Results: 2023 SEWBBA Entertainment Contest

Parc & Dare lead the entertainment prize winners at Stanwell School in Penarth

Parc and Dare
  Parc & Dare players celebrate their victory in Penarth


Championship/First Section:

Adjudicators: Sheona White, John Maines

1. Parc & Dare (Chris Turner)
2. Ebbw Valley Brass (Gareth Ritter)
3. BTM Band (Jeff Hutcherson)
4. Tylorstown (Robert Westacott)
5. Markham & District (Gary Davies)

Best Instrumentalist: Andrea Lewis (flugel) — Parc & Dare
Best Trombone: Stephen Sykes (Ebbw Valley)
Best Bass Section: Parc & Dare

Second Section:

Adjudicators: Sheona White, John Maines

1. Newport Borough
2. Mid Rhondda
3. Cwmtawe Brass
4. Ammanford Town

Best Instrumentalist: cornet (Mid Rhondda)

Third/Fourth Section:

Adjudicators: Nigel Seaman, Robert Burnett

1. Briton Ferry Silver
2. Cross Keys Silver
3. Severn Tunnel
4. Gwaun Cae Gurwen
5. Ynyshir Brass
6. City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) M2

Best Instrumentalist: Catherine Showell (euphonium) — Cross Keys Silver
Best Horn Section: Briton Ferry Silver

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