Whit Friday 2014 Results: Tameside Contests

East of the M60’s classified check on Tameside’s Whit Friday Brass Band Contests.

A Clean Sweep for Fodens

It was a perfect 11 for Fodens, as the Sandbach band took top honours at all Whit Friday Contests in the Tameside area. Playing The President as their contest march, they collected a total of £5,750 in prize money from Top Mossley to Denton. Second in the Tameside Open Championship was Rothwell Temperance Band who were runners up to Fodens at the Audenshaw, Broadoak Hotel, Droylsden and Top Mossley contests. They came third, behind Blackburn and Darwen at the Heyrod contest.

Finishing third in the Tameside Open Championship was Ashton-under-Lyne, under the direction of Phil Chalk, who had great success in the early noughties with Hepworth Silver Band. It was a fantastic Whit Friday for Mr. Chalk as they came third overall at the Audenshaw and Denton contests. They picked up Best Local prizes at Audenshaw, Hurst Cross, all the Stalybridge contests (Carrbrook, Heyrod, Stalybridge Labour Club and Stalybridge Celtic A.F.C) and at Top Mossley.

In the Tameside Local Championship, Mossley Band gained top honours with the contest march High Command. They picked up some respectable results within the open and local sections of Tameside’s eleven contests. Stalybridge Old Band came second, and picked up a number of Best Third Section prizes (winners at Denton, Stalybridge Labour Club and Top Mossley, runners-up at Audenshaw). Tintwistle Band came third and picked up the Best Local prize at Broadoak Hotel.

It was a good night for Mossley Hollins Band, having picked up Youth honours at Audenshaw, Carrbrook, Droylsden, Dukinfield and Stalybridge Labour Club. Running them close was Wardle Academy who picked up the top Youth prizes at Broadoak Hotel, Denton and Top Mossley. Macclesfield Youth picked up the top Youth prize at Stalybridge Celtic A.F.C., and finished as runners-up at Denton and Hurst Cross.

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The Results:

The showers forecast for Whit Friday 2014 [13 June] weren’t as bad as anticipated with only mere drops at around 5.30pm and 7.30pm. It was mainly dry and warm throughout, ideal conditions for a Whit Friday contest.

This year also saw a slight change to the rules of the Tameside Open Championship. Bands coming under the Best Local sections refer to any within a six mile radius of the contest venue, instead of 10 miles. Again, a mix of private and public sponsorship ensured the stability of its contests, with updates from Tameside Radio.

Audenshaw
37 Bands (-1):

  1. Fodens – £600
  2. Rothwell Temperance – £300
  3. Ashton-under-Lyne – £175

Highest Placed 2nd Section:

  1. Mossley – £100
  2. Elland Silver – £75

Highest Placed 3rd Section:

  1. Darwen Brass – £100
  2. Stalybridge Old Band – £75

Highest Placed 4th Section:

  1. Ifton Colliery – £100
  2. Pilling Jubilee – £75

Highest Placed Local: Ashton-under-Lyne – £125

Highest Placed Junior:

  1. Mossley Hollins – £100
  2. Wirral Schools – £50

First Band to Play: Long Eaton – £75

Deportment: Penrith Town: £75

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Broadoak
38 Bands (+1):

  1. Fodens – £500
  2. Rothwell Temperance
  3. Mossley
  4. Northop Silver

Highest 2nd Section: Silk Brass

Highest 3rd Section: Hawk Green Marple

Highest 4th Section: Ifton Colliery

Highest Local:

  1. Tintwistle
  2. Stalybridge Old Band

Highest Placed Junior:

  1. Wardle Academy
  2. Macclesfield Youth

First Band to Play: Blackburn and Darwen

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Carrbrook
41 Bands (+3):

  1. Fodens – £600
  2. Blackburn and Darwen
  3. Pemberton Old DW

Highest 2nd Section: 

  1. Elland Silver
  2. Mossley

Highest 3rd Section: Constantijn Huygens (The Netherlands)

Highest 4th Section: Valley Brass

Highest Local: Ashton-under-Lyne

Highest Youth: Mossley Hollins

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Denton
45 Bands (+8):

  1. Fodens – £250
  2. Roberts Bakery
  3. Ashton-under-Lyne

Highest 1st Section: Wakefield Metropolitan

Highest 2nd Section: Eccles Borough

Highest 3rd Section: 

  1. Stalybridge Old Band
  2. Nelson Brass

Highest 4th Section:

  1. Northop Brass
  2. Ifton Colliery

Highest Placed Junior:

  1. Wardle Academy
  2. Macclesfield Youth

Best Local: Mossley

Cornet: Fodens – £40

Trombone Section: Pemberton Old DW

Junior Cornet: Wardle Academy – £50

Best 4th Section Basses: Northop Brass

Deportment: Wardle Academy

Prize Draw: Cadishead

First Band to Play: Marsh-Gibbon Silver

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Droylsden:
38 Bands (+3)

  1. Fodens – £500
  2. Rothwell Temperance
  3. Mossley

Highest 2nd Section:

  1. Mossley
  2. Eccles Borough

Highest 3rd Section:

  1. Darwen Brass
  2. Old Hall Brass

Highest 4th Section:

  1. Ifton Colliery
  2. Stacksteads

Highest Youth Section:

  1. Mossley Hollins
  2. Wirral Schools

Highest Local Section:

  1. Mossley
  2. Ashton-under-Lyne

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Dukinfield
42 Bands (+2):

  1. Fodens – £400
  2. Jaguar Landrover
  3. East Yorkshire Motor Services

Highest Placed 1st Section:

  1. Ashton-under-Lyne
  2. Roberts Bakery

Highest Placed 2nd Section: Eccles Borough

Highest Placed 3rd Section: Darwen Brass

Highest Placed 4th Section: Valley Brass

Highest Placed Local:

  1. Ashton-under-Lyne
  2. Mossley
  3. Stalybridge Old Band

Youth:

  1. Mossley Hollins
  2. Wirral Schools

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Heyrod
34 Bands (-8):

  1. Fodens – £600
  2. Blackburn and Darwen
  3. Rothwell Temperance

Highest Placed 1st Section: Ashton-under-Lyne

Highest Placed 2nd Section: Elland Silver

Highest Placed 3rd Section: Hawk Green Marple

Highest Placed 4th Section: Valley Brass

Highest Placed Local: Ashton-under-Lyne

Highest Placed Youth: Wirral Schools

First Band to Play: Stalybridge Old Band

Cornet: Ashton-under-Lyne

Deportment: Haslingden and Helmshore

Junior Deportment: Macclesfield Youth

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Hurst Cross
39 Bands (-2):

  1. Fodens – £300
  2. Thoresby Colliery
  3. Pemberton Old DW

Highest 1st Section:

  1. Ashton-under-Lyne
  2. Vernon Building Society Poynton

Highest 2nd Section: Mossley

Highest 3rd Section: Hawk Green Marple

Highest 4th Section:

  1. Greenfield
  2. Ifton Colliery

Highest Youth Section:

  1. Mossley Hollins
  2. Macclesfield Youth

Best Local: Ashton-under-Lyne

Best Deportment: Macclesfield Youth

First Band: St’ John’s Mossley

Last Band: Eccles Borough

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Stalybridge Labour Club
45 Bands (+6):

  1. Fodens – £1,000
  2. Pemberton Old DW – £350
  3. The Band of the King’s Division – £150

Highest Placed 2nd Section: Eccles Borough – £75

Highest Placed 3rd Section: Stalybridge Old Band – £75

Highest Placed 4th Section: Valley Brass – £75

Highest Placed Youth: Mossley Hollins – £100

Highest Placed Local:

  1. Ashton-under-Lyne – £300
  2. Stalybridge Old Band – £200
  3. Greenfield
  4. Mossley

First band: Mossley

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Stalybridge Celtic AFC
42 Bands (+6)

  1. Fodens – £400
  2. Pemberton Old DW
  3. East Yorkshire Motor Services

Highest Placed 1st Section: Vernon Building Society Poynton

Highest Placed 2nd Section: Mossley

Highest Placed 3rd Section: Hawk Green Marple

Highest Placed 4th Section: Ifton Colliery

Highest Placed Youth Section:

  1. Macclesfield Youth
  2. Wirral Schools

Highest Placed Local:

  1. Ashton-under-Lyne
  2. Mossley

Best Cornet: Fodens – £25

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Top Mossley
40 Bands (+4):

  1. Fodens – £600
  2. Rothwell Temperance
  3. Vernon Building Society Poynton

Highest Placed 2nd Section: Elland Silver

Highest Placed 3rd Section: Stalybridge Old Band

Highest Placed 4th Section: Valley Brass

Highest Local:

  1. Ashton-under-Lyne
  2. Mossley

Highest Youth: Wardle Academy

Best Cornet: Denton Brass

Best Deportment: Macclesfield Youth

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S.V., 14 June 2014.

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