The band competed at the Brass in the Wire Contest held at Parr Hall in Warrington on Sunday 26th January. This contest was previously held at the Guild Hall in Preston, but the contest has this year moved to Warrington due to the current closure of the venue in Preston.

We were in the combined First and Championship section and performed the set test piece Legacy by Tom Davoren.

Come results time, we were awarded 5th place overall by adjudicators Sandy Smith and Paul Andrews. We also won the award for the highest place First Section band. 

We are now working hard to refine our performance for the North West regional competion, which is held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Sunday 23rd February.

Full results below:

Championship Section:

Test Piece choices: A Tale As Yet Untold (Philip Sparke) or Legacy for Brass Band (Tom Davoren)
Adjudicator: Paul Andrews and Sandy Smith

1. Crofton Silver (Dean Jones)*
2. Hepworth (Ryan Watkins)*
3. City of Bradford (Lee Skipsey)*
4. Haverhill Silver (Paul Filby)*
5. Longridge (Mark Peacock)
6. Roberts Bakery (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
7. Harrogate (Leigh Baker)*
8. York Railway Institute (David Lancaster)
9. Flixton (Matthew Ryan)
10. Freckleton (Matt Shaw)
11. Lindley (Mike Golding)
12. Yorkshire Imperial David Urquhart Travel (Garry Hallas)
13. Mossley (Duncan Byers)
14. Shirebrook Miners Welfare (Jim Henson)

* Championship Section

First Section award winners:
1. Longridge
2. Roberts Bakery
3. York Railway Institute 

Best Soloist: Tim Pannell (cornet) — Haverhill Silver
Best Basses: Crofton Silver
Best Trombone: City of Bradford
Best Euphonium: Matthew Reasbeck (Crofton Silver)