Whit Friday 2016 Results: Saddleworth Contests

East of the M60’s classified check on the Oldham and Saddleworth Area Whit Friday Brass Band Contest Results.

Fairey, Hepworth and Brighouse and Rastrick bands take centre stage in the Saddleworth contests

In the Saddleworth Whit Friday band contests, the balance of power has shifted from Queensbury to Brighouse, Hepworth and Stockport. Brighouse and Rastrick Band were top dog at Delph and Denshaw. Fairey won the top prize at the Lydgate, and Scouthead and Austerlands contests. Winning at Diggle and Dobcross, a recently re-energised Hepworth Silver Band.

In Lees and Springhead, the Birmingham Conservatoire band picked up the top prize with Brighouse and Rastrick in second place. Over at the Friezland contest, it was Greenfield which picked up top honours at the contest for lower section bands. They were also the first band to play at the parish hall.

The atrocious weather did nothing to stop the bands descending on the Saddleworth venues. Delph played host to 80 bands; Dobcross saw 70; and Diggle equalled their contest record of 63 bands. There was 48 bands at Friezland, a figure modest for Saddleworth standards, but a fantastic one if held three miles south of the venue.

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Delph

80 Bands (+2):
  1. Brighouse and Rastrick – £1,000
  2. Hepworth Silver Band – £750
  3. Fairey – £400
  4. Oberburg [Switzerland] – £300
  5. Windcorp Brass Band [Sweden] – £250
  6. Salvo Brass – £200
  7. York Railway Institute – £150

Highest Placed Band not in Championship Section: Longridge

Highest Placed 3rd/4th Section before 9pm: Market Rasen

Highest Placed Local:
  1. Boarshurst Silver Band
  2. Marsden Silver

Highest Placed Saddleworth: Diggle

Highest Placed Youth:

  1. Oldham Music Centre
  2. 2nd Rossendale Scouts

Solo Cornet: Brighouse and Rastrick

Soprano: Hepworth Silver Band

Euphonium: Brighouse and Rastrick

Basses: Fairey

Trombones: Salvo Brass

Deportment: The Band of the King’s Division

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Denshaw

60 Bands (-6):
  1. Brighouse and Rastrick
  2. Fairey
  3. Milnrow
  4. Oldham Band (Lees)

Highest Placed 1st Section: Longridge Band

Highest Placed 2nd Section: City of Bristol Brass Band

Highest Placed 3rd Section: Greenalls Brass Band

Highest Placed 4th Section: Enfield Brass

Highest Placed Saddleworth band: Boarshurst Silver Band

Highest Placed Local: Slaithwaite

Highest Placed Outside UK: A Tout Vent [France]

Highest Placed Youth:
  1. Wardle Academy Youth
  2. Tewit Youth

Spot Prize: MG Dietvil [Switzerland]

Best Bass Section: Brighouse and Rastrick

Best Soprano: Fairey

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Diggle

63 Bands (NC – contest record equalled):
  1. Hepworth Silver Band – £800
  2. Milnrow – £500
  3. Oldham (Lees) – £400
  4. Marsden Silver Band
  5. City of Bradford
  6. Bad Ass Brass

Highest Placed 1st/2nd Section: Hebden Bridge – £150

Highest Placed 3rd/4th Section: Greenalls Brass Band – £150

Highest Placed Unregistered Band: Bad Ass Brass – £100

Highest Placed 4th Section not featured in any other prize: Diggle ‘B’ Band – £60

Highest Placed Youth: Oldham Music Centre – £100

Highest Placed Saddleworth: Delph – £125

Highest Placed Local (the Holden Prize): Marsden Silver Band – £100

Best Instrumentalist not in Championship Section: Slaithwaite (Cornet) – £30

Best Bass Section: Hepworth Silver Band – £60

Best Solo Cornet: Diggle – £30

Best Soprano Cornet: Milnrow – £30

Best Euphonium: Hepworth Silver Band – £30

Best Youth Soloist: Oldham Music Centre (Euphonium) – £30

Best Band on the March: Oberburg [Switzerland] – £30

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Dobcross

70 Bands (+1):
  1. Hepworth Silver Band
  2. Milnrow
  3. City of Bradford
  4. Bad Ass Brass
  5. Fairey
  6. Marsden Silver Band

Highest placed Saddleworth band: Boarshurst Silver Band

Highest placed Local: Milnrow

Best local band seen on Whit Walks: tbc

First Band: MG Dietwil [Switzerland]

Best Junior Euphonium: Wardle Academy Youth

Best Junior Soloist: Oldham Music Centre Youth

Best Junior Player: Oldham Music Centre Youth

Best Local Junior Soloist: Oldham Music Centre Youth

Best Youth Soprano Cornet: Wardle Academy Youth

Best Youth Trombone: Oldham Music Centre Youth

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Friezland

48 Bands (+7):
  1. Greenfield
  2. Market Rasen
  3. Farnworth and Walkden
  4. University of Nottingham
  5. BMP Europe Goodshaw
  6. Greenalls Brass Band

Highest Placed 4th Section: BMP Europe Goodshaw

Highest Placed Youth:
  1. Tewit Youth
  2. 2nd Rossendale Scouts

Best Cornet: New Band Music

Best Basses: Oldham Music Centre Youth

Best Deportment: Littleborough

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Greenfield

72 Bands (+3 – contest record):
  1. Brighouse and Rastrick
  2. Fairey
  3. The Band of the King’s Division
Highest 1st Section:
  1. Boarshurst Silver Band
  2. Elland Silver Band
Highest 2nd Section:
  1. Glossop Old Band
  2. Greenfield
Highest 3rd Section
  1. Dobcross Silver Band
  2. Liginiers
Highest 4th Section:
  1. Enfield Band
  2. Diggle ‘B’ Band

Highest Placed Saddleworth band: Boarshurst Silver Band

Highest Placed Local 4th Section and below: Diggle ‘B’ Band

Highest Placed Local: Oldham (Lees)

Highest Placed Youth:
  1. Wardle Academy Youth
  2. Tewit Youth
Deportment:
  1. The Band of the King’s Division
  2. Liginiers
Best Entertainment in Village:
  1. Brass Band A Tout Vent
  2. Hade Edge

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Grotton

46 Bands (-2)
  1. Milnrow
  2. Brighouse and Rastrick
  3. Marsden Silver Band
  4. Elland Silver Band
Highest Placed First Section:
  1. Elland Silver Band – £100
  2. Diggle – £75
Highest Placed Second Section:
  1. Uppermill – £75
  2. Emley – £50
Highest Placed Third Section:
  1. Boarshurst Silver – £75
  2. Golborne
Best Local Band:
  1. Marsden Silver – £100
  2. Uppermill – £75
Best Youth Band:
  1. Wardle Academy Youth – £100
  2. Tewit Youth – £50

Best Deportment: Black Dyke – £30

Best Youth Deportment: Tewit Youth – £25

Best Cornet: Milnrow – £30

Best Soprano: Brighouse and Rastrick – £30

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Lydgate

71 Bands (-3):
  1. Fairey
  2. Brighouse and Rastrick
  3. City of Bradford
Highest Placed 1st Section:
  1. Elland Silver Band
  2. Hebden Bridge
Highest Placed 2nd Section:
  1. Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Band
  2. Boarshurst Silver Band
Highest Placed 3rd Section:
  1. Farnworth and Walkden
  2. Littleborough
Highest Placed 4th Section:
  1. Huddersfield and Ripponden
  2. Penrith Town
Highest Placed Local:
  1. Oldham (Lees)
  2. Diggle
Highest Placed Youth:
  1. Wardle Academy Youth
  2. Oldham Music Centre Youth

Best Cornet: Fairey

Best Soprano Cornet: Fairey

Basses: Fairey

Best Trombones: Brighouse and Rastrick

Best Euphonium: Fairey

Senior Deportment: Elland Silver Band

Junior Deportment: Wardle Academy Youth

Best Unregistered Band: Mark’s Stage Band

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Lees and Springhead

46 Bands (+8):
  1. Birmingham Conservatoire – £500
  2. Brighouse and Rastrick – £250
  3. Oldham (Lees) – £150
  4. Milnrow
  5. City of Bradford
  6. Marsden Silver Band
Highest Placed 1st Section:
  1. Silk Brass – £75
  2. Hade Edge – £50
Highest Placed 2nd Section:
  1. Boarshurst Silver Band – £75
  2. Delph – £50
Highest Placed 3rd Section:
  1. Oberburg [Switzerland] – £75
  2. Greenfield – £50
Highest Placed 4th Section:
  1. Shrewsbury – £75
  2. North London Brass – £50

Highest Placed within Oldham Council boundary: Boarshurst Silver Band – £50

Best Local Band: Milnrow – £100

Highest Placed Youth:
  1. Rochdale Youth – £50
  2. 2nd Rossendale Scouts – £30

Best Cornet: Oldham (Lees) – £25

Best Euphonium: Birmingham Conservatoire – £25

Best Deportment: Silk Brass – £50

Best Youth Deportment: Rochdale Youth – £50

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Scouthead and Austerlands

74 Bands (+5 – contest record equalled):
  1. Fairey – £800
  2. Hepworth Silver Band – £400
  3. Brighouse and Rastrick – £300
  4. Oldham (Lees)
Highest Placed 1st Section:
  1. Longridge – £125
  2. Hebden Bridge – £75
  3. Langley – £50
Highest Placed 2nd Section:
  1. Glossop Old Band – £125
  2. Slaithwaite – £75
  3. Alexander Brass – £50
Highest Placed 3rd Section:
  1. Greenfield – £125
  2. Crofton Silver Band – £75
  3. Liginiers – £50
Highest Placed 4th Section:
  1. Enfield Brass – £125
  2. Sale Brass – £75
  3. London Metropolitan Brass – £50
Highest Placed Local:
  1. Marsden Silver Band – £125
  2. Diggle – £75
  3. Middleton – £50
Highest Placed Saddleworth bands:
  1. Uppermill – £125
  2. Delph – £75
  3. Dobcross Silver Band – £50
Highest Placed Youth:
  1. Tewit Youth – £125
  2. 2nd Rossendale Scouts – £75
  3. Rochdale Youth – £50

Deportment: Brighouse and Rastrick – £50

Youth Deportment: Tewit Youth – £50

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Uppermill

52 Bands (-3):
  1. Windcorp Brass Band [Sweden]
  2. Oldham (Lees)
  3. Brighouse and Rastrick
  4. Hammonds Saltaire
  5. Fairey
  6. Oberburg [Switzerland]

Highest Placed First Section: Lunds University Band [Sweden]

Highest Placed Second Section: Amersham Band

Highest Placed Third Section: Oberburg [Switzerland]

Highest Placed Fourth Section: Pendeen Silver

Highest Placed Saddleworth band not in prizes: Uppermill

Youth Deportment: Wardle Junior Blast

Best Deportment: Oberburg [Switzerland]

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S.V., 21 May 2016.

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  1. It seems that the results at the whit friday band contests ar totally wrong and the ajudicator are either ton deaf or totally stupid. New Mills Brass Band put a lot of hard work into their perfomance and then you get thick adjudicators who seem to have their favourites to win. In future please give the lower ranking Bands a chance instead of giving top Bands who are always winning.

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