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Further success for Milnrow

Sunday 13 August, 2017

Mark Bentham guided All-England Masters International Champion Milnrow to further success in 2017 as it came out on top at last month’s 18th running of the Festival of Brass, organised by Brighouse and District Lions.

Milnrow made the short trip home from Brighouse with the £600 first prize along with individual awards for best march, hymn, soloist, euphonium and trombone. Hammonds Saltaire and Hepworth repeated their placings from 2016 by finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively, while section prizes were awarded to Marsden Silver, Skelmanthorpe Prospect, Farnworth and Walkden and Gawthorpe ‘85. Elland Youth continued its contesting success by winning the Youth Section.

The full results were:

  1. Milnrow (Mark Bentham)
  2. Hammonds Saltaire (Morgan Griffiths)
  3. Hepworth (Leigh Baker)

Best March: Milnrow

Best Hymn: Milnrow

Best Principal Cornet: Hammonds Saltaire

Best Euphonium: Milnrow

Best Soprano Cornet: Hepworth

Best Trombone Section: Milnrow

Best Soloist: Euphonium, Milnrow

Best Basses: Hammonds Saltaire

Best Road March: Hammonds Saltaire

Best Trombones on the Road March: Hepworth

Best Deportment: Hammonds Saltaire

Best 1st Section: Marsden Silver

Best 2nd Section: Skelmanthorpe Prospect

Best 3rd Section: Farnworth and Walkden

Best 4th Section: Gawthorpe ‘85

Best Unregistered Band: Thurlstone

Best Hymn Tune (4th Section): Gawthorpe ‘85

Best Youth Band: Elland Silver Youth

Runner-up: Bradford Youth 

Best Youth Soloist: Cornet, Elland Youth

Youth Deportment: Elland Silver Youth

Youngest Player: Max Creese, Hebden Bridge.

Adjudicators: Derek Broadbent and Allan Holdsworth