A successful day was had by members of the St Dennis band who attended the Helston solo contest on Saturday 20th October. 13 players took part in solos, duets and quartets.
Ellie Joy was placed 2nd in the ‘Under 18’s’ slow melody in a closely fought head to head with Grace Thomas of Bodmin. Whilst in the ‘Open’ slow melody, Ellie was placed 1st out of 9, with Grace in 2nd place.
Julie Dobson was awarded 3rd in the over 40’s solo class.
In the open duet, Terry Sleeman and Ellie Joy were awarded 2nd.
In the senior quartet St Dennis entered 4 quartets, with the quartet of James Hammett, Ellie Joy, Rachael Sloggett and Andrew Hammett coming 1st, winning the ‘Championship of Cornwall’ quartet shield.
2nd: Grace Thomas, Catherine Dowrick, Julie Dobson and Neil Pascoe.
3rd: Neil Pascoe, Terry Sleeman, Rachael Sloggett and Dave Coad.
A big thank you to Grace Thomas who agreed to play in a quartet at the last minute due to illness.
Well done to everyone who took part. The band are now looking forward to their own St Dennis contest on Saturday 24th November. Please download your entry from the bands website http://stdennisband.co.uk/st-dennis-band-solo-quartet-contest-2018.