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Yeovil line up announced

The first big contest of the year sees a good line up at Yeovil.


The traditional contest opener of the year, the annual Yeovil Entertainment Contest will take place at the Octagon Theatre in the town on Staurday 2nd February.

A strong line up has been announced for the contest that has been a sell out since December. This is the 25th year and as such a good quality field has been assembled to challenge reigning champions, Aveley and Newham for the top prize of £1200.

We'll be giving the contest plenty of pre match analysis a little later in the month, but the declared runners are as follows. All will be going full throttle to impress adjudicator Derek Broadbent.

Aldbourne: David Williams
Aveley and Newham: Nigel Taken
BTM: David Stowell
Bodmin: Steve Sykes
Bournemouth Concert: Major Chris Davies
BT: Mike Fowles
First City Brass: Jeremy Wise
Flowers: Philip Harper
JAG Mount Charles: Richard Evans
Kidlington: Catherine Underwood
Redbridge Brass: Melvin White
SWT Woodfalls: Jonathan Camps
Tredegar: David Hirst
Wooley Pritchard Sovereign: Stephen Roberts

Adjudicator: Derek Broadbent

Contest starts 9.30am.


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Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger