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Archive News 2009

September 2009

On Sunday 27th September, Bugle Silver Band took part in the Third Section National Finals in Harrogate. After an exciting performance of Oceans by Goff Richards the band managed a creditable 8th Position which the band and MD David Pope were very pleased about.

Bugle Silver Band would like to thank Timothy Roberts and Ali Berry for helping out at the nationals.

The band would also like to thank the many people and organizations that helped to raise the funds required to get them to Harrogate.

April 2009

Bugle Band Bowling Evening 2009

On Saturday 18th April, Bugle Silver Band once again held their annual bowling evening at Ozzell Bowl in St. Austell.  Twenty-nine band members and supporters attended, and competition was tough, especially in the Men's category.  

After two games and a few more beers, the scores were added, and Andrew "Bash" Batten (Band Chairman) awarded the coveted "skittle" trophies to the winners: In the Ladies' Category, Rachael Scott (Percussionist) retains her title for the fourth year, while in the Men's Category, her Dad, Steve Scott, wins his trophy back for a third year.  
Can anyone beat them?!! 

Rachael and Steve - 2009 Bugle Silver Band Bowling Champions (third year running!!!)

Ladies Men
1st Rachael Scott (Percussionist) 232 points 1st Steve Scott 313 points
2nd Emma Roberts 212 points 2nd Adam Scott (Repiano) 283 points
3rd Jo Gunningham (2nd Baritone) 201 points 3rd Andrew Jane 252 points
=4th Sophie Abraham 195 points =4th Sam Dunn 227 points
=4th Georgina Gunningham 195 points =4th Dave Gunningham 227 points
=4th Jo Powell 195 points 6th Mark Arnold (2nd Euphonium) 222 points

April 2009

Cornet Section News

Due to their newly expanded family and the success of their business, Emma and Tim Roberts (Solo Cornet players) have decided to take a break from the world of banding.  The band is very sad to lose such quality, dedicated players and hope that they will both return to Bugle in the future.  

March 2009

Bugle Silver Band qualify for the National Brass Band Finals at Harrogate!

After weeks of rehearsal, on Saturday 14th March, Bugle made the two-hour journey to the Riviera Centre in Torquay for the annual West Of England Regional Brass Band Championships.  After drawing number 16 (last in the section), they had a long wait before taking the stage.  

Under the ever-patient direction of Musical Director, David Pope, they played the test piece: The Once And Future King by Andrew Baker.  The band gave an emotive performance, which brought out the best in all the players with excellent tuning, great ensemble playing and the big sound that they have developed over the years. Each and every soloist deserves praise for the excellent job that they did in this, the most important and pressured contest the band takes part in. 

After rushing out of the dressing rooms to hear the results, Bugle were delighted to come 2nd, and receive an invitation to the National Finals.  The band will now be working extra hard in the run up to the Nationals, raising funds for the trip to the finals in Harrogate in September.

February 2009

Trio of band babies!

Bugle Silver Band are pleased to have three new supporters: 
First to join little Jacob Roberts was Joshua James Michael Arnold, born on 29th November weighing a healthy 7lb 14oz.  He was followed on 1st February by Faith Elizabeth Batten, also weighing in at 7lb 14oz.  
All Mums, Dads and babies are doing well, and are looking forward to showing off their new additions during the Summer season!

From left to right: Emma and Tim Roberts with baby Jacob and Oliver, Mark and Emma Arnold with baby Joshua, and Andrew and Rachel Batten with baby Faith

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