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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



Foden's Band - St Michaels & All Angels Church

Saturday 25 May • Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 1AJ


St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ


Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR


Lindley Band

May 24 • FRONT ROW CORNET required to join our friendly band who enjoy a sensible mix of engagements and contests. Our inspirational MD Mike Golding takes rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own modern bandroom located only 1m from M62 Jcn 24.


Littleport Brass Band

May 24 • Littleport Brass are currently a second section band in Cambridgeshire and rehearse every Wednesday evening 7.30-9.30. We are looking for an Eb bass and tuned percussionist. We are a friendly, active band playing at a variety of exciting concerts.


Stannington Brass Band

May 23 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA PLAYER to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher