Another contest, Sorry Festival!! and once again a little controversy, well this is Brass. Results 1st Swindon School of Brass Youth 2nd Lydbrook Training 3rd Mid Rhondda Juniors 4th Abergavenny Youth 5thNorthop Youth 6th Chepstow Town Best soloist Mid Rhondda cornet A long day with a number of band appearing to go over the 20 minute playing time. Swindon were the only band not to feature a soloist,anyone know why??(and won) . All the other bands played soloist who, looked like youth players, some overstreched these players a little too much, others played to a standard many senior players would be proud of - in particular the winner on cornet from Mid rhondda, Euphonium and Tenor Horn from Abergavenny and xyelophone from Chepstow. the latter two players did so without music. Always an impressive fact! The only loosers on the day were the audiences numb rear ends.School plastic chairs, cushions next year please!! Bands please remember this is a youth contest (Festival) should you really have the adults playing the solo parts? the band that did this; you know who you are, should you question your finnishing position. Just like the adjudicatiob this is one mans opinion, not meant to offend but simply to point out several issues raised by a cross section there today.