Contesting [2005 - 2009]

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

2009

GBBA Own Choice Contest @ Coleford / November 2009

Music: "Bramwyn" by John Carr, "Dark Side of the Moon" by Paul Lovatt-Cooper.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Second & Third Section (Section B).

Result: 3rd (from 4) in Section B Test Piece and March competitions. Highest Placed Third Section band.

Wychavon Festival of Brass @ Droitwich Spa / September 2009

Music: "Blenheim Flourishes" by James Curnow, "She" by Charles Aznavour and arranged by Steve Cortland, "The Stripper" by David Rose and arranged by Bernaerts, "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquin Rodrigo and performed by Emily Harding, "Birdland" by J. Zawinul and arranged by Sandy Smith.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 9th (from 10).

SWBBA Own Choice Contest @ Weston / May 2009

Music: "Dimensions" by Peter Graham.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 4th (from 7).

West of England Regionals @ Torquay / March 2009

Music: "Once and Future King" by Andrew Baker.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 15th (from 16) - RELEGATED.

2008

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 Regionals @ Torquay / March 2008

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

Conductor: Roger Phelps.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 14th (from 14).

2007

West of England Regionals @ Torquay / March 2007

Music: "Prelude & Jubilate" by Darrol Barry.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 8th (from 15).

2006

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 Regionals @ Torquay / March 2006

Music: "Anglian Dances" by Alan Fernie.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 6th (from 26) - PROMOTED.

2005

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 Regionals @ Torquay / March 2005

Music: "Divertimento" by Bryan Kelly.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 3rd (from 20).


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