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Sep 22

Wychavon 2009

Tongwynlais Temperance Band came back from an extremely sunny, but extremely quiet Droitwich, happy enough that they had put on a performance of merit amongst some strong opposition.

The band competed in the Championship Section in the Wychavon Festival of bras and played, Los Hermanos de Bop (arr. Sandy Smith), The Water of Tyne (Philip Harper), Brillante (solosit Martyn Patterson), Finale from Willow Pattern (Philip Harper) and Hawai-5-O as an encore with some classic choreography!!

Highlights of the performance was Martyn Patterson’s interpretation of Brillante (Peter Graham) who was unlucky not to take the soloist prize after his class playing. The full results were:

1 Tredegar Town Band Ian Porterhouse 195

2 Flowers Band Paul Holland 193

3 Pemberton Old Wigan DW Band Mark Bentham 192

4 Tongwynlais Temperance Silver Band Philip Harper 191

5 K M Medway Melvin White 190

6 Kibworth Band John Hudson 189

7 Lydbrook Band Huw Thomas 187

8 Bedford Town Band Andy Kershaw 186

9 Milton Keynes Brass Band Paul Fensom 185

10 Enderby Band Jonathon Mott 184

The band are now back in full rehearsals all week for the 1st section finals in Harrogate next weekend