Big thanks to Mike Davies MD of Newport Borough Brass Band. Mike has worked extremely hard in bringing the Band back from the brink of extinctions, and this weekend saw something of a watershed. The Band since being reformed went to Pontins for the first time, and thus for the first time entered a true National Contest. Newport is a relatively young band with approximately 60% of its players 18 or under. Athough the band came some way down the results table, it was pleasing enough to to see Mike's work to-date come to fruition and that the Band can hold its own Nationally in its section. Once again Mike, many thanks and long may your association with the Band continue.