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Issue 5977

FRANKLY SPEAKING - The first of a new series by Frank Renton, this month focusing on musical education

THE GREAT TRIUMVIRATE - Tim Mutum looks at the life and times of John Gladney 

Thoresby claim the Whiston Festival of Brass title

Sunday 13 August, 2017

Thoresby Colliery Band continued is fine run of contesting form by claiming the Whiston Festival of Brass title. Directed by David Holling Thoresby Colliery took the honours ahead of Yorkshire rivals Strata Brass, with Chapeltown Silver making up the podium.

The full results were:

Championship Section:

  1. Thoresby Colliery (David Holling)
  2. Strata Brass (Jonathan Bates)
  3. Chapeltown Silver (Andrew Dennis)

1st and 2nd Section:

  1. Stannington (Derek Renshaw)
  2. South Yorkshire Police (Jack Capstaff)
  3. Worsbrough Brass (John Hopkinson)

3rd and 4th Section:

  1. Shirland Welfare (Lynden Cooper)
  2. Maltby Miners Welfare (Terry Clifford)
  3. Loxley Silver (Lee Dunkley)

Junior and Unregistered Section:

  1. Shirland Training (Ian Beckett)
  2. Lions Junior Brass (Tom Hancock)
  3. Rotherham Schools (Jeremy Wade)

Adjudicator: Kevin Wadsworth