Pennine top Brighouse marches

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    PENNINE BRASS
    show class at the
    8th Brighouse contest

    Under the direction of Ian Porthouse, the very consistent Pennine Brass came out on top very emphatically at this showcase event. In a mixture of all the seasons in one day, the Town Hall Square in Brighouse was packed once more.They also took the prizes for Best Hymn Tune, Best March, Best Section 1 Band and also the Brian Evans Memorial Trophy for the outstanding Soprano Cornet playerof the day.
    Adjudicators Stan Lippeatt, Roy Sparkes and Jappie Dijkstra from Holland were in no doubt about their superiority in this impressive list of bands. Stan praised the quality of their march style and Jappie spoke of the value of the playing of hymn tunes and their importance in the overall placing of the bands. It was good to see the popular Dutchman working in Brighouse for the first time and his European experience brought an international flavour to the proceedings. Allan Holdsworth adjudicated the outside disciplines.
    Before the results a guest band from Norway, the Hornmusikklaget Ekko, under conductor Haavard Solum, played a selection of music appropriately including the “Floral Dance” for the people of Brighouse. This band comes from the North of Trondheim and made many friends with the people of this West Yorkshire town.
    Visitors from the USA, Holland, Wales, and Northern Ireland were noted in the large crowd.
    The Saturday evening concert by The Easington Colliery Band under the direction of Stuart Gray was a sell-out and raised more money for this charity event.
    The Brighouse Lions can be proud of their weekend once more and event organiser David Horsfield knew the day was going to be the best yet by the terrific standard of the 5 youth bands which got the contest off to a great start. This was one of the highlights of the day and all youth bands were presented with a cheque from The Association of Band Traders. The sponsorship of this contest creates a very competitive day and thanks are due to Yamaha-Kemble Music (UK) Ltd, Concept Merchandise Ltd., Blakeleys Fish Restaurant, Kirklees Music, Daniel & Hirst and Kershaw’s Garden Centre for their great contribution. The compere Fred Etherington thanked the public, bands and supporters for their dedication on a day of mixed weather.

    Full Results:-

    Overall Champions:
    PENNINE BRASS also Best Hymn Tune and Best March, and The Best Soprano Cornet
    2nd Prize: THE MARSDEN BAND
    3rd Prize: VERNON B.S. POYNTON BAND
    4th: THE LINDLEY BAND
    5th: UNITED CO-OP YORKSHIRE
    Best Principal Cornet: THE LINDLEY BAND
    Prize: Yamaha “Xeno” Cornet
    Best Soloist: Euphonium UNITED CO-OP YORKSHIRE BAND
    Deportment & Best Road March: THE LINDLEY BAND
    Best Section 2: MELTHAM & MELTHAM MILLS
    Best Section 3: ELLAND SILVER
    Best Section 4: THE FRIENDLY BAND (also Best Hymn)
    Youth Section:
    1st Prize: DOBCROSS YOUTH
    2nd: SELLERS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH
    3rd: ELLAND SILVER YOUTH
    Youth Deportment: DOBCROSS YOUTH
    Best Soloist Youth: CORNET ELLAND SILVER YOUTH
     

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