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2017 Wessex Training and Youth Band Festival

Wessex Training and Youth Band Festival
Date: Saturday 28th January 2017
Venue: Trafalgar School, Downton
Test Piece: Own choice programme
Adjudicator: Chris King

Training Band Section

  1. Andover Training Band, Steve Large
  2. New Forest Brass Training Band, Chris Gane
  3. Downton Training Band, Paul Williams

Adjudicator's comments

We enjoyed our day in Downton as the training band returned for another visit to the Wessex Youth and Training Band contest. We were pleased with our performance of a varied programme that was not easy.

We started our programme with the well known march Slaidburn, and then played the hymn Abide with Me, featuring a cornet duet from Lisa Duke and Lynette Baskett. This was followed by Mel Palmer playing a Bb bass solo in Nelly the Elephant. We finished our set with Indiana Jones, Run, and a rousing finale in 42nd Street. The adjudicators remarks were very positive.

We had a great day and celebrated in the evening with curry back in Ashurst. Well done all training band members for your performance and all the hard work beforehand, and thank you to all training band helpers.

Wessex Training and Youth Band Festival