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  • Long Service Awards

    NEMBBA was delighted to award the following long service awards at our contest last weekend.

    Stan Lippeatt (60 years)

    Audley Brass
    Gordon Bell (40 years)

    Blidworth Welfare Band
    Sarah Emblen (50 years)
    Sandra Kowalenko (50 years)

    Darley Dale & Derwent Brass
    Richard J Adams (50 years)

    Hatfield & Askern Colliery Band
    Margaret Curran (60 years)
    Mr. H McLaughlin (60 years)
    Dr. Robert Brown (40 years)
    Mr. M. Kilmartin (40 years)
    Mr. P. Jones (25 years)
    Mr. Richard Marshall (25 years)
    Mr. Michael Kennedy (25 years)

    Hucknall & Linby MC Brass Band
    Paul Whyley (50 years)

    Langley Band
    David H J Mynott (60 years)
    Vincent Dean (50 years)
    Cliff Parker (50 years)

    Leicestershire Co-op Band
    John Randle  (50 years)

    Matlock Band
    Chris Banks (50 years)
    David Batley (50 years)
    Nigel Birch (50 years)
    Lucy Clipsom (50 years)
    Julie Dunne (50 years)
    Tina Farr (50 years)
    Peter G Smith (50 years)
    Christopher Baldwin (25 years)
    David Baldwin (25 years)
    Jane Baldwin (25 years)
    Carol Glossop (25 years)

    Newark Town Band
    William Ratcliffe (60 years)
    Amanda Wells (50 years)
    Kevin Wells (50 years)
    Hannah Falla (25 years)

    Newstead Brass
    Sarah Peasley (25 years)
    Carrie Sudbury  (25 years)
    Amanda Edson  (25 years)
    Bob Craddock  (25 years)

    Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band
    Martin Carlin (60 years)
    Dave Marson (60 years)
    Trev Milner (60 years)
    Trevor Benson (50 years)
    Joe Clark (50 years)
    Steve Emery (50 years)
    Ian Milner (50 years)
    Alan Kemp  (50 years)
    Lynne Dennis (25 years)
    Dawn Evans (25 years)
    Elizabeth Pearce (25 years)
    Kevin Stewart (25 years)
    Karen Varley (25 years)

    Ratby Crescendo Band
    Peter McHardy (60 years)
    Lynne Plant  (60 years)
    Guido Damore (50 years)
    Phil Hall (40 years)
    Neil Kenney (40 years)
    Emily Bates (25 years)
    Becky Cook (25 years)

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

  • Contest Results

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

    • Our adjudicators John Roberts (training bands, unregistered bands, fourth and second sections) and Alan Morrison (third, first and championship sections)
    • Our stewards and helpers Michael Allcock, Lisa Balsom, Judith Beckett, Martyn Beckett, Graham Cardwell, Chorkiu Chan, Brian Draper, Lynden Cooper, Melanie Cooper, Tina Farr, Freddie Farr, Rob Guest, Teresa Healey, Elaine Nicolson, Ian Peberday and our president Marie Smith.
    • A special thank you to Stanley Malcolm Lippeatt for stepping in and compering the second section on the Saturday for us.
    • Our venue, The Postmill Centre, for hosting the contest and their staff for being so helpful.
    • The Brass Band Music (Gavin Somerset) and Durham Music Shop (Brian Yates) for bringing their trade stands and donating music to our section winners.
    • Newstead Brass for the loan of the percussion and Mark Davis and his team of helpers from Newstead who transported it to and from the venue.
    • Our bands, without whom we would not have had a contest and those of you who came to support the bands.

    The full results of the contest are:

    Training Band Section

    1) Ratby Crescendo Band (Becky Cook)
    2) Long Eaton Silver Prize Band (Sharon Stansfield)

    Best instrumentalist: Daniel Rigley (kit) Long Eaton Silver Prize Band

    Unregistered Band Section

    1) Shirland Training Band (David Hill)
    2) Dronfield Daytime Brass (Roland Spencer)

    Best instrumentalist: Jocelyn Trow (cornet) Shirland Training Band

    Fourth Section

    1) Whitwell Brass (Rob Deakin)
    2) Matlock Band (Chris Banks)
    3) Moulton 77 (Kirsty Woodhouse)
    4) Bakewell Silver Band (Sarah Fellowes)

    Best cornet: Christopher Emblen (Whitwell Brass)

    Youngest player in the training band, unregistered band and fourth sections: Rowan Nicolson (Long Eaton Silver Prize Training Band)

    Third Section

    1) Dronfield Genquip Band (David Holling)
    2) Newark Town Band (Gary Wyatt)
    3) Long Eaton Silver Prize Band (Sharon Stansfield)
    4) Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band (John Davis)
    5) Maltby Miners Welfare Band (Terry Clifford)

    Best euphonium: Emma McCormick (Long Eaton Silver Prize Band)

    Second Section

    1) Hatfield & Askern Colliery Band (Richard Marshall)
    2) Leicestershire Coop Band (Ben Hewlett-Davies)
    3) Shirland Welfare Band (Lynden Cooper)
    4) Audley Brass (Tom Hancock)
    5) Barnsley Brass (Ben Brickles)
    6) Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band (Luke Pallister)
    7) South Yorkshire Police Band (Leigh Baker)
    8) Kippax Band (James Beecham)
    9) Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band (Elizabeth Pearce)

    Best soprano: Mike Kilmartin (Hatfield & Askern Colliery Band)

    First Section

    1) Unite the Union Brass Band (Jonathan Beatty)
    2) Yorkshire Imperial Band (Garry Hallas)
    3) Hucknall and Linby MC Brass Band (Paul Whyley)
    4) Langley Band (Cliff Parker)
    5) City of Coventry Brass (Lee Woodward)
    6) Strata Brass (Leigh Baker)
    7) Chapeltown Silver Prize Band (Colum O’Shea)
    8) Harborough (Ben Smith)
    9. Carlton Brass (Chris Banks)

    Best cornet: Maria Beazer (Unite the Union Brass Band)

    Championship Section

    1) Newstead Brass (Martin Heartfield)
    2) Horbury Victoria Band (Duncan Beckley)
    3) Blidworth Welfare Band (Gary Perrin)

    Best euphonium: Michael Dodds (Horbury Victoria Band)
    Best horn: Richard Shaw (Newstead Brass)

  • Final Information

    I have now issued the final information to bands competing in our contest on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February. Copies of all the documents send to the bands (apart from the draw) are on the Documents page.

  • Percussion Provided & Long Service Awards

    A list of the percussion we will be providing for each of the graded sections at our contest has been emailed to all the band secretaries. A copy may be found on our documents page. Please let Robert Stansfield know if you think we have overlooked anything.

                  For the unregistered and training band sections, there will be at least all the percussion we are providing for the fourth and second sections on the Saturday; please let Robert Stansfield know if there is anything else you require from the other sections on the Sunday, and we will see what we can do.

                   NEMBBA offers long service certificates to players (and conductors) for 25, 50, 60 and 75 cumulative years of membership of brass bands. This includes time playing in school or training brass bands and non-contesting bands (and for non-NEMBBA bands). Awards can be made retrospectively if you have, for example, players who have been playing for 30 years. Please let Robert Stansfield know if any of your players qualify for a certificate and we will arrange for them to be presented before your section’s results at the contest.

  • Entries to the Second Section Now Closed

    Please note that entries to the second section are now closed (each section is restricted to ten bands to ensure that we keep within the fire regulations concerning the number of people in the building at any one time).