GBBA Entertainment Contest - 10 February 2002

The Band took to the contest stage as a Third Section band for the first time in its history on 10 February 2002 at the GBBA Entertainment Contest. This contest was held at the Royal Forest of Dean College and was an open contest with all of the 14 bands entered playing against each other whatever their grading with prizes also being awarded to the top three from each section. Due to the recent departure of our principal cornet and insufficient time to register Sue, our new tutti cornet, we took the stage with an under strength cornet front row. However, a fantastic performance by George Raggatt and Sue Musto on the day and a consistent performance by the band saw us finish 2nd in our section to Ynshire Band from Wales and beating West of England rivals Portishead.  Overall we finished a creditable 9th in the contest which featured First and Second section competition. 

Overall Placings.

Result Band Conductor Points Section
1 City of Bristol B. James 192 First
2 Chalford S. Tubb 191 Second
3 Lydbrook A. Culshaw 190 First
4 Ynyshir Welfare (Stack of Tiles) L. Phillips 187 Third
5 Lydmet-Lydney B. James 186 First
6 Ogmore Valley I. Barnett 185 Fourth
7 Pillowell Silver C. Lewis 183 Fourth
8 Phoenix Brass D. Watson 182 Fourth
9 Tewkesbury Town Nigel H. Morgan 180 Third
10 Gloucester Excelsior S. Mills 178 Fourth
11 Portishead Town D. Hollister 177 Third
12 Chalford Training D. Witts 176 Fourth
13 Cheltenham Silver M. Earl 175 Fourth
14 Lydbrook Training R. Morgan 174 Fourth

First Section

1 City of Bristol B. James 192
2 Lydbrook A. Culshaw 190
3 Lydmet-Lydney B. James 186

Second Section

1 Chalford S. Tubb 191

Third Section

1 Ynyshir Welfare (Stack of Tiles) L. Phillips 187
2 Tewkesbury Town Nigel H. Morgan 180
3 Portishead Town D. Hollister 177

Fourth Section

1 Ogmore Valley I. Barnett 185
2 Pillowell Silver C. Lewis 183
3 Phoenix Brass D. Watson 182
4 Gloucester Excelsior S. Mills 178
5 Chalford Training D. Witts 176
6 Cheltenham Silver M. Earl 175
7 Lydbrook Training R. Morgan 174

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