Report & Results: 2020 Wantage Band competition

67 players from all levels of the Wantage Band organisation took part in their annual in-house solo, duet, quartet and ensemble competition.

  There were plenty of prize winners for Brett Baker to pick

There was a fantastic day of in-house competitive action at Wantage Silver Band on the weekend as they held their annual solo, duet, quartet and ensemble competition.

The unique event sees entrants from all seven bands within the organisation -Trainer, Community, Big Band, Academy Brass, Concert Brass and Wantage Senior.

This year 67 performances took part in 16 different categories in their bid to impress adjudicator Brett Baker. The Black Dyke star had the difficult task of deciding the results and in picking out the winning performances, including two special awards.


Junior Solo:

1. Joseph Hindson
2. Will Sanderson
3. Sky Carter

Adult Beginner/Trainer Solo:

1. Susan Robson
2. Rosie Pickerill
3. Seh Cheong NG

Youth Solo:

1. Eddie Hindson
2. Grace Hancock
3. Sam Hartley

Open Solo:

1. Linda Hobbs
2. Sam Wyne
3. Karen Burton

Youth Slow Melody:

1. Eddie Hindson
2. Grace Hancock
3. Andrew Pollard

Open Slow Melody:

1. Sam Wyne
2. Bob Stradling
3. Nick Collier
4. Nikki Jones


1. Nikki Jones
2. Brian Thomas
3. Bob Stradling
4. Andrew Barber

Youth Percussion Solo:

1. Joseph Cockburn

Open Percussion Solo:

1. George Groves
2. Joseph Cockburn
3. Julia Trinder

Youth Duet:

1. Eddie Hindson and James Hindson
2. Andrew Pollard and George Cummins

Mixed Age Duet:

1. Amy Jones and Nikki Jones
2. Pippa Rogers and Bonnie Rogers

Open Duet:

1. Ed Clark and Karen Burton
2. Claudia Hughes and Jemma Johnstone

Youth Hymn Tune Quartet:

1. Jamie Cockburn, Andrew Pollard, Amy Jones and Conor Maguire
2. James Hindson, Charlotte Worth, Grace Hancock and Eddie Hindson

Open Hymn Tune Quartet:

1. Katy Hudson, Eileen Sykes, Andrew Barber and Alan Sykes
2. Nikki Jones, Amy Jones, Alan Jones and Josh Jones
3. George Cummins, Danny Hindson, Lesley Myers and David Farquhar

Open Quartet:

1. Academy Tubas
2. James Hindson, Charlotte Worth, Eddie Hindson and Grace Hancock
3. Community Brass Tubas

Open Ensemble:

1. Tuesday Afternoon Group

Special Awards:

Most Promising Player: Bonnie Rogers

Most Outstanding Performance:

Nikki Jones and Amy Jones (Mixed Age Duet)

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