2018 ODBBA (Oxford) contest

The ODBBA (Oxford) contest was recently held at Marlborough School in Woodstock when 31 bands performed in six sections on what proved to be a hugely successful event.

Adjudicator Steven Mead stated: "It was an excellent day of contesting and it was good to be able to help the bands with the 'Adjudication Criteria System' as I believe it gave a much more detailed assessment of the performances and identified areas that they could work on ahead of the important Regional contests.

My thanks go to the organisers for the invitation and to the bands who all showed that they had worked hard on their preparation."

In the Championship Section all four contenders opted for Kevin Norbury's 'Odyssey' , resulting in victory for Brunel Brass. There was another West of England success in the First Section, as AW Parker led by Joshua Ruck claimed the title. The Second Section winners were Horsham Borough with Towcester Studio Brass winning the Third Section. Gosport Solent Brass took the Fourth Section prize and Watership Brass won the Unregistered Section.



Championship Section:

1. Brunel Brass (Neil Skipper): 90.5

2. East London Brass (Jayne Murrill): 90.0

3. Kidlington Concert Brass (Duncan Wilson): 84.5

4. Hyde Brass (Jonathan Lush-Camps): 82.5

First Section:

1. A W Parker (Drybrook) (Joshua Ruck): 89.5

2. City of Bristol (Paul McLaughlin): 83.5

3. Michelmersh Silver (Melvin White): 82.0

4. Otterbourne Brass (Melvin White): 79.0

5. Bedworth Brass (David Maplestone): 76.0

6. Oddfellows Brass (Rob Boulter): 73.0

7. Ware Brass (Craig Patterson): 71.0

Second Section:

1. Horsham Borough (David Hatton): 86.5

2. Corsham Brass (Colin Hogg): 78.5

Third Section:

1. Towcester Studio Brass (Neil Brownless): 92.5

2. Oxford Cherwell Brass (Terry Brotherhood): 89.0

3. Cubbington Silver (Mark Phillips): 83.0

4. Bath Spa (Martin Perry): 82.0

5. Olney Brass (Kevin Nicholls): 80.0

6. Tadley Concert Brass (Paul Chapman): 78.5

7. Corby Silver (Catherine Fountain): 74.5

Fourth Section:

1. Gosport Solent Brass (Colin Garner): 89.5

2. Bradwell Silver (Brian Keech): 81.0

3. Syston Band (Gary Smallwood): 80.0

4. Shipston Town (Howard Gibbs): 75.5

5. Malvern Hills District Brass (Chris Licence): 68.5

6. Abbey Brass (Abingdon) Brass (Rob Tompkins): 62.0

7. Witney Town (Steve Sizeland): 60.0

Unregistered Section:

1. Watership Brass (Mark Picken): 77.0

2. Hook Norton Brass (Shaun Humphreys): 74.0

3. Yarnton Band (Guy James): 66.0

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