B&R - Jim Gourley and the band know how to win
YBS - nuff said about DK and his happy green and black army
Sellers - Mr Mccann , happy ? could be in the placings
Ransome - Russell Grey , got the nack of winning
Fodens - something to prove
Yorkshire Imps - One of the best bands to come out of Yorkshire..got a good name and pedegree , would like to see them do well again..
No order here, but expect these bands to be close!
YBS - hard to say they won't be there isn't it!
B & R - Jim Gourlay in front of the band, cracking band allround.
Fodens - A few new signings and Bram Tovey (the legend!) conducting!
Sellers - fresh from the win in Blackpool, a great band!
Ransome - good win off no.1 in the Senior Cup, played superbly in the 2000 Nationals with Gray conducting!
A big pity that the other 3 bands won't be competing on this SUPER test! Good luck to all those competing!
Always a shame that Grimethorpe and Dyke do not take up Mr Biggs' offer and an added disappointment is Faireys non attendance this time.
Some very fine bands in attendance though: impossible to consider YBS will not be favourites but both B&R and Fodens won't be too far away I am sure. There are a number of very good bands who on present form are more than capable of challenging the 'big three' and securing a top six place. Leyland, Sellers, Ransome, Ever Ready, JAG Mount Charles all being good examples.