Championship Section Return at the Welsh Regionals

Following its victory in the 1st Section at the Welsh Regional Championships in 2022, the band was promoted to the Championship Section for the 2023 contest, which was held on Sunday 19th March 2023 at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea.

Making its first appearance in the top section in Wales since 2013, the band faced the challenege of performing the set test piece, ‘Red Priest’ by Philip Wilby.

The band achieved 6th place in a very strong field of 7 bands.

Full results for the section are below.

1Tredegar Town BandIan Porthouse1
2Cory BandPhilip Harper2
3Llwydcoed BandJoshua Ruck3
4City of Cardiff (M1) BandChris Bond7
5Tongwynlais Temperance BandOwen Farr4
6Pontardulais Town BandPaul Jenkins5
7Tylorstown BandGary Davies6

Best Instrumentalist: Robert Westacott – Soprano (Tredegar Town Band)
Best Cornet: Tom Hutchinson – Cory Band
Best Basses: Cory Band