Shepherd Group Solo Contest 2018

On Monday 16th July members of the band took to the stage at our fantastic bandroom to demonstrate their individual skills as soloists.

The theme for the evening was ‘Slow Melody’ and players from all five of the Shepherd Bands demonstrated great tone, control and musicality. For many of our members this was their first experience of playing stand up solos without any accompaniment, and for others this was opportunity to really show off!

The judge for the evening was Soprano cornet superstar Kevin Crockford who gave extremely helpful comments, playing tips, as well as sublime demonstration of his playing. We were also joined by Gevena Instruments who provided a range of instruments for members to try, this was in preparation for some trials in the new year.

As well as top three placings in each band category, Mr Crockford was also tasked with award the ‘Bousfield Cup’ which was to be awarded to the stand out performance of the evening.


Brass Roots

1st – Isaac Ellis

2nd – Jean Wilkinson

3rd – Cohen Wheeler

Academy Band

1st – Henry Bate

2nd – Juliet Powell

3rd – Luke Hindle / Adam Knowles

Youth Band

1st – David Walters

2nd – Imogen Fewster

3rd – Lizzy Morritt

Concert Band

1st – Louis McLaren

2nd – Rachel Fox

3rd – Adrian Fox / Joely Mosses

Senior Band

1st – Craig Brown

2nd – Mike Pratt

3rd – Jenny Mansell

The Bousfield Cup for stand out performance – David Walters (Youth Band)

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