Jeremy Wise holds the trophy
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Butlins Sensation!
Redbridge players shine

The band are indeed fortunate to have many experienced
regular players within their ranks and also conductors too!
Solo Trombonist Jayne Murrill conducting East London Brass
won the 2nd Section contest, and 1st Horn player Simon Jones
led Fulham Brass to a third place placing in the Third Section.
Warwick Vase
Its January 2009 and Redbridge Brass have gone to
the seaside for the weekend in bracing Skegness!

On their return instead of a stick of rock they brought
back a nice shiny trophy. It turned out to be a very
special pleasure trip indeed, and one not experienced
by this band since it won the National Youth Section in
its earliest days.

The Butlins Mineworkers Festival from the Skyline
Resort, Skegness, is now a major contest in the brass
band calendar with substantial prize money and kudos
on offer to the winners.

Redbridge Brass contested and won this double event
competition in style and against some serious
opposition too, in a weekend bonanza of brass

The Mineworkers Championships started back in the
1950s, when the Coal Industry Social Welfare
Organisation (CISWO) was formed and whose name
remains on the trophy's base.  The competition has
been revived and is now sponsored by Butlins and
continues to grow in size and status.
Back of the net!

The band played Harrison's Dream (Peter Graham) in the test piece contest and then
impressed the judges with the following entertainment programme:

- All Night Long - Richie arr. Leigh Baker
- Jesus Wipes Away My Tears - arr. Broughton  - Soloist Jaynes Murrill
- Huapango - Moncayo arr. Phil Littlemore
- Mr Sandman - Pat Ballard arr Leigh Baker
                              - Soloists  Dave Wallace, Ralph Brill, T-Jay McKenzie and Lizzie Sawyer
- With One Look - Lloyd Weber  - Soloist Rosie Evans
- Excerpts from Finale, Symphony No 1 - Rachmaninov arr. Phil Littlemore
Collecting the prize
Contest Secretary
Kathy Sutton gives
a beaming smile as
she receives the
impressive silver
Warwick Vase, the
winner's banner and
momento trophy
from the contest
Photo: John Stirzaker / British Bandsman
Photo: John Stirzaker / British Bandsman
Photo: Dave Wallace
Jayne Murrill
The band celebrate their win