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Report & Results: 2018 Elland Silver Band Slow Melody, Duet & Quartet

There was plenty of fine music making on show at Elland's annual event — led by some talented youngsters.

  There were plenty of trophies to be won — and some great winners

Elland Silver Band has held its annual Slow Melody, Duet & Quartet contest. The decision to change the date for the 29th running of the event proved a great success with adjudicator Jonathan Beatty able to enjoy a host of fine performances in all the categories.


Elland's own Madeleine Fletcher took the honours in the Novice 'Under 13 class', whilst Annie Stewart, representing Foden's Junior — Warrington Brass was the splendid winner of the '11 Years & Under' section.

Elsewhere there were solo wins for Phoebe Mallinson, Alistair Smith, Alex Barron and Dan Cullen, whilst the 'Youngest Player' accolade went to Casey Reynolds.


Novice Under 13:

1. Madeleine Fletcher (Elland Training Band)
2. Noah Mallinson (City of Bradford First Blast)
3. Anya Jenkins (Elland Starter Band)

11 Years & Under:

1. Annie Stewart (Foden's Junior — Warrington Brass)
2. Ryhs Stokes (Strata Brass)
3. Noah Mallinson (City of Bradford First Blast)

14 Years & Under:

1. Phoebe Mallinson (BD1)
2. Amelia Stuart (Foden's Junior — Warrington Brass)
3. Ted Crosby (Elland Silver Youth)

Junior Duets:

1. Alistair Smith & Elias Sowerby (Elland Silver Youth)
2. Annie & Amelia Stewart (Foden's Junior — Warrington Brass)

Junior Quartet:

1. Elland Training Band

16 Years & Under:

1. Alistair Smith (Elland Silver Youth)
2. Alex Barron (Elland Silver Youth)
3. Dan Cullen (Tewit Youth)

Open Age Novice:

1. Alex Barron (Elland Silver Youth)
2. Kyle Holloway (Elland Silver Youth)

Open Age Group:

1. Dan Cullen (Tewit Youth)
2. Greg Morris (Elland Silver Youth)
3. Tom Molyneux (Blackley Band)

Senior Duet:

1. Ted & Martin Crosby (Elland Silver Youth/BD1)
2. Sarah Wilson & Samantha Harrison (Elland Silver Youth)

Senior Quartet:

1. Elland Youth/Adult Brass
2. Elland Youth/Hade Edge


Youngest Player: Casey Reynolds (Elland Starter Band)
Adjudicator's Award: Annie Stuart (Foden's Junior — Warrington Brass)
Most Promising: Wilson Baker (Elland Training Band)
Best Cornet: Dan Cullen (Tewit Youth)
Best Euphonium: Alex Barron (Elland Silver Youth)
Best Horn: Georgia Kirk (Elland Silver Youth)
Best Trombone: Anya Jenkins (Elland Starter Band)
Best Soprano: Ted Crosby (Elland Silver Youth)
Best Bb/Eb Tuba: Matthew Williams (Elland Silver Youth)
Highest mark from Elland Silver Band: Alistair Smith


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