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Yeovil line up

The 12 bands hoping to take the 28th Yeovil Brass at the Octagon title for 2005 have been announced.


The 12 bands hoping to kick off their 2005 contest season with a good win have been announced by the organisers of the 28th Brass at the Octagon contest at Yeovil on the 5th February.

The traditional season opener has attracted bands from as far afield as Wales, the North of England, London and the Southern Counties, the Midlands as well as the West of England.

The bands will have to perform a 25 minute concert programme, and 11 of the bands will be looking to stop the Flowers Band from making it a hat trick of wins here following their triumphs of 2003 and 2004.

Those include the 2004 Pontins Champions, the Staffordshire Band, the runners up at Prestatyn, Tongwynlais Temperance, as well as past winners, Aveley and Newham (Champions here in 2001),Bodmin (Champions in 1999 and 2000), St. Austell (1983) and Camborne (1993).

Also hoping to make their mark are SWT Woodfalls who came third here last year as well some strong contenders in the shape of Bournemouth Concert, City of Bristol and Welwyn Garden City and the band making the longest trip south, the Harrogate Band.

The line up is as follows:

Aveley and Newham
Bodmin Town Band
Bournemouth Concert
Camborne Town
City of Bristol
St. Austell
SWT Woodfalls
Tongwynlais Temperance
Welwyn Garden City

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Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor