Results: 2012 Friendly Band Slow Melody & Quartet

There was a fine turn out at the recent Friendly Band Slow Melody & Quartet Contest — from young 'uns to wrinklies!

Friendly Band

There was a fine turnout of playing talent on show at the recent Friendly Band Slow Melody Contest.


11 years and under:

1. Gregory Morris (Elland Silver Youth/Tingley)
2. Julian Bayley
3. Freya Mallinson

Best Cornet Player: Gregory Morris (Elland Silver Youth/Tingley)
Youngest Player: Harry Newton (Dobcross Training Band)

13 years and under:
1. Alex Cockburn (Dobcross Youth)
2. John James Vernon (Chetham’s School of Music)
3. Julian Bayley

16 years and under:
1. John James Vernon (Chetham’s School of Music)
2. Charlotte Cockburn (Dobcross Youth)
3. Alex Cockburn (Dobcross Youth)

Best Cornet Player: John James Vernon (Chetham’s School of Music)

Veterans Section:
1. Glenn Birks (Shirebrook Unison Welfare)
2. Ian Gill (City of Bradford)
3. Carol Caton (Friendly)

Veteran of the Day: Ian Gill (City of Bradford)

Open Section:
1. Ian Gill (City of Bradford)
2. Glenn Birks (Shirebrook Unison Welfare)
3. Janice Davison (Lindley)

Special Awards:

Best Euphonium: Ian Gill (City of Bradford)
Best Bass: Alex Cockburn (Dobcross Youth)
Best Trombone: Carol Caton (Friendly)
Best Cornet: Glenn Birks (Shirebrook Unison Welfare)
Best Horn: Janice Davison (Lindley)
The Highest Marks of a Friendly Band Player: Carol Caton

Adjudicators Award: Gregory Morris (Elland Silver Youth/Tingley)

Open Age Quartet:
1. Just Brass Four
2. Friendly Four
3. Hebden Bridge 'Wrinklies'

Junior Quartet:

1. Hebden Bridge under 13’s

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