Contesting [2013 - 2014]

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 @ Ross-on-Wye / November 2014

Music: "Army of the Nile" by Kenneth Alford, "Cloudcatcher Fells" by John McCabe.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Second & Third Section (Section B).

Result: 1st in Test Piece contest and 2nd in March contest (from 6). Best Horn Section, Best Bass Section and Best Flugel Player in All Sections.

WBBA Own Choice Contest @ Bournemouth / November 2014

Music: "Army of the Nile" by Kenneth Alford, "Cloudcatcher Fells" by John McCabe.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Open Format.

Result: 1st in Test Piece contest (from 18) and 3rd in March contest (from 13). Best Bass Section and Best Conductor.

SEWBBA Entertainment Contest @ Porthcawl / September 2014

Music: "Valero" by James Swearingen, "The Bombardier" by T.J. Powell, "Swedish Hymn" by Peter Graham performed by soloist - Steve Ruck - on Flugel Horn, "The Two Imps" by Kenneth Alford performed by Percussionists Becky Musto & David Crowe, "Badon Hill" from Andrew Baker's "Once and Future King", "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" arranged by Ray Farr.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Second to Fourth Section.

Result: 1st (from 12) - INVITATION TO 2015 WELSH OPEN. Most Entertaining Stage Presentation & Best Solo Instrumentalist on the Day (Steve Ruck).

SWBBA Own Choice Contest @ Weston / May 2014

Music: "Resurgam" by Eric Ball.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Second Section.

Result: 6th (from 6).

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2014

Music: "Chaucer's Tunes" by Michael Ball.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Second Section.

Result: 6th (from 16).

WBBA Own Choice Contest @ Bournemouth / November 2013

Music: "Army of the Nile" by Kenneth Alford, "Purcell Variations" by Kennth Downie.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Open Format.

Result: 3rd (from 7) in March contest and 7th (from 13) in Test Piece contest.

GBBA Own Choice Contest @ Ross-on-Wye / November 2013

Music: "Army of the Nile" by Kenneth Alford, "Purcell Variations" by Kennth Downie.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Second & Third Section (Section B).

Result: 2nd in March contest and 3rd in Test Piece contest (from 10).

SEWBBA Entertainment Contest @ Porthcawl / September 2013

Music: "Valero" by James Swearingen, "Lark in the Clear Air" arranged by Gordon Langford and performed by Solo Horn player Andrew Jones, "A Spin Through Moscow" by Dimitri Shostakovitch, "Chorale Prayer" from Stephen Bulla's "Images for Brass", "Nightingale Dances" by Matthew Hall.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Second to Fourth Section.

Result: 4th (from 7).

SWBBA Own Choice Contest @ Weston / May 2013

Music: "Oceans" by Goff Richards.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Second Section.

Result: 2nd (from 7).

West of England Regional Finals @ Torquay / March 2013

Music: "The Plantagenets" by Edward Gregson.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Second Section.

Result: 6th (from 16).


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