Entertainment Contest

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

Youth Bands

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.