The popular Durham County Brass Band Association 'Picnic in the Park' Entertainment Contest sponsored by the Geneva Group took place in the grounds of Houghall College in Durham on the weekend. Thirteen bands across three sections competed for a their share of a generous prize fund of over £1,100, with GT Group Peterlee taking the Section A honours, Spennymoor Town winning Section B, and Houghton Area Youth claiming the Youth Section title.
7th July 2019 @ Houghall college, Durham DH1 3SG
Durham County Brass Band Association present a “Picnic in the Park” Entertainment Contest sponsored by Geneva Instruments
Durham County Brass 🎺Band Association Brass@Beamish March and Hymn Tune contest Adjudicator :- Mike Kilroy Results Section B 1) Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band (Phillip Tait) Section A 1) Easington Colliery Band ( Jonathan Fenwick) 2) GT Group Peterlee ( Graeme Tindall) 3) Durham Miners Association (Stuart Gray) 4) Ferryhill Town ( Gareth Sykes) 5) St David’s Brass 🏴( John Dickson) 6) Ashington Colliery (Nigel Stedman) Best Hymn Tune :- GT Group Peterlee Best March :- Easington Colliery Youth Section 1) Houghton Area Youth (Glenis Smith) Presentations were also made to Susan Hayton, Pauline and Tony Thompson to recognise over 50 years service to the brass band movement 👏👏👏👍 Beamish Brass, an ensemble of of adult players formed 3 years ago provided entertainment prior to one of the result ceremonies 👏👏 The weather was good to us 🌞🌞.....it is now splashing it down💦☔️☂️ Many thanks to Beamish Museum for their financial support, the adjudicator, the bands and musical directors for their preparation and the big crowd for their support 👍
16th June 2019
The contest will be held in the Pit Village are of the museum with a 12.30pm start.
Date for your diary!
The Annual Solo's, Duet's and Quartets will take place on Sunday 6th October 2019