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The Nationals Challenge results

Competition results now available.


It takes a little time to search through 380 entries to see how you all got on — sorry for the delay. Below you will see a break down.

For those of you who missed the competition, the challenge was to correctly choose the prize winning bands in the order they came at this year's National Championships.

0 correct: 46% (175)
1 correct: 35% (133)
2 correct: 12% (46)
3 correct: 5% (19)
4 correct: 1.4% (5)
5 correct: 0.3% (1)
6 correct: 0.3% (1)

That means there was an out right winner: (see below)

The person with 5 correct bands chose ( and the tie breaker 7th):

1. Black Dyke
2. Fodens
3. YBS
4. Williams Fairey
5. BAYV Cory
6. CWS Glasgow and;
7. Tredegar

We felt that this deserved a CD and they were so close to winning themselves. Will have emailed the person and await their reply.

The winning entry chose all (top 6) bands correctly. His seventh placed band was Whitburn (who came 8th) which was so close also. The winner, Mr. C. W. James has chosen the following CDs

1. Regionals 2002 — Doyen DOYCD128
2. Butterworth — Doyen DOYCD 130
3. Essential Dyke Vol III — DOYCD121


British Open trophy set for Forest Heritage display

August 16 • The iconic British Open trophy will be on display in the Forest of Dean this Sunday — so why not go along and find out more about great brass banding heritage.


Cornish bugle call to be heard again on Western Front

August 15 • The great, great grandson of a brave Cornishman will play on his bugle close to the battlefields on which so many men died, as Cambone Youth Band prepare to make an emotional trip to France and Belgium.

Kyle Lawson

Lawson returns to principal seat at Brighouse

August 14 • National Champion acts swiftly as New Zealand cornet star Kyle Lawson returns to the principal cornet seat at Brighouse & Rastrick.

Freddie Mercury

4BR Shop: Radio Ga Ga

August 14 • Every band needs to go a bit Ga Ga once in a while on a concert stage...

St Pinnock Brass Band - Music at the Quayside

Thursday 16 August • Quayside centre, West Looe PL13 2ES

St Michael's Brass Band - We are playing in Middleton Town Centre.

Saturday 18 August • Middleton Gardens, Middleton. M244DF

Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

Sunday 19 August • Ibstock Showground. Pretoria Road. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE676LN

Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY

Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

August 16 • The Burnham and Highbridge Band has the following vacancies: Principal and 2nd Trombone, 2nd Euphonium and, Back Row Cornets.

The Corsham Band

August 16 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a new MD and a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Lofthouse Brass Band

August 15 • Lofthouse Brass Band require a DRUMMER to join the team. We are a friendly 3rd section band. This year saw us achieve 5th place at the Yorkshire Area and we will be working hard in the new year to improve on this in the hope for promotion to 2nd section.

Simon Gresswell

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor, tuba specialist