National Finals 2022

The band was placed 9th in the First Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, held at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, on September 17th 2022. The band gained the invitation to represent Wales at the contest through winning the First Section at the Welsh Regional Championships in March.

All 16 competing bands were required to perform the set test piece ‘Trittico’ by James Curnow, with three adjudicators to impress – Roger Webster, Ian Porthouse and Gary Davies.

Full results for the section are below.

1StanningtonSam Fisher15
2Marsden Silver PrizeAndrew Lofthouse13
3StaffordshireCraig Williams14
4Sandhurst SilverDavid Johnson16
5Acceler8Jef Sparkes8
6Ebbw ValleyGareth Ritter1
7Ashton under LyneMartyn Evans6
8Bo’ness & CarridenCharlie Farren9
9Pontardulais TownPaul Jenkins7
10HydeNigel Seaman2
11Dalkeith & MonktonhallJames Chamberlain3
12Kirbymoorside TownSarah Woodward11
13Gresley CollieryCraig Stevens10
14East of England Co-opNigel Cooper4
15HoughtonMichael Franey5
16Bodmin TownSimon Badge12

Best Instrumentalist: Rachel Dines – Flugelhorn (Ashton under Lyne)