Back on the Contest Stage

A long 20 months after its last appearance at a brass band contest due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the band performed at the Wychavon Festival of Brass, held on October 30th 2021 at The De Montfort School in Evesham.

David Morris Award (Best Euphonium): Lyndon Harris

Competing in the 1st Section at this Entertainment Contest, the band was pleased to achieve 4th place in a field of 9 bands, with the band’s euphonium player, Lyndon Harris, winning the David Morris Award for the Best Euphonium.

The band chose to perform the following programme, complemented by an audio and video presentation prepared by Jayne Kinnear.

  • Nordic Polska, Anders Edenroth & Matti Kallio arr. Philip Harper
  • Trust in Me, Sherman & Sherman arr. Philip Harper
  • Fantasy on London Nursery Rhymes, Dan Price
  • An Evening Prayer, Engelbert Humperdinck arr. Robert Childs
  • Tale of the Dragon, Paul Lovatt-Cooper

Full results for the section are below.

1Eccles Borough BandMarieka Gray3195
2Haydock BandMark Quinn8193
3Milton Keynes BrassJonathan Mott4188
4Pontardulais Town BandPaul Jenkins7187
5Markham and District BandJayne Thomas1184
6Stannington Brass BandDerek Renshaw2180
7Langley BandCliff Parker6178
8Strata BrassRichard Marshall5175
9Shirley BandTom Stoneman9173

Winning MD: Marieka Gray (Eccles Borough Band)

Entertainment Award: Haydock Band

Best Soloist: Morgan Hart – Eb Bass (Shirley Band)

Best Baritones: Haydock Band

Best Percussion: Milton Keynes Brass

David Morris Award (Best Euphonium): Lyndon Harris (Pontardulais Town Band)