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Contest Success


The Band took part in the annual National Brass Band Regional Qualifications in Stevenage in March. Drawn 9th to play in a field of 14 Bands, the Band gave a wonderful performance of Dan Price's Darkwood. The two adjudicators gave the Band and its MD some wonderful feedback and awarded them 3rd place, just missing by one place an invitation to the finals in Cheltenham later this year.


The Band left Stevenage with an enormous Cup, a cheque for £100 and (subject to official confirmation) promotion to a higher section next year, and most importantly the satisfaction of seeing all their hard work produce an excellent performance - all in all a day to remember.

Showing off the trophy after the award ceremony

Kevin with the trophy in its 'official' carrying case

Date Contest Position Section
November 1985 Reading Brass Band Guild 2nd 4th
November 1986 Reading Brass Band Guild 3rd 4th
April 1987 Pontins Brass Championships - Hemsby Qualifying Heat 3rd 4th
September 1987 Clacton-on-sea Brass Band Festival - (Highest placed 4th section Band in 3rd section) 1st 3rd
April 1988 Pontins Brass Championships - Hemsby Qualifying Heat 3rd 4th
September 1988 Clacton-on-sea Brass Band Festival 2nd 3rd
October 1989 SCABA Autumn Contest - Folkestone 1st 4th
October 1989 SCABA Autumn Contest - Hymn - Folkestone 1st 3rd
April 1990 Pontins Brass Championships - Hemsby Qualifying Heat 1st 4th
October 1990 SCABA Autumn Contest - Folkestone 3rd 4th
October 1990 SCABA Autumn Contest - Hymn - Folkestone 1st 3rd
March 1991 Pontins Brass Championships - Hemsby Qualifying Heat 1st 4th
October 1991 SCABA Autumn Contest - Folkestone 3rd 3rd
April 1992 Pontins Brass Championships - Hemsby Qualifying Heat 2nd 3rd
October 1992 SCABA Autumn Contest - Folkestone 1st 2nd
April 1993 Pontins Brass Championships - Brean Sands Qualifying Heat 1st 3rd
March 1994 National Brass Band Championships - Qualifying Heat 3rd 3rd
April 1994 Pontins Brass Championships - Brean Sands Qualifying Heat 1st 3rd
May 1994 SCABA Entertainment Contest - Crawley - Highest placed first section band Presidents Trophy Championship & 1st
October 1994 SCABA Autumn Contest - Folkestone 1st 1st
March 1995 National Brass Band Championships - Qualifying Heat 1st 3rd
May 1995 SCABA Entertainment Contest - Crawley - Highest placed first section band 3rd Championship & 1st
October 1995 National Brass Band Championships - Finals 1st 3rd
May 1996 SCABA Entertainment Contest - Crawley - Highest placed first section band 3rd Championship & 1st
October 1996 SCABA Autumn Contest - Folkestone 1st 1st
October 1996 SCABA Autumn Contest - Hymn - Folkestone 1st 1st
March 1997 National Brass Band Championships - Qualifying Heat 2nd 2nd
May 1997 SCABA Entertainment Contest - Crawley - Highest placed first section band Presidents Trophy Championship & 1st
March 1998 National Brass Band Championships - Qualifying Heat 2nd 2nd
May 1998 SCABA Entertainment Contest - Crawley - Highest placed first section band Presidents Trophy Championship & 1st
April 2005 SCABA Spring Contest - Hove 2nd 1st
April 2008 SCABA Autumn Contest - Folkestone 1st Championship & 1st
March 2009 National Brass Band Championships - Qualifying Heat 3rd 2nd
April 2010 SCABA Spring Contest - Hove 1st 1st
April 2010 SCABA Spring Contest - March - Hove 2nd 1st
October 2012 SCABA Autumn Contest - Crawley 3rd 1st
April 2013 SCABA Spring Contest - Crawley 3rd 1st
May 2016 SCABA Spring Contest - Crawley 3rd 2nd
May 2016 SCABA Spring Contest - Hymn - Crawley 3rd 2nd
March 2017 National Brass Band Championships - Qualifying Heat 3rd 3rd