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Results: Leamington Spa Own Choice

Results of the recent contest which saw victory go to SWT Woodfalls and Steve Bastable.


Leamington Spa Own Choice Contest. (West Midlands Brass Band Assn.) held at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa.

Championship Section (Adjudicator — Dennis Wilby)

1. SWT Woodfalls (S Bastable) — 189 pts
2. Welwyn Garden City (D Stokes) — 186
3. City of Oxford (P Harper) — 183
4. Ratby Co-op (JWise) — 181

1st Section (Adj — Dennis Wilby)

1. Kibworth (J Berryman) — 188
2. Bedworth Brass (D Williams) — 186
3. Brackley & District (J Glynn) — 185

Phillip Cooper Memorial Trophy (Best Instrumentalist) Carol Smith (Cornet) Kibworth

2nd Section (Adj — John Roberts)

1. Langley (C Parker) — 186
2. CHalford (S Tubb) — 182
3. Arrow Valley Brass (D Stanley) — 178

3rd Section (Adj — Dennis Wilby)

1. Carlton Brass (T Wilson) — 181
2. Malvern Hills District (M West) — 179
3. Jubilee Brass (Oxford) (K J Membury) — 178

4th Section (Adj — John Roberts)

1. Rushden Windmill (R Graves) — 184
2. Phoenix West Midlands (D Bishop-Rowe) — 183
3. Coleshill Town (S Fagg) — 180


Swiss planning in the detail for 2019

June 22 • It already looks like the 2019 European Championships will be run with the efficiency and precision of the best Swiss watches...

fluhel sand

4BR Shop: Special offer

June 21 • If you are looking for a handy and sturdy flugel horn stand for just 20 quid, then make sure you go to the 4BR Shop and bag yourself a a great little deal...


A4 set for three additions

June 21 • The award winning A4 Quartet will be heading on their tour travels over the next month or so with performances booked in Finland, Lithuania and Switzerland

Albert Hall

New brace at Camborne

June 21 • Cornish band announces two new signings to bolster their playing ranks.

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Garforth Brass

June 21 • GARFORTH BRASS are looking to recruit a SOLO CORNET to complete their 2018 team. Only one rehearsal a week on a Sunday evening from 6.15pm till 7.45pm at Garforth Methodist Church, Church Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NW. Easy access from A1/M1 and Leeds/York.

Amesbury Town Band

June 21 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets, Eb horns and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument

Strata Brass

June 21 • Yorkshire 1st Section Champions 2018 require;. SOLO CORNET (Principal available). 2nd TROMBONE. Eb BASS. MD Jonathan Bates. Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland). Sensible concert/contest schedule.. National Finals - September

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor