Contesting [2002 - 2008]

The band has always been a contesting band, competing at events across the region. Shown below are contest results from recent years.

GBBA Own Choice Contest @ Coleford / October 2008

Music: "Castell Coch" by T.J. Powell, "Variations on Laudate Dominum" by Edward Gregson.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Second & Third Section (Section B).

Result: Section B March Winners and Section B Test Piece runners-up (from 2).

Wychavon Festival of Brass @ Pershore / September 2008

Music: -

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 7th (from 7).

SWBBA Own Choice Contest @ Weston / May 2008

Music: "Hinemoa" by Gareth Wood.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 8th (from 9).

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2008

Music: "Dark Side of the Moon" by Paul Lovatt-Cooper.

Conductor: Roger Phelps.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 14th (from 14).

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2007

Music: "Prelude & Jubilate" by Darrol Barry.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 8th (from 15).

GBBA Own Choice Contest @ Coleford / October 2006

Music: "Castell Caerphilly" by T.J. Powell, "Variations on Laudate Dominum" by Edward Gregson.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section (Section C).

Result: Section C prizes for Best March, Best Instrumentalist (Andy Kear) and Best Trombone Section (from 4). Section C Test Piece runners-up.

Wychavon Festival of Brass @ Evesham / September 2006

Music: "Blenheim Flourishes" by James Curnow, "Kuma He" by K3 and arranged by Johny Ocean, "Softly As I Leave You" arranged by Alan Catherall and performed by Solo Euphonium Robin Hamer, "Caravan" arranged by Steve Sykes.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: Fourth Section Winners (from 7).

Phoenix Brass Band Festival @ Hungerford / May 2006

Music: "St. Clement", "Prelude for an Occassion" by Edward Gregson, "Kuma He" by K3 and arranged by Johny Ocean, "Be My Love" arranged by Ray Farr and performed by Solo Euphonium Robin Hamer, "Sway" arranged by Jan Van Kraeydonck, "Caravan" arranged by Steve Sykes.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: Fourth Section Winners.

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2006

Music: "Anglian Dances" by Alan Fernie.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 6th (from 26) - PROMOTED.

The National Finals @ Harrogate / September 2005

Music: "A Mendip Celebration" by Darrol Barry.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 13th (from 19).

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2005

Music: "Divertimento" by Bryan Kelly.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 3rd (from 20).

The National Finals @ Harrogate / September 2004

Music: "Four Noble Truths" by Philip Sparke.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 10th (from 21).

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2004

Music: "Partita" by Edward Gregson.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 3rd (from c.20).

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2003

Music: "Lydian Pictures" by Simon Dobson.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 14th (from 25).

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2002

Music: "Suite in Bb" by Gordon Jacob.

Conductor: Dave Ventura.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 20th (from 23).

Older Contest History

To view contest results from 2000 all the way back to 1895, visit brassbandresults.co.uk.


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