The Senior Cup 
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The Senior Cup

The Senior Cup Contest started in 1932 when the Spring Belle Vue Festival was split to accommodate the numerous bands that competed. Winning bands from this contest qualified to take part in the Grand Shield. The Senior Cup headed a collection of contests including the Senior Trophy, Junior Shield, Junior Cup and Primary Section. The Senior Cup Contest ended in 1982, but was resurrected again in 2001, with the top six bands being invited to compete at the following year's Grand Shield Contest.

Year Champion Band Conductor Test Piece
2010Woodfalls Gareth PritchardThe Year of the Dragon - Philip Sparke
2009Marsden Silver PrizeGlyn WilliamsPageantry - Herbert Howells
2008East Yorkshire Motor Services Frans VioletElgar Variations - Martin Ellerby
2007Wingates A. BerrymanDances and Alleluias - Philip Sparke
2006Newstead WelfareD BeckleyHarmony Music - Philip Sparke
2005Burry Port TownM. ThorneMontage - P Graham
2004RansomeR GrayJourney into Freedom - Eric Ball
2003Rothwell TemperanceD RobertsPaganini Variations - P Wilby
2002East Yorkshire Motors ServicesG PritchardLe Carneval Romain - Hector Berlioz
2001Peter Hawke Garages LindleyNeil JowettPrometheus Unbound - Granville Bantock