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61st Annual Brass Band Festival

61st Annual Brass Band Festival


Rykneld Homes was extremely pleased to help sponsor the fantastic 61st Annual Brass Band Festival at Dronfield Sports Centre.

The Brass Band Festival is an annual event that raises money for the Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council’s appeal in aid of local charity Sheffield Children’s Hospital PACT (Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia.)

Staff at Rykneld Homes also voted to support Sheffield Children’s Hospital this year with our fundraising efforts, and we have so far raised over £700 for the charity.

Councillor Carol Huckerby, Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council said:

“We had a fantastic array of talent on show at the Festival. We were treated to an incredible evening of brass which wowed the audience all evening. Congratulations to all who took part and a special thanks to everyone who donated to my charity while in office this year. I was overwhelmed by the generosity and cannot thank everyone enough for their support.

I would also like to thank our sponsors, whose kind support has once again helped us to hold the festival and to maintain the rich heritage and significance of brass bands to our district. My gratitude and appreciation go to Bolsover Land ltd, who this year kindly sponsored the festival’s second prize, the NEDDC’s shield.

My gratitude also goes to Avonside, Alpha Heating, A-Rock Construction, Buildbase, Nationwide Windows, Bamford Doors, Parsons, Shacklocks, St Modwen Homes, Sustainable Building Services (UK ltd), WM Lee, Rykneld Homes and Xn leisure, whose kind generosity made all the difference”.

The winners of the 61st Annual Brass Band Festival were Dronfield Genquip Band, with Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band coming second and Bakewell Silver Band finishing third.

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