Following the Wessex Brass Band Association’s 59th winter contest at the Life Centre in Winton, with 18 bands competing, Verwood Concert Brass came away with five trophies including the title of Wessex Champions.
The Concert Brass had entered two bands.
Verwood Town Band won the cup for best 4th Section band, and they beat a number of 3rd Section bands to take 15th place overall.
Verwood Concert Band was awarded trophies for: the best percussion section, thanks to Henry Boler, Ella Walker and Emma Graves; the best instrumentalist, won by Elaine Close on solo cornet and the best 1st Section band.
They also won the contest outright, beating three championship bands to become Wessex Champions.
The Youth Band also got an airing to the delight of the audience.
Concert Brass musical director, Kevin Smith, who conducted Verwood Concert Band and the Youth Band, said, “It was such a wonderful day for the whole Verwood Concert Brass family with over 70 of our players taking part… I thank them all for all their hard work and dedication. Onwards and upwards!”
For further information about Verwood Concert Brass and its forthcoming Christmas concert events, visit www.verwoodconcertbrass.co.uk.