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Report & Results: 2022 ODDA Entertainment

Michelmersh and Nailsworth Silver led the way on a fine day of brass band entertainment at Marlborough School.

Michelmersh
  Michelmersh band players celebrate with their silverware

The Oxford & District Brass Band Association contest was held at Marlborough School in Woodstock on the weekend, where adjudicators Philip Littlemore and Alan Fernie as well as supportive audience enjoyed the great entertainment provided by the competing bands.

Top section

Michelmersh Silver claimed the top section honours by a clear margin, taking awards for the 'Best Band', 'Best Instrumentalist' and 'Best Horn Section' along the way.

Writing about their success on their Facebook page they said: "We managed to squeeze in the Oxford Entertainment Contest amongst our concert prep and brought home a haul of trophies!"

Section B

Nailsworth Silver continued their upward competitive progress as they took the Section B honours under MD Anri Adachi.

On their Facebook site thy wrote: "Brilliant result! Great day at the ODBBA Entertainments Contest, where we won the awards for 'Best Music' and 'Most Entertaining' performance. A huge congratulations to our flugel fantastic Debbie McDougall, who claimed the 'Best Instrumentalist' award for her rendition 'Under the Boardwalk'."

Results:
Section A:
Championship/First/Second Section


1. Michelmersh Silver (Melvin White): 96
2. Ware Brass (Mark Ager): 93
3. Cinderford (Dave Lea): 92
4. Yiewsley & West Drayton (Chris Cole): 90

Entertainment/Presentation:
1. Ware Brass
2. Michelmersh Silver
3. Cinderford
4. Yiewsley & West Drayton

Best Instrumentalist: Mark Streather (xylophone) — Michelmersh Silver

Section B:
Unregistered, 4th & 3rd Section


1. Nailsworth Silver (Anri Adachi): 97
2. Witney Town (Guy James): 94
3. Chinnor Training Band (Alison Andrews): 90
4. Yarnton Band (Guy James): 89
5. Welwyn Garden City (William Douglas): 88
6. Coleshill Youth Brass (Stephen Fagg): 87
7. Coventry Festival Band (Aaron Moloney): 86

Entertainment/Presentation:
1. Nailsworth Silver
2. Witney Town
3. Coleshill Youth Brass
4. Yarnton Band
5. Welwyn Garden City
6= Chinnor Training Band
6= Coventry Festival Band

Section Awards:


Second Section:
Music: Ware Brass
Entertainment/Presentation: Ware Brass

Best Instrumentalist: Stuart Black (soprano) — Ware Brass

Third Section:
Music: Nailsworth Silver
Entertainment/Presentation: Nailsworth Silver

Best Instrumentalist: Debbie McDougall (flugel) — Nailsworth Silver

Fourth Section:
Music: Witney Town
Entertainment/Presentation: Witney Town

Best Instrumentalist: Jonathan Reynolds (cornet) — Witney Town

Unregistered Section:
Music: Chinnor Training
Entertainment/Presentation: Coleshill Youth Brass

Best Instrumentalist: Danielle Roberts (horn) — Chinnor Training Band

Overall Awards:


Best Percussion: Witney Town Band
Best Tenor Horn: Michelmersh Silver
Best Conductor: Alison Andrews (Chinnor Training Band)
Best Soprano: Stuart Black (Ware Brass)
Best Compere: Players from Yarnton Band
Band with most Under 19's: Coleshill Youth Brass (18 players)
Youngest Player: Eliza Woolf (Chinnor Training Band) — aged 7

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