On Sunday 24th February the band competed in the first section at the North West Regionals competition held every year at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The band finished third, out of a strong field of sixteen bands. Matt Balson was also awarded the best soprano prize. Full results below:


1. Rainford (Gareth Brindle)*
2. Boarshurst Silver (James Garlick)*
3. Longridge (Mark Peacock)
4. Blackburn & Darwen (Daniel Thomas)
5. Haydock (Mark Quinn)
6. Middleton (Kevin Gibbs)
7. Roberts Bakery (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
8. Flixton (Matthew Ryan)
9. Silk Brass (Tony Wyatt)
10. Eccles Borough (Mareika Gray)
11. Manx Concert Brass (Ian Clague MBE)
12. Diggle (Alan Widdop)
13. Mossley (Duncan Byers)
14. Haslingden & Helmshore (John Binns)
15. Cheshire Constabulary (David Woollam)
16. Crewe Brass (Matt Pithers)

*Top 2 bands qualify for National Final 

Best Percussion: Rainford
Best Soprano: Longridge
Youngest Player: Thomas Scathe (12) — Mossley