Contesting [2011 - 2012]

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

Welsh League Own Choice Contest @ Blaenavon / November 2012

Music: "Kingdom of Dragons" by Philip Harper.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Third Section.

Result: Third Section Winners.

GBBA Own Choice Contest @ Ross-on-Wye / November 2012

Music: "Army of the Nile" by Kenneth Alford, "Kingdom of Dragons" by Philip Harper.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Second & Third Section (Section B).

Result: Section B prizes for Best March, Second Place Test Piece, Highest Third Section Band (from 8).

The National Finals @ Cheltenham / September 2012

Music: "Three Ancient Customs" by Huw Cole.

Conductor: Steve Ruck.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 6th (from 18).

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2012

Music: "Olympus" by Philip Harper.

Conductor: Steve Ruck.

Section: Third Section.

Result: 2nd (from 13) - PROMOTED.

GBBA Entertainment Contest @ Ross-on-Wye / February 2012

Music: "Valero" by James Swearingen, "Silver Threads Amongst the Gold" by W.A. Allison performed by Solo Horn Andrew Jones, "The Simpsons" by Danny Elfman, "A Gaelic Blessing" by John Rutter, "The Mask of Zorro" by James Horner.

Conductor: Steve Ruck.

Section: Third Section.

Result: Overall Second Prize (from 7), Third Section Second Prize (from 3).

GBBA Own Choice Contest @ Coleford / November 2011

Music: "Army of the Nile" by Kenneth Alford, "Dimensions" by Peter Graham.

Conductor: Steve Ruck.

Section: Fourth Section (Section C).

Result: Section C prizes for Best March, Best Test Piece, Best Conductor, Best Instrumentalist and Best Trombone Section (from 4).

ODBBA Entertainment Contest @ Burford / October 2011

Music: "Valero" by James Swearingen, "Carrickfergus" arranged by Alan Fernie, "The Two Imps" by Kenneth Alford performed by Kathryn Harding and Becky Sumner, "A Gaelic Blessing" by John Rutter, "The Mask of Zorro" by James Horner.

Conductor: Steve Ruck.

Section: Third & Fourth Section.

Result: 3rd (from 5) in Overall Competition, Most Entertaining Band, Best Percussion Section.

Wychavon Festival of Brass @ Pershore / September 2011

Music: "Valero" by James Swearingen, "Carrickfergus" arranged by Alan Fernie and performed by Principal Cornet Martin Musto, "The Two Imps" by Kenneth Alford performed by Kathryn Harding and Becky Sumner, "A Gaelic Blessing" by John Rutter, "The Mask of Zorro" by James Horner.

Conductor: Steve Ruck.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 2nd (from 9).

Welsh League Own Choice Contest @ Ebbw Vale / May 2011

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

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 4th (from 5).

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2011

Music: "Prelude, Song & Dance" by John Golland.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: 4th (from 22) - PROMOTED.

GBBA Entertainment Contest @ Ross-on-Wye / February 2011

Music: "Ticket to Ride" arranged by Alan Fernie, "Carrickfergus" arranged by Alan Fernie and performed by Principal Cornet Martin Musto, "The Two Imps" by Kenneth Alford performed by Kathryn Harding and Matt Mann, "Crimond" arranged by Peter Graham and "Hawaii Five-0" arranged by Philip Harper.

Conductor: Kevin White.

Section: Fourth Section.

Result: Fourth Section Winners (from 4), Most Entertaining Band, Best Conductor and Overall Winners (from 9).


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