The band participated in the London and Southern Counties 1st section contest which
was the band's most important contest of the year. The contest was held in Stevenage
on the 19th March. The first section test piece was 'Essay' by Edward Gregson.
The band's draw was 11th, so the band had a bit of a wait, but were full of spirit
and determined to give good performance. Under the baton of Robert Nunnery the band
worked as a team and gave a magnificent performance on stage.
The Band were awarded first prize and received the 'best bass section' prize.
The adjudicator Paul Norley said “A convincing, musical and articulate performance”.
This result qualifies the band for a place at the National Finals which will be held
in Cheltenham in September. We are also provisionally going to return back to the
Championship section from next year.
All of band members were very excited to hear the result and had a celebration drink
in Stevenage before returning home.
Additionally, our conductor Robert Nunnery and many band members, especially the
longest serving member Derek Morris received an overwhelming numbers of messages
and telephone calls from all over the world to congratulate us! Thank you very much
to all supporters of the band.
National Champions Finals 1st Section 3rd Prize!
18th September 2016, Aveley and Newham Band was awarded with Thrid Prize at the 2016
The contest was held at Cheltenham race course and the band played Joseph Horovitz’s
‘Ballet for Band’.
British Open Senior Trophy 2nd Prize!
After achieving a respectable 6th place at the Championship section at the London
Southern Counties Area contest, the band performed at the British Open Senior Trophy
contest on 13th May 2017. The test piece was ‘Salute to Youth’ by Gilbert Vinter.
Under the batton of Alan Dugid, the band played well and received 2nd Prize which
will promote the band to to the Senior Cup in 2018.
Whychavon Entertainment Contest - The best percussion prize.
29h October 2016, Aveley and Newham Band atended the Whychavon Entertainment Contest
at Evesham. The programme was The Dreaded Groove and Hook, Calffickans Dans(Euph
Solo),Black Bottom Stomp, Allegretto from “Four Scottish Dances” and Masque. The
placing was 7th however the percussion team received the best percussion prize.