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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



Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger