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Last Updated: Sunday, 21 October 2007, 10:00 GMT 11:00 UK
Colliery band digs deep for prize
Grimethorpe Colliery band won the top prize for the second year running at the national brass band championships.

The Saturday night event at the Royal Albert Hall in London was a triumph for Yorkshire bands.

Black Dyke came third while Brighouse and Rastrick secured sixth place. Grimethorpe's Euphonium player Michael Dodd won the soloist prize.

The test piece was Music for Battle Creek, and East Yorkshire Motor Services band finished in 12th place.

Grimethorpe Colliery band manager Terry Webster said: "I'd been confidently predicting that our conductor makes a habit of always winning trophies twice in a row - and I was proved right.

"As soon as the band had played, people were coming up and shaking my hand. It's a great day for the band - and a great day for Grimethorpe."

The band can be seen in action at Sheffield City Hall on 24 November.

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