Test Piece Contest, Early October??

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  1. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

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    Howdy folks,

    I'm on the look out for a Test Piece contest in Early - Mid october, is there one? and is it near Yorkshire?!

    I've had a hunt around and come up short, any ideas welcome!

    Thanks
    Garry
     
  2. AndyCat

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    Fleetwood, so not year Yorkshire but reachable, on 3rd October?
     
  3. Frontman

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    Hi Gary, must admit I don't know of any however, I believe that Bolsover Entertainment is on that day.
    By the way Fleetwood Contest is for NWCBBA Bands only and outsiders cannot enter, I know this because they would not let us enter last year. (Unless we joined the association)..
     
  4. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

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    That would explain the low numbers in the top section then!
     
  5. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

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    The Fife Charities Bands Association contest is being held in the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy on 2nd October. Its an own choice march, hymn tune and test piece. Maybe a bit far to travel but it is a generally well attended contest.
     
  6. barrytone

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    Try the Wilkinsons Contest, or whatever they're calling it now. There was talk after last year's contest that it wouldn't go ahead because Wilkinson's were withdrawing their sponsorship but I have it on good authority that it will go ahead. Best to contact someone in NW Area Association for further details, sure someone on here will be able to provide the relevant details.
     
  7. floppymute

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    Wilkinsons is in November and as far as I'm aware it's going ahead.

    Rainford band and NW Counties BBA organise this one, so Derek Atkinson or Frank Hodges is your man to contact.
     
  8. Thirteen Ball

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    There's the north wales open in Rhyll too, which I think is around the same time as wilkinsons. We did the two back to back one year. (That's a test-piece and March contest, by the way.)

    Leicester contest is later in the year too but not sure exactly when.
     
  9. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

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    The SCABA Contest in Folkestone is in October - whilst it's nowhere near, it's been a while since a Northern band braved the visit! ;)
     
  10. Di B

    Di B Member

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    Mid-November usually, but the dates change.

    Also for anyone outside Championship section there is Leamington Contest that is usually within one week of Leicester.

    For the Yorkshire bands, 'Leicester' contest is now held in Loughborough, which is J23 of the M1 if that helps to judge distance :)

    Alternatively.... Pontins!
     
  11. Thirteen Ball

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    Nooooooo! Not stalag luft Prestatyn!
     
  12. Martin

    Martin Member

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    Leicester is 28th November this year. :)
     
  13. Bass Trumpet

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    The National Finals!

    One small snag of course :biggrin:
     
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