Issue 6134 digital March 31, 2022 - Page 4

page 4 british bandsman NEWS

West of England good to go

The curtain is to rise on the 2022 West of England Regional Championships , with bands across the area preparing to descend on Cheltenham .
British Bandsman previously reported that the event had been cancelled by the organisers , who had been unable to find a suitable venue .
However , with assistance from Kapitol Promotions , organiser of the National Brass Band Championships , it is now taking place on April 2 and 3 at The Centaur , home of the First to Fourth Section National Finals .
Centaur in Cheltenham will play host to the 2022 West of England Regional Championships .
Day tickets cost £ 14 or £ 12 for concessions . All tickets are available for purchase on the day . Card payments are accepted .
Championship Section Sunday | 1.30pm Adjudicators : Dr Robert Childs and Alan Morrison Draw 11.30am
Aldbourne Brunel Brass Camborne Town Filton Concert Brass Flowers Lydbrook Michelmersh Silver Roche Brass St Dennis SW Comms Verwood Concert Brass Woodfalls
First Section Saturday | 3.45pm Adjudicators : Dr Robert Childs and Alan Morrison Draw : 1pm
A W Parker ( Drybrook ) Andover Town Bodmin Town Bournemouth Concert Brass Camborne Junior Contesting

ISB welcomes new trombonist

The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army has welcomed Gareth Craik to the second trombone chair .
Chalford City of Bristol Brass Forest of Dean Brass Glastonbury Brass Hyde Lanner and District Silver Sherborne Town Sidmouth Town St Austell Town Wotton-Under-Edge and District
Second Section Saturday | noon Adjudicators : Gary Davies and Steve Pritchard- Jones Draw : 10.30am
Bream Silver Cinderford Downton Gosport Solent Brass Helston Town Mount Charles New Forest Brass Otterbourne Brass Poole Borough Shrewton Silver Weston Brass
Third Section Sunday | 9.30am Adjudicators : Gary Davies and Steve Pritchard- Jones
Gareth Craik has joined the ranks of the ISB .
Draw : 8.30am
Bratton Silver Cheltenham Silver City of Bath Brass Exeter Railway Lydney Town Nailsworth Silver Ocean Brass Pendennis Brass Porthleven Town Redruth Town Swindon Brass Verwood Town Weymouth Concert Brass Wroughton Silver
Fourth Section Adjudicators : David Ashworth and Alan Widdop Saturday | 9am Draw : 8am Bideford Town Brunel Brass Academy Illogan Sparnon Silver Pillowell Silver Saltash Town Shaftesbury Town Silver Shanklin Town Brass ( IOW ) St Stithians Test Valley Brass Tewkesbury Town Wincanton Silver
A member of the Coldstream Guards Band who soldiers at Peterborough , Gareth has been playing with the band in recent weeks .
The International Staff Band still has around 20 per cent of its members working for the Salvation Army , with remaining members employed in a variety of occupations and professions . All are active members of their own local Salvation Army corps ( church ), with membership spread far and wide .