Published on May 8th, 2017 by gavin

RESULTS: Buxton Festival of Brass

A beautiful setting with banders and their families enjoying the brilliant sunshine, gave the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, the an air of an impressionist painting. Add to that the sounds of brass bands wafting over the late Spring scene made for many, a perfect day out, on Sunday, 7th May.

Adjudicators, Steve Pritchard-Jones and Mark Wilkinson had the task of awarding the sparking display of silver ware to the competing bands. A delighted Haslingden and Helmshore (Chalkers) band conducted by Simon Cowan took first place in in the Championship and First Section, winning the coveted Stead and Nelson Trophy.

Full Results:

Championship & First Section
Adjudicator: Mark Wilkinson

1. Haslingdon & Helmshore (Chalkers) (Simon Cowan)
2. Bedworth Brass (Ryan Richardson)
3. Longridge (Mark Peacock)
4. Harrogate (Dean Jones)
5. Hade Edge (Jonathan Beatty)

Best Soloist Prize: Daniel Jackson, Euphonium (Hade Edge)
Highest placed NWABBA Member Band: Haslingden and Helmshore
Highest Placed Nationally Graded First Section: Haslingden & Helmshore

Second Section
Adjudicator: Mark Wilkinson

1. Pemberton Old Wigan ‘B’ (Mike Golding)
2. Besses Boys (James Holt)
3. Glossop Old (Duncan Beckley)
4. Blackpool Brass (John Pearson)
5. Horwich RMI (Mattew Ryan)
6. Old Hall Brass (John North)

Best Cornet Section: Pemberton Old Wigan ‘B’
Highest Placed NWABBA Member Band: Besses Boys

Third Section  
Adjudicator: Steve Pritchard-Jones

1. Ifton Colliery (Scott Lloyd)
2. Lofthouse 2000 (Andrew Whitaker)
3. Greenfield (Tom Haslam)
4. Stalybridge Old (David Ashworth)
5. Farnworth & Walkden (Matt Shaw)
6. Trentham Brass (Mike Caveney)

Best Euphonium Section: Greenfield
Highest Placed NWABBA Member Band: Greenfield

Fourth Section
Adjudicator: Steve Pritchard Jones

1. Fairfield (Buxton) (Charles Kitchen)
2. Cadishead Public (David Holland)
3. Denton Brass (Matthew Bailey)
4. Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass (Adam Bell)
5. St. John’s Mossley (Paul Exton-McGuiness)
6. Mereside Brass (Mike Phenton)

Best Bass Section: Fairfield (Buxton)
Highest Placed NWABBA Member Band: Fairfield (Buxton)

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