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Strong own-choice line-up for Leicester BBA contest

55 bands will take to the stage to showcase their own-choice selections at Loughborough Endowed Schools in Leicestershire later this month.

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  The Leicester BBA contest has attracted an excellent field of 55 competing bands.

The Leicestershire Brass Band Association has attracted a fine line-up of competitors for its annual own-choice contest on Sunday 19th November, at Loughborough Endowed Schools.

55 bands from up and down the country will showcase their choices for the adjudication panels consisting Brett Baker (Championship), Chris Wormald (First Section), David Hirst (Second and Third), Steve Hartley (Fourth and Unregistered).

Trainee adjudicator

Continuing to support the development of adjudicators, the LBBA will also be providing an opportunity for a shadow adjudicator. Philip Judge, a trombonist and a trainee the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators, will join David Hirst in the box for the Second Section event.

Pleased with new home

LBBA Chairman Steve Plant told 4BR: "We are really looking forward to welcoming bands back to Loughborough. We were delighted with the feedback received following our change to Loughborough Endowed Schools last year, and it's certainly paid off.

We are very pleased with our new home and the strong line up of bands entering this year, as well as increasing interest from traders who will be in our catering hall throughout the day."

We are really looking forward to welcoming bands back to Loughborough. We were delighted with the feedback received following our change to Loughborough Endowed Schools last year, and it's certainly paid offLBBA

Championship Section:

Adjudicator: Brett Baker

Aveley & Newham (Alan Duguid)
Blidworth Welfare (Simon Oates)
Brunel Brass (Paul Collis-Smith)
Derwent Brass (Keith Leonard)
East of England Co-op (Nigel Cooper)
Elland Silver (Daniel Brooks)
Ratby Co-operative (Mareika Gray)
Wantage (Paul Holland)

First Section:

Adjudicator: Chris Wormald

Bedford Town (Steve Phillips)
City of Cambridge (Peter Bassano)
Enderby (Simon Gresswell)
Foresters Brass (John Davis)
Harborough (Brad Turnbull)
Hathern (David Newman)
Ibstock Brick Brass (Simon Willis)
Kibworth (Karl Busch)
Kidlington Concert (Duncan Wilson)
Langley (Cliff Parker)
Leicestershire Co-op (Graham Jacklin)
Oddfellows (Rob Boulter)
Rushden Town (Adele Hudson)
Shirebrook Miners Welfare (Colum O`Shea)
The Wigston Band (Chris Small)

Second Section:

Adjudicator: David Hirst, with Philip Judge

Bakewell Silver (Jim Henson)
City of Coventry (Stephen Cooper)
Crofton Silver (Dean Jones)
Flixton (Ian Brownbill)
Hucknall & Linby M.C. (Paul Whyley)
Littleport Brass (Nicholas Garman)
Milton Keynes Brass (Jonathon Mott)

Third Section:

Adjudicator: David Hirst

Amington (Alan Gifford)
Cubbington Silver (Mark Phillips)
Dinnington Colliery (Lindon Bolt)
Hemel Hempstead (David Edmonds)
Matlock (Geoff Hawley)
Melton (Graham Sutton)
Olney Brass (Kevin Nicholls)
Rockingham (Adam Whittle)
Rolls Royce (Derby) (Graham Cardwell)
Simon Langton Brass (David Cutting)
Towcester Studio (TBC)

Fourth Section:

Adjudicator: Steve Hartley

City of Wolverhampton (George Draycott)
Corby Silver (Cathy Fountain)
Croft Silver (Ian Needham)
Kirkby Colliery Welfare (Neville Buxton)
Moulton 77 (Colin Jones)
Newark Town (Rupert Trippett)
Ratby Co-op Mid (Geoff Wood)
Syston (Chris Banks)
University of Warwick (Simon Hogg)
Wantage Academy (Nikki Jones)
Whitwell Brass (Ryan Stacey)

Unregistered Section:

Adjudicator: Steve Hartley

Coleshill Youth (Stephen Fagg)
Enderby Concert (Steward Osgood)
Ratby Beginners/Juniors (Becky Moss)



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