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Report & Results: 2017 Pogson Bray Entertainment

East Riding of Yorkshire provide the best entertainment of the menu at Berties Bistro to win the Pogson Bray entertainment prize.

East Riding
  East Riding of Yorkshire led by Garry Hallas took the Pogson Bray honours.

The 31st annual Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest recently took place at Berties Bistro in Elland in Yorkshire.

11 bands well matched bands performed their entertainment programme (which had to include a march) for adjudicator David Ashworth and a very supportive audience, with East Riding of Yorkshire taking the honours under MD Garry Hallas.

Winning programme

Their 20 minute set included the march 'Black Knight', 'Guardian of My Soul', 'April in Paris', performed by Mike Waudby, 'Brass Machine', and Bach's 'Organ Fugue' to close.

Kippax conducted by Ian Knapton was runner-up with the final podium slot going to Clifton & Lightcliffe led by John Clay.

Their 20 minute set included the march 'Black Knight', 'Guardian of My Soul', 'April in Paris', performed by Mike Waudby, 'Brass Machine', and Bach's 'Organ Fugue' to close4BR

Result:

Adjudicator: David Ashworth

1. East Riding of Yorkshire (Garry Hallas)
2. Kippax (Ian Knapton)
3. Clifton & Lightcliffe (John Clay)
4. Emley (Garry Hallas)
5. Dinnington (Lindon Bolt)

Best March:Kippax
Best Soloist: Cameron Chapman (cornet) — Emley

Section Prizes:


Best Third Section Band: Dinnington Colliery
Best Fourth Section Band: Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)
Best Youth/Unregistered Band: Thurlstone
Highest Placed Youth Band: Shepherd Group Youth

Other competing bands:
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)
Hebden Bridge Junior
Lofthouse 2000
Shepherd Group Youth
Thurlstone
Yorkshire Traction Honley



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