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Schedule changes for North of England Area

There has been a change in the contest day schedules for the 2018 North of England Area Championships.

gALA tHEATRE
  The 2018 North of England Regional Championships take place at Durham's Gala Theatre.

The North of England Regional Brass Band Championships has announced that they have suspended their normal rotation of sections at the Area Championship event for 2018.

More effective

Regional Secretary, Tony Griffiths told 4BR: "In order to make use of maximum use of the existing booking of the Gala Theatre, we have decided to suspend the normal rotation of sections.

I understand that some bands may have planned their weekend using the original rotation formula, but the new running order is using all our resources more effectively."

It is understood that all competing bands have been informed of the decision.

Further information can be obtained from the Regional Secretary Tony Griffiths:

I understand that some bands may have planned their weekend using the original rotation formula, but the new running order is using all our resources more effectivelyRegional Secretary, Tony Griffiths

Running order:

Saturday 17th March 2018:
Fourth Section, followed by First and Second Sections.

Sunday 18th March 2018:
Third Section followed by Championship Section.



Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: First Section

February 25 • Results from the First Section in Blackpool.


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Championship Section

February 25 • Foden's make it a hat trick in Blackpool with Leyland joining them and pre-qualified Fairey in London.


Winter

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Second Section

February 25 • Middleton, Bollington and Flixton head to Cheltenham


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Fourth Section

February 25 • Lostock Hall takes the honours as Sale Brass join them in Cheltenham


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

February 25 • FLUGEL PLAYER required to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Amington Band

February 25 • Amington Band are in desperate need of a Bass Trombone player for the Midlands Area on 10th March (and beyond!). We’re a friendly bunch of mixed ages, rehearsing under MD Alan Gifford on Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm in our band room in Tamworth.


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger