St Austell Contest was organised by the Town Band and took place on the 15th May 1920. It was held at Trevarrack and J Ord Hume was the adjudicator and about 1,600 people attended.
Mr Hume 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. His awards were: First section: No entries. Second section (test piece: The Maid of Orleans): 1st Foxhole (Mr G Morcom); 2nd Indian Queens (Mr F Knight); 3rd Newlyn (Mr L Abram). Third section (test piece: Scenes of Beauty) 1st Truro Town (Mr L Abram); 2nd Four Lanes (Mr W Floyd); 3rd Greensplat (Mr R Hancock) The own choice march section was won by Newlyn with Foxhole in second place.
St Austell (Town Band) Contest
(St Austell Band)
15th May 1920
Adjudicator: J Ord Hume
First section – no entries
Second section test piece: The Maid of Orleans
Third section test piece: Scenes of Beauty
|2||Four Lanes||W Floyd|
|3||Greensplat Band||R Hancock|
Third section march: own choice
“Lieut J. Ord Hume was the judge and in speaking the contest when the awards were announced, said the pieces selected for the march past were, generally speaking, too old fashioned and that some the bands were capable of attempting something of a more ambitious nature. There were about 1,600 people present, and at the close Mr. Hodge said he were greatly surprised at the lack support. … The awards were as follows: March.—l. Newlyn (conductor. Mr. L. Abram); 2. Foxhole (Mr. G. Morcom) Second section (test piece, “The Maid of Orleans”) —1, Foxhole; 2, Indian Queens (Mr. F. Knight); 3, Newlyn. Cornet soloist, Mr. F. Morcom; euphonium. Mr. \V. trombone. Mr. E. Whetter, all Foxhole. Third section (“ Scenes Beauty ”)—l, Truro Town (Mr. L. Abram); 2, Four Lanes (Mr. W. Floyd); 3. Greensplat (Mr. R. Hancock.) Cornet soloist, Mr. Venn. Truro; trombone, Mr. J. Olds, Four Lanes; euphonium, Mr. Floyd, Four Lanes. Best soloist in both sections.—Mr. F. Morcom; to conductor for the interpretation. Mr. O. Morcom. Foxhole. …” (20 May 1920 – West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser)
Compiled by Tony Mansell (Bardh Kernow)