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Report & Results: 2019 Midlands & Brass Entertainment

The weather held out to help the great entertainment on show at Lutterworth on the weekend — headed by the prize winners of Enderby Concert, Newhall, Wantage Concert and Coleshill Training.

  The contest was a fantastic mix of brass bands and the occassional glass of beer...

The weather held its form as well as the bands at the Midlands & Brass Entertainment contest held at Victoria Farm Caravan site near Lutterworth on the weekend.

Adjudicators Dave Lea and Rob Stew certainly enjoyed themselves with Enderby Concert Band taking the Section A honours (for non-registered bands) and £100 first prize ahead of Coleshill Youth and Thrapstone.

Fine success

There was a fine success for the Newhall Band in the Section B event as they pipped rivals Corby Silver and Ratby Mid to the £100 first prize, helped by MD Kevin Holdgate's natty attire and some splendid playing, especially from principal cornet Vicki Kennedy who deservedly claimed the 'Best Soloist' award.

Wantage Concert Band took the Section C top prize and 'Most Entertaining Band of the Day' award, whilst a performance described as "What a great start to the contest!" and "a great and entertaining performance" from Coleshill Training took the Section D prize — gaining a fantastic 97 points out of 100 from adjudicator John Randle.

a performance described as "What a great start to the contest!" and "a great and entertaining performance" from Coleshill Training took the Section D prize — gaining a fantastic 97 points out of 100 from adjudicator John Randle4BR

Section A:

1. Enderby Concert
2. Coleshill Youth
3. Thrapston Town
4= Bulkington Silver
4= Wigston Enterprise

Best Soloist: Tuba (Enderby Concert)

Section B:

1. Newhall
2. Corby Silver
3. Ratby Mid
4. Towcester Studio
5. Croft Silver
6. Syston Town

Best Soloist: Vicki Kennedy (cornet) — Newhall

Section C:

1. Wantage Concert
2. Wigston
3. Shirland Welfare
4. Harborough

Best soloist: Horn (Shirland Welfare)

Section D: (Training Bands)

1. Coleshill Training
2. Wigston Horizon
3. Enderby Junior

Youngest Player: Kelsie McClumpha (Enderby Junior Band)
Most Entertaining Band: Wantage Concert
Ernie Randle Best Bass Section: Corby Silver

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