The band once again competed in the Senior Trophy at the British Open Spring Festival on Saturday 13th May 2023. The contest was held in the Spanish Hall at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, with the set test piece ‘The Accursed Huntsman’ by Cesar Franck and arranged by Edrich Siebert, selected to challenge the competing bands.
The band were placed 13th in a field of 21 bands, with Mark Wilkinson and Brett Baker as adjudicators.
A highlight of the day was one of our Academy Band members, Iolo Evans, making his first contest appearance with the senior band, playing bass drum, alongside his dad on Flugel Horn.
Full results for the contest are below.
|1||Thundersley Brass||Melvin White||16|
|3||Stannington Brass||Sam Fisher||14|
|5||Tongwynlais Temperance||Owen Farr||13|
|6||Blackburn & Darwen||Daniel Thomas||5|
|7||Unison Kinneil||Raymond Tennant||21|
|8||Eccles Borough||Jon Davis||6|
|10||Yorkshire Imperial||Garry Hallas||17|
|11||Easington Colliery||Stephen Malcolm||18|
|12||Ebbw Valley Brass||Gareth Ritter||19|
|15||Parc & Dare||Dewi Griffiths||9|
|16||Haverhill Silver||Paul Filby||2|
|17||Filton Concert Brass||Nathan Jenkins||1|
|18||Vernon Building Society||Adam Delbridge-Smith||3|
|19||Thoresby Colliery||Simon Oates||20|
|20||Bo’ness & Carriden||Charlie Farren||4|
|21||Haftield & Askern Colliery||Stan Lippeat||11|
Best Instrumentalist: Keith Schroeter – Horn (Thundersley)