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  • Long Service Awards

    NEMBBA was delighted to award the following long service awards at our contest today:

    60 years

    Rob Stew (Darley Dale Band)

    50 years

    Dale Coleman (Moulton 77)
    Linda Oxley (Amington Band)
    Paul Robins (Long Eaton Silver Prize Band)

    Congratulations and thank you to all the above players for their long service to our brass band movement.

  • NEMBBA Autumn Contest Results

    First Section

    1. Horbury Victoria Band (Duncan Beckley)
    2. Old Silkstone Band (David Maplestone)
    3. Silk Brass (Tony Wyatt)
    4. Chapeltown Silver Prize Band (Colum J O’Shea)
    5. City of Coventry (Lee Woodward)

    Best instrumentalist Charlie Welch (soprano, Horbury Victoria Band)

    Second Section

    1. Dobcross Silver Band (Jason M Smith)
    2. Audley Brass (Tom Hancock)
    3. Dronfield Genquip Band (Adrian Wood)
    4. Shirebrook M.W. Band (Luke Pallister)
    5. Shirland Miners Welfare Band (Lynden Cooper)

    Best instrumentalist Rhys Kerry (horn, Audley Brass)

    Third Section

    1. Dobcross Silver Band (Jason M Smith)
    2. Long Eaton Silver Prize Band (Sharon Stansfield)
    3. Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band (Sam Johnston)
    4. Amington Band (Chris Barker)

    Best instrumentalist Emma Morris (cornet, Amington Band)

    Fourth Section

    1. Newark Town Band (Gary Wyatt)
    2. Moulton 77 Band (Kirsty Woodhouse)
    3. Sale Brass (Jess Tredea)

    Best instrumentalist Jonathan Rookledge (euphonium, Newark Town Band)

    Unregistered Section

    1. Darley Dale Band (Richard Adams)
    2. Shirland Training Band (David Hill)
    3. Audley Community Band (Daniel Keen)

    Best instrumentalist Rob Stew (Eb Bass, Darley Dale Band)

    Training Band Section

    1. Long Eaton Silver Prize Training Band (Sharon Stansfield)

    Best instrumentalist Sarah Measures (cornet, Long Eaton Silver Prize Training Band)

    A big thank you to everybody who worked so hard to make today’s contest a success:

    • Our adjudicator Martin Heartfield.
    • Our stewards and helpers Mike Allcock, Kevin Holdgate, Jo Priestley, Graham Healey, Ian Peberday, Rob Guest, Lynden Cooper, Melanie Cooper, our chairman John Slater and our president Marie Smith.
    • Our venue, The Whitworth for hosting the contest and their staff for being so helpful.
    • Newstead Brass for the loan of the percussion and Mark Davis and Graham Healey who transported it to and from the venue.
    • Our bands, without whom we not have had a contest and those of you who came to support the bands.
  • February Contest First Section Now Closed To New Entries

    In the ten days since we first advertised NEMBBA’s February area test piece contest at Post Mill Centre, we have already received entries from ten first section bands. Due to fire regulations, this is maximum number of bands we can accept for any one section: my apologies to any bands who will now miss out. If any other first section bands are interested in contesting with us, please email me (admin@nembba.org.uk) and I will keep a waiting list in case of any withdrawals.

    Entries remain open for all our other sections (training band, unregistered, fourth, third, second and championship).

  • Final Information

    I have now issued the final information to bands competing in our contest on Sunday 5th November. Copies (apart from the draw) are on the Documents page.

  • Entries Now Open For Our February Contest

    Entries are now open to our annual area test piece contest at the Post Mill Centre on 17th and 18th February. For further information, please see our events page.