Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Contest 2017

What a great day for the 30th Annual Contest, wall to wall blue skies and sunshine. Peter Crompton the adjudicator was very complimentary about all the competing bands and the enthusiastic crowd were very appreciative of the music played. The bands provided a wonderful afternoons entertainment.

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Senior Bands - 4 Entries

1st - Greenalls Brass Band - 175/200 points

2nd - Pilling Jubilee Silver Band - 172/200 points

3rd - Brindle Brass Band - 165/200 points

4th - Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band - 155/200 points


Individual awards
Best Hymn - Pilling Jubilee Silver Band
Best March - Greenalls Brass Band
Best Deportment - Pilling Jubilee Silver Band
Best Entertainment - Greenalls Brass Band
Highest Placed 4th Section Band - Brindle Brass Band
Junior Soloist - Alfie Bousfield, Greenalls Brass Band
Senior Soloist - Danny Jones, Euphonium, Pilling Band

Junior Band Competition - 1 Entry

1st - Burneside Brass Training Band


Following the competitive part of the afternoon a short entertainment programme was performed by combined band members under the baton of Keith Richmond of Brindle Brass Band.

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Many thanks to all competing bands, their supporters and the audience, and our generous sponsors and raffle donors. Specific thanks go to Peter Crompton music adjudicator, John Knewstubb deportment adjudicator, Derek Atkinson, compere and Keith Richmond of the Brindle Brass Band for conducting the massed band.

See you all next year


The Band

Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band is a long established band (first records date us to 1821), based in the lovely town of Kirkby Lonsdale. We are a friendly group and play a number of concerts throughout the year, playing a wide variety of music. We also organise the well-known Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Contest (started in 1988) in June of each year.

The band rehearses on Monday nights at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club from 7:30 until 9:30. Before concerts we can also rehearse on a Wednesday night too.

We are currently a small, non-contesting band but would welcome new players in all sections - please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. We also have instruments to borrow as well.