DCUK join BYBA in the West Country

Due to the small number of Corps that had registered for the Weston Super Mare contest on Saturday 5th July it has been decided that it is not really viable to run a contest on this date. However, Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to announce that on Sunday 6th July, in association with the British Youth Band Association and Midsomer Norton Marching Brass there will now be a DCUK section forming part of the day at the Somer Sounds Youth Band Contest being held at Paulton Rovers Football Club.

The three Corps that had committed to attend the Saturday contest, Kidsgrove Scouts, Poynton Commodores and Senators, will all now be taking part in proceedings on the Sunday and DCUK would like thank both BYBA and Midsomer Norton MB for accommodating the Corps.

Chris Hansford, the Contest Director, commented “Midsomer Norton Marching Brass are delighted to be able to facilitate a competitive DCUK class within the Somer Sounds contest. We hope our DCUK friends enjoy the day as much as we will enjoy hosting them.”

Alan Thompson, on behalf of DCUK added “A full DCE/DCUK judging panel will be in place for the DCUK section of the contest and I hope the addition of these performances will add to the day and help make it great event and will hopefully encourage more joint ventures across our activity in the future.”

BYBA Chairman, Tony Patrick also commented "We are happy to be able to accommodate these Corps into our day and look forward to more cross association events in the future."

Doors open for the 2008 Somer Sounds Youth Band Contest at 9.30am with the results scheduled for approximately 6pm and the entry price is £2 for spectators aged 15 years and over and is free for under 15’s. All units attending will receive full information by the end of this week.



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