Band clinch four trophies at contest
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.