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Jedforest wins Borders Entertainment title

Sunday 10 December, 2017

Jedforest Instrumental Band triumphed at the recent Borders Entertainment Contest, held in its home town, Jedburgh. Under Phil Rosier, the band scored a clear victory with its programme Sabre Dance, First Light (Ben Hollings - cornet soloist: David Sutherland), Salsation and closing with Dan Price’s Starburst. The results were:

1. Jedforest Instrumental (Phil Rosier) 1 + 1 = 2

2. Langholm Town (Chris Shanks) 2 + 4 = 6

3. Broxburn and Livingston (John Boax) 3 + 3 = 6

4. St. Ronan’s Silver (Alan Fernie) 4 + 2 = 6

Best Percussion: Jedforest Instrumental; Best Bass Section: Broxburn and Livingston; Best Instrumentalist: Hamish McRitchie (Jedforest Instrumental); Best Solo Cornet: Callum Robb (St. Ronan’s Silver); Best Soloist: John Stirling, euphonium, Newmains and District; Deportment Prize: Langholm Town; Highest Placed Borders Band: Jedforest Instrumental; Best 4th Section: Newmains and District; Best 3rd Section: Langholm Town; Best 2nd Section: Jedforest Instrumental; Entertainment Prize: Jedforest Instrumental.

Adjudicators: Raymond Tennant and Les Neish