Virtuosi Band - The Hawth Brass Series

Sunday 26 February • The Hawth theatre, Crawley RH10 6YZ


Amesbury Town Band

February 24 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed. We could do with more trombones, solo cornets and percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument


The Corsham Band

February 23 • The band are currently looking to recruit either second or third cornet players to further strengthen our friendly and enthusiastic team. Why not come along for a blow and an enjoyable evening at one of our rehearsals. .


Uppermill Band

February 22 • Following the Area Contest, due to work commitments, 2 of our Players will be relocating. As a result an ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CORNET and a further CORNET Player (position negotiable) will be required to complete our team. Rehearsals Mon & Wed 7:45-21-30


John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor