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2011 Miners Welfare Brass Band Entertainment Contest — Gallery from Porthcawl

Despite the sad backdrop to the contest there was still plenty of great entertainment on show in Porthcawl provided by the mining bands of South Wales.

2011 Miners' Welfare Entertainment Contest
Gallery:
Pictures: Iwan Fox


Cast in silver: The minaiture miner on top of the £6000 Challenge Cup


A Grand day out at the Pavilion in Porthcawl


There was plenty of silverware on display


Compere Dave Hayward points out that he's the star attraction really...


Oakdale's percussionist keeps her hat on...


A trio of young talent for Gwaun Cae Gurwen


RAF St Athan's bass section pumps it out...


Something has tickled Ammanford's fancy...


The suave sartorial style of Treherbert MD, Craig Roberts


Ogmore Valley's Danny Stone on tuba


A determined cornet section at Crosskeys


Sandpaper Ballet for Briton Ferry


Piece of eight for MD Alex Parker at Ystradgynlais


Sian Brimble is the star soloist for winners Lewis Merthyr


The good, the bad and the.... for best entertainers Ynyshir


Girl power for Blaenavon



Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

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


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


Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR


Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

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


The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

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


Marshfield Band

January 15 • CONDUCTOR WANTED: We are a 4th section standard non-contesting band from the village of Marshfield near Chippenham. We perform at a variety of events in the region throughout the year and are seeking a new committed local conductor to lead us.


Matlock Band

January 15 • Matlock Band (Midlands 3rd section) Requires Solo Trombone player for regional competition and beyond.


Matlock Band

January 15 • Matlock Band (Midlands 3rd section) Requires Soprano Cornet or Flugel player for regional competition and beyond.


Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.