Ripon Contest

Brass in Ripon Entertainment Contest

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have had to cancel this year's contest. We have not taken this decision lightly, but we have to follow goverment advice and put the health of muscians, public and volunteers first. Hope to see you all again next year. Take care.

As part of the Ripon Festivals programme, Ripon City Band organises an annual brass band entertainment contest that takes place in Ripon Cathedral. The contest is open to bands in 3rd section, 4th section and those unregistered including youth bands.

To enter this year's contest, please apply here. Entries are now closed for the 2020 contest.

Each band must perform a march and hymn as part of their own choice, 20-minute entertainment programme. Please see contest rules here.

Starts @ 12 noon, Tickets are £5 per adult and £1 per child under 16 yrs and will be available on entry to the Cathedral on the day. For more information please contact Paulette Morton, Contest Secretary.

2020 contest entrants:

Band

Conductor

Section

Barnoldswick Brass

Pat Jones

Unregistered

Darwen Brass

t.b.c

3rd

Dobcross Silver Band

Jason M Smith

4th

Durham Constabulary Band

Dennis Noble

Unregistered

Leyburn Band

Rebecca Lundberg

Unregistered

Marske Brass

James Chisholm

4th

Simply Brass

Stephen Hague

Unregistered

Skipton Brass

Jack Smith

Unregistered

Spennymoor Town Band

Fiona Casewell

4th

Stalybridge Old

James Atkins

4th

Summerbridge & Dacre

Charles Hindmarsh

Unregistered

Thurlstone Band

John Hopkinson

Unregistered

Trimdon Brass

William Harrison

3rd

West Yorkshire Police Band

Stephen Wood

Unregistered

 

Prize monies are:

1st place - £250 and the Rose-bowl 
2nd place - £150 and trophy 
3rd place - £75 and trophy
£75 and a trophy will go to the best 4th section/unregistered band not in the first three places
Best Youth Section band not in the first three places
Best Hymn - £50 and a trophy
Most Entertaining band 
Best March
Best Soloist
Best Euphonium Player
Best Percussion section 

Adjudicators

Music: David Lancaster

Entertainment: Malcolm Dibb



 

2019 Results

  1.  Uppermill - Best March, Best Percussion, Most Entertaining Programme
  2.  Leyburn - Best Hymn and Best Solo
  3.  Shepherd Group Youth
  4.  Kippax
  5.  Lofthouse 2000 - Best Euphonium
  6.  Spennymoor Town
  7.  Thurlstone
  8.  Bilsdale
  9.  Trimdon Concert
  10. Backworth Colliery
  11. Ellington Colliery
  12. Skipton Brass
  13. Summerbridge & Dacre Silver
  14. Garforth Brass

2018 Results

  1. Leyburn Band, Best Hymn, Best Percussion Section
  2. Uppermill Band, Best March, Best Solo, Most Entertaining Programme
  3. Trimdon Colliery
  4. Shepherd Group Youth, Best Youth Section
  5. Huddersfield & Ripponden
  6. Thurlstone Band, Best 4th Section not in top 3
  7. Skipton Brass, Best Euphonium
  8. Durham Constabulary
  9. Ellington Colliery
  10. Marske Band
  11. Spennymoor Town 
  12. Bilsdale Silver
   
   

Contact us 

Richard Heath - Band Chairman
rchrdheath@gmail.com

Linda Graham - Concert Secretary
riponcitybandbookings@outlook.com

Eleanor Stokes - Training Band Leader
riponcitytrainingband@outlook.com

Paulette Morton - Contest Secretary
paulette.morton@hotmail.co.uk

 

Ripon Contest Trophy

2018 Ripon Contest Winners Leyburn Band

Ripon Band Crest