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Beaumaris set to compete once more

Seindorf Beaumaris will return to the world of competitions for the first time in several years later this month as the Band head over Offa's Dyke to compete against the best from the north west of England.

Following a break of five years the Band are set to take their first steps on the competition ladder once again as they compete in the Fourth Section of Rochdale's Festival of Brass on 21 October.

"After several years of rebuilding and concentrating on the future of the Band by developing the young talent, it's now time for those youngsters to get the opportunity of competing as a Senior Band," said Seindorf Beaumaris' new conductor Scott Lloyd.

"We have a back bone of experienced players and that will be a great help to those youngsters competing in their first competition.

"But what is especially pleasing is that we have several older players competing for the first time too as some members of the LSW have been coming along on a Thursday night to have a blow!"

In 1991 Seindorf Beaumaris won the British National Championship Fourth Section title before setting off on an incredible journey which took them all the way to the Championship Section.

The band is fortunate that some of the players who were part of that successful chapter in the band's history are still active members and more than happy to share their experience and musical knowledge with the younger players.

"We have been developing and encouraging the youth sections in Beaumaris for some time'" said Nia-Wyn Kilminster who was a member of the Seindorf Beaumaris Band who achieved a fourth place finish at the National Finals in the Royal Albert Hall in 2011.

"The high point of that development came last May as the Youth Band secured third place at the European Youth Brass Band Championships in Utrecht. It's important now that the young players take the next step and get a taste for competing in a Senior Band."

"Competing with and against adults will be a new challenge for the younger members," added Maggie Williams, who has also been part of the amazing journey Seindorf Beaumaris have enjoyed over the last 20 years.

"It will be a massive challenge, but more importantly than anything it will be an enjoyable challenge which also secures the future of Seindorf Beaumaris."


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