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Report & Result: 2018 Morley March & Hymn Tune

Yorkshire Imps prove to be march wizards amid the contest traffic as they claim the honours, the money and the silverware at the popular Morley contest.

  Heavy meatl winners — Yorkshire Imperial DUT claimed their fair share of the silverware at Morley

Yorkshire Imperial DUT claimed one of the most popular summer march and hymn tune contest titles as they secured an impressive victory at Morley.

Under the direction of recently appointed MD Jack Capstaff, their performances of 'The Wizard' and 'Mid all the Traffic' secured a £675 prize pot and the Crispin Trophy, with principal cornet Alan Fowler also picking up a handy £20 bonus as 'Best Instrumentalist'.

It was the third time the band had taken title following successes in 2012 and 2014.


On their Facebook page, Jack Capstaff said he was, "delighted with such a strong set of results" and looked forward to "continuing successes in the future."

First Section Yorkshire rivals Skelmanthorpe was runner-up, picking up the prize for 'Best Foot March' along the way to pocketing £440, whilst Second Section Marple was third, adding £180 to their coffers. Defending champion Marsden Silver was fifth.

There were section awards to Kippax, Uppermill and Tingley with Tewit Youth Band taking the Youth prize.


Contest organiser Geoff Fowler told 4BR: "This was the twelfth time the competition has been held and we were grateful once more for the support of our sponsors and to the bands that took part.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and we hope to welcome even ore bands next year."

On their Facebook page, Jack Capstaff said he was, "delighted with such a strong set of results" and looked forward to "continuing successes in the future."4BR


March+ Hymn Tune = Total

1. Yorkshire Imperial DUT: 96/88 = 184
2. Skelmanthorpe: 93/86 = 179
3. Marple: 90/85 = 175
4. Uppermill: 84/90 = 174
5. Marsden Silver Prize: 87/82 = 169
6. Kippax: 81/78 = 159
7. Audley Brass: 78/76 = 154
8. Golbourne: 72/80 = 152
9. Tewit Youth Intermediate Band: 75/72 = 147
10. Tingley Brass: 71/74 = 145
11. Shirland Welfare Training: 67/70 = 137

Overall Champion: Yorkshire Imperial DUT
Best First Section: N/A*
Best Second Section: Kippax*
Best Third Section: Uppermill*
Best Fourth Section: Tingley*
Best Youth: Tewit Youth

*Not in the first three podium places

Best Contest March: Yorkshire Imperial DUT
Best Hymn Tune: Uppermill
Best Youth Hymn Tune: Tewit Youth
Best Foot March: Skelmanthorpe

Best Instrumentalist: Alan Fowler (cornet) — Yorkshire Imperial DUT
Best Deportment: Skelmanthorpe


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