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Battle of The Bands 2013 - Report

Published in Contest on 2013-07-13 by Empty Chairs

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The 7th ICCB and Staveley Town Council Battle of  the Bands contest was held in Staveley near Chesterfield on Sunday 23rd June sponsored again by Conceptunet Ltd and Raw Brewery.

This year saw adjudicator Kevin Wadsworth judge 14 fine performances the largest entry since the contest had started. He commented after that he was impressed with the standard of playing from all sections including the training band section where we saw 4 bands with a good mix of young players really enjoying the experience of contesting. He did however comment on the 3rd/4th section bands who in the acoustic of the hall on a warm day sometimes over cooked the dynamics which spoilt their performances and was one of the reasons some of the favourites before the contest failed to get into the prizes.

Event organiser Ian Knapton told Empty Chairs: “Its been a long hard day and without the great team of players ICCB have and supporters this contest would not of ran so smoothly and we thank them for their hard work. We would also like to thank Conceptunet and Raw Brewery who have supported us over the last 3 years and help with this event which is part of a whole weekend of events.”

Band Chairman Graham Weighill also commented “Without the continued  support from Staveley Town Council, Conceptunet and Raw Brewery this contest would not be as successful as it is. We would like to thank all the bands for entering and hope to see them next year on Sunday 22nd June”

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The Prize Winners were

Training band section

1st Rotherham Schools Youth Band

2nd Dronfield Genquip Traning Band

3rd Thurcroft Welfare Training Band

4th Thurlstone Training Band

Best Soloist Solo Euph of Rotherham Schools


3rd/4th section

1. Rolls Royce Derby (Graham Cardwell)

2. Dinnington Colliery (Jonathan Beatty)

3. Maltby Miners Welfare (Terry Clifford)

4. Kirkby Colliery (Steve Berrill)

5. Deepcar (Lindon Bolt)

6. Oughtibridge (Gavin Somerset)

7. Pleasley Colliery Welfare (Keith Buxton)

8. Hucknall & Linby MC (Paul Whyle)

9. Thurcroft Welfare (Garry Hallas)

10. Newhall (Kevin Holdgate)


Best 4th Section band (Not in the Prizes): Kirkby Colliery Welfare Band

Best Soloist: Dinnington (Euphonium)


Best Entertainments/Deportment:

1st Newhall 22/22 = 44

2nd Oughtibridge 22/18= 40

3rd Dinnington 22/16= 38


Most Entertaining Item (Sponsored by Pennine Music) : Dinnington


Band's Persons Award (adjudicated by a representative from each band marking each performance apart from their own)


1st  Dinnington

2nd Pleasley

3rd Rolls Royce Derby


Youngest Player: Thurcroft Band

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