2021 SWBBA Online Solo & Quartet Contest


The recent South West Brass Band Association online Solo & Quartet contest was huge success with around 200 performances submitted. The event was sponsored by Trevada Music and adjudicated by Steve Sykes.

SWBBA Chair, John Woods stated: "The entries came from across the banding world, and proved that with an inventive approach these events works so well. It has been a goal of SWBBA to re-establish an annual Solo & Quartet event and the pandemic enabled this to become a reality. Now we would like feedback (contact: secretary@swbba.com ) from those who took part and who tuned in to enjoy it so that we can consider similar events going forward."

The results were announced over three evenings in separate results showcase videos and can be enjoyed again at:

Link to Showcase 1 — All 18yrs and under classes

Link to Showcase 2 — Open classes for Slow Melody, Air Varie, Duet and Percussion

Link to Showcase 3 — Open classes for Quartet and Ensemble

Slow Melody 9 Years & Under:
1. Charlotte Corbin
2. Bertie Barzilla
3. Elsie Crane

Slow Melody 10-12 Years:
1. Michael MacDonald
2. Phoebe Jones
3. Natasha Duggleby

Slow Melody 15 Years & Under:
1. Morgan Phillips
2. Toula Thomas
3. Chloe Hargreaves

Slow Melody 18 Years & Under:
1. Lia Teague
2. Megan Newberry
3. Frederik Elgelsen

Percussion 18 Years & Under:
1. Jordan Ashman
2. Reuben Hesser
3. Callum Hathaway

Air Varie 18 Years & Under:
1. Nadia James
2. Lia Teague
3. Megan Newberry

Duet 18 Years & Under:
1. Megan Newberry & Lia Teague
2. Millie & Robert Davenport
3. Maddie Jones & Loveday Davies

Quartet 18 Years & Under:
1. Bodmin Youth Band

Open Slow Melody:
1. Nicola Shaw
2. Lia Teague
3. Frederik Engelsen

Open Air Varie:
1. Nicola Shaw
2. Thomas Dunne
3. Hannah Hawken

Open Percussion:
1. Jordan Ashman
2. Reuben Hesser

Open Duet:
1. Morgan & Richard Hart
2. Samantha Ford & Thomas Dunne
3. Alister Rowe & Judith Haye

Open Quartet:
1. Northern Quarters
2. Quasi Horn Quartet
3. Shirley Band Tuba Quartet

Open Ensemble:
1. Sherborne Town Band Ensemble
2. Ringwood & Burley Band Ensemble 1
3= Ringwood & Burley Band Ensemble 2
3= Carharrack & St Day Training Band

Special Awards:
Most Promising player in Classes 1a, 1b and 2: Simon Godfrey
Best Solo Performance in Classes 3, 5, 8 and 9: Lia Teague
Most Promising Trombone Player under 18yrs: Charlotte Corbin
Most Promising Tuba player under 18yrs: Leoni Tissie
Best Trombone Overall: Dylan Brewer
Best Tuba Overall: Morgan Hart


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