Category Archive: Contests

Jun 28

Masters 2011

The Band made our debut in the All England Masters International Championships at the end of May. The set test piece was Darrol Barry’s “Gemini” and it certainly provided a challenge for all bands that competed. Drawn in the last third of the contest with the favourites of Tredegar and Virtuosi GUS, the Band delivered …

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Apr 12

Welsh Regional Championships 2011

The band recently competed at the Welsh Regional Championships in Swansea where we achieved 4th Place playing Philip Wilby’s iconic Paganini Variations. Drawn number 1 the band was lead by our Professional Conductor Philip Harper who produce a very well received interpretation which just missed out on a consecutive trip to The Royal Albert Hall …

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Mar 03

Welsh Open 2011

Tongwynlais Temperance Band competed in the annual Welsh Open Contest on the 19th Feb. Against a field of 11 bands’ we recorded third place behind Tredegar and BTM. Starting our programme with the swagger march Imperial Echoes by Arnold Safroni, the band impressed with its controlled playing and dynamic range. This then led us onto …

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