TYMBA bands prepare for first contest of 2017

The weather forecast looks perfect for the 12 Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association bands who’ll take to the arena at Dudley’s Himley Hall this Sunday (25th June).

It’s the 28th Halesowen Youth Marching Band Championships, hosted by the Halesowen Scout Band.  As it has for the past few years the contest is once again is part of Dudley Borough’s Armed Forces Day.

Thousands of people are expected to line the arena as the young musicians take to the field for the first time in 2017.

Band Class Turnout Arena
Grafton Scout Band Contest 9.30 9.45
Kings Norton YMB Contest 9.45 10.00
Biggleswade Sea Cadets Championship 10.00 10.15
Spen Valley S&G Championship 10.17 10.32
Syston S&G Championship 10.34 10.49
3rd Davyhulme S&G Open 10.51 11.06
St Gregory’s Open 11.06 11.21
Coseley Comets Open 11.21 11.36
Alderley Scout Band National 11.36 11.51
Rhyl YMB National 11.55 12.10
Wirral Sound National 12.14 12.29
Thurmaston MB National 12.33 12.48
Bands gather for muster 12.45
Muster Concluded and bands off the arena 2.00pm

Supporters will have access to all the park and grounds and we encourage them to have a look around the various things going on including a visit to the House. There are no charges for entrance.

Once at the Hall and grounds there will be refreshments, amusements; displays and military vehicles.

The refreshment area will have been set up prior to your arrival, why not take advantage of a welcome drink or bite to eat? Breakfast Sandwiches are available in the small cafe within the grounds near to the golf course.

For your satnav – DY3 4DF

Bandmasters can find more details on the competition page

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