Easingwold Market Place Saturday June 24th 5.00 p.m.
EASINGWOLD LIONS CENTENNIAL
MARCH AND HYMN TUNE CONTEST
In association with the Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association
We are delighted to announce the return of the well-
In a change from previous practice bands will enter the contest in advance -
Easingwold Contest was one of the most popular events in the YHBBA calendar both for participants and audiences. Centred on the Market Place of this attractive North Yorkshire town it formed the culmination of a day of fun and fundraising organised by The Easingwold Lions' Club.
The inaugural contest was held on Saturday 11th September 1982 as a Standing March contest for Grade 1 and 2 bands with the grade 1 bands required to play” a march circuit of the Market Place” before performing the contest march. Grade 2 bands were excused marching with the added performance of a hymn tune to their contest march – in the event only one band figured in Grade 2. The contest concluded with massed bands playing for community hymn singing, which was a regular feature of all the Easingwold contests to date.
Sadly, fewer bands were entering and it was impossible to know how many would turn up, so with regret the decision to abandon the contest was made in 2011.
The new contest will consist of a march played on the road and a hymn and a march played on the stand.
The march will begin on Tanpit Lane, turning left and following the Market Square anti-
Championship, First, Second, Third and Fourth Section 1st Prize will be £200. Further prizes may be added dependent on entries.
Championship, First, Second, Third Fourth and Unregistered bands will all receive a trophy for winning their section.
There will be a prize of £100 for the best Marching band, determined by combination of Marching and Playing on the road.
The Overall Champion band will also receive a further prize of £100 and trophy. Further prixes may be added as funding is secured.
If you have any questions please contact Garry Hallas, Contest Controller . Tel 07732 396776
Rules and entry forms for this year's contest can be downloaded here