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Report & Results: 2017 Pogson Bray Entertainment

East Riding of Yorkshire provide the best entertainment of the menu at Berties Bistro to win the Pogson Bray entertainment prize.

East Riding
  East Riding of Yorkshire led by Garry Hallas took the Pogson Bray honours.

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.

Winning programme

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

Result:

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 March:Kippax
Best Soloist: Cameron Chapman (cornet) — Emley

Section Prizes:


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
Lofthouse 2000
Shepherd Group Youth
Thurlstone
Yorkshire Traction Honley



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Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

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Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.


Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor