B&R band keep their Whits to win contest

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Brighouse and Rastrick brass band braved the elements as they celebrated winning the Saddleworth and Oldham Whit Friday Championship.

There are ten contests and Brighouse & Rastrick managed to play at eight in the time available.

Started at Lydgate at 4.00pm they played at Grotton, Lees & Springhead, Greenfield, Uppermill, Delph and Denshaw before finishing at Scouthead & Austerlands.

Time ran out before they were able to play at Diggle and Dobcross.

B&R finished in the top three for all eight contests with three wins, three seconds and two thirds in the popular contest.

The scoring system is one point for a win, two points for a second place, and the band with the least points from their best six contests is the overall winner.

B&R with three wins and three seconds scored nine points and The Fairey Band were in second place with 13 points.