After a challenging year Kippax Band finally achieve the result that they worked for at the Yorkshire Area in the 3rd Section.The Musical Director Stephen Tighe led the band to their success after being appointed in September 2018. Kippax Band is the first band that Stephen has directed since his break from banding due to illness. The Band look forward to more success with Stephen in the near future. The Kippax team worked hard to finesse their performance of Gustav Holst's 'First Suite in Eb'. The adjudicator David Thornton said that Kippax Band were a clear winner. Both David Thornton and Sheona Wade had some fantastic things to say about the band in their comments. The win comes exactly 40 years since the last 1st place win for Kippax at the Yorkshire competition!

Faye Thompson Kippax Band's soprano cornet delightfully received the 'Best Soloist' prize of the 3rd Section. The band also welcomed Amelia to our Kippax team in her first Area competition at the age of 13.

The Band now looks forward to it's preparation for the National finals at Cheltenham in September and to go for a National win, hopefully securing a promotion back into the second section!

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