Tue 11 Mar 2014
Back to the Championship...?

At the North-West Regional Brass Band Championships in Blackpool this weekend the band gained a creditable 4th place out of the 15 entrants in the 1st Section. Unfortunately it means we miss out on a trip to Cheltenham for the National Finals, but adjudicator Richard Marshall revealed that it had been ‘very close’ between the three bands that eventually battled for the second qualification place. 

Although this was not quite the result we had worked so hard for, it  does look, however, like promotion back into the Championship Section may well be on the cards. 

Whilst we have to wait for official confirmation from the North-West Regional Committee, going by the official Kapitol rules and the placing of the band over the last three years Regional competitions, we believe that there could be four bands from the current North-West 1st section gaining promotion for the start of next year. 

These bands would be Morecambe on 14 points, and Ashton-Under-Lyne, Oldham (Lees) and, of course, Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band who are all on 15 points over the 3 years' placings.

We wait with baited breath for official confirmation, but look forward to fighting it out against the other big hitters in the North West - Faireys, Fodens, Milnrow etc - at next years competition!

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