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Youth Brass Band takes on national competition

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Pembrokeshire Music Service’s Youth Brass Band excelled at the recent National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham.

The Band competed in the Yamaha Performance section against 16 other bands from across the UK and were elated to be placed second overall.

Their performances of Slaidburn march by William Rimmer, Bandstand Boogie by Stuart Johnson, Pater Noster by Rebecca Lunberg impressed the adjudicators, as did a solo spot from principle cornet player Carys Wood.

Carys was awarded Best Soloist, with adjudicator Gavin Saynor commending her emotional performance at the event on 23rd March.

All Bands participating received a certificate of achievement, with the Pembrokeshire musicians being awarded Gold level for their performance.

Carys and Filip

Coordinator for Pembrokeshire Music Service Miranda Morgan said: “We are absolutely delighted for the Pembrokeshire Music Service Youth Brass Band on their runner-up placement at the National Youth Brass Band Championships 2024! An outstanding achievement.

“It was a lovely positive day of music-making and a great opportunity for our young players, many of whom have not been to a Brass Band contest before.

“A big thank you to all the pupils, conductor Ian Wilkinson, and support staff for giving up the first day of their Easter holiday to attend.”

You can next hear the band perform at Music at the Manor, a wonderful celebration of music within our community, at Scolton Manor on Friday 10th May.  


Captions: Pembrokeshire Music Service Youth Brass Band with their conductor Ian Wilkinson

Best soloist recipient Carys and Brass Band member Filip collecting the awards