Helston Town Band’s 55th Annual Solo and Quartet Contest took place at Helston School on Saturday 16 November.
Contest Secretary, Lionel Endean, was delighted to receive 77 entries and declared the event a great success, thanking Main Sponsor, Jamie King, and the businesses of Helston for their support. As usual, the Band’s Ladies Committee provided much- needed refreshments throughout the day.
The main winners were Lia Teague (St Dennis) in the Junior Section and Kevin Ackford (Indian Queens) in the Open Classes.
Adjudicator, Dr Graham Jones MBE, was impressed with the high standard of playing throughout the day and commented that with players like those he had heard, Cornwall has a great musical future ahead.
Well done to all who took part!
Class 1 - Lia Teague, St Dennis
Class 2 - Lia Teague, St Dennis
Class 3 – Chloe George, Indian Queens
Class 4 – Chloe George, Indian Queens
Class 5 – Andy Wingham, Helston/ Chloe George, Indian Queens
Class 6 – Illogan Silver Band
Class 7 – Kevin Ackford, Indian Queens
Class 8 – Lisa Johns, Helston
Class 9 – Kevin Ackford, Indian Queens
Class 10 – Kevin Johns/ Lisa Johns, Helston
Class 11- Redruth Town Band