Yeovil Entertainment Contest

Well, Woodfalls got the top position this year, with Sherborne coming in at 9th place, with 186 points.  This was a great result for the band and all were happy at the end of the day!

We had a great day out and had the chance to listen to some superb performances by top bands.  And, if anything learned a little more about the competition that we face for next year’s contest!  There were some truly spectacular performances – including our own band, who started the contest off to fantastic start with a “shiver down the spine” rendition of God Save the Queen. 

The full results are as follows:

Results:
Adjudicator: Colin Hardy

1. Woodfalls (Gareth Pritchard) – 196
2. BTM (Tom Davoren) – 194
3. Mount Charles (John Maines) – 193
4. Flowers (Paul Holland) –192
5. Tongwynlais Temperance (Philip Harper) – 191
6. Aveley & Newham (Nigel Taken) – 190
7. Camborne (Kevin Mackenzie) – 189
8. Friary Guildford (Chris King) – 188
9. Sherborne (Paul Cosh) – 186
10. St Austell (Gareth Pritchard) – 185
11. St Dennis (Darren Hawken) – 183
12. Wantage Silver A (Philip Bailey) – 182.

Best Soloist: David Cornelius (Horn) – BTM Best Soprano: Mark Pye – Woodfalls
Best Section: Bass Section – Mount Charles

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My personal favourite band being Tongwynlais band, under the superb baton of musical director Philip Harper!  What a wonderfully inspiring conductor he is! 

Anyway – a great day was had by all, and what a cracking experience for the band.

We look forward now to practicing like crazy for the upcoming Regional Area championships in Torquay in March.  Another road trip here we come! 

Full results and report of the Yeovil Contest are at http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=12889 – take a look. 

Also – twitter and Website updated:  www.sherbornetownband.co.uk.

Over and out…

J

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