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The Nationals Challenge results

Competition results now available.


It takes a little time to search through 380 entries to see how you all got on — sorry for the delay. Below you will see a break down.

For those of you who missed the competition, the challenge was to correctly choose the prize winning bands in the order they came at this year's National Championships.

0 correct: 46% (175)
1 correct: 35% (133)
2 correct: 12% (46)
3 correct: 5% (19)
4 correct: 1.4% (5)
5 correct: 0.3% (1)
6 correct: 0.3% (1)

That means there was an out right winner: (see below)

The person with 5 correct bands chose ( and the tie breaker 7th):

1. Black Dyke
2. Fodens
3. YBS
4. Williams Fairey
5. BAYV Cory
6. CWS Glasgow and;
7. Tredegar

We felt that this deserved a CD and they were so close to winning themselves. Will have emailed the person and await their reply.

The winning entry chose all (top 6) bands correctly. His seventh placed band was Whitburn (who came 8th) which was so close also. The winner, Mr. C. W. James has chosen the following CDs

1. Regionals 2002 — Doyen DOYCD128
2. Butterworth — Doyen DOYCD 130
3. Essential Dyke Vol III — DOYCD121


Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.

Your Logo Here

Big, little, large or small for Your Logo Here

November 17 • It doesn't matter about the size or number for Your Logo Here — just ask and we can keep everyone feeling part of your banding team...


Welsh heavyweights join forces under one roof

November 17 • Cory and Tredegar renew their support for the Ty Cerdd organisation that helps promote and celebrate music making in Wales.

Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY

Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR

Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW

Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA

Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

East London Brass

November 17 • Champ band under their INSPIRATIONAL MD Jayne Murrill are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE player to join our team. Lots of exciting projects (concerts and contests) lined up in the next 2 years.

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist