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Record Entry for the West of England Bandmen's Festival

Published in Contest on 2014-05-15 by Empty Chairs

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The 90th annual West of England Bandmen's Festival is set to be one of the most keenly fought in recent years as a record entry of 31 bands (33 entries) have decided to make their way to Molinnis Park on Saturday June 21st.

Following a two year absence, Camborne Town return to Bugle looking to add to their impressive tally of 36 Royal Trophy wins but will face stiff opposition from the two most recent winners St Austell (2013) and St Dennis (2012). The Championship Section bands will tackle Edward Gregsons 'Connotations' and the wonderful March 'The Contestor' (T.J.Powell).

Following their debut at Bugle last year, the recently formed Roche Brass have entered the First Section this time around and are joined by Helston Town, Pendennis Brass and Yeovil Town where they will be tested by 'Spectrum' (Gilbert Vinter).

'Penlee' (Simon Dobson) along with The Philip Wilby arrangement of 'Alleluya, Sing to Jesus' is the test for our Second Section entries Bodmin Town, Bugle Silver and Forest of Dean Brass who we welcome to Bugle for the first time.

The Third Section entries includes two bands from the South of England with Jubilee Brass (Oxford) and Tadley Concert Brass joining Heyl Town where the Kenneth Downie penned 'A St Austell Suite' is the test.

Our Fourth Section has a truly bumper entry. The bands who will tackle 'Little Suite for Brass Band (No 1) by M Arnold are Camborne Junior Contest, Jubilee Brass (Oxford), Liskeard Silver, Lostwithiel Town, Newquay, Okehampton Excelsior Silver, Redruth Town, St Newlyn East and Tadley Concert Brass.

The Youth Section has a small but select entry and Mount Charles, St Austell and St Dennis will play their own choice test piece.

The Training Section, which is becoming ever more popular, has six entries that will play 10 minutes of their own choice music. This Section has a sponsor for the first time this year and many thanks must go to Damian and Miranda at The Bugle Inn for their support. The entries are Indian Queens, Pendeen Junior, Soundhouse, St Dennis, St Newlyn East and St Stythians.

Due to the exceedingly high number of entries, the morning march will now start at 0930 hours and the contest itself will start at 1000 hours. The committee have also engaged a second adjudicator as the contest will have to run with no breaks at all so David Marshall will be joining Ian Porthouse.

Entry prices are as follows -

Adult £8
Children 6-16 £5
Under 6 Free
Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) £20
Car Parking £3

Championship Section (Sponsored by Imerys)
Camborne Town
St Austell Town
St Dennis

First Section (Sponsored by Minear Engineering)
Helston Town
Pendennis Brass
Roche Brass
Yeovil Town

Second Section
Bodmin Town
Bugle Silver
Forest of Dean Brass

Third Section (Sponsored by Karrek Financial)
Heyl Town
Jubilee Brass (Oxford)
Tadley Concert Brass

Fourth Section (Sponsored by Rosevears of Bugle)
Camborne Junior Contest
Jubilee Brass (Oxford)
Lanner Brass Academy
Liskeard Silver
Lostwithiel Town
Okehampton Excelsior Silver
Redruth Town
St Agnes Silver
St Newlyn East
Tadley Concert Brass

Youth Section (Sponsored by P.C.Tonkin and Son Ltd)
Mount Charles
St Austell
St Dennis

Training Section (Sponsored by The Bugle Inn)
Indian Queens
Pendeen Junior
St Dennis
St Newlyn East
St Stythians

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