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2018 West of England Regional Championships

Back in Torquay again for the West of England regionals, after dropping back down to the Third Section, we were pleased to finish 4th. If we had finished one place higher we would have qualified for the finals and been promoted! We enjoyed playing and rehearsing the test piece, Napoleon on the Alps. We also had a great weekend, as ever enjoying the warm welcome from Paul and Mike at the Westgate Hotel, and going for the traditional Chinese and Indian meals. Now we have 2 weeks to rehearse for a concert in Hythe in aid of Wessex Cancer Support, before we start on another busy summer season.

Pre-contest rehearsal for NFB

Second Section
Date: Saturday 10th March 2018
Venue: Riviera Centre, Torquay
Test Piece: 'Napoleon on the Alps' - Philip Harper
Adjudicators: Alan Morrison and John Winterflood

Result: (Band, Conductor, Draw):

  1. Hatherleigh Silver, Matt Green, 16
  2. Weymouth Concert Brass, Adam Glynn, 1
  3. Bugle Silver, Steve Osborne, 12
  4. New Forest Brass, Ian Luxford, 18
  5. Lydney Town, Kevin Ford, 8
  6. Porthleven Town, Tom Bassett, 17
  7. Bratton Silver, Simon Carr, 9
  8. South Molton Town, Gil Taylor, 13
  9. Ocean Brass, Martin Humphries, 3
  10. St Stythians, James Burns, 7
  11. Bath Spa, Martin Perry, 5
  12. Swindon Brass, Fran Cowley, 10
  13. Swindon Pegasus Brass, Stephen Yorke, 2
  14. Gillingham Imperial Silver, Jim Bennett, 11
  15. Tewkesbury Town, Nigel Morgan, 4
  16. Indian Queens, Mark Arnold, 14
  17. Pillowell Silver, Ian Whitburn, 6
  18. Saltash Town, Robert Julian, 15

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