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 2019 contest will take place on 1st June. The contest is open to bands in 3rd section, 4th section and those unregistered including youth bands.

To enter the contest, please fill out the entry form and send to Paulette Morton. Closing date for entries is 2nd March.

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 2018 contest saw Leyburn Band, Uppermill Band and Trimdon Colliery take home the top 3 prizes from a truly entertaining day.

The full set of 2018 results are listed below.

1 Leyburn Band, Best Hymn, Best Percussion Section
2 Uppermill Band, Best March, Best Solo, Most Entertaining Programme
3 Trimdon Colliery
4 Shepherd Group Youth, Best Youth Section
5 Huddersfield & Ripponden
6 Thurlstone Band, Best 4th Section not in top 3
7 Skipton Brass, Best Euphonium 
8 Durham Constabulary
9 Ellington Colliery
10 Marske Band
11 Spennymoor Town
12 Bilsdale Silver

Contact us 

Richard Heath - Band Chairman

Paulette Morton - Contest Secretary

Peter Gilby - Concert Secretary

Eleanor Stokes- Training Band Leader

Where to find us

1a St Agnesgate, Ripon, HG4 1QR

Ripon Contest Trophy

2018 Ripon Contest Winners Leyburn Band

Ripon Band Crest