ON form Tyldesley Brass Band gained its fourth contest success of the year on Sunday at the Theatre Royal, St Helens.

Competing in the Northern Open Championships alongside 33 other Bands, Tyldesley, under the masterful baton of conductor Rob Taylor, gained the ‘runner up’ position to add to its earlier 2012 successes that include one other second place and two victories.

In what must be one of Tyldesley's most successful years since its formation in 1877 Rob Taylor carefully orchestrated this latest podium finish with another fine rendition of Peter Grahams ‘Blazon’ which had also gained them a second spot at Fleetwood in October. Also in common with the Fleetwood contest the Band’s bass section comprising of Amanda Jones, Shelby Bibby, Simon Rookyard, Steve Gaskell and Connor Gingell won the best Basses section bringing back to their Milk Street headquarters the ‘William Singleton’ Trophy.

Commitment and enthusiasm are just two of the ingredients that have brought about these fine contesting results at Preston, Tameside, Fleetwood and now St.Helens plus Rob Taylor’s ability to pick a good test piece that shows the Band's strengths.

You can hear Tyldesley Band at its Christmas concert starting at 7-30pm on Sunday, December 16 at Formby Hall, Atherton.