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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



Drighlington Band -

Saturday 21 September • Drighlington Methodist Church BD11 1EL


Haverhill Silver Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 21 September • Haverhill Arts Centre. High Street. Haverhill CB9 8AR


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Open Gala Concert

Saturday 21 September • Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6005


Enderby Youth Band - Mike Fowles, directing a Youth training weekend

Saturday 21 September • Lutterworth College. Bitteswell Road . Lutterworth LE17 4EW


The GUS Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 21 September • Holy Trinity Church, . Squires Hill, . Rothwell, . Northamptonshire NN14 6BQ


Epsom and Ewell Silver Band

September 18 • We're looking to fill vacancies for Front Row Cornet, Tenor Horn and Bb Bass. And we are always on the lookout for competent Percussionists. But we are always happy to see new players on any instrument. Come down and see us for a blow.


Chinnor Silver

September 18 • following some very exciting signings on Bb Bass and solo cornet we require a FLUGEL PLAYER to complete our new look ahead of the new contest season.Good book of concerts and contests planned but we keep a realistic approach to modern banding.


Garforth Brass

September 18 • Due to retirement we will have a vacancy for a EUPHONIUM player, position negotiable, towards the end of the year. If you want only one rehearsal a week, GARFORTH is the place for you! Sunday evenings from 6.15 till 7.45pm at Garforth Methodist Church.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


               

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