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First place winners were awarded a silver medal, an olive branch and a diploma.

Those in second place were given a copper medal, a branch of laurel and a diploma.

Alongside the performances on the bandstand there were plenty of other things to enjoy, including a dance workshop and a samba parade coordinated by Rhythms of the City that took the audience right up to the bandstand.

The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain.

The aim of Bandstand Marathon was to celebrate Britain’s cultural and musical heritage, whilst also bringing back into use the bandstand, hundreds of which had been ignored for decades.

Brass bands used to be commonplace with colliery bands and other brass bands which used to play in Victorian parks where vast crowds congregated to hear their latest tunes.

The obverse side of the medal has Zeus' face along with his hand holding a globe with the winged victory on it, with the caption in Greek "Olympia".

The reverse side had the Acropolis site with the caption in Greek "International Olympic Games in Athens in 1896." No official poster was made for the 1896 Olympic Games, but the cover page of the official report is often used to refer to the Games of the I Olympiad.

Brass bands were a vital part of the community dating back to 1830 when brass instruments were first being developed with valves.