Having received an invitation to compete at the British Open Spring Festival as a result of its victory in the Welsh Open Championship in February, the band returned to Blackpool for the first time since 2013 to compete in the Senior Trophy.
Held in the Spanish Hall at the Winter Gardens on 7th May 2022, the band performed the set test piece, ‘Life Divine’, by (Swansea-born composer!) Cyril Jenkins.
The band achieved an excellent 7th place in a field of 22 bands, its highest ever position in the competition! The adjudicators for the contest were Sandy Smith and Simon Gresswell.
The band were very grateful to receive funding from the Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund to cover the transport costs for the weekend.
Full results for the contest are below.
|1||Unite the Union||Jonathan Beatty||20|
|2||Boarshurst Silver||Jamie Prophet||10|
|4||East London Brass||Jayne Murrill||19|
|8||Unison Kinneil||Raymond Tennant||2|
|9||Hatfield & Askern Colliery||Stan Lippeatt||6|
|10||Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel||Garry Hallas||5|
|11||Eccles Borough||Mareika Gray||22|
|12||Easington Colliery||Stephen Malcolm||4|
|13||Thundersley Brass||Melvin White||11|
|15||Marsden Silver||Andrew Lofthouse||12|
|16||Sovereign Brass||Stephen Roberts||8|
|17||Bo’ness & Carriden||Andrew Duncan||14|
|19||Crofton Silver||Dean Jones||15|
|20||Roberts Bakery||Paul Lovatt-Cooper||9|
Best Instrumentalist: Sarah Curtis – Trombone (Unite the Union)