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Hat-trick for Enderby

Sunday 13 August, 2017

Enderby Band made it a hat-trick of wins at the Shirebrook Entertainment Contest last month. With Simon Gresswell at the helm, the Leicestershire outfit repeated last year’s victory over runner-up Blidworth Welfare, securing a top prize of £750 in the process.

Enderby’s programme opened with a new version of Bellowhead’s London Town, followed by Fibich Poe arranged by Howard Snell, featuring principal cornet Josie Allen. Also included were Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Hercab and Karma Naand whilst the playful Girl from Ipanema led into the finale, Dan Price’s American Trilogy.

The runner-up prize of £400 was claimed by 1st Section Blidworth Welfare and Martin Heartfield, whose 13 year-old trombonist son Joe took the Best Soloist award for his rendition of The Wind Beneath My Wings

Local band Shirebrook Miners Welfare pocketed the third prize of £200, as its new musical partnership with conductor Colum O’Shea got off to a highly encouraging start.

The prize for Best 2nd Section Band and £200 went to Hucknall and Linby Mining Community Brass, the Best 3rd Section Band was claimed by Rolls Royce (Derby) Band and Best Fourth/Unregistered Band went to Carlton Brass Training Band.

The full results were:

  1. Enderby (Simon Gresswell) 95
  2. Blidworth Welfare (Martin Heartfield) 94
  3. Shirebrook Miners Welfare 

(Collum O’Shea) 93

  1. Hucknall and Linby Mining Community (Paul Whyley) 92
  2. Rolls Royce (Derby) (Graham Cardwell) 91
  3. Matlock Band (Geoff Hawley) 90
  4. Carlton Brass Training (Geoff Hawley) 89

Adjudicator: David Hirst