Wed 30 Sep 2009
Winning Result at Wychavon

Top marks at the Wychavon Festival of Brass Entertainment Contest on Sunday 20th September. Held at Norbury Theatre, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire. Although not a great start to the day, as one of our cornets fell out of the back of the coach and was then unplayable! Many thanks to Abergavenny Borough Band who lent us one of theirs.

The band were on good form for the 20 minutes set during which they played four pieces of music. Starting off with Paul Lovett Cooper's Walking with Heroes, a popular piece at the contest as a couple of other bands played it.

Second up was Vivaldi's Winter (arr Howard Snell). Beautifully played by our horn section with a feature by our solo horn player, Helen Moore.

Next a short introduction of the band was given by Kevin Gibbs which gave us time to rearrange ourselves back into band formation ready for our soloist to play Napoli. Fine playing by Andy Lawton too. Our final piece Dundonnell from Philip Sparke's Hymn of the Highlands finished the performance off rather well and featured heavily our percussion section.

Many thanks to all deps, Alan Lawton MBE, Supporters and Keith for the coach quiz, next time ALL iPhones will be banned!!

Results as follows:
1. Vernon Building Society Poynton Kevin Gibbs 191
2. Phoenix West Midlands Brass David Maplestone 190
3. Portishead Town Band Ian Dickinson 189
4. Shirley Band Dave Lea 188
5. Friary Guildford Brass Band Andrew Porter 186
6. Foresters Brass 2000 Peter Collins 185
7. The Wigston Band Garry Sleath 184
8. Hathern David Newman 183
9. Abergavenny Borough Band Gareth Ritter 182

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