North of England Brass Band Championships

Brass Band Competition

The members of Barton Community Band are now in extra rehearsal mode in preparation for their debut in the Second Section of the North of England Brass Band Championships 2019.

Liz Blandford – Principal Cornet – With last years’ Third Section winners shield.

The bands will compete at the Gala Theatre in Durham on Sunday 17th March 2019.
Further details are available on our events page.

The Gala Theatre - Durham

The Championships attract bands from Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, East riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire,(formally Humberside), North Yorkshire, Northumberland, and Tyne and Wear.

Each band will compete in their respective graded section for the honour of representing the North of England, at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

This years’ second section test piece is Rise of the Phoenix (Darrol Barry) – publisher Kirklees Music

Rise of the Phoenix.

There are 9 bands competing in the second section contest this year:

  • Barton Community Band (Gary Oglesby)
  • Cockerton (Andrew Hunter)
  • Durham Miners Association (Stuart Gray)
  • Dunston Silver Band (Dean Jones)
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Band (Gary Hallas)
  • Ferryhill Town Band (Gareth Sykes)
  • Felling Band (Jason Smith)
  • NASUWT Concert Brass (Andrew Hall)
  • North Skelton Band (Lewis Wilkinson)

And they will be adjudicated by Alan Fernie and Anne Crookston.

Further information on the other sections can be found on the North of England Brass Band website.

Barton Community Bands’ current & previous competition results are available on the Achievements page.

Happy New Year!

Here’s hoping all our followers and supporters have a fantastic 2019! The band will be trying it’s hardest to make the new year as successful as the previous two years both on the contest stage as well as arranging more concerts.

As the excitement mounts with our promotion to the North of England Area Second Section, we are also excited to announce we will be unveiling the band’s all new website early in the new year – Watch This Space!

We hope 2019 brings you all everything you’ve wished for!
Happy New Year from us all at Barton Community Band 😁

What a Year!

Barton Community Band dressed up in Christmas outfits, performing at our local pub.

What a year the band have had, not only retaining the North of England 3rd section title but finishing 5th at the National Finals. The band are now officially promoted to the North of England 2nd section and are looking forward to testing themselves against some very good, experienced bands in March. The band are now on their Christmas break and will be returning to rehearsals on 8th January 2019. We hope you have enjoyed our performances at concerts, contest etc and would like to thank you all for your support. We hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Hope on the Humber

The band had the honour and privilege of helping out a local charity last night. Here are some beautiful pictures taken at the event Hope on the Humber in aid of Aaron’s Battle. Thank you to everyone who came to support the band and a special thank you to members of our neighboring band EYMS for helping out.