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BRASS BAND CONTEST AT PONTYPRIDD.

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BRASS BAND CONTEST AT PONTYPRIDD. The chief attraction at the People's Park, lontypndd, was an important brass band contest, tor which as many as 10 contestants had entered. During the morning the bands competed in a marching contest, a prize of £2 being offered for the best performance of the quick march, "The Lion." In the chief competition, the prizes offered were :—First, £20; second, £10; and third, JE5, the contest being held under the rules of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Brass Band Association. The test piece was Maritana," arranged by Mr H. Round, of Liverpool, and Mr J. Jackson, of the Leeds Fores, adjudicated; The following bands sompeted in both contests:—Llanelly Town Band, conductor, Mr James Samuel; Aberaman Brass Band, conductor, Mr James Prestwood; 1st G.A.Y. Band, Morriston, conductor, Mr G. fcl* nney; Cymmer Colliery Band, conductor, Mr R. Martyn; Pentre Rifle Band, conductor, Mr J. Blarney Newtown (Montgomery) Brass Band, conductor, Mr W, C. Phillips; Mountain Ash Brass Band, conductor, Mr H. Baker Ferndale Brass Band, conductor Mr W. R. Howe. The Heckmondwicke Old Brass Band had also entered, but did not appear. In the marching contest the award was given in favour of the Morriston Band; and in the selec- tion the winners were-I, 1st GA.V., Morriston 2, N ewtown 3, Ferndale. The performance of the Mountain Ash Band was also highly com- mended. The adjudicator declared the contest j6in exetJ%nt one in every respect, decision Sreat difficulty in arriving at a

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