Holmfirth Contest, Sunday 25th April


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All I know is

Old Silkstone 1st
Linthwaite last

no idea who was inbetween!!!! Will find out tonight at band and post asap. unless someone beats me to it!!


The results I know are;
Section C
Hymn tune
1st Linthwaite
2nd Uppermill
Section C
Test piece
!st Uppermill
2nd Linthwaite
Section B
Hymn tune
1st Slaithwaite
2nd Meltham
Section B
Test piece
!st Meltham
2nd Slaithwaite
3rd Boarshurst
Section A
Test piece
!st Old Silkstone
The rest of Section A I dont know, perhaps someone will fill the gaps for us.
Well done to Meltham winning their second contest in a few weeks after an absence of quite a few years.
Are we sure all these are correct? From what i heard they messed up the results at the prize giving (giving them to the wrong bands etc?!) :roll:


Yes they are the correct results. I believe that a mistake was made at the end of the contest regards Section B, but the proper result was given at the end of the section with Meltham in first place in the test piece and Slaithwaite second.
I also heard Marsden were 2nd in the Section A test piece and won the Section A Hymn Tune.


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Hi All

I have been asked by Keith if I could post this question for him as he seems to be experiencing difficulties with posting just now...

'Could anybody tell me the hymns and test pieces the prize winning bands played at the Holmfirth Contest last Sunday'

Keith Stanley James Lever, composer in residence to Bestwood Black Diamonds Brass Band


When I can find my programme from Sunday I'll give you the info I wrote down!

Off the top of my head
Meltham's test piece was Land of the Long White Cloud and Slaithwaite's was 'Variations on Ladaute Donimun'

Will let you know the rest asap.


Marden played 111 whitburn and Coventry Variations. Silkstone played Une Vie De Matelot. Hade Edge played Paganini Vari. and Holme played Coventry Variations also.

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