Yorkshire Imps are set to compete at the Dr Martin’s contest in september at it’s new location in Yarm where they will perform a contest march, a solo and a test piece.
This year 11 bands will take part in the contest and Yorkshire Imps is hoping to take some of the prize money home.
For more information on the Dr Martin Wainstones Cup, you can visit the website here.
The band is looking forward to performing at the contest with a fresh and on form team and we would love to have your support on the contest day.
Last Sunday saw Imps achieve their second respectable result of the year with 5th place at the Yorkshire Area. With only one place behind Brighouse and Rastrick (last years Yorkshire Area Champions).
A busy start to the year proved worthwhile as Imps went away with their best area result since 1998 when they came 5th with Peter Graham’s “Montage”.
Following the danger of relegation which has threatened the band, Imps are again safely in the Championship Section for another year and hope to uphold their reputation at the Spring Festival in May.
Feedback from the adjudicators and Peter Graham on Sunday concluded that Imps gave an impressive effort on stage and delivered a well rounded musical performance. The British Bandsman Magazine who were also in attendance described the band as being “on its best form for years in a really fine show”.
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A small contingent of Imps attended this newly formed competition. Alan Fowler, Ginnette Baker, Adrian Nurney and Anne Katrine Lednav were the dream team who performed Gilbert Vinter’s Fancys Knell.
To hear the winning performance follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi2LCz-wJ5w&feature=youtu.be
MD Stig Maersk was also in attendance with his quartet. They came a fine fourth place.
Meanwhile, other Imps players played with the University of Huddersfield, who attended the Unibrass competition in Warwick. Unfortunately they were pipped to the post by the University of Manchester.
Following Yorkshire Imps recent result at Brass at The Guild in Preston, they are hoping to stay in the Championship Section following the Yorkshire Regional Contest in March 2015.
To stay in the top section, Imps have to give an impressive performance to gain a good result and beat several other bands, including those beaten at BATG, at this coming Regional contest.
For more information and to come and support us, follow this link.
We are attending a Contest Preview Concert, held in St Pauls Hall and the University of Huddersfield. It is on the 1st March, free to attend and starts at 19.30. More information can be seen here.