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2011 National Brass Band Championship Finals

New Forest Brass are officially the best fourth section band in England!

Up against the best fourth section bands from around the UK and playing a challenging contest piece, we were delighted to be awarded second prize by the adjudicators, Stan Lippeatt and Barry Thompson. All the hard work over the summer has paid off. The adjudicators said that we were one of only two bands to capture the style of the music - well done Ian!

New Forest Brass claim second place at the national finals in Cheltenham

Fourth Section
Date: Saturday 24th September 2011
Venue: The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse
Test Piece: 'Henry the Fifth' - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Adjudicators: Stan Lippeatt and Barry Thompson

Result: (Band, Conductor, Region, Draw):

  1. Mellingriffith 2, Dewi Griffiths, Wales, 18
  2. New Forest Brass, Ian Luxford, West of England, 7
  3. Rushden Town, Martin Dawson, Midlands, 3
  4. Ramsey Town, Robert Quane, North West, 13
  5. Boarshurst Silver, David Ashworth, North West, 4
  6. Dinnington Colliery, Jonathan Beatty, Yorkshire, 10
  7. Harwich RBL, A. Sanders, London & Southern Counties, 12
  8. Ireland Colliery Chesterfield, Ian Knapton, Midlands, 19
  9. Dronfield Band, John Davies, Yorkshire, 5
  10. MacTaggart Scott Loanhead, Mark Bell, Scotland, 2
  11. Besses Boys, Jamie Holt, North West, 11
  12. NASUWT Riverside Concert, Bryan Tait, North of England, 16
  13. L.G.B Brass, Ian Stewart, London & Southern Counties, 1
  14. Burbage (Buxton), Steve Critchlow, Midlands, 9
  15. Bratton Silver, Simon Carr, West of England, 14
  16. Golborne, Jason Smith, North West, 8
  17. Hatherleigh Silver, David Hayward, West of England, 6
  18. Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes, Steve Askew, North of England, 17
  19. Abertillery & District Youth, Dean Evans, Wales, 15

Best Instrumentalist: Soprano - Mellingriffith 2

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