Tag Archives: contest success

SWBBA Champions

A trio of fantastic results were achieved by the band at the SWBBA Championships at the Riviera Centre in Torquay where for the first time in our history the band entered both the Fourth and the Third sections. The Fourth Section test piece, “An English Folk Song Suite”, was received with praise from the two Adjudicators […]

Success at the SWBBA Championships

Pendeen Silver Band has ended the year with success at the South West Brass Band Association Championships in Torquay by achieving third place in the fourth section. A total of seven bands had entered the contest, all having to play the set test piece Partita by Edward Gregson. The band was prepared for the contest […]

WEBBA 4th Section Grading Table 2013

The official grading tables from WEBBA have been published. According to my counting we are mid-table 12th out of 27 bands! EDIT: For those that have asked, “Rule n” is the 3 strikes and you’re out rule. Those bands that miss three years are removed from the grading table.

Devon Fantasy – WEBBA Recording

Our performance at the WEBBA Championships earlier in the month was recorded by the fantastic Chorum Records. As with the recording of ‘Winters Tale’ in November the quality of the recording is amazing. The full winners CD is available to purchase from Chorum Records, info@chorum.co.uk, and includes Harmony Music (Flowers Band), Brass Triumphant (Filton Concert Brass), The […]

The ’10 Year Plan’ has only just begun…

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu For the first time since 1969 the band competed at the Regional Qualifiers, and while the result of 19th was not as successful as we could have hoped it was our first step towards fulfilling out 10 year plan of reaching the 2nd […]

2 Weeks Until the National Qualifiers

It’s only 2 weeks until the band takes part in the National Qualifiers for the first time since 1969. This marks the first step in the 10 year plan in which Pendeen Band is aiming to become a top second section band by 2022. As part of the preparations for the contest the band are […]

Devon Fantasy – Contest Workshop

The band has been working hard over the weekend in a special ‘Contest Workshop’. David Johnson, former Sennen boy and now inspirational Musical Director of Championship Section Aldbourne Band, took the band in two full days practices over the weekend to help the band prepare for the National Qualifiers this March. The final performance, along […]

Pendeen Band Prepare for Inspiration

PENDEEN SILVER BAND are preparing for the National Qualifiers this March with a contest workshop next weekend (the 19th and 20th) with the inspirational Aldbourne Town MD, David Johnson. David was born and raised in Sennen Cove. At the age of 10 David began playing the baritone in Penzance Silver Band under the baton of […]

The Winter’s Tale – SWBBA Recording

Our winning performance at the SWBBA Championships earlier in the month was recorded by the fantastic Chorum Records. The quality of the recording, and we’re sure you will agree once you have listened to it, is amazing. The full winners CD is available to purchase from Chorum Records, info@chorum.co.uk, and includes Voices of Youth (Launceston […]

SWBBA Adjudicators Remarks

Here’s the awesomeness that the adjudicator had to say about our performance at Torquay…