Bhk (uk) Ltd Horden Band To Compete At Royal Albert Hall

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  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    POsted on behalf of Dave Seargant
    28 February 2005

    News release

    BHK (UK) LTD HORDEN BAND TO COMPETE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL The BHK (UK) Ltd Horden brass band has won a place to compete at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall on 15 October. They were placed third in the Championship Section of the North of England Regional Championships, held on Sunday 27 February at the Darlington Dolphin Centre. This is one of eight regional contests held around the country to select a shortlist of top brass bands to go forward to the Royal Albert Hall.

    BHK Horden walked off with the Boosey & Hawkes Shield, when they beat six of their peer Championship-graded bands by playing the competition’s test piece, an arrangement of Wagner’s “Overture to Rienzi”.

    Delighted with their win, the band’s secretary Anne Rice who lives in Easington said: “Our success at Darlington means we have now achieved our goal of getting to the National Finals. My thanks go to all the members of the band for their hard work and commitment, and to Jim Cunningham at BHK for his company’s sponsorship.”

    In addition to their current success, BHK Horden has already won three acclaimed awards in the First Section brass band category at National level - the North of England Regional Championships of Great Britain, the National Championships of Great Britain and the Mineworkers Championships of Great Britain.

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  2. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    This is a fantastic result for them.

    We played agaisnt them in the 2003 National finals,and were also having a drink in the bar with them to.
    A great buch of bands people who take each contest as it comes, also played against them at Butlins that year to like wise.
    Wish them the best of luck for Nationals in October:clap:
  3. Albert Hall here we come!!!!