The St Austell Contest was organised by St Austell Town Band and took place on the 15th May 1920. It was held at Trevarrack about 1,600 people attended.
J Ord Hume was the adjudicator and he considered that the pieces selected for the march past were too old fashioned and that some the bands were capable of attempting something of a more ambitious nature.
There was a general surprise at the lack support for the contest.
In the first section there were no entries.
The second section test piece was The Maid of Orleans and the results were:
|2||Indian Queens||Ford Knight|
Special awards in this section were: cornet – Mr F Morcom, euphonium – Mr V… and trombone – Mr E Whetter. All were members of Foxhole Band.
The third section test piece was Scenes of Beauty and the results were:
|2||Four Lanes||W Floyd|
|3||Greensplat Band||R Hancock|
Special awards in this section were: cornet – Mr Venn of Truro Band, trombone – Mr J Olds of Four Lanes Band and euphonium, Mr Floyd of Four Lanes Band.
The own choice march section results were:
The special award for the best soloist in the contest was made to Mr F Morcom of Foxhole Band.
The special award for the best interpretation was made to Mr. O. Morcom, the conductor of Foxhole Band.
A more extended report can be found in the West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser of the 20 May 1920.
Compiled by Tony Mansell (Bardh Kernow)