Here is out performance from Ripon
Don't Doubt Him Now - Feat Gavin Brown
Blaze Away - WINNING MARCH!!!
30th May 2015, North Skelton Band took part in the Ripon Entertainment Contest. The contest was held in Ripon Cathedral with 14 bands taking part. The band played a 20 minute entertainment programme consisting of Cherry Pink, Magnificent Seven, Anthem from Chess (with guest vocalist), Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, and the Salvation Armys "Wearmouth March".
Although coming fifth the band did win the prize for best march. With the performance of the Salvation Army march "Wearmouth March", a march written in 1922 by the band conductors Grandfather.
North Skelton Band 2nd Place in the National Brass Band 4th Section Finals.
On Saturday 20th of October North Skelton Band represented the North of England at the National Brass Band Finals in the fourth section. This followed winning the Northern Area contest earlier in the year. The contest took place at Cheltenham Racecourse. On the day the band were drawn to play number nine out of nineteen.
At around half five in the evening the band took to the stage under the baton of Mr. Dennis Noble. With the adjudicators Tom Davoren and Mark Wilkinson in the box the band played their interpretation of Geoffery Burgon's 'Narnia Suite'.
This is what 4barsrest had to say:
One that really went for it and it largely paid off for them. Soloists all deserve a particular mention in this performance, some top notch playing.
Jo Campbell and Gavin Brown on cornet and Flugel both give superb performances.
After all nineteen bands had played the results were announced. North Skelton Band had come second, Gavin Brown had won the prize for best instrumentalist.
On February1st 2015 the North Skelton Band competed in the Durham League Annual Grading Contest in section B. The adjudicator was David Lancaster. The band played Rhapsody for Brass under the musical direction of Mr. Dennis Noble.
NSB were newly promoted to this section and came a close second to Houghton Brass, and took away the prize for best middle of the band.