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Yorkshre Area Contest Update

Like most bands up and down the country, the

start of the year saw DGB preparing for the most i

mportant date in the contesting calendar- the Area

Finals. Brass bands from around the Yorkshire region

gathered at Huddersfield Town Hall over the weekend

of the 4th and 5th March, competing in their relevant

sections to try and gain a qualification place to the

National finals in Cheltenham in September, with the

results of each section being calculated, on a points

basis to decide who is promoted, or relegated for the

following year. 

Dronfield Band competed this year in the 2nd section, playing Rodney Newton's 'Pilgrims Progress'. The piece has proved quite a challenge for all bands in the 2nd section this year, and we have been working hard on it since finishing our Christmas concert season and returning to band in the new year. The band played well, and gave a good account of ourselves on stage. Sadly however, this did not find favour with the adjudicators on the day and the band placed 11th. 

Nonetheless, we had a great time playing, and are looking forward to being back in the bandroom after a short break, preparing for our upcoming concerts. Keep your eye on the events page for more information.

The band rehearsing in Huddersfield
The band on stage at Huddersfield Town Hall
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