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Contest Results


2015

Valley Entertainment Contest (Championship Brass) - 3rd (March)

Brass Band League (NI) Spring Festival (Championship Section) - 1st (April)

European Championships (Challenge Section) - 5th ( May)

NIBA Championship of Ireland (Championship Brass) - 3rd (October)


2014

1st Place (Championship Section) at the Festival of Brass contest at Queen's University - 22nd November 2014.  Also Best March prize for "Blaze Away".

4th Place (Championship Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest held at Strabane in April (performing Edward Gregson's  "of Distant Memories"

.2nd Place (Championship Section) at the BBL Entertainment Contest in Fivemiletown.  Prize for the most entertaining band.

2013

 Valley Entertainment Contest (Championship Brass) - 3rd place (March)

 IABCB National Band Championships (Section 1 Brass) - 1st place (April)

Brass Band League (NI) Spring Festival (Championship Section) - 3rd place (April)

Land o' Burns - 4th place (August)

NIBA Championship of Ireland (Championship Brass) - 3rd place (October)

Brass Band League (NI) Festival of Brass (Championship Section) - 1st place (November)


2012

3rd Place (Championship Section) at the Festival of Brass contest at Queen's University in November

NIBA Championship of Ireland (Championship Brass) - 3rd place (October)

3rd Place (Championship Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest held at Strabane in April

3rd Place (Championship Section) at the BBL Entertainment Contest in Fivemiletown. Also awarded prize for best soloist - Brendan Coyle.


2011

Champions (Championship Section) at the inaugural BBL 'Festival of Brass' contest at Queen's University, Belfast. Also Best March prize for Castell Coch.

4th Place (Championship Section) at the NIBA Championship of Ireland at Market Place Theatre, Armagh in October

4th Place (Championship Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest held at Strabane in April
3rd Place (2nd Section) at the BBL Entertainment Contest in Fivemiletown. Also awarded prize for best soloist - Brendan Coyle - Feeling Good.


2010

Pontins (Second Section) - 7th place (October)

Champions (2nd Section) at the NIBA Championship of Ireland at Market Place Theatre, Armagh. Also awarded the Jean Savage Memorial Trophy for Best Cornet Section and the Herron Memorial Trophy for Winning Conductor.

Third Place (1st Section) at Land O Burns contest in Troon, Scotland (Ranked 9th Overall). Bass Trombonist Paul Wilson awarded Best Instrumentalist Prize.

Champions (2nd Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest held at Strabane in April
Runners-Up (2nd Section) at the BBL Entertainment Contest in Fivemiletown. Also awarded prize for best march - The New Colonial.


2009

Third Place (2nd Section) at the NIBA Championship of Ireland at Market Place Theatre, Armagh.

Champions (2nd Section) at Land O Burns contest in Troon, Scotland (Ranked 8th Overall). Bass Trombonist

Paul Wilson awarded Best Instrumentalist Prize. Band also awarded prize for Dress and Deportment.
Runners-up (2nd Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest held at Strabane in April


2008

Runners-up (2nd Section) at the NIBA Championship of Ireland at Market Place Theatre, Armagh.

Champions (3rd Section) at the Land O Burns contest in Troon, Scotland. Ranked 6th Overall. Also highly commended for dress and deportment.

Runners-up (2nd Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest held at Glengormley in April


2007

Champions (2nd Section) at the 90th NIBA Championship of Ireland in October at Market Place Theatre, Armagh. This included the Jean Savage Memorial Trophy for Best Cornet Section and the John Beckett Memorial Trophy for Best Bass Section and the Herron Memorial Trophy for Winning Conductor.

Runners-up (2nd Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest held at Carrickfergus in April


2006

Runners-up (2nd Section) at the 89th NIBA Championship of Ireland at Upper Bann Institute, Portadown in October. This included the Jean Savage Memorial Trophy for Best Cornet Section.

Runners-up (2nd Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest held at Ballygowan in April


2005

Champions (2nd Section) at the NIBA Entertainments Contest at Queen’s Hall, Newtownards in December. This included the Best March prize.

Champions (2nd Section) at the 88th NIBA Championship of Ireland at Upper Bann Institute, Portadown in October. This included the Jean Savage Memorial Trophy for Best Cornet Section and the Herron Memorial Trophy for Winning Conductor.

3rd Place (1st Section) at the IABCB Irish National Band Championships in April
Champions (2nd Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest held at Ballygowan in April


2004

Champions (2nd Section) at the 87th NIBA Championship of Ireland in October at Ulster Hall, Belfast. This included the Jean Savage Memorial Trophy for Best Cornet Section and the Herron Memorial Trophy for Winning Conductor.

Runners-up (2nd Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest held at Ballygowan in April.


2003

Champions (2nd Section) at the "Brass In Concert" Contest  at the 6 Mile Leisure Centre, Ballyclare in February. (This included Best March and the Soloist Prize).


2002

Champions (2nd Section) at the Annual BBL ‘Spring Festival’ contest in Glengormley High School in April.
Runners-up (2nd Section) in the Annual NIBA Contest at Ulster Hall, Belfast in October.


3rd Place (2nd Section) in the BBL Entertainment Contest at Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast in December.


2001

Runners-up (3rd Section) at the Annual Entertainment Contest in Troon, Scotland in June. Also, 2nd prize (overall) for Dress and Deportment

Champions (2nd Section) at the NIBA Contest at Ulster Hall, Belfast in October.


2000

Jointly awarded the Haughton Cup for Band Of The Year along with The Laganvale Band.
Runners-up (2nd Section) in the Annual NIBA Contest at Ulster Hall, Belfast in October.


1997

Awarded the Haughton Cup for Band Of The Year for the1996/7 contesting period


1996

Awarded the Haughton Cup for Band Of The Year for the1995/6 contesting period
Contested in the North of England Brass Band Contest in Buxton in May and although not being placed, nevertheless this was found to be a very rewarding experience.


1995

Awarded the Haughton Cup for Band Of The Year for the1994/5 contesting period. This was based on the successes in the NIBA and BBL Contests together with those results achieved at the Annual Solos & Quartets Competitions across all Brass Sections within the Northern Ireland Bands scene. This achievement was due in no small way to the efforts of the Junior Band.

Runners-up (2nd Section) in the Annual NIBA Contest at Ulster Hall, Belfast in October.


1994

Runners-up (2nd Section) in the Annual NIBA Contest at Ulster Hall, Belfast in October.


1993

4th Place (2nd Section) in the Annual NIBA Contest at Ulster Hall, Belfast in October.


1992

Champions (2nd Section) at the NIBA Contest at Ulster Hall, Belfast in October.


1991

Runners-up (2nd Section) in the Annual NIBA Contest at Ulster Hall, Belfast in October.