57 Bands set for Yorkshire

There will be a very healthy turnout of bands this year at Bradford as 57 bands enter Yorkshire Regional Championship.


All entries for the Yorkshire Championships have now been received and the organisers can reveal that 57 bands will be competing over the course of the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of March.

New Entrant

This year sections 3 and 4 compete on the Saturday with a total of twenty bands featured throughout the day. The organisers are particularly pleased to welcome Deepcar Band to the 4th Section as a new entrant.

This year sections 3 and 4 compete on the Saturday with a total of twenty bands featured throughout the day. The organisers are particularly pleased to welcome Deepcar Band to the 4th Section as a new entrant4BR


During the Sunday of the Championships audiences will be treated to the remaining three sections. The 1st Section has a record 14 entrants tackling Gilbert Vinter's 'James Cook — Circumnavigator' while the Championship Section will feature 12 bands bidding to represent Yorkshire at the Royal Albert Hall.


A full list of the entries; the adjudicators; an outline timetable for the weekend and details on ticket purchase are available on the Yorkshire website: www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire


Championship Section:
Sunday 2nd March
Test Piece: Festival Music — Eric Ball
Adjudicators: James Scott & David Read
Draw: 4.00 pm
Commence: 5.30 pm

1. Black Dyke (Dr. Nicholas Childs)
2. Brighouse and Rastrick (Alan Morrison)
3. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Russell Gray)
4. Grimethorpe Colliery (Allan Withington)
5. Hepworth Cookson Homes (Mark Bentham)
6. Marsden Silver(Ossett Brewery) (Glyn Williams)
7. Pennine Brass (Ray Farr)
8. Powerfuel Hatfield (Graham O'Connor)
9. Rothwell Temperance (David Roberts)
10. Stocksbridge (David Nesbitt)
11. YBS (Morgan Griffiths)
12. Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel (Jim Davies)

First Section:
Sunday 2nd March
Test Piece: James Cook — Circumnavigator — Gilbert Vinter
Adjudicators: Robert Childs & Peter Bassano
Draw: 11.30 am
Commence: 1.15 pm approx.

1. Barnsley Building Society (TBA)
2. Drighlington (Kevin Belcher)
3. Grange Moor (TBA)
4. Hade Edge (Simon Wood)
5. Hebden Bridge (Dennis Hadfield)
6. Knottingley Silver (Robin Morgan)
7. Lindley (Neil Jowett)
8. Melthem & Meltham Mills (Stuart Fawcett)
9. Old Silkstone (Alan Exley)
10. Skelmanthorpe (John Roberts)
11. South Yorkshire Police (TBA)
12. Stannington (Derek Renshaw)
13. Wakefield Metropolitan (Norman Law)
14. Yorkshire Co-operatives (Michael Fowles)

Second Section:
Sunday 2nd March
Test Piece: Three Part Invention — Kenneth Downie
Adjudicators: Barry Thompson & Alan Hope
Draw: 8.30 am
Commence: 9.30 am

1. Chapeltown Silver (Toby Bannan)
2. Clifton & Lightcliffe (John Clay)
3. Dodworth Colliery M.W. (Eliot J. Darwin)
4. Frickley/South Elmsall (David Nichols)
5. Holme Silver (Disposables UK Group) (Duncan Beckley)
6. Horbury Victoria (Bob Walker)
7. Kippax (Russell Gray)
8. Slaithwaite (Barry Hudson)
9. Strata Brass (David Hirst)
10. Wetherby & District Silver (TBA)
11. YBS Concert Brass (Ian Craddock

Third Seciton:
Saturday 1st March
Test Piece: The Dark Side of the Moon — Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Adjudicators: Robert Childs & Philip Harper
Draw: 12.30 pm.
Commence: 2.00 pm. approx.

1. Crofton Silver (Malcolm Simpson MBE)
2. Elland Silver (TBA)
3. Emley (Garry Hallas)
4. Garforth (Steven Bailey)
5. Gawthorpe Brass (Stephen Bradnum)
6. Gawthorpe Brass '85' (John Edward)
7. Huddersfield & Ripponden (Steven Platten)
8. Oughtibridge (Roland Spencer)
9. Rockingham (Keith Wardle)
10. West Yorkshire Police (Capt.Gary Clegg)

Fourth Section:
Saturday 1st March
Test Piece: Four Cities Symphony — Rodney Newton
Adjudicators: Philip Harper & Rodney Newton
Draw: 9.30 am
Commence: 10.30 am

1. Armthorpe Elmfield (Haydn Griffiths MBE)
2. Barnsley Metropolitan (John Grinnell)
3. Deepcar (Gavin Somerset)
4. Friendly (Sowerby Bridge) (Carol Caton)
5. Linthwaite (D. Smith)
6. Lofthouse 2000 (Andrew Whitaker)
7. Maltby Miner Welfare (Terry Clifford)
8. Skelmanthorpe 'B' (Philip Garlick)
9. Thurcroft Welfare (Ken Vernon)
10. Tingley (Geoff Fowler)

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