Yorkshire Regional Competitors Confirmed

The Yorkshire Regional Championships has announced the 52 bands that will compete at Huddersfield Town Hall on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March. Three bands will be invited to represent the region at the Championship Section Royal Albert Hall National Final. This is owing to the pre-qualification of reigning National Champion Black Dyke Band. Two bands in each of the other sections will be invited to represent the region at the Cheltenham National Finals in September. A Young Adjudicators Panel will take part in an initiative run by the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators and the Regional Committee for the Fourth Section.

Saturday 2nd March:
Second Section followed by Fourth Section and Third Section.

Sunday 3rd March:
First Section followed by Championship Section.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 15th January 2024 from the Box Office: 01484 225755 or online www.kirklees.gov.uk 

Further details can be found at: www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire 

Championship Section:
Adjudicators: Stephen Sykes and Tom Davoren
Commence: 3.00pm
Draw: 12.45am

Black Dyke Band (Prof. Nicholas J Childs)
Brighouse & Rastrick (Garry Cutt)
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Allan Withington)
City of Bradford (Matthew Ryan)
Elland Silver (Brett Baker)
Grimethorpe Colliery (Michael Bach)
Hammonds Band (Morgan Griffiths)
Hepworth Band (Ryan Watkins)
Horbury Victoria (Duncan Beckley)
Marsden Silver (Andrew Lofthouse)
Rothwell Temperance (David Roberts)
Stannington Brass (Sam Fisher)

First Section:
Adjudicators: Andrew Warriner and Paul Norley
Commence: 9.30am
Draw: 8.00am

BD1 Brass (Jamie Smith)
Chapeltown Silver (Colum J. O'Shea)
Crofton Silver (Dean Jones)
Hade Edge (Lewis Bettles)
Hebden Bridge (Christopher Binns)
Knottingley Silver (Kevin Belcher)
Meltham & Meltham Mills (Tom Haslam)
Old Silkstone (David Maplestone)
Skelmanthorpe (Jonathan Bates)
Strata Brass (Leigh Baker)
Unite the Union (Jonathan Beatty)
Yorkshire Imperial (Garry Hallas)

Second Section:
Adjudicators: Stephanie Binns and Mark Wilkinson
Commence: 9.00am
Draw: 7.30am

Barnsley Brass (Ben Brickles)
Drighlington (Garry Hallas)
Emley Brass (Tim Sidwell)
Hatfield & Askern Colliery (Richard Marshall)
Huddersfield & Ripponden (Adam Bell)
Kippax Band (James Beecham)
Lindley Band (Alan Widdop)
Rockingham (Adam Whittle)
Slaithwaite (Simon Jacobs)
South Yorkshire Police (Leigh Baker)

Third Section:
Adjudicators: Tom Davoren and Nicholas Garman
Commence: Approx 4.20pm
Draw: 2.30pm

Barnsley Metropolitan (Alex Francis)
Clifton & Lightcliffe (John Clay)
Dronfield Genquip (David Holling)
Garforth Brass (John Thompson)
Gawthorpe Brass '85 (John Edward)
Lofthouse 2000 (Lee Whitworth)
Maltby Miners Welfare (Terry Clifford)
Oughtibridge (John Hopkinson)
Wakefield Metropolitan (Lee Dunkley)
Wetherby & District Silver (Craig Ratcliffe)

Fourth Section:
Adjudicators: Paul Norley and Andrew Warriner
Commence: Approx 1.00pm
Draw at 11.15am

Deepcar Brass (Andrew Horton)
Dinnington Colliery (Jonathan Beatty)
Dodworth Colliery M.W (Geof Benson)
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) (Mick Silson)
Linthwaite Band (Tony Robertson)
Loxley Silver (Lindon Bolt)
Thurcroft Welfare (Matthew Wright)
Tingley Brass (Allan Briggs)


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