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Results: 2017 West Wales BBA Burry Port Contest

Goodwick Brass lead the way in West Wales, with section awards to Lewis Merthyr, Mid Rhondda, Upper Rhondda and Oakdale Silver in the second leg of the 2017 Welsh League series.

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  The second leg of the 2017 Welsh League series took place in Burry Port on the weekend.

The second leg of the 2017 Welsh League series took place in Burry Port on the weekend, with Goodwick Brass leading the way in the prizes.

Full report to follow.

Results:

Championship Section:

Adjudicator: Ian Porthouse

1. Goodwick Brass (Matthew Jenkins) — 196
2. Ebbw Valley Brass (Gareth Ritter) — 195
3. Llwydcoed (Chris Turner) — 194
4. Tylorstown (Gary Davies) — 193
5. Pontardulais Town (Paul Jenkins) — 192
6. City of Cardiff M1 (Nigel Seaman) — 191
7. Burry Port Town (Christopher Bond) — 190
8. Markham District Colliery (Matthew Rowe) — 188

Best Instrumentalist: Lawrence Savage (cornet) — Ebbw Valley
Best Percussion Section: Goodwick Brass
Best Soprano: Ellen Waite (Ebbw Valley)

First Section:

Adjudicator: Ian Porthouse

1. Lewis Merthyr (Craig Roberts) — 190
2. Abergavenny Borough (Sean O'Neill) — 189
3. Briton Ferry Silver (Jeff Pearce) — 184
4. BTM (Jeff Hutcherson) — 183
5. Ammanford Town (Glyn Davies) — 182

Best Instrumentalist: Zoe Alexander (flugel) — Lewis Merthyr

Second Section:

Adjudicator: Nigel Seaman

1. Mid Rhondda (Thomas Coaches) (Alan Gibbs) — 189
2. Newport Borough (Robin Hackett) — 187
3. Crwbin Silver (Craig Roberts) — 186
4. RAF St Athan (Alan Bourne) — 183
5. Mellingriffith 2 (Andy Wareham) — 182
6. Penclawdd Brass (Tony Small) — 181
7. Crosskeys Silver (Mike Davies) — 179

Best Instrumentalist: Rob Burnett (euphonium) — Mid Rhondda

Third Section:

Adjudicator: Dean Wright

1. Upper Rhondda (Jayne Thomas) — 182
2. Usk Brass (Jeff Jones) — 180
3. Cwmtawe Youth (Wayne Pederick) — 178
4. Ynyshir (Gary Davies) — 176
5. Severn Tunnel (Daniel Hall) — 175

Best Instrumentalist: (cornet) — Upper Rhondda Band

Fourth Section:

Adjudicator: Dean Wright

1. Oakdale Silver (Kerry Bowden) — 172
2. Phoenix Brass (Luke Jenkins) — 170
3. Gwaun Cae Gurwen (Jeff Hutcherson) — 168

Best Instrumentalist: (soprano) Oakdale Silver

Youth Section:

Adjudicator: Dean Wright

Best Performance of the Day: Rhondda Fach Youth
The Best Section Award: Rhondda Fach Youth

Gold Award:
Rhondda Fach Youth
Mellingriffith Youth

Silver Award:
Milford Haven Junior
Upper Rhondda Junior

Bronze Award:
Gwaun Cae Gurwen Junior
Burry Port Junior

Oldest player in contest: John Walters (Upper Rhondda Brass) — 90 years of age
Youngest player in contest: Noah Davies (Rhondda Fach Youth) — 7 years of age



Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: First Section

February 25 • Results from the First Section in Blackpool.


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Championship Section

February 25 • Foden's make it a hat trick in Blackpool with Leyland joining them and pre-qualified Fairey in London.


Winter

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Second Section

February 25 • Middleton, Bollington and Flixton head to Cheltenham


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Fourth Section

February 25 • Lostock Hall takes the honours as Sale Brass join them in Cheltenham


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

February 25 • FLUGEL PLAYER required to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Amington Band

February 25 • Amington Band are in desperate need of a Bass Trombone player for the Midlands Area on 10th March (and beyond!). We’re a friendly bunch of mixed ages, rehearsing under MD Alan Gifford on Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm in our band room in Tamworth.


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Alwyn Green

LRAM, LTCL
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist