Youth Section Solo Contest!

Youth Section Inter Band Solo Contest – 28th October 2014

With Band numbers swelling and over 50 young people taking part it was necessary to split the players into a number of sections plus creating a new Family Section.


Proud mums and Dads crammed into the bandroom to watch an excellent range of styles, musical selections and abilities through the all the Youth Section.

Beginner Band Players commenced the night with some great displays of courage and skill performing their first ever solo’s in front of an audience.

The Junior Band Players followed with noticeable step in the levels and wide variety of music being performed.

Last to perform was the new Family Section which included Adults players from the Junior Band with respective family members. The winner of this section received the New Eileen Gimson Cup, presented by Pete which was a fitting moment as Pete said “the emphasis has been on Fun, and that is exactly what Eileen would have wanted”


All players received an award from Mike Fowlkes the Musical Director, who adjudicated and commented on “the improvement from last year showing that the good teaching was really working”.

A great evening that was truly enjoyable but also extremely encouraging for the future of the Band – well done all!DSC_9975 DSC_9971 DSC_9962   DSC_9871 DSC_9852 DSC_9844