Monthly Archives: March 2017

A Contest Poem

24 Mar
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Our multi-talented Solo cornet player Haley wrote a poem after our great performance at  Stevenage!

To Stevenage contest we went to play
On a dreary, drizzly Saturday
For the Areas contest to win not lose
Despite the fact Kevin didn’t buy new shoes
Practising for months to perfect the parts
In the concrete building for leisure and arts
To the old folk we present our ID card
Hoping the piece just isn’t too hard
Not splitting notes or coming in late
Wondering if results are just up to fate
But what a surprise, fifth place, hurrah
Now it’s time to celebrate at the bar!
Well done to all for working so hard
And the nervous soloists who’s parts were starred
Top of the table, three points clear
Let’s hope we can do the same next year!

2017 Area Contest – London and Southern Counties

18 Mar
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Very pleased with the bands performance today and managed to secure 5th place in the London and Southern Counties 2nd Section Area Qualifier. In a strong field of 16 bands this keeps us at the top of the section. Well done Chris and the band, all to play for in 2018.

1. Grimsdyke (Sharon Broughall)*
2. Amersham (Paul Fisher)*
3. Milton Keynes Brass (Bob Stardling)
4. Soham Comrades (Jayne Murrill)
5. Yiewsley & West Drayton (Chris Cole)
6. LGB Brass (Ian Stewart)
7. Wantage Silver ‘B’ (Danny Dullforce)
8. Waterbeach (Andrew Kershaw)
9. BAE Systems (Melvin White)
10. Tilbury (Ben Jones)
11. Chinnor Silver (David Pegram)
12. Hungerford Town (Tim Crouter)
13. St. Sebastian Wokingham (Nigel Howard)
14. Littleport Brass (Nicholas Garman)
15. Welwyn Garden City (Graham Chambers)
16. Epping Forest (Keith Schroeter)

Intu Uxbridge Christmas Lights Switch On

05 Mar
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The band took part in the annual Christmas lights switch on and parade in Uxbridge town centre on November 27th, passing through the shopping centres with Santa and his elves!

Yiewsley & West Drayton Band Yiewsley & West Drayton Band (2) The Parade (intu) 3