Blackburn and Darwen 6th Annual March Contest.

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On 12th September 2021 saw Hawk Green return to contesting. Blackburn and Darwen Band held their 6th Annual March and Hymn tune contest. We played Hine e Hine by Peter Graham for the hymn tune and Charles Anderson’s March O.R.B.

We are delighted to announce that our Principal Cornet player Hayley Cocksey was awarded the best soloist on the day and that the band came 3rd overall out of 17 bands that had travelled from across the North of England.

The day saw each band playing a short march to walk down, and then in the square play a contest March followed by a Hymn tune. It was lovely to see so many bands out and about, sounding brilliant after a tough 18 months of Lockdown restrictions and having to stop playing as a result of the pandemic.

It was great to be back competing and a massive well done to all involved. The hard work paid off.