Thanks to our friends at Besson and Band Supplies, 4BR had a fantastic response to our British Open prize of a Besson 120 New Standard student model cornet in silver worth nearly £350 for anyone who could replicate the top 3 order at this year's event at Symphony Hall.
The top 3 was of course Cory, Black Dyke and Foden's and we had hundreds of entries from around the world — but only 13 got it right.
The winner, drawn at random, came from Graeme Cruickshank, who picked his top 3 before the day of the contest.
He is the MD of Goldfields Brass Band located in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, a mining town in the middle of Western Australia.
The band has great support by the community and is successful in leading a junior programme. They have won the National Championships twice in the past seven years and is currently 'floating' as he told 4BR between the C & D Grade.
This cornet will definitely be put to great use as the band is starting to run out on instruments to lend to players!competition winner, Graeme Cruickshank
He told 4BR: "This cornet will definitely be put to great use as the band is starting to run out on instruments to lend to players!
Thanks very much for this opportunity and we really enjoyed the stream of the British Open all the way over here!