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2019 National Finalists confirmed

The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now complete following the last round of 2019 Regional contests on the weekend.

National Finals
  After four weekends of competition, the list of finalists who will do battle in the autumn is now known.

Following four weekends that have seen around 15,000 musicians compete for bands from as far afield as Scotland down to the West Country, the full list of challengers is now known.

The full list of qualifiers for 2019 is as follows:

Championship Section

The following bands wil compete on Saturday 12th October at The Royal Albert Hall, London.

Black Dyke
Brighouse & Rastrick
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
Desford Colliery
East Yorkshire Motor Services
Foden's [Defending Champion]
Grimethorpe Colliery
Northop Silver
Pemberton Old Wigan DW
Reg Vardy
The cooperation band
Zone One

Sections 1-4 to take place at The Centaur, Cheltenham on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September.

First Section

Final taking place on Saturday 14th September 2019

Bodmin Town
Boarshurst Silver
Burry Port Town
Hatfield & Askern Colliery
Hucknall & Linby MC
J36 Brass
Kirkintilloch Band
Michelmersh Silver
Old Silkstone
Rainford Silver
Ripon City
Unison Kinneil

Second Section

Final taking place Sunday 15th September 2019

Bedford Town
Besses Boys
Bollington Brass
Coalburn Silver
Epsom & Ewell Silver
Farnworth & Walkden
Gresley Colliery
Newmains & District
Newport Borough
North Skelton
Rolls Royce (Derby)
Royal Buckley Town
Sidmouth Town
South Yorkshire Police
Tendring Brass
Weston Brass

Third Section

Final taking place on Sunday 15th September 2019

Bearpark & Esh Colliery
Chichester City
Epping Forest
Gosport Solent Brass
Hawk Green (Marple)
Irvine & Dreghorn
Perthshire Brass
Poole Borough
Raunds Temperance
South Molton Town
Stamford Brass
Taff Vale
Trimdon Concert Brass
Valley Brass (Haydock)
Wetherby Silver

Fourth Section

Final taking place on Saturday 14th September 2019

Barnsley Metropolitan
Barrhead Burgh
Burneside Brass
Cottenham Brass
Great Yarmouth Brass
Gwaen Cae Gurwen
Maltby Miners
Nailsworth Silver
Newland Concert Brass
Ratby Co-operative Mid
Redruth Town
Rode Hall Silver
Sale Brass
Seindorf Beaumaris
Shipston Town
Simon Langton Brass
Tewit Silver
Woughton Silver

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Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator