Merthyr – Adjudicator Johnathan Pippen Weston – Adjucators Steve Sykes and Paul Holland.
Two more contests held in May,
Rehearsals over, keen to play.
Two different sections, three and four
Challenge the players all the more.
“Dimensions” meaning scope and size
Focus us to win the prize.
With this our aim on contest day,
Determined to do our best to play.
At Merthyr, now in section three
Potential there for all to see.
John Pippen in the box that day
Had some lovely words to say.
Opening good, accents found,
Good context, rhythmic with good sound.
At G with Chris Giles on the snare
Controlled well the playing there.
Good euphs at I showed Mr Pippen
That Kim and Dean’s standard were not slipping.
At K, cornet plays “very nicely”
Good horns at N and Bass at P.
Good tempo led by Chris on drum
Things starting now to hum!
Dave on bass trombone ‘twas said
Superb playing before Z.
An enjoyable performance, no surprise
How well the Band was organised
By Robin, who without a doubt,
Brought dynamics and accents out.
Placed THIRD, now one section higher
The Band is really on a flier!
Next day in Weston, section four,
Off we went to play once more.
With two judges on the day
Agreed remarks all the way.
Intro, incisive and neat,
Good pace and balance worked a treat.
At B “tidy” cornets played,
Troms and euphs good accents made.
Again at I euphs are clean
With very good transition seen.
Cornet solo great at letter K
Good euph at M, Steve had to say
Tempo flows so fluently
Motivated by Robin, our MD.
Good Eb Bass playing there;
At R Chris played well on snare.
Tuneful Sop at V was shown
Then Grandioso not overblown.
Fine ending with a perfect “rit”
Percussion also did their bit.
I do not really mean to shout
But percussion was super all throughout.
All well directed by Robin there
Who controlled the Band with usual flair.
Results were out – we gained FIRST PLACE
Which put a smile on every face.
Robin sees talent in players they didn’t know they had
And nurtures players until they are glad.
Your patient forbearance is second to none,
There’s no doubt at all our hearts you have won.
So ONWARDS AND UPWARDS will be our shout
And, hopefully, TEAMWORK will bring it about.
Olive Horton 18th May 2015