Hebden Bridge March Contest/Heritage Weekend

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  1. HEBDEN BRIDGE HERITAGE WEEKEND 28/29 JUNE 2008

    Hebden Bridge Brass Band is delighted to announce the first Hebden Bridge Heritage Weekend which will take place on 28 and 29 June 2008. This weekend promises to be a magnificent weekend of brass in Hebden Bridge with a Heritage Gala Concert and March contest for all to enjoy.

    Contest
    Entries are now being invited for a March and Hymn Tune Contest to be held on Sunday 29th June 2008. The event promises a great day for brass enthusiasts from near and far, as it is to be held in the picturesque setting of Bridge Gate and St George’s Square, with its many quaint pubs and restaurants. The pre-drawn contest begins at 12.00 and up to 20 bands will play for the many prizes. The band has decided to break with the norm and instead offer substantial prize money to both the Youth and lower sections, not just the top section. There will also be an award for the best junior instrumentalist on the day, and an award for the best
    Calderdale band not in the prizes. Prize money in excess of £1700 has already been allocated for the day.

    Heritage Weekend
    The contest forms the Finale for the Hebden Bridge Heritage Weekend which also involves a Gala Concert on the Saturday evening at Hebden Bridge Picture House, with guest soloist Philip McCann. This concert will also form the second of the Band’s Patrons Concerts.

    Mortimers
    The idea of the weekend is to celebrate the band’s link with the Mortimer family.
    The band is also pleased to welcome Mr Martin Mortimer as a special guest at the event. There will also be displays by the Hebden Bridge Historical Society.


    Any queries regarding this contest or for more information about this
    wonderful weekend of brass, please contact Steve Gardner on 07813 110126.



    HEBDEN BRIDGE MARCH AND HYMN TUNE CONTEST


    SUNDAY 29TH JUNE





    HIGHEST PLACED 1ST/CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION £200 AND TROPHY
    SECOND IN 1ST/CHAMPIONSHIP £100

    HIGHEST PLACED 2ND SECTION £200 AND TROPHY
    SECOND IN 2ND SECTION £100

    HIGHEST PLACED 3RD SECTION £200 AND TROPHY
    SECOND IN 3RD SECTION £100


    HIGHEST PLACED 4TH SECTION OR UNREGISTERED £200 AND TROPHY
    SECOND IN 4TH SECTION OR UNREGISTERED£100


    HIGHEST PLACED YOUTH SECTION £200 AND TROPHY
    SECOND IN YOUTH SECTION £100


    BEST INSTRUMENTALIST IN YOUTH SECTION £20 AND TROPHY

    BEST HYMN TUNE £100

    DEPORTMENT £20

    BEST CALDERDALE BAND NOT IN PRIZES £100


    MAIN PRIZES TO BE AWARDED FOR PEFORMANCE OF CONTEST MARCH ONLY

    YOUTH SECTION—UNLIMITED NUMBERS UNDER 19 YEARS OLD.
    2 ADULTS PERMITTED ON NON-SOLO INSTRUMENTS


    CONTEST WILL BE PRE-DRAWN

    Entry fee £40 (£30 will be refunded on attendance)

    Limited numbers so please enter as soon as possible.

    Tel: Steve Gardner on 07813 110126
     
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  3. Frontman

    Frontman Member

    Hebden Bridge Heritage Weekend.

    The weekend of the 28th & 29th June 2008 will be a very busy time for the Hebden Bridge Band. The whole weekend has been arranged to celebrate the connection of the band with the famous Mortimer family.

    A very busy programme of events, commence on Saturday 28th June with a Spectacular Concert to be performed by the Hebden Bridge Band with a guest soloist who has been specifically selected for this very special evening. The band have engaged for this monumental event, the very well known and highly respected cornet soloist, Philip McCann.

    The Guest of Honour for the evening will be Martin Mortimer, son of the famous Harry Mortimer.

    A full and exciting concert has been prepared by the Band, led by the bands conductor Dennis Hadfield, will take place in the Hebden Bridge Picture House, commencing at 7.30pm.

    The following day, Sunday 29th June 2008, see the Hebden Bridge Heritage Festival March and Hymn Contest.

    The Bands committed to compete so far are;

    Holme Silver
    Blackburn and Darwin
    Enderby
    Clifton and Lightcliffe
    Clifton and Lightcliffe B
    Uppermill
    Dobcross Silver.
    Wardle High School
    United Co-op Milnrow
    Boarshurst Silver (Greenfield)
    Huddersfield Brass
    Eagley (Bolton) Bands.

    The contest, which to spectators is of course admission free, will take place in the centre of Hebden Bridge Village.

    Any further Bands wishing to take part please contact Steve Gardner on 07813-110126.
     
  4. Boarshurst

    Boarshurst Member

    Sorry slight error by Frontman, After speaking to the organisers please note. The Concert start at 7.00pm not 7.30pm as previously stated.
     
  5. BIG Paul

    BIG Paul Member

    good luck for the weekend
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008
  6. Stan

    Stan New Member

    Is there an update on the bands that are entering?
     
  7. Frontman

    Frontman Member

    Unfortunately The Eagley Bolton Band have had to withdraw. They where to have played number One. However as a result, the start time has been put back to 1.45pm so that all directed attendance times etc. that bands have received, will not need to be altered.

    Best of luck to all competeing and lets look forward to a great day.

    Additional parking for spectators has been arranged at the old 'Wakley Clogs' Factory just a short walk from Hebden Bridge centre.
     
  8. GJacko

    GJacko Member

    Steve, Di and everyone at Hebden Bridge......... have a great weekend.

    Good luck with the concert and the contest. Hope the weather stays fine!!!!
     
  9. heres some of the results for todays contest, and a good 1 it was too, mostly very good weather, excellent turn out of audience and the bands that I heard all did pretty well

    Well Done to all the Hebden Bridge Band members and friends of the band who ran and stewarded the contest, you all did a great job!

    C/1

    1 - Blackburn and Darwen
    2 - Milnrow

    2ND

    1st Clifton and Lightcliffe
    2nd Holme

    3RD

    1st - Dobcross
    2nd - Boarshurst

    4TH

    1st - Uppermill
    2nd - Clifton and Lightcliffe B

    I couldn't hear who won all the other prizes, but the results seemed pretty fair albeit I didnt hear the 1st half of the bands there, GOOD CONTEST!

    Roll on Hebden Bridge March + Hymn Contest 2009, its great having a contest 5mins from where you live :biggrin:
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2008
  10. Frontman

    Frontman Member

    Hebden Bridge Festival Press Release.

    Brass Heritage Weekend.
    Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

    The weekend of the 28/29th June, was a very busy weekend for Brass Banding, not only was it the English National Championship at Preston Guild Hall, but also the Brass Heritage Festival in Hebden Bridge. The Hebden Bridge Band arranged the weekend, to share with everyone the close relationship which the band hold with the Mortimer family. Hebden Bridge Band was the first band that the famous Harry Mortimer played with.

    Saturday night saw a Patrons Concert at the Picture House, Hebden Bridge where guests of honour Mr & Mrs Martin Mortimer, Mrs & Mrs David Horsfield and Mr & Mrs David W Ashworth, who, along with over 300 members of the public, where treated to a magnificent concert by the Hebden Bridge Band and special guest Soloist, Philip McCann. The concert included music which had connection with Harry Mortimer. All solos played by Philip McCann where indeed solos which Harry himself used to play. The music included such pieces as ‘Yeoman of the Guard’ and ‘Life Divine’, which were all very well played and well executed, under the very competent direction of Dennis Hadfield, the Hebden Bridge Musical Director. It must be said that the band played extremely well and on speaking with Martin Mortimer afterwards he commented,’ It was an excellent concert which the band should be very proud of, Philip McCann was magnificent and I congratulate everyone for a fabulous achievement which I feel we all thoroughly enjoyed.’

    The following day, Sunday, Hebden Bridge was treated to the inaugural March and Hymn Contest. Early in the day the weather did not look very promising, however, upon the arrival of the first of the eleven competing bands, the sun broke through. Very large crowds of locals and visitors alike, where entertained by some splendid playing by all bands involved. At the conclusion, Brett Baker who adjudicated the day’s proceedings, gave a short speech of thanks and concluded with the results.

    1st Championship Section; Blackburn & Darwen. Nick Shepperd.
    2nd “ “ : United Co-op Milnrow. John Ward.

    1st Second Section : Clifton & Lightcliffe. John Clay.
    2nd “ “ : Holme Silver. Duncan Beckley.

    1st Third Section: Dobcross Silver. Dennis Hadfield.
    2nd “ “ : Boarshurst Silver (Greenfield). David W Ashworth.

    1st Fourth Section: Uppermill Band. Alan Widdop.
    2nd “ “ ; Clifton & Lightcliffe B. John Clay.

    Youth Section; Wardle High School. Lee Rigg.

    Best Hymn Tune; United Co-op Milnrow.

    Deportment; Boarshurst Silver (Greenfield)

    Best Youth Instrumentalist; Soprano Cornet, Wardle High School.

    Congratulations must be given to The Hebden Bridge Band for a very well organized event and special mention must go to Steve Gardner who worked tirelessly to make the weekend a success. It is hoped that the March and Hymn Contest will become an annual event and details of the 2009 event will be available a.s.a.p.
     
  11. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    hebden bridge contest was cool :cool:, well done guys :tup
     
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  13. marchris6047

    marchris6047 Member

    Yep Excellent day out, And a Really nice place too :) the only thing i would chage for next Year is the PA system used as it was at best (poor) apart from that, We will certainly return next year..

    Well Done to all Involved
     
  14. Hebden Bridge march contest

    Sorry, the PA died on us! We'll make sure we have a better one (and a spare!) next year.

    Thanks for your support, we really enjoyed it and apparently everyone else did. As this was the first time we were not sure of how it would go.
    It will be back bigger and better next year!!
     
  15. marchris6047

    marchris6047 Member

    Well apart from the pa system as far as i could see everything went fantastic, and for your first attempt, I dont think anyone could fault it..

    Again, Well Done ! And i look forward to Playing next year!
     
  16. Hebden Bridge march contest 2009

    Hebden Bridge Heritage Weekend 2009
    Hebden Bridge Band is pleased to announce after the success of the 2008 event, next year's Heritage Gala Concert will be on Saturday 20th June 2009, with the March and Hymn Tune Contest on Sunday 21st June 2009.
    Entries are now being invited for the contest, and further details can be obtained by contacting the contest organiser Steve Gardner on 07813 110126, by PM, or by e-mail on gardner.admin@btopenworld.com Entries will have to be limited so please apply early.
     
  17. Heritage Gala Concert - Simone Rebello

    :clap:Latest news - the guest soloist for the Heritage concert on Sat 20th June will be percussion star Simone Rebello, in concert with the Hebden Bridge Band. The band is delighted to have such a talented performer joining them for the concert and the night promises to be an exciting one.

    Entries are still being accepted for the march and hymn tune contest on Sun 21st June in Hebden Bridge. Get your entries in as soon as possible as we have to limit numbers.
    Last year was a great event (see previous posts) so come and join us this year!!:clap:

    For further information contact Steve Gardner on 07813 110126
     
  18. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    Anyone know any results yet?
     
  19. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    not sure on results... i'm glad weather turned out really nice and hot for us all, well done to all bands that played, and lets keep this contest going :)
     
  20. Crazysop

    Crazysop Member

    Well done to Oldham! Winners of the contest, Great result. Well done too to the other prizewinners, including Uppermill who were 3rd overall I believe, sorry can't remember the other placings, it was really difficult to hear all the announcments.

    Well done too to our lot who won the second section!!!!
     
  21. Results

    Thanks to everyone who supported our second March & Hymn tune contest. We had a great day!!:biggrin:

    Results are as follows:

    Overall 1st prize - Oldham (Lees)
    2nd prize - Enderby
    3rd prize - Uppermill

    Highest placed 2nd section band not in main prizes – Middleton

    Highest placed 3rd section band not in main prizes – Boarshurst

    Highest placed 4th section or unregistered band not in main prizes – Clifton & Lightcliffe B

    Highest placed Youth section band not in main prizes – 1st Enderby Youth
    2nd Wardle High Juniors

    Best instrumentalist in Youth Section – Soprano cornet, Enderby Youth

    Best Hymn Tune – Enderby

    Deportment – Boarshurst

    Best Calderdale band not in prizes – Elland


    Here's to next year - same weekend - get your entries in early!!:clap:
     
  22. tuba1974

    tuba1974 Member

    Ist Oldham
    2nd Enderby
    3rd Uppermill
    Youth, Enderby Youth

    Well done to all the bands and the steve for a great days march contest:clap:
    I think so any way,
     

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