Brass band claim victory at top event

Members of the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band were singing from the rooftops after taking first prize in a regional competition.

The talented group were crowned Yorkshire Champion Brass Band at the event which took place at St George’s Hall, Bradford, on Sunday.

Toni Durrant, of the band, said she was thrilled at being chosen when they were up against other great bands such as Black Dyke, Grimethorpe and Brighouse and Rastrick bands.

The band is a self-funded brass band with no sponsorship.

Mrs Durrant said: “This is no mean feat in the current economic climate and takes a lot of hard work by all involved to sustain, and this only goes to further our sense of achievement.”

The band will go on to represent Yorkshire at the national finals which take place at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in October.