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2011 Welsh Open Championship — Gallery - Contest images

11 bands each played their part in providing the entertainment at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl on Saturday...

14th Welsh Open Entertainment Contest
Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

19th February

Pictures and Comments by Iwan Fox


Bilingual billing for the Welsh Open in Porthcawl


Matthew Jenkins leads the way with Pontardulais


All singing and dancing for Tylorstown as they take the 'Best Entertainment' prize


Three of a kind for Burry Port in Trumpet Blues...


Giving it some for City of Cardiff in fifth place...


Like father like son - the James family with Tongwynlais


Hands up if you like it - third placed Tongwynlais point upwards...


Eyes wide shut for Richard Pemberton and Staines


Red Nose Day for Bournemouth Concert's horn section


Sublime flugel as Tredegar's new signing Danny Winder performs


All in a line for winners Tredegar


Team work from Abergavenny Borough's cornet section


The stunning virtuosity of solo prize winner Jonathan Pippen of BTM


BTM's horn star Dai Cornelius helps this band to  second place


Gone fishing for Lydbrook's Pearl Fishers on euph



Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL


Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS


Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ


Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN


Lofthouse Brass Band - Filey Bandstand

Sunday 29 July • Filey Bandstand, The Crescent, Filey YO14 9JS YO14 9JS


Blidworth Welfare Band

July 20 • *PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM* A great opportunity has arisen for a first class Euphonium player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will be a regular solo feature at concerts, contests and recordings.


Arrow Valley Brass

July 20 • The Band seeks cornet players, front and back row to add to a band steadily improving under Andy Culshaw.. The band is friendly and welcoming and has a good mix of concerts and competitions. . Main rehearsal is on Sunday morning in Inkberrow, Worcs.


Loxley Silver Band

July 19 • Musical Director - We are a friendly, contesting band currently holding a strong position in the fourth section. We have a varied concert/engagement programme in place and we are looking for a Musical Director who can help us to move onwards and upwards.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor