Band clinch four tro­phies at con­test

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

MU­SI­CIANS from Bolling­ton Brass Band are thrilled to have won the Bux­ton Fes­ti­val band con­test for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year.

Play­ing John Ire­land’s Com­edy Over­ture, the band of 27 ded­i­cated am­a­teur mu­si­cians walked away with four tro­phies.

This in­cluded the high­est placed lo­cal band and the award for win­ning con­duc­tor, as well as the high­est placed band in the first/cham­pi­onship sec­tion.

Char­lie Jones, a spokesman for Bolling­ton Brass Band, said: “We’re thrilled to have won for an­other year at the fes­ti­val. Bolling­ton Brass Band has achieved re­mark­able suc­cess since its for­ma­tion in the 1890s. This has in­cluded be­ing pro­moted to the Cham­pi­onship sec­tion un­der the ba­ton of Peter Chris­tian in 2011.

“Any­one look­ing to hear the band in per­son will of course be able to do so at the an­nual Whit Fri­day Marches this month.

“In ad­di­tion, the band are pleased to an­nounce that they hope to con­tinue their suc­cess­ful year when com­pet­ing at this year’s French open.

“Any support would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated, of course, but for those less en­thu­si­as­tic to make the trip across the Chan­nel they will also be able to find us at Prest­bury Rose Queen next month.”

The band will take part in the Whit Fri­day Marches on May 20, the French open cham­pi­onships on June 2 and Prest­bury Rose Queen fete on Satur­day, June 18.

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