Lochgelly take Borders titleThursday 7 November 2019
Lochgelly Band emerged victorious at the Borders Entertainment Contest in Kelso last Saturday.
A total of 13 bands from section two, three and four performed their 15 minute entertainment programmes in the hope of impressing adjudicators Paul Drury and Derek Broadbent.
And Lochgelly Band under the baton of Paul McKelvie OBE took the overall title, with the coveted entertainment prize being awarded to Jedforest Instrumental.
Each band was provided with a traditional written adjudication and a special recording of their performance with a voiceover adjudication by Paul Drury.
This year's event was hosted by the Scottish Borders Brass Band Association at Kelso North Church, the home church of contest compere and long time association supporter Alasdair Hutton.
Next year's contest will be held in Langholm on November 7 2020.
Full result - Borders Entertainment Contest
1) Lochgelly Band (Paul McKelvie OBE)
2) Broxburn & Livingston (Charlie Farren)
3) Jedforest Instrumental (Phil Rosier)
4) Coalburn Silver (Gareth Bowman)
5) St Ronans Silver (Simon Railton)
6) Selkirk Silver (Colin Kemp)
7) Shotts St Patrick (Andy Shaw)
8) Croy Silver (Kenneth Blackwood)
9) Langholm Town (Chris Shanks)
10) Peebles Burgh (Peter Holmes)
11) MacTaggart Scott (George Cameron)
12) Hawick Saxhorn (Stuart Black)
13) Queensferry Brass (James Anderson)
Overall Winner - Lochgelly Band
Entertainment Prize - Jedforest Instrumental
Best 2nd Section Band - Lochgelly Band
Best 3rd Section Band - Langholm Town
Best 4th Section Band - Peebles Burgh
Highest Placed Border Band - Jedforest Instrumental
Best Deportment - Langholm Town Band
Best Soloist - Fiona Neary, Jedforest Instrumental Band
Best Instrumentalist - Euphonium, Broxburn & Livingston
Best Solo Cornet - Principal Cornet, Lochgelly Band
Best Bass Section - Broxburn & Livingston
Best Percussion Section - Lochgelly Band