DCBBA Entertainment Contest is a contest for DCBBA member bands which welcomes youth bands.
In recent years the contest has been held in the Grounds of the DLI Museum, Ackley Heads, Durham. The Entertainment Contest is timed to be part of the internationally renowned Durham Brass Festival.
Results for the DLI Contest held on Sunday 5th July 2015.
Adjudicator Alan Fernie
Class B (3rd and 4th section bands)
1st Houghton Brass
2nd Valley Brass
3rd Dunston Silver
Best March Ferryhill
Best Solo Dunston
Highest placed 4th section band Valley Brass
Class A (Championship, 1st and 2nd section bands)
1st Easington Colliery
2nd Durham Miners Association
3rd NASUWT Concert
Best March Easington Colliery
Best Solo Durham Miners Association
Highest placed 2nd section band Durham Miners Association
1st Houghton Area Youth
2nd Hetton Lyons
Best Solo Houghton Area Youth
A certificate was presented to Glenis Smith in recognition of 50 years service in the brass band movement especially with her work with youth bands.
Two withdrawals meant that 15 bands competed in glorious weather. Half an hour after the completion of the contest the thunderstorm hit, so we were really lucky with the weather.
There was some fine playing by all bands, and the two youth bands got special praise from the adjudicator.