Contesting [2020 onward...]

The band has always been a contesting band, competing at events across the region. Shown below are contest results from recent years.

Results @ West of England Regionals

Results since 2002, following the band's break from contesting in 2001, showing progression from Fourth to First section.


West of England Regionals @ Cheltenham / April 2022

Music: "Spectrum" by Gilbert Vinter.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: First Section.

Result: 3rd (from 15).

The Welsh Open @ Newport / February 2022

Music: "Walking with Heroes" by Paul Lovatt-Cooper. Arlen & Harburg's "Over the Rainbow", arranged by Goff Richards and performed by Solo Horn player, Andrew Jones. "Batman the Movie - Main Theme" by Danny Elfman, arranged by Alan Catherall. "Evening Hymn & Sunset", arranged by Rob Wiffin and featuring Principal Cornet player, Trystan Jones. "Olympic Truce", the final movement from Philip Harper's 'Olympus'.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Championship & First Section.

Result: 11th (from 13).


WBBA Open Contest @ Poole / November 2021

Music: March: "Army of the Nile" by Kenneth Alford. Test Piece: "A London Overture" by Philip Sparke.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: Open.

Result: March Contest: Open Winners (from 13). Test Piece Contest: 2nd in the Open (from 15) and First Section Winners.


West of England Regionals @ Torquay / March 2020

Music: "Legacy" by Tom Davoren.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: First Section.

Result: 12th (from 18).

ODBBA Own Choice Contest @ Burford / February 2020

Music: "Legacy" by Tom Davoren.

Conductor: Josh Ruck.

Section: First Section.

Result: 6th (from 7).

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