5 nearest contesting bands

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by madandcrazytromboneguy, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. hey ladies gentlemen boys and girls

    Im in an area where if i was to go about 12-15 miles east of my hometown, Id be in brass band land as theres loads of bands in that area, but in terms of distance roughly, who are the 5 closest bands to where you are. the rule is if you live near a border like i do, then it has to be 5 bands from the regional contest that your home town would be in, so mine would be yorkshire as i live in hebden bridge.

    3RD. - ELLAND

    Im fairly sure this is correct although it would have to be measured for a totally accurate list.
  2. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    3RD. - ELLAND

    Well for me in the West Midlands it would have to be:
    Championship Section:Soverigin Brass
    1st Section: Langley(If have not got promoted to Champ in 2006)
    2nd Section cant think of one/none fall into that 15 mile radius
    3rd Section "" "" "" ""? " " " " " " ""
    4th Section Amington
  3. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Well we don't have 5 bands north of the water but here goes:

    Champ: Greggs Bakery (i think)
    1st: Ellington Colliery
    2nd: My Old band Ashington
    3rd: Us Five Rivers
    4th: ermmmm miles and miles away
    Un reg: I believe there may be a band in Bewick
  4. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Are you not close to phoenix west midlands? and there are two of my old bands Black country brass and Halesowen brass - they don't compete anymore though and also Wolverhampton band
  5. matti_raz

    matti_raz Member

    Championship: Leyland or Wingates- both rehearsing in Bolton atm i believe
    First: Pemberton- i should imagine
    Second: Eagley- We're all mates really
    Third: Farnworth Eatons
  6. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    Quite a brass band drought round here, but what it lacks in quantity is certainly made up with some lovely bands and lovely people. I live in Huntingdon so within 15 miles there are only Somersham, Waterbeach and possibly Cottenham. In the mighty county of Cambridgeshire :wink: , there are:

    1 Championship band (Soham Comrades)
    1 1st section (City of Cambridge)
    1 2nd section (Fulbourn)
    1 3rd section (Littleport)
    2 4th section (Somersham, Waterbeach)
    Other bands who don't contest very often:
    Manea Silver, March Brass, Chatteris Town, CSD, Cottenham Silver, Wicken Coronation.

    Apologies for any inaccuracies. There used to be a great East Anglian banding tradition, but sadly so many have folded. It is worth mentioning that the various centres run by CIMA (Cambridgeshire Instrumental Music Agency) have thriving youth bands.

    Good luck to everybody going to Sunny Skeggy tomomrrow!
  7. Di

    Di Active Member

    Championship : Ratby Co-op
    First Section: Hathern :)
    Second Section : Wigston
    Third Section : Leicester Co-Op
    Fourth : Hathern B Band.
  8. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Well thanks i have now got my 3rd section band sorted any offers for 2nd section? off someone in West Midlands?:tup
  9. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Carlton Ian??
  10. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    erm. . . I live in leeds, which is not the most central of brass band area's, but i'll have a go,

    Champ - Rothwell
    1st - Knottingley (well 18.9 miles but close enough)
    2nd - Wetherby
    3rd - Gawthorpe
    4th - Emley

    Cheers All,
  11. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

    Sorry Ian - Langley are back in Championship for 2006, so you've lost your 1st section band :)
    City of Birmingham for 3rd Section - are they within 15 miles of you?
  12. ruthatron

    ruthatron Member

    pheonix wm are 2nd section now, so you're looking for a 3rd section!
  13. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    Champ - Probably Lanner & District (Cornwall) or I dunno :S
    1st - :S not sure!
    2nd - Lympstone (Charlie's Band!! :D) Soundhouse and Phoenix
    3rd - SMTB :D
    4th - Bideford, Torrington Silver, Hatherliegh Silver, Okehampton Excelsior
    Unreg- Appledore, Hartland, Holsworthy, Tiverton, Watchet RBL
    Most of these bands are actually no where near my band! all are at least 20 miles away!
  14. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Watchet RBL 4th section - 5 miles
    None for another 25 miles!
  15. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Championship - Staines (just)
    1st Section - not sure if there's one in 15 miles
    2nd Section - Yiewsley
    3rd Section - not sure if there's one
    4th Section - not sure if there is one
  16. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Champ - GUS Band (15 miles)
    1st - Kibworth (6 miles)
    2nd - Harborough Band (the pub round the corner)
    3rd - Rushden Windmill (24 miles)
    4th - Corby Silver (12 miles)

    Im pretty luck as all the Leicester bands are only 20 - 30 miles up the road too. Its a shame the area doesnt have a recognised music center for higher education as it would be a brass band stronghold if it did. Oh well :(
  17. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    OK from where I'm sat right now (home) with some very rough distances...

    Championship: Ratby (10 miles...)
    1st: Enderby (1 mile)
    2nd: Wigston (4 miles)
    3rd: Croft Silver (2 miles)
    4th: Cubbington??? (absolutely no idea....)
  18. im amazed that some people can't actually put out a list of 5 bands from all the different sections.

    would this not say that thwere could be scope for forming a new band within the area you live in?
  19. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Well in my case, tehre's about 5 2nd section bands in about 20 miles of my house, maybe 1 3rd section (Fulham? - is that <20mi?). I have to commute 80miles to the nearest champ band with a horn seat!
  20. jonford

    jonford Member

    Ok my geography isn't great! But from Tyldesley, Manchester I reckon:

    Championship: Wingates
    1st: Tyldesley!
    2nd: Hoover (Bolton)
    3rd: Eccles Band
    4th: Eaton Farnworth & Walkden

    Not sure I'd be able to do the Leeds one, no idea which is the closest band!

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