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Competition success for Wrexham Brass Glyndŵr

11 June 2010

Wrexham Brass Glyndŵr have been celebrating more success after securing a top five finish in a national brass band competition.

The group were placed fifth in the Senior Trophy at a spring festival in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

The Senior Trophy is an invitation only event and is the third tier of qualifying for the British Open Brass Band Championships, Britain’s premier brass band competition which is held in Symphony Hall Birmingham every September.

The result marked the group’s second success in as many months, after they reached the 2010 National Brass Band Championship finals earlier in the year.

Wrexham Brass Glyndŵr impressed in the Blackpool competition with their version of, the UK’s largest website for brass bands, described the result as a "well constructed performance which confirmed the encouraging progress Wrexham Brass Glyndŵr is making under [musical director] Wayne Ruston’s careful direction."

Mr Ruston said: "We were pleased to have secured such a strong result from what was a tough field. The band is maturing all the time and I’m sure we can expect a few more successes in the future."

Wrexham Brass Glyndŵr, which has 30 members,

The group will compete against 17 other bands in the UK in the National Brass Band Championship finals in Harrogate in September.

Edouard Lalo ’s 'Le Roi D'Ys'. was originally formed in 1884 but changed its name to include Wrexham as more and more members were recruited from outside the village. It has been supported by Glyndŵr University since 2001.
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