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Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association

EASINGWOLD LIONS CENTENNIAL

MARCH AND HYMN TUNE CONTEST

In  association with the Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association

Saturday June 24th saw the return of the well-loved marching contest to Easingwold on a glorious summer evening. It will be held on the evening of Saturday June 24th. Fittingly, the first band to march off at just after 5.00 p.m was Easingwold Town Band followed through the evening by 12 other bands eager to impress adjudicator David Roberts with their performances.


Easingwold Contest has always been 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  the Easingwold contest for many years. 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 revived contest  consists of a march played on the road and a hymn and a march played on the stand, and to aid in planning, bands registered in advance and were given a time slot to play.  The result was a highly successful contest with entries from all sections making a highly enjoyable evening for bands and audience alike.   Fishburn Band were the worthy overall winner  - Congratulations to them and to all  those who made it such a fantastic evening.

Overall

  

Best Band   

£300

Galtres Challenge Shield

Fishburn


Deportment   

£100

Anglia Building Society Deportment Shield

Shepherd Group Brass Band


Outstanding Instrumentalist   

£100

R.S. Kitchen Cup

Principal Cornet - Fishburn


Best Trombones    


Harold Cleaver Memorial Trophy

Fishburn


Championship Section

Ist Place   

£200

Dick Coleman Memorial Cup

 Fishburn


2nd Place  

£25 Voucher


Chapeltown


1st Section

Ist Place

£200

William Reaney Rose Bowl


Shepherd Group Brass Band


2nd Place

 £25 Voucher  



GT Peterlee


2nd Section

Ist Place

£200

Joshua and Eli White Trophy


Wakefield Metropolitan


3rd Section

Ist Place  

£200

Joe Heasman Memorial Trophy


Barnsley Brass


2nd Place   

£25 Voucher


Ferryhill Town


4th Section

Ist Place

£200

Easingwold District Lions President’s Trophy


Huddersfield and Ripponden


Ungraded

Ist Place

£200

H. L. Peters Trophy


Easingwold Town Band


Results and Prizes 2017 Contest

Band    

March

Hymn

Overall points


Fishburn

1

2

3

Shepherd Group Brass Band

2

1

3

Wakefield Metropolitan  

3

3

6

Barnsley Brass

4

4

8

Ferryhill Town Band

5

6

11

Dobcross Silver Band

7

5

12

GT Peterlee

6

7

13

Chapeltown

8

8

16

North Skelton Band

9

9

18

Huddersfield and Ripponden

10

10

20

Easingwold Town Band

11

12

23

Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band  

12

11

23

Shepherd Group Youth Band

13

13

26





Detailed Results