Whitburn Win Doctor Martin Wainstone Cup
Congratulations to Whitburn Band on winning the 2021 Doctor Martin Wainstone Cup contest on the weekend. Under the direction of Garry Cutt the band gave a fabulous account of ‘The Wizard’ winning them the Best March Prize to start the programme. Continuing in style principal cornet Chris Bradley impressed with Leonard Ballantine's 'Don't Doubt Him Now’, before concluding with Edward Gregson's 'Rococo Variations'. Adjudicator Alan Morrison was clearly delighted with the performance, awarding the band a comprehensive victory over runners-up Hepworth. The podium places were completed by Reg Vardy, with euphonium player Andrew Hedley winning the Best Soloist prize.
Contest controller Steve Goodwin commented, "We did have our fingers crossed somewhat before the event, but it all turned out so well on the day. Our thanks go to the bands. The standard of playing was superlative, and we thank them enormously for what they brought to the event, especially considering the sort of year we've all had. Thanks also to Alan Morrison our adjudicator, to Yarm School and the Princess Alexandra Auditorium, the Dr Martin Trust and the band team, and to everyone who came to enjoy the event. We are already looking forward to 2022 and to welcoming even more bands to a great contest day."
March/Solo/Test Piece = Total
1. Whitburn (Garry Cutt): 46/47/94 = 187
2. Hepworth (Ryan Watkins): 43/44/91 = 178
3. Reg Vardy (John Roberts): 41/48/87 = 176
4. Ratby Co-operative (Dave Purkiss): 42/43/90 = 175
5. Easington Colliery (Danny Brooks): 39/42/85 = 166
6. Rainford (Sarah Groarke Booth): 38/41/84 = 163
Best March: Whitburn
Best Soloist: Andrew Hedley (euphonium) — Reg Vardy
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