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Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association

EASINGWOLD LIONS  

MARCH AND HYMN TUNE CONTEST

In  association with the Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association

Saturday June 2nd saw us back in Easingwold Market Place ready to repeat the highly successful revival of this well-loved contest. Fourteen bands were eager and ready to impress their audience and their adjudicator John Roberts with their performances.


Unfortunately, the weather was a total contrast from last year’s glorious evening! It started damp, progressed to thoroughly wet and culminated in a downpour of positively biblical intensity!  However the bands nobly carried on playing even though soaked to the skin, while an equally heroic audience sheltered wherever they could to listen! Well done to all, both bands, stewards and helpers, and our longsuffering audience - it was still an immensely enjoyable evening of good music!


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  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.

The 2019 contest will take place on Saturday June 1st and wet weather plans are being put in place, at least to cover the stand area! Hopefully though, we will see a return of the lovely summer evenings of previous years. So put it in your diary now!

Overall

  

Best Band   

£300

Galtres Challenge Shield

Fishburn Band


Deportment   

£100

Anglia Building Society Deportment Shield

Kirkbymoorside Training Band


Outstanding Instrumentalist   

£100

R.S. Kitchen Cup

Principal Cornet - Kirkbymoorside Town Band


Best Trombones    


Harold Cleaver Memorial Trophy

Ferryhill Town Band


Best Bass Section


Hudson Smith Trophy

Shepherd Group Brasss Band

Championship Section

Ist Place   

£200

Dick Coleman Memorial Cup

 Fishburn Band


1st Section

Ist Place

£200

William Reaney Rose Bowl


Wakefield Metropolitan

2nd Section

Ist Place

£200

Joshua and Eli White Trophy


NASUWT Concert Band


3rd Section

Ist Place  

£200

Joe Heasman Memorial Trophy


Barnsley Brass


Ungraded

Ist Place

£200

H. L. Peters Trophy


Shepherd Group Youth Band

Results and Prizes 2018 Contest

Band    

March

Hymn

Overall points


Fishburn Band

46

47

93

Shepherd Group Brass Band

43

48

91

Kirkbymoorside Town Band

44

46

90

Barnsley Brass

42

45

87

Dobcross Silver Band

42

40

82

Wakefield Metropolitan

40

41

81

NASUWT Concert Band

39

40

79

Shepherd Group Youth Band

38

37

75

Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band

35

35

70

Swinton & District Excelsior Band

34

34

68

Ferryhill Town Band

31

36

67

 Knaresborough Silver Band

36

30

66

 Kirkbymoorside Training Band

33

32

65

Easingwold Town Band

31

34

65

Detailed Results