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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



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


Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.


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.


Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor