Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Band blows own trumpet at West of England championships

15:26 02 April 2014

Archant

South Molton Town band comes away with sixth-placed finish

SOUTH Molton Town band finished sixth in their first attempt in the third section of the West of England Brass Band Championships.

Fifteen bands competed at the Riviera Centre in Torquay, playing the song ‘Partita for Band’ (Postcards from Home) by Philip Wilby.

Judges Frank Renton and Steve Pritchard-Jones were vey complimentary of the band’s performance.

Musical Director, Gil Taylor, said: “This is a great achievement by the band, and a reward for all the hard work put in at rehearsals prior to taking part in the Championships.”

After promotion from the fourth section in January, the South Molton band faced harder competition in their first attempt at the third.

They now look forward to their next contest in Weston-Super-Mare on Sunday May 18 and the busy summer season to follow.

If you play a brass instrument and may be interested in joining the South Molton Town Band for future events, contact chairman Ray Kingdon on 01769 573113, or musical director Gil Taylor on 01392 438840. They are particularly interested in recruiting Trombone players and tuned percussion.

Rehearsals take place in the South Molton band room on a Tuesday and a Thursday from 7.30 – 9.30pm.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 14:28

Social media goes potty after convoy of blue light vehicles seen on Link Road and travelling through Barnstaple

Read more
Yesterday, 15:14
Ilfracombe RNLI in ballet pose. Picture: RNLI/Jane Perrin

Volunteers gather for a Mayday photoshoot with a difference...

Read more
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Scenes from Ilfracombe May Day 2016

Watch: The spirit of summer is released a day earlier than usual as Ilfracombe’s May Day celebrations enjoyed a good turn out

Read more
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Torrington May Fair 2015. Pictures: Sarah Howells

Torrington is getting ready for its Mayfair celebrations and carnival this coming week - everything you need to know here.

Read more
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Ben Blake, Craig Huxtable, Lewis Pillman, Hettie Cook and Karen Vasey-Szwer are among a group of eight Bideford College students hoping to travel to Ecuador. Picture: Submitted

Supermarket check-out bag pack among a series of stunts carried out to raise funds for ‘life-changing’ trip to Ecuador.

Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016
Stowford Farm Meadows

Will Stowford Farm Meadows be crowned the king of sites in the Great British Park off?

Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016
Dave Butt, pictured during the Pilton Festival, was a staunch community champion. Picture: Barbara Fryer Photography

Hundreds pack Barnstaple Parish Church to bid farewell to community champion

Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016

Firefighters from Barnstaple were called after reports of a smell of smoke and a fire alarm sounding.

Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016

South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is letting people behind the scenes ahead of one of their busiest weekends.

Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016
Councillor Sue Hayward and town clerk Will Austin outside Barnstaple Guildhall

Barnstaple Town Council has big plans for the Guildhall, but the historic building needs a bit of sprucing up first.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications