The 31st annual Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest recently took place at Berties Bistro in Elland in Yorkshire.
11 bands well matched bands performed their entertainment programme (which had to include a march) for adjudicator David Ashworth and a very supportive audience, with East Riding of Yorkshire taking the honours under MD Garry Hallas.
Their 20 minute set included the march 'Black Knight', 'Guardian of My Soul', 'April in Paris', performed by Mike Waudby, 'Brass Machine', and Bach's 'Organ Fugue' to close.
Kippax conducted by Ian Knapton was runner-up with the final podium slot going to Clifton & Lightcliffe led by John Clay.
Their 20 minute set included the march 'Black Knight', 'Guardian of My Soul', 'April in Paris', performed by Mike Waudby, 'Brass Machine', and Bach's 'Organ Fugue' to close4BR
Adjudicator: David Ashworth
1. East Riding of Yorkshire (Garry Hallas)
2. Kippax (Ian Knapton)
3. Clifton & Lightcliffe (John Clay)
4. Emley (Garry Hallas)
5. Dinnington (Lindon Bolt)
Best Soloist: Cameron Chapman (cornet) — Emley
Best Third Section Band: Dinnington Colliery
Best Fourth Section Band: Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)
Best Youth/Unregistered Band: Thurlstone
Highest Placed Youth Band: Shepherd Group Youth
Other competing bands:
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)
Hebden Bridge Junior
Shepherd Group Youth
Yorkshire Traction Honley