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Yeovil take Wessex Crown

Yeovil Band under Philip Bailey won the recent Wessex Association contest in Poole

 

The Wessex Brass Band Association held their 46th Winter Contest on December 1st; at Poole Arts Centre. There were 27 entries in 5 sections all adjudicated by Nigel Seaman. Presentations were made by Alan Blair chief executive of Wessex Heartbeat a charity from the area set up to fund development into heart disease and who were the recipients of the evening concert organised by David Hills featuring the Williams Fairy Band.

Results were :-
Kevin Bolton Plaque for the best instrumentalist of the day—Andy Yule—Hyde
Tom Gomersall Memorial Cup for the best euphonium (Section 2)—Jeremy Cooper—Hungerford Town

Championship Section—Salute to Youth — Gilbert Vinter
1. Yeovil Town — (P. Bailey) 192
2. Hyde — (P. Wise) 189
3. Poole Borough — (P. Randell) 188

Section One—Life Divine—Cyril Jenkins
1. Woodfalls Concert (R. Bligh) 188
2. Cosham Concert (S. Dunster) 185
3. Bath Spa (D. Walker) 184

Section Two—Les Preludes—Liszt

1. Michelmersh Silver (B. Kelloway) 186
2. Hungerford Town (T. Crouter) 185
3. Shrewton Silver (M. Dunford) 183

Section Three—A Wessex Suite—Derek Broadbent

1. Swindon Brass (F. Cowley) 186
2. Shanklin Town (M. Lewis) 185
3. Sandleheath (D. Marlow) 184

Youth/Training Band Section—Own Choice + Hymn

Youth Cup—Shanklin Town Youth (M. Lewis)
Training Cup—Wiltshire Youth Training (L.Diskett)
Hymn Tune—Wilton & Hyde Youth (D. Chalk BEM)

Further awards were made to the youngest player in Sections Two/Three and Youth which were donated by Bournemouth Concert Brass, Mrs Cherowbrier, David Hills and the WBBA which consisted of a weeks course at the annual Wessex Youth Band Course and a days Masterclass with Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Band on Sunday 19th May 2002.

A 50 years service award to banding was made to Ron Bligh of Woodfalls Concert.

Further events planned are a Regionals 2002 Masterclass with Steve Sykes at The Downton Bandroom on the 19th January 2002 when both players and conductors will make up a composite band to perform and work through the regional Test Pieces. The Larmer Tree Entertainment Contest at Tollard Royal on Sunday 26th May 2002; for details of these and other events planned please contact Mike Knapton (Secretary) 01373 832572.

Many thanks to Lesley Knapton for providing us with the report.



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