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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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February 17 • The students of the Royal Northern College of Music retain their hold on the UniBrass Trophy


Results: 2018 UniBrass Shield

February 17 • Bristol University come out top in the battle for the UniBrass Shield

Filton Concert

Results: 2018 Welsh Open

February 17 • Filton Concert reclaims Welsh Open title under the direction of Tom Davoren


Strong line-up for Scottish titles in Perth

February 17 • There will be plenty of keenly fought action at the Scottish Championship in Perth next month, with national representation, titles and qualification up for grabs.

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre SN14 8PG

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Strata Brass

February 17 • Require FRONT ROW CORNET (flexibility in the section) after Yorkshire Area (1st Section) in March.. Rehearsals SUN/WED.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

The Corsham Band

February 15 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator