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
Skelmanthorpe: 90/92 = 182
Yorkshire Imperial: 88/88 = 176
Marsden: 85/90 = 175
Uppermill 82/85 = 167
Tewit Silver 83/83 = 166
Kippax 84/81 = 165
Tewit Youth 81/78 = 159
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)