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2011 Welsh Open Championship — Gallery - Contest images

11 bands each played their part in providing the entertainment at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl on Saturday...

14th Welsh Open Entertainment Contest
Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

19th February

Pictures and Comments by Iwan Fox


Bilingual billing for the Welsh Open in Porthcawl


Matthew Jenkins leads the way with Pontardulais


All singing and dancing for Tylorstown as they take the 'Best Entertainment' prize


Three of a kind for Burry Port in Trumpet Blues...


Giving it some for City of Cardiff in fifth place...


Like father like son - the James family with Tongwynlais


Hands up if you like it - third placed Tongwynlais point upwards...


Eyes wide shut for Richard Pemberton and Staines


Red Nose Day for Bournemouth Concert's horn section


Sublime flugel as Tredegar's new signing Danny Winder performs


All in a line for winners Tredegar


Team work from Abergavenny Borough's cornet section


The stunning virtuosity of solo prize winner Jonathan Pippen of BTM


BTM's horn star Dai Cornelius helps this band to  second place


Gone fishing for Lydbrook's Pearl Fishers on euph



Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX


Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ


The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL


Milnrow Band

January 17 • *PRINCIPAL TROMBONE*. The Milnrow Band has a vacancy for Principal trombone.. Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.


Milnrow Band

January 17 • *Cornet Vacancies* Due to maternity leave and work commitments, The Milnrow Band has immediate vacancies for 2 FIRST CLASS CORNET PLAYERS (positions negotiable). Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.


Rhyl Silver Band

January 16 • Rhyl Silver Training Band seeks players in all sections but particularly cornets, trombones and basses. All ages and abilities accepted in this easy going friendly band.. . We rehearse Fridays 6.00 - 7.30pm in our purpose built premises.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator