Success in the Spring Festival Contest

Five years on from winning the second section of the Brass Band League contest, Downshire Brass claim top spot in the Championship Section in 2015 in a tightly fought contest with 1st Old Boys, Laganvale and Strabane Concert Brass.  

Downshire, who have been very busy preparing for their trip to the 2015 European Brass Band Championships used this as an opportunity to run their own-choice test piece for Freiburg.  The performance gave Downshire the top prize, conductor's trophy and the best percussion section prize.  Well done to all the other bands and prize-winners at the event, including John Murdock (soloist prize) and 1st Old Boys (best trombone section).  

Downshire Brass was also awarded the 2014 Championship section trophy for the Band of the Year competition.  Congratulations to 3rd Carrick for winning overall Band of the Year.