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Results: Wessex Brass Band Association Contest

Yeovil head the winners at the Pavilion Theatre in Weymouth.


Wessex Brass Band Association Contest 6th December 2003

The Wessex Brass Band Association held their annual contest on Saturday 6th December 2003 at the Pavilion Theatre,Weymouth; where a record entry of 36 Bands impressed adjudicator Bryan Hurdley in the Senior Sections with Paul Norley dealing with the Youth and Training Sections. This is the first time that this venue has been used for this contest by the Wessex but judging from the favourable response by the bands; who had a direct video link to their changing area, it will not be the last. The Major of Weymouth & Portland Doug Hollins presented the awards.

Section Three

Test Piece—Own Choice Eric Ball Composition

1. Weymouth Concert — 185pts
Albert Davies
Petite Suite de Ballet)

2. Christchurch & Highcliffe — 184pts
Jayne Floyd
(Indian Summer)

3. Verwood Concert — 183pts
Paul Norley
(Devon Fantasy)

4. New Forest Brass — 182pts
Ian Luxford Impromptu)

5. Wilton & District—180pts .
Dennis Chalk BEM
(St. Michaels Mount)

6. Shaftesbury Town — 179pts
Steve Hawkes
(Contest Day)

7. Ringwood & Burley — 178pts
David Randall
(A Holiday Suite)

8. Midsomer Norton & Radstock — 177pts
Keith Haines
(Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals)

Section Two
Test Piece—Own Choice Eric Ball Composition

1. Corsham — 185pts .
Mike Clark
(Main Street)

2. Gillingham Imperial — 183pts
Eric Haines
(Main Street)

3. Jersey Premier — 181pts .
Tim Pritchard
(Kensington Concerto)

4. Swindon Brass — 179pts .
Francis Cowley
(Petite Suite de Ballet)

5. Shanklin Town — 177pts .
Malcolm Lewis
(Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals)

Youth Section
Test Piece—Own Choice Eric Ball Composition and a Hymn Tune

1. Solent Concert Youth —
Wesley Garner
(Indian Summer)

2. Wilton & Hyde Youth
Dennis Chalk BEM
(Young in Heart)

Training Section
Test Piece—Own Choice Eric Ball Composition and a Hymn Tune

1. Vectis Brass .
Mary Teague
(Indian Summer)

2. North Wilts Training .
Linda Diskette
(Young in Heart)

3. Shanklin Youth .
Malcolm Lewis
(Devon Fantasy)

4. Oakmead .
Lloyd Bartlett
(Indian Summer)

5. Downton Junior
Roland Wright
(Indian Summer)

First Section

Test Piece—Own Choice Eric Ball Composition

1. Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne)—184pts
Michael Knapton
(Kensington Concerto)

2. Ocean Brass — 183pts
Pete Curtis

3. Aldbourne — 182pts .
David Hayward
(Journey into Freedom)

4. Solent Concert — 181pts .
Wesley Garner
(Journey into Freedom)

5. Bendix Kingswood — 180pts
Rhodri Griffiths

6. Downton — 175pts
Roland Wright

7. Fairlop Brass — 174pts
Kevin Jordan
(Tournament for Brass)

8. Calne Silver — 172pts
Keith Webb
(Main Street)

9. Wincanton Silver—169pts
Michael Winter
(Main Street)

Championship Section
Test Piece—High Peak—Eric Ball

1. Yeovil Town — 189pts
Major Ian McElligott

2. City of Bristol — 188pts
Bryn James

3. Hyde — 185pts
Peter Wise

4. Poole Borough — 184pts
Phil Randall

5. Woodfalls Concert — 183pts
Steve Dunster

6. Shrewton Silver — 182pts
Michael Dunford

7. Michelmersh—179pts
Brian Kelloway

‘Bowditch’ Trophy for the Youngest Player—Rhiannon Smith Aged 6—Shanklin Youth ‘Angela Lowe’ Trophy for the Best Instrumentalist in Section Three—Solo Cornet of Christchurch & Highcliffe

‘‘Tom Gomersall’ Memorial Cup for the Best Euphonium in Championship Section—Charis Snell — Woodfalls Concert.

‘Kevin Bolton’ Plaque for the Best Instrumentalist of the Day—Matthew Read—Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne).


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