Haverfordwest Contest

On a very wet and windy day, the band were placed 6th in the Championship Section at the second leg of the 2018 Welsh League series, held at Haverfordwest High VC School on October 13th 2018.

Taking place only four weeks after the band’s successful appearance at the the Second Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, the band gave a good performance of ‘Chivalry’ by Martin Ellerby with only three weeks of preparation!

This Own Choice contest was adjudicated by Ian Porthouse and David Hayward, who stepped in at short notice in place of David Hirst, who was unable to attend due to travelling problems as a result of Storm Callum.

Full results for the section are below.

Position Band Piece Draw
1 Llwydcoed Band
(Chris Turner)
Of Distant Memories
(Edward Gregson)
2 Goodwick Brass
(Matthew Jenkins)
A King’s Lie
(Stan Nieuwenhuis)
3 Markham & District Band
(Matthew Rowe)
Coventry Variations
(Bramwell Tovey)
4 Ebbw Valley Brass
(Gareth Ritter)
King Arthur – Scenes from a Radio Drama
(Benjamin Britten arr. Paul Hindmarsh)
5 Tylorstown Band
(Gary Davies)
Tallis Variations
(Philip Sparke)
6 Pontardulais Town Band
(Paul Jenkins)
(Martin Ellerby)

Best instrumentalist: Steve Stonelake – Baritone (Llwydcoed)
Best soprano cornet: Jayne Thomas (Markham & District Band)
Best percussion section: Goodwick Brass