CROWDS packed into Marsden for a colourful and enjoyable bands contest.
There were two venues, Marsden Bandroom and The Riverhead, and a total of 15 bands from across the region competed for the prizes.
Sponsors for the evening were the Cuckoo,s Nest in Marsden, who offer support to organisations within Marsden, Lowdhams Leisureworld, who kindly supplied two caravans for the evening, and Hansons International (Music) Ltd, of Marsden, who provided a brand new cornet for the Best Solo Cornet at the Bandroom contest.
Riverhead results: 1st Pennine Brass, 2nd Taylor-Wood-Roe (in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance), 3rd Ashton. Best 2nd Section Band: Middleton. Best 3rd/4th Section Band: Uppermill. Best Youth: Dobcross Youth. Best Trombone Section: Pennine Brass. Best Soprano: Taylor-Wood-Roe (in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance). Best Hymn: Middleton.
Bandroom results: 1st Ashton, 2nd Pennine Brass, 3rd Taylor-Wood-Roe (in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance). Best 2nd Section Band: Holme Silver. Best 3rd/4th Section Band: Uppermill. Best Youth: Dobcross Youth. Best Solo Cornet: Ashton. Best Bass Section: Ashton. Best Euphonium: Pennine Brass. Best Hymn: Ashton. Best Deportment: Ashton.