Not all bands enter competitions and there are some which shun the contest stage, preferring to concentrate their efforts in providing music for local events. For most players, though, contesting has always been an important part of brass banding, the reason that they spend so many hours trying to perfect their art. It provides them with the opportunity to test their musical skills against others and, of course, to bring home that silverware.
This section includes brass band contests which have taken place in Cornwall. I doubt that all are here, and there are certainly some results missing, but, over time, it is hoped that it will become a comprehensive record of all Cornish Contests.
6th Camborne Philanthropic Society Annual Demonstration Contest
2nd June 1867
Adjudicator: Frank Winterbottom (Royal Marines)
Test piece: Le Adieu et Retour du Soldat (Lande) and Own choice
|1||Truro 12th DCR (eleven performers)|
|2||Truro 11th DCR (nine performers)||G T White|
|3||St Just 20th DCR (thirteen performers)|
|4||Penzance 1st DCR (fifteen performers)|
|St Ives Artillery|
|St Day Amateur Band||T Cara|
Report: (5 June 1867 – Western Morning News)
Compiled by Tony Mansell (Bardh Kernow)