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Super Result at the Senior Trophy

Blackburn & Darwen Band put on a fantastic performance of "The Accursed Huntsman" in Blackpool yesterday. Coming 6th out of a strong field of 21 bands is quite an achievement. Each player performed superbly, showcasing their musical talent and hard work. Credit is also due to our very enthusiastic Musical Director Daniel who guided the band to success.

4BR reported after their performance "A full technicolour take from Blackburn & Darwen to follow — rich in texture and middle band sounds, but also with a nimble appreciation of the ground to be covered and the pacing to keep the demons at bay.

Lots to enjoy with the contrasts in dynamics and the ever increasing fraughtness that just kept the devil a few lengths behind. The MD rode this like Lester Piggott on Mill Reef. Super stuff."

Full results courtesy of 4BR.

Test-piece: The Accursed Huntsman (Cesar Franck arr. Edrich Siebert) Adjudicators: Dr Brett Baker, Mark Wilkinson

1. Thundersley Brass (Melvin White)* 2. Amersham (Paul Fisher)* 3. Stannington Brass (Sam Fisher)* 4. Tylorstown (Robert Westacott)* 5. Tongwynlais Temperance (Owen Farr) 6. Blackburn & Darwen (Daniel Thomas) 7. Unison Kinneil (Raymond Tennant) 8. Eccles Borough (Jon Davis) 9. Longridge (Mark Peacock) 10. Yorkshire Imperial (Garry Hallas) 11. Easington Colliery (Stephen Malcolm) 12. Ebbw Valley Brass (Gareth Ritter) 13. Pontardulais (Paul Jenkins) 14. Enderby (Stephen Phillips) 15. Parc & Dare (Dewi Griffiths) 16. Haverhill Silver (Paul Filby) 17. Filton Concert Brass (Nathan Jenkins) 18. Vernon Building Society (Adam Delbridge-Smith) 19. Thoresby Colliery (Simon Oates) 20. Bo'ness & Carriden (Charlie Farren) 21. Hatfield & Askern Colliery (Stan Lippeat)

Best Instrumentalist: Keith Schroeter (tenor horn) Thundersley

It was the last contest for our solo euphonium play Jan and the band would like to thank him for his fantastic contribution to B&D and wish him well for the future.

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