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2016 Wessex Winter Contest

We returned to Bournemouth for the Wessex Winter Contest, playing Kevin Houben's 'Lake of the Moon'. We enjoyed our performance, especially the percussion section who got to play with more instruments than usual including congas and the loudest rainmaker in recorded history. Unfortunately the adjudicator did not rate our performance as highly as we were placed 10th out of 11 competing bands. Nevertheless we enjoyed the after-contest party at Ian and Ali's afterwards! Looking forward to Christmas carol season now, followed by some hard work next year on a difficult regionals piece.

Wessex Winter Contest

Wessex Winter Contest
Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
Venue: Life Centre, Moordown, Bournemouth
Test Piece: Own choice
Adjudicator: John Winterflood

Second Section

  1. Andover Town Band, Steve Large
  2. New Forest Brass, Ian Luxford

Overall standings (Band, Conductor, Grading, Draw):

  1. Verwood Concert Brass, Kevin Smith, Championship
  2. Otterbourne, Melvin White, 1st
  3. Hyde, Jonathan Lush-Camps, 1st
  4. Michelmersh Silver Band, Wayne Landon, 1st
  5. Bournemouth Concert Brass, ?, Championship
  6. Andover Town, Steve Large, 2nd
  7. Sherborne Town, ?, 1st
  8. Verwood Town, Emma Button, 4th
  9. Gosport Solent, Colin Garner, 4th
  10. New Forest Brass, Ian Luxford, 2nd
  11. Christchurch & Highcliffe, ?, Unregistered
  12. Spinnaker Brass, WITHDRAWN

Adjudicators' remarks