Sellers International Youth Band, conducted by Mark Bousie, claimed first prize at the annual Youth In Brass Competition (founded in 1978), held at Slaithwaite Leisure Centre on Sunday 16th October. The band re-claimed the title, which they have now won three times, from last year's winner Lions Youth Brass (who performed excellently) from Sandbach, Cheshire, in a closely fought contest. Sellers' Eb Bass soloist Andrew Griffiths won the prize for best soloist and the band also took the awards for Best Hymn and March. The large audience enjoyed a very entertaining afternoon with a high standard provided by all five talented young groups. Sellers' winning programme consisted of the Saints (arr. Richards), Bass in the Ballroom (Newsome), There is a Green Hill Far Away (arr. Newsome), Youth in Brass March (Barraclough), Music (Miles arr. Fernie). The adjudicator was Joseph Stuart Fawcett. As last years champions, Lions Youth provided an extremely entertaining pre-result concert featuring Is This the Way to Amarillo and the Can Can. The overall results were: 1. Sellers International Youth (M. Bousie) 2. Lions Youth (N. Birch) 3. Scissett Youth (S. Mansfield) Other bands taking part were Gawthorpe Youth (Alex Wilkinson) and Huddersfield Youth Brass Ensemble (Alan Jazwinski). Best soloist - Andrew Griffiths - Eb Bass (Sellers International) Best principal cornet - Lions Best hymn - Sellers Best march - Sellers Most promising band- Gawthorpe Deportment - Gawthorpe Sellers International Youth Band's next appearance will be at Huddersfield Town Hall this Saturday, 22nd October as guests of Honley Ladies Choir. Their next competitive outing will be at the Tameside Youth Festival held in Ashton-uder-Lyne on Sunday 27th November. New members of any standard are always welcome.Rehearsals are 6-8pm on Fridays at the band's headquarters on Chapel Hill. Please contact Mark Bousie on 07971 527039 for more information.