Mar 21

National Finals Qualifiers 2012!

We took part in the Welsh Regional contest on 19 March where we came 2nd securing a much sought-after place in the National Finals contest in the Royal Albert Hall in October.

The band all pulled together in the weeks running up to the contest and it was great that the hardwork paid off.

We would like to thank Phil Harper for his support and direction over the last month and we’re looking forward to taking the stage with him in October!

Derek Broadbent commented in the remarks “Top class playing by all” and there was much comment in the bar afterwards by the banding community on our performance.


Full results from Welsh Area Championships (courtesy of 4BR):

Test Piece: ‘The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea’ – Derek Bourgeois
Adjudicator: Derek Broadbent

1. Cory (Dr Robert Childs), 8**
2. Tongwynlais Temperance (Philip Harper), 7*
3. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse), 3*
4. BTM (Phillip McCann), 6
5. Beaumaris (Gwyn Evans), 1**
6. Northop (Thomas Wyss), 2
7. City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) (Gareth Ritter), 4
8. Pontardulais Town (Paul Jenkins), 5

* Tongwynlais & Tredegar qualify for National Finals
** Cory & Beaumaris are pre-qualified

Best Instrumentalist: Joanne Childs (Flugel) – Cory