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Wychavon ready to welcome entertainment battles

The popular Wychavon Festival of Brass takes place on Saturday in Evesham — so why not go along and enjoy the entertainment on offer from a host of bands.

  There is entry of great entertainment on offer at Wychavon this year — so why not pop along.

The organisers of the Wychavon Festival of Brass Championship have released the draws for each of the sections for their popular event being held on Saturday 28th October at De Montfort School, Evesham.

There is plenty of great entertainment in store in each section, with the added bonus of one qualifying band in the Championship Section also gaining an invitation to compete directly at the 2018 British Open Spring Festival.

There is also a very generous prize fund, lots of great awards for individual and sections and all that great music to enjoy throughout the day.


Championship Section: Dr Robert Childs
First Section: Tom Davoren
Second Section: David Hirst
Third Section: Anne Crookston
Fourth Section: Anne Crookston


Tickets for the event are priced at £10 (free for children under 10) and details for the public to order advanced tickets, priced at £8, will be available from Monday 18th September on the Festival website at: www.festivalofbrass.co.uk

Championship Section:

Start: 10.30am

1. Brunel Brass*
2. Langley*
3. Hatfield
4. Enderby*
5. City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)
6. Eccles Borough*
7. Yorkshire Imperial (David Urquhart Travel)
8. BTM
9. Lanner & District*
10. Sandhurst Silver*
11. Llwydcoed
12. Johnstone Silver*
13. Tongwynlais Temperance
14. Foresters Brass*
15. Ebbw Valley Brass*
16. Jackfield Elcock Reisen
17. Aveley & Newham
18. Medway*

* Denotes bands eligible to gain invitation to the 2018 Spring Festival

First Section:

Start: 11.30am

1. BTM
2. Oddfellows
3. Sandhurst Silver
4. Crewe Brass
5. Langley
6. Enderby
7. Foresters Brass
8. Ebbw Valley Brass
9. Eccles Borough
10. Crofton Silver
11. Gresley Colliery
12. Johnstone Silver

Second Section:

Start: 10.30am

1. Crewe Brass
2. Avonbank
3. Blaenavon Town
4. Haydock Band
5. Stourport-on-Severn
6. Ammanford Town
7. Crofton Silver
8. Downton
9. Weston Brass
10. Milton Keynes Brass

Third Section:

Start: 3.00pm

1. Stourport-on-Severn
2. Oakdale Silver
3. Crosskeys Silver
4. Wem Jubilee
5. Arrow Valley
6. Porthywaen Silver
7. Hawk Green
8. Ynyshir
9. Cinderford
10. Jubilee Brass (Oxford)

Fourth Section:

Start: 10.00am

1. City of Wolverhampton
2. Rode Hall Silver
3. Ledbury Community Brass
4. Oakdale Silver
5. Porthywaen Silver
6. Wem Jubilee


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Conductor, adjudicator, arranger