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Butlins Mineworkers Championships 2015 – Preview

butlinsAfter a busy Christmas period of concerts and carolling, the band are in the final stages of their preparations for the Butlins Mineworkers Championships in Skegness, 16th – 18th January.

The band will be competing in the 3rd section this year, and after last years 4th place and 2013’s 2nd place, we are hoping to go all the way!

This year’s chosen test piece is Woodland Pictures, originally a 1920’s light orchestral work written by Percy Fletcher, the piece has been arranged for brass band by Nigel Hall.

The band will face stiff competition from 17 other bands including 2014 winners BMP Goodshaw, 2012 and 2013 winners Boarshurst Silver, as well as Golborne and recently promoted Ifton Colliery.

Rehearsals have been sounding good and the band are in confident mood, so make sure you follow our progress via our own twitter and Facebook accounts where we will be posting updates of our whole weekend!

The full line up is as follows(from 4BarsRest):

Third Section

Venue: Royal Arthur Suite
Draw: 8.40am
Commence: 10.30am

Test Piece: Woodland Pictures (Percy Fletcher arr Nigel Hall)
Adjudicators: Kevin Wadsworth & Mark Walters

BMP Goodshaw (Mike Cotter)
Boarshurst Silver (James Garlick)
Coppull & Standish (Matt Stringer)
Crofton Silver (Kevin Belcher)
Dodworth Colliery (M.W.) (Eliot J Darwin)
Dunston Silver (Steven Archer)
Foss Dyke (Simon Oates)
Golborne (Matthew Whitfield)
Great Yarmouth Brass (Colin Swaep)
Greenfield (Tom Haslam)
Hucknall & Linby (Paul Whyley)
Ifton Colliery (Wayne Ruston)
Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes (Steven Askew)
Maltby Miners Welfare (Terry Clifford)
Melton Band (Graham Sutton)
Old Hall Brass (John North)
Stamford Brass (Robert Prew)
Worsbrough Brass (John Roberts)

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