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Brighouse Hymn and March Brass Band contest: Best Soprano Cornet
North Wales Brass Band Championships: Best Soloist
Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales Instrumentalist Blue Ribbon winner
Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales Brass Solo Champion
National Urdd Eisteddfod of Wales Brass Solo Champion
North Wales Brass Band Association Solo Champion
Grade 7 Cornet (passed at age 12)
Grade 5 Music theory
Arranging music. Studied under Dr Liz Lane, Cardiff University (2014)
Adjudications from brass band contests
“Great flugel solo!” – Oysten Baadsvick. S4C TV contest “Band Cymru”, 2014
“Bravo Sop!” & “Well done Sop!”- National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain Final, 2013.
“Sop just sings above the band – impressive” – National Eisteddfod 2012.
“Sop is having a fine day” & “Well done Sop ***”. NWBBA, 2009
Ensembles played with
Seindorf Trefor, BTM band, Cardiff University Big Band, National Youth Brass Band of Wales, Heriot-Watt University Orchestra, Whitburn band, Dobcross band, Leyland band, Northop band, Ysgol Glanaethwy Choir, Liverpool Welsh Choral, Royal Oakley Silver, Deiniolen Silver, Llanrug Silver, Wrexham Brass, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Freddie Smith Big Band, Wirral Orchestra.
Brass band performances
I'm a veteran of over 100 brass band contests since the late 1980s: * signifies that I have performed with a winning band.
Royal Albert Hall, London. National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain Final.
Corn Exchange, Cambridge. All England Masters Championships.*
Winter Gardens, Blackpool. British Open Brass Band Championships: Spring Festival. *
Various outdoor locations, Tameside. Whit Friday Marches. *
Treorchy Park and Dare Theatre. S4C TV band contest.
Perth Concert Hall. Scottish Open Championships.
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. Welsh regional Championships.
Various locations, Wales. Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales. *
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Christmas concerts.
Liverpool St George’s Hall. Concerts.
BBC Manchester. BBC Radio 2 Listen to the band.
Llangollen International Pavilion, Wales. S4C TV Christmas concert.
St. David’s Hall, Cardiff. Christmas Concerts.
Hampden Park, Glasgow. Scotland football international.
Portmeirion Village, Wales
Hyatt Concert Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.