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2011 Miners Welfare Brass Band Entertainment Contest — Gallery from Porthcawl

Despite the sad backdrop to the contest there was still plenty of great entertainment on show in Porthcawl provided by the mining bands of South Wales.

2011 Miners' Welfare Entertainment Contest
Gallery:
Pictures: Iwan Fox


Cast in silver: The minaiture miner on top of the £6000 Challenge Cup


A Grand day out at the Pavilion in Porthcawl


There was plenty of silverware on display


Compere Dave Hayward points out that he's the star attraction really...


Oakdale's percussionist keeps her hat on...


A trio of young talent for Gwaun Cae Gurwen


RAF St Athan's bass section pumps it out...


Something has tickled Ammanford's fancy...


The suave sartorial style of Treherbert MD, Craig Roberts


Ogmore Valley's Danny Stone on tuba


A determined cornet section at Crosskeys


Sandpaper Ballet for Briton Ferry


Piece of eight for MD Alex Parker at Ystradgynlais


Sian Brimble is the star soloist for winners Lewis Merthyr


The good, the bad and the.... for best entertainers Ynyshir


Girl power for Blaenavon



Norfolk Wherry Brass - Norfolk Wherry Brass Memorial Concert

Sunday 21 July • Lingwood Village Hall. Station Road. Norwich. Norfolk. NR13 4AZ


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 31 July • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Commercial Square Bonfire Society, The Jumping Jac

Saturday 3 August • The Paddock. Little Paddock Lane. Lewes BN7 1UU


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Saturday 10 August • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent . DE13 9RN


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield

Sunday 11 August • Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth SK11 9RN


Amesbury Town Band

July 18 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed, especially solo cornets, Eb horns, trombones and percussionists. We don't contest, so feel free to drop in if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. See our Learners' page


Worsbrough Brass

July 18 • Cornet/Horn/Trom/Bass players required. Positions negotiable. Friendly band located just off the M1 (Jnct. 36). Currently undergoing a rebuilding process, we have 18 players around the stand and are just looking for the remaining few elusive players.


Amersham Band

July 17 • Due to a player re-location, Amersham Band is seeking a 1st Baritone player. We are a friendly and ambitious band and we have qualified for the First Section National Finals and promotion into the Championship Section in 2020.


Nigel Seaman

ARMCM ARNCM
Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator