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27 Jun 2022


Morley Lions News

The popular Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest organised by Morley Lions returned to the Town Centre after a two-year absence.

After a 2-year absence it was great to welcome back the 14th Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest on Sunday 26th June where defending champions Skelmanthorpe retained their title and dominated the results.

There was plenty of fine music on display from the 8 entries; Tewit Youth, Tingley Band, Skelmanthorpe, Marsden Band, Tewit Silver, Uppermill, Kippax and Yorkshire Imperial.

The blustery weather conditions didn't stop people from coming along to enjoy the event with people lining the pavements and drinking holes on Queen Street to support the players and the local community charity.

Roy Field, President of Morley & District Lions Club said:

"It's great to be back! The Morley Brass Band Contest and March is steeped in history and it's certainly been missed over the last couple of years. It was great to see so many people in the town centre enjoying the live music and entertainment and hopefully this will be the first of many events and activities that we plan to bring in the future.

"Thank you to Ginnette, Geoff, Alan and the organising committee for all the efforts in the planning and to all the bands that took part, special thanks to the volunteers for supporting us today."

It was also announced that the event will be back next year with details to be confirmed.


Adjudicators: Alan Morrison, Jack Capstan, Keith Marsden

  1. Skelmanthorpe: 90/92 = 182

  2. Yorkshire Imperial: 88/88 = 176

  3. Marsden: 85/90 = 175

  4. Uppermill 82/85 = 167

  5. Tewit Silver 83/83 = 166

  6. Kippax 84/81 = 165

  7. Tewit Youth 81/78 = 159

  8. Tingley 80/76 = 156

Best 1st Section Band: Yorkshire Imperial

Best 2nd Section Band: Uppermill

Best 4th Section Band: Tingley

Best Youth Band: Tewit Youth

Best Contest March: Skelmanthorpe

Best Foot March: Skelmanthorpe

Best Deportment (Open): Tewit Youth

Best Deportment (Youth): Tewit Youth

Best Instrumentalist: Skelmanthorpe (Flugel)

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