Ripon Contest

Brass in Ripon Entertainment Contest


As part of the Ripon Festivals programme, Ripon City Band organises an annual brass band entertainment contest that takes place in Ripon Cathedral. The date for 2018 will soon be confirmed. The contest is open to bands in 3rd section, 4th section and those unregistered including youth bands.


Each band must perform a march and hymn as part of their own choice, 20-minute entertainment programme. Please see contest rules here.

Tickets are £5 per adult and £1 per child under 16 yrs and will be available on entry to the Cathedral on the day. For more information please contact Paulette Morton, Contest Secretary.

Prize monies are:

1st place - £250 and the Rose-bowl 
2nd place - £150 and trophy 
3rd place - £75 and trophy
£75 and a trophy will go to the best 4th section/unregistered band not in the first three places
Best Youth Section band not in the first three places
Best Hymn - £50 and a trophy
Most Entertaining band 
Best March
Best Soloist
Best Euphonium Player
Best Percussion section 

The 2017 contest saw Eagley Band, Leyburn Band and North Skelton take home the top 3 prizes from a truly entertaining day.

The full set of 2017 results are listed below.

1 Eagley Band; Most Entertaining
2 Leyburn Band; Best March
3 North Skelton; Best Percussion Section
4 Tewit Youth Band; Best Soloist - Gabriel Snowden; Best Youth; Best 4th section or unregistered band not in top 3
5 Ferryhill Town
6 Trimdon Concert Band
7 Knaresborough Silver Band
8 Skipton Band; Best Hymn
9 Durham Constabulary; Best Euphonium
10 Marske Band
11 Murton Colliery

Contact us 

Richard Heath - Band Chairman
rchrdheath@gmail.com

Paulette Morton - Contest Secretary
paulette.morton@hotmail.co.uk

Peter Gilby - Concert Secretary
pwg@talktalk.net

Eleanor Stokes- Training Band Leader
riponcitybandwebmaster@hotmail.co.uk

Where to find us

1a St Agnesgate, Ripon, HG4 1QR

Ripon Contest Trophy

2017 Ripon Contest Winners Eagley Band

Ripon Band Crest