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Whitburn win Dr Martin contest in first competition for 18 months

Whitburn Band was delighted to win the Dr Martin Contest at the weekend - the first in-person brass band contest the band has been able to attend in 18 months due to the pandemic.

Conducted by Garry Cutt, Whitburn started its performance with the march The Wizard by George Allan. Principal Cornet player Chris Bradley was the featured soloist in Don’t Doubt Him Now by Leonard Ballantine, arranged by Craig Woodland.

Whitburn concluded its programme with the test piece Rococo Variations by Edward Gregson.

Picture Copyright - Dr Martin Contest

Charlie Farren, Whitburn Band Chairman, said: “We want to thank the organisers for putting on an excellent event that allowed the bands to perform once again. Congratulations also to all the prize winners and to all the performers.

“We thank Garry Cutt for his fantastic work with the band, and well done of course to all of the players for their hard work in preparing the performance.”

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