Championship status retained

By Sue Speakman, Feb 29 2016 08:19PM

B&D were very pleased with their performance of Cambridge Variations at the North West Area on Sunday 28th February. In a strong field of 13 bands the feedback from spectators was very encouraging and we were expecting a top six placing. Our soloists played outstanding with some great ensemble work from the band we were placed 7th.

Adjudicators: John Berryman & Stephen Roberts

1. Foden's (Prof Nicholas Childs)**

2. Wingates (Paul Andrews)**

3. Fairey (Garry Cutt)*

4. Ashton-Under-Lyne (Philip Chalk)

5. Leyland (Thomas Wyss)

6. Milnrow (Mark Bentham)

7. Blackburn & Darwen (Huw Thomas)

8. Co-operative Funeralcare North West (Jef Sparkes)

9. Diggle (Alan Wycherley)

10. Roberts Bakery (Simon Stonehouse)

11. Freckleton (Paul Dalton)

12. Oldham (Lees) (John Collins)

13. Morecambe (Withdrawn)

Thanks to Huw for preparing the band well, we now have a well earned rest before rehearsals start on the Senior Cup testpiece. Well done everyone and a special thanks to our deps.

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