• Slider Image

Brass Festival and Youth Entertainment Contest 2019

Entries are now open for the Brass Festival. You can download the rules and entry form here. Please note there are some changes this year:

Firstly, we were asked at the AGM to consider running a Youth Entertainment Contest. We have decided to trial this after the Brass Festival. This is open to any band of more than 13 players (less than 13 can enter the ensemble section in the Brass Festival), and all players must be under 19 years old. 

We have also put a time limit on the length of performances in the ensemble classes K and R. These sections are now limited to 10 minutes in total. 

Winter Contest 2019 Results

Adjudicator: Phillip Littlemore

Saturday 23rd February

1st Section Results

Pos. Points Draw Band Conductor
1 190 6 Brunel Brass Daniel Hall
2 189 2 Michelmersh Silver Band Melvin White
3 188 7 City of Bristol Ian Holmes
4 187 4 Cawston Band Leigh Sharpe
5 186 3 The Shirley Band David Hirst
6 185 5 Oddfellows Brass Dave Holling
7 184 1 Bedworth Brass Wayne Ruston
8 W W Alder Valley Brass Lee Woodward

Best Instrumentalist: Euphonium: Michelmersh Silver Band

3rd Section Results

Pos. Points Draw Band Conductor
1 193 3 Olney Brass Kevin Nicholls
2 192 8 Gosport Solent Brass Colin Garner
3 191 9 Ocean Brass Martin Humphries
4 190 4 Bradwell Silver Band Brian Keech
5 189 5 Arrow Valley Brass Andy Culshaw
6 187 7 Towcester Studio Brass Neil Brownless
7 186 6 Jubilee Brass (Oxford) Clifford Sadler
8 185 1 Welwyn Garden City Duncan Wilson
9 184 2 Syston Gary Smallwood

Best Instrumentalist: Cornet, Olney Brass

Unregistered Section Results

Pos. Points Draw Band Conductor
1 185 1 Reading Spring Gardens Band David Ruel
2 184 2 Yarnton Band Guy James

Best Instrumentalist: Euphonium, Reading Spring Gardens Band

Special Awards (Saturday)

Best Bass Section of the Day: Brunel Brass
Best Percussion of the Day: Olney Brass
Best Cornet of the Day: Olney Brass
Best Tenor Horn of the Day: Michelmersh Silver Band

Sunday 24th February

4th Section Results

Pos. Points Draw Band Conductor
1 188 1 Shipston Town Band Howard Gibbs
2 186 5 Nailsworth Silver Band Steve Ruck
3 184 9 Ratby Mid Band Gary Perrin
4 183 2 City of Oxford Silver Band Gareth Coulson
5 182 6 Great Western Youth Band Ben Halstead
6 181 7 Abbey Brass (Abingdon) Rob Tompkins
7 180 8 Malvern Hills District Brass Chris Licence
8 179 4 Coventry Festival Band Allan Wheelhouse
9 178 3 Witney Town Band Steve Sizeland
10 W W Bletchington Silver Band Sheldon Barwick

Best Instrumentalist: Flugel, Shipston Town Band (Darran Wheeler)

2nd Section Results

Poss. Points Draw Band Conductor
1 188 5 Wotton Under Edge & District Ian Dickinson
2 186 7 Horsham Borough Band Mark McLaughlin
3 185 6 City of Coventry Stephen Cooper
4 184 4 The Wigston Band Chris Small
5 183 1 Chinnor Silver Band David Pegram
6 182 3 Yiewsley & West Drayton Christopher Cole
7 181 2 Weston Brass Carl Whiteoak

Best Instrumentalist: Cornet Player, Wotton Under Edge & District Band

Championship Section Results

Position Points Draw Band Conductor
1 190 1 Kidlington Concert Band Duncan Wilson

Best Instrumentalist: Soprano Cornet, Kidlington Concert Brass

Special Awards (Sunday)

Best Percussion of the Day: City of Coventry
Best Cornet of the Day: Wotton under Edge & District
Best Bass Section of the Day: Kidlington Concert Brass
Best Tenor Horn of the Day: Wotton under Edge & District

Special Prizes (Whole Contest)

Band with the most Under 19 Players: Great Western Youth Band
Youngest Player of the Weekend: Lyla Ellis, Yarnton Band