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.
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.
|1||Eccles Borough Band||Marieka Gray||3||195|
|2||Haydock Band||Mark Quinn||8||193|
|3||Milton Keynes Brass||Jonathan Mott||4||188|
|4||Pontardulais Town Band||Paul Jenkins||7||187|
|5||Markham and District Band||Jayne Thomas||1||184|
|6||Stannington Brass Band||Derek Renshaw||2||180|
|7||Langley Band||Cliff Parker||6||178|
|8||Strata Brass||Richard Marshall||5||175|
|9||Shirley Band||Tom Stoneman||9||173|
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)