Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band attended the National Finals in Cheltenham on Saturday 19th September 2015 and, out of 19 bands in the 4th section, came a very credible third place. The band were awarded the Denis Wick Trophy, thereby keeping their promise to everyone to bring some silverware back to the North East and our local villages. The Secretary of the band, Marion Waterworth, said:
“I would like to thank all of you (personally and as organisations) for helping the band to achieve this goal and placing a Co. Durham brass band firmly on the map. We could not have done it without you and your assistance was, and continues to be, very much appreciated. On Sunday 20th Houghton Brass won first place in the 3rd section. So between us we have done the North East proud.”
The Council would like to congratulate the band on achieving this well deserved recognition.