Yorkshire Times
Weekend Edition
Andy Swinscoe
Cheese Correspondent
10:00 AM 27th June 2024

Giggleswick & Settle Brass Band Take A Trophy For Best March

The hotly contested annual Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Contest took place last weekend with bands from around the region gathering to play and march through the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Community bands don't often compete on the national stage, so this is a unique opportunity to have a friendly competition between established competition bands and local bands, With prestigious bands such as Morecambe Brass Band, North Lakes Brass, Lancaster City and Eccleston all turning up to compete.

Local band, Giggleswick and Settle were thrilled to win two cups including performing the Best March on the day.

Conductor Kevin Maltby said:
"It just shows how proud we should be of our local band - to compete and win against some of these national established competing bands was a real thrill - we did the town proud! It is the first competition we have entered in 8 years - so to come away with two trophies is fantastic!"

Giggleswick & Settle Brass Band is open to all, and always looking for new (or lapsed players) who want to have a bit of fun and enjoy playing.

They practice on Wednesday nights and have an active training band for learners of any age too.

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