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2008 Butlins Mineworkers

Organisers release the line up of bands who will be taking part at Skegness in just a few weeks time now!



The organisers of the 2008 Butlins Mineworkers Championships have released details of the line up of bands for the contest which takes place in Skegness in a few weeks time.

Championship Section:

1. Bactiguard Wire Brass�����(Paul Andrews)
2. Desford Colliery�����(TBA)
3. Hatfield Powerfuel Band�����(Graham O’Connor)
4. Mount Charles�����(Andrew Duncan)
5. SWT Woodfalls�����(Dr Nicholas Childs)
6. The Virtuosi GUS Band�����(Jeremy Wise)
7. Thoresby Colliery�����(Ian McElligott)
8. Tongwynlais Temperance�����(Gareth Pritchard)
9. United Co-op Milnrow�����(John Ward)
10. Wingates�����(Andrew Berryman)
11. Yorkshire Imps (Urquart Travel)�����(Jim Davies)

First Section:

1. Becontree Brass�����(Graham Chambers)
2. Bedworth Brass�����(TBA)
3. Carlton Brass�����(Walter Ritchie)
4. City of Cambridge�����(Peter Bassano
5. Foresters Brass 2000�����(Peter Collins))
6. G T Group Peterlee�����(TBA)
7. Gresley Colliery�����(David Hirst)
8. Hopkins Blidworth Colly�����(Geoff Hawley)
9. Ibstock Brick Brass�����(Graham Sutton)
10. Ipswich & Norwich Coop�����(Robin Norman)
11. Jackfield Elcock Reisen�����(John Maines)
12. Markham & District Colliery�����(Nigel Seaman)
13. NW Ellington Colliery�����(Tony Griffiths)
14. Old Silkstone�����(Alan Exley)
15. Pontadulais Town�����(Paul Jenkins)
16. Sandhurst Silver�����(Maj. Ian Peaple)
17. Shirland Welfare Training�����(John Davies)
18. Skelmanthorpe�����(John Roberts)
19. Stannington Brass�����(Derek Renshaw)
20. The Cawston Band�����(Colin H Swaep)
21. The Egham Band�����(Gareth J Green)
22. United Yorkshire Co-op�����(William Rushworth)
23. Vernon Building Society Poynton�����(TBA)
24. Wansbeck’s Ashington Colliery�����(Nigel Stedman)

Second Section:

1. Betteshanger Welfare�����(Tim Vinall)
2. City of Coventry Brass�����(Stephen Cooper)
3. Delph�����(Phil Goodwin)
4. Dodworth MW�����(Elliott Darwin)
5. East London Brass�����(Jayne Murrill)
6. Frickley South Elmsall�����(David Nichols)
7. Haslingden & Helmshore�����(David Holland)
8. Johnstone Silver �����(Raymond Tennant)
9. Kippax Band�����(Russell Gray)
10. Leicester Cooperative SMW�����(Graham Jacklin)
11. Lewis Merthyr�����(Gareth Pritchard)
12. Long Eaton Silver�����(Sharon Stansfield)
13. Middleton�����(Matthew Stringer)
14. YBS Concert Brass�����(Ian Craddock)
15. Yiewsley & West Drayton�����(Christopher Cole)

Third Section:

1. Dronfield CMW�����(Alan Tyler)
2. Dunstan Silver�����(Sue Murrill)
3. Heyl Town�����(Derek Johnston)
4. Hitchin Band�����(Martin Hurrell)
5. Kirkby Colliery Welfare�����(Stephen Berrill)
6. Pemberton Old JJB (B)�����(Peter Ashley)
7. Rockingham Band�����(Keith Wardle)
8. Shirebrook MW Unison�����(Mark Wilcockson)
9. Stantonbury Brass�����(Alan Jenkin)
10. The Matlock Band�����(Roger Jepson)
11. West Yorkshire Police�����(Gary Clegg)

Fourth Section:

1. Backworth Colliery�����(Colin Harris)
2. Banovallum Brass�����(Steve Ingham)
3. Bestwood ‘Black Diamonds’�����(Brian G Draper)
4. Coleshill Town�����(Stephen Fagg)
5. Eccles Borough(Les Webb)
6. Ireland Colly (Chesterfield)�����(Ian Knapton)
7. Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes�����(Steven Askew)
8. Maltby Miners Welfare�����(Terry Clifford)
9. Market Rasen RPC�����(Alan Needham)
10. Martlesham Brass�����(Bruce Eyley)
11. Pontypool Brass�����(Patrick O’Leary)
12. Rolls-Royce (Derby)�����(Graham Cardwell)
13. Royston Town �����(Simon Jones)
14. Skegness Silver�����(Geoff Weeks)
15. Tewkesbury Town�����(Nigel Morgan)
16. Thoresby Colly. Youth�����(Christine Gent)
17. Thurcroft Welfare�����(Ken Vernon)
18. Watford Band�����(Richard Graves)
19. Whitwell Brass�����(David Fretwell)


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Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)