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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


Permanent Sale marker

April 27 • After a highly successful start to their musical partnership, John Anderson becomes the permanent Musical Director of Sale Brass.


Report & Result: 2018 West Midlands BBA Solo, Duet & Quartet

April 26 • There was a great turn out of musical talent at the recent WMBBA Solo, Duet & Quartet competition — both English and French.

Whit Friday reflect

Saddleworth & Oldham Whit Friday details announced

April 26 • All the essential information you need for Saddleworth's Whit Friday contests has been released.

David Childs

Familiar faces to appear on BBC Young Musician Brass Final

April 26 • Euphonium virtuoso David Childs will help present the brass final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year — featuring five remarkable young performers.

Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW

Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Wotton and District Silver Band - Tom Hutchinson

Saturday 28 April • St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7LS

Black Dyke Band - Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday 28 April • Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX

The Fairey Band - Pre-European Championships concert

Sunday 29 April • Glossop Old Bandroom. Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP SK13 8LP

The Hepworth Band

April 26 • The Hepworth Band has a vacancy for solo horn. We rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays 8pm and are based in Hepworth, near Holmfirth, Huddersfield

Kippax Band

April 26 • Kippax Band. Require a Musical Director. Due to the work and family commitments of our current MD, Kippax Band are looking for a new Musical Director to take us forward.. We rehearse Monday and Thursday at our own bandroom in Kippax 8.00-10.00pm.

The Corsham Band

April 26 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Julian Bright

Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist