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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 a performance under our Professional Conductor, Philip Harper that was described as colourful, driven and very rhythmic. All our principal players gave an outstanding contribution, not least Jef Vermeiren on principal cornet who we were pleased to welcome to the band for this contest. However, we were unlucky when it came to the results and finished 8th.

The full results are as follows:
1. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse)
2. Virtuosi GUS (John Berryman)
3. Marsden Silver (Glyn Williams)
4. Fountain City (Dr Joseph Parisi)
5. Newstead Welfare (Duncan Beckley)
6. Jaguar Land Rover (Dave Lea)
7. Pemberton Old Wigan DW (Mark Bentham)
8. Tongwynlais Temperance (Philip Harper)
9. Aveley & Newham (Nigel Taken)
10. Zone One Brass (Richard Ward)
11. Redbridge Brass (Jeremy Wise)
12. Thoresby Colliery (Ian McElligott)
13. Friary Guildford (Chris King)
14. Sovereign Brass (Stan Lippeatt)
15. Hepworth (Michael Howley)
16. NASUWT Riverside (Ian Robinson)
17. Wantage Silver (Philip Bailey)

4BR Best Instrumentalist: Lee Harrelson (Euphonium) – Fountain City

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