On Sunday 25th February the band played at the North West Area contest at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The set work for the Championship section was Kevin Norbury’s Odyssey, a piece which we also played in January at the Preston Contest. Come results time, the band was placed seventh by adjudicators Derek Broadbent and Jim Davies. Our congratulations to Foden’s, Leyland and the Fairey Band who will represent the North West at the National Finals in London.


Adjudicators: Derek Broadbent & Jim Davies

1. Foden's (Prof Nicholas Childs)*
2. Leyland (Thomas Wyss)*
3. Fairey (Garry Cutt)**
4. Vernon Building Society Poynton (Stig Maersk)
5. Pemberton Old Wigan DW (Ben Dixon)
6. Wingates (Paul Andrews)
7. Longridge (Mark Peacock)
8. TCTC Group (Jef Sparkes)
9. Rainford (Gareth Brindle)
10. Milnrow (Mark Bentham)
11. Ashton-under-Lyne (Philip Chalk)

Best Soprano: Richard Poole (Foden's)
Best Percussion: Leyland 
Youngest Player: Adam Penlington (15)

**Fairey pre-qualified for the National Final at the Royal Albert Hall
*Qualify for the National Final at the Royal Albert Hall