North Skelton Band
YHBBA Open Contest 2018
Rehearsals are well under way now for out appearance in the YHBBA Open Contest (section A) to be held in Dewsbury on Sunday the 4th November.
Rehearsals are going well, and the piece we have chosen is enjoyable to listen to, play, and completely different to Firestorm.
National Finals 2018
North Skelton band represented the North of England, in the National Brass Band Second Section Final's held at Cheltenham. We were drawn to play number fourteen. Early afternoon under the baton of Lewis Wilkinson, we took to the stage and performed the test piece Firestorm by Stephen Bulla in front of the audience, and three adjudicators, David Hirst, Roger Webster and Brian Rostron. We were one of eighteen bands from around the country to have won the honour to represent their region.
Having impressed all three adjudicators North Skelton band were awarded 3rd place, and our soprano cornet player Jo Robinson was awarded the prize for being the best instrumentalist from all the bands in the contest.