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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 […]

Big week coming up for Pendeen Band

We have an exciting time coming up a busy few days as we get ready to go the the SWBBA Championships followed by the St. Just Feast weekend. Monday Beginners – 6:30pm Main Band – 7:30pm Tuesday Pendeen Band Quiz Night at The Commercial Hotel in St. Just with a spooky theme – teams up […]

Test Pieces for SWBBA Championships 2013

The test pieces for the 2013 South West Brass Band Association Championships have been announced. The contest is on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at the Rivera Centre in Torquay. The adjudicators are Jim Davies and Derek Renshaw. The pieces are: Open Section Own Choice 2nd Section Three Part Invention – Kenneth Downie Here’s a link […]

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 […]

WEBBA Championships Results 2013

Well done to all the bands that competed at Torquay over the weekend.  It was a pleasure to be there with you.   CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION Test Piece: ‘Harmony Music’ – Philip Sparke Adjudicators: Brett Baker & David Thornton 1. Flowers (Paul Holland) 2. Woodfalls (Dr. Robert Childs) 3. Aldbourne (David Johnson) 4. Cambourne Town (Steve Sykes) 5. […]

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 […]

Introduction to Brass

Pendeen Band will be returning to the local primary schools in the coming weeks to introduce brass playing to the children and to encourage them to attend the beginners course. On Wednesday the 27th of February we will be at Pendeen Primary School, and on Wednesday March 6th at St. Just Junior School. The concert […]

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 […]