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Contest Runners: Dr Martin Trust Contest - 15th September 2013

Published in Contest on 2013-09-12 by Empty Chairs

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The Dr Martin Trust Contest is an annual, world class, brass band competition for championship section bands.

Dr Ian Martin was an eminent consultant psychiatrist in Darlington, County Durham, who, in his will, bequeathed a substantial amount of money to enable an annual brass band competition to take place. The trustees are all connected to second section regional runners up, Cockerton Prize Silver Band who, each Christmas, used to play carols at Dr Martin's home - "Wainstones".

The inaugural competition was held on Saturday 17th July 2010 at the Gala Theatre, Durham City where 4 championship section bands competed for The Wainstones Cup and a prize pot of over £7000. This year 11 bands will be competing.

In this unusual contest bands perform 3 pieces comprising their own choice of test piece, march and solo.


  1. Hammonds Saltaire (Morgan Griffiths)
  2. Reg Vardy (Nicholas Childs)
  3. Blackburn & Darwen (Nick Sheppard)
  4. Unite the Union (City of Sheffield) (Derek Renshaw)
  5. GT Group Peterlee (Joe Cook)
  6. Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel
  7. Thoresby Colliery
  8. Rothwell Temperance (David Roberts)
  9. Fishburn
  10. Easington Colliery
  11. Co-operative Funeralcare


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