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The Association President Takes 2nd Place

Russell Gray

Congratulations to the NABBC President Russell Gray who with Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band was awarded 2nd place at the National Brass Band Yorkshire area finals on Sunday 6th March.

In the all too familiar white hot atmosphere of top level contesting at St George's Hall in Bradford Carlton with the guidance of Ian McElligott and professional conductor Russell Gray played extremely well. The band now join Black Dyke the winners and Brighouse and Rastrick who had pre qualified in going forward to represent Yorkshire in the national finals at the Royal Albert Hall in October.

From everyone at NABBC we send out best wishes to Russell and all the members of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and a special congratulations to Kirsty Abbotts the principal cornet at Carlton for her award as the best principal cornet player in the contest.  

Chris Helme