We are indebted to Saddleworth and Lees District Partnership for providing the Area Prizes. These are awarded to bands that have played at 6 or more contests.
Their position (not score) is used for the calculation. So the lowest 6 scores – i.e. from 1, 4, 1,3,2,1,5,7 only 1,1,3,2,4,5 would count- are taken and averaged. This provides the overall winners.
The Overall Championship is open to all bands. To qualify for the Local Championship, bands must have their headquarters no more than 8 miles from the centre of Uppermill (as the crow flies) and not have won one of the main prizes.
The Youth Band Prize will be calculated differently from 2019 onwards. There will still be the opportunity to see how your Youth Band has performed compared with all of the other bands.
We will calculate the Youth Band Prize by comparing Youth Bands only with their peers, and then calculating as described above. We won’t bore you with the maths, but we are confident that it is a fairer way!