Seindorf Beaumaris clinched the Section Two title at the Welsh Regional Championships in Swansea on Saturday and, in so doing, securing a third successive appearance at the National Finals in Cheltenham.
In his summing up, adjudicator Glyn Williams described the band's performance as "a mature and polished performance that had so much to offer musically" with fellow adjudicator, John Maines calling it "a fine performance from a fine band." It was a memorable day for the band's Musical Director, Bari Gwilliam, who was conducting the band on a contest stage for the first time.
"I can't thank the band enough," he said following the contest. "Every single member has worked incredibly hard and we have managed to pull off a fantastic performance. I am absolutely delighted."
Beaumaris' focus on younger players saw several Youth Band players making their contest debut with the Senior Band which made the victory even sweeter.
"We always have a high turn-over of members as players leave the area to head off to University but having so many youngsters involved means that they want to work so hard. The result was a performance like this today. I'm so proud of them all."
"We have always taken great pride in our youth set up, so with a blend of experienced players and our younger players, we felt we were in with a chance."
"14 players on stage were under the age of 18 and we also had two older players making their contesting debut, so to say I am immensley proud of them all is an understatement"
Seindorf Beaumaris will now return to Cheltenham to represent Wales in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain keen to go one place better than their runner-up finish last September.