The PolySteel Band have retained their title of South Somerset Entertainment Champions by winning the 31st Yeovil Entertainments Contest held at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre. In fact it was a one two three for the West of England with Camborne Town and Mount Charles bands coming in second and third place. The band started off their programme with Philip Harper's 'Blue Sleeve Step', this was followed by another Harper arrangement, a beautiful slow melody entitled 'In Love For Me' which showcased the bands warm rich sound to the full. Next up it was the turn of flugel soloist Danny Winder who gave a classy rendition of George Michael's 'Faith' arr. Harper. The finale was the magnificent 'Capriccio Espagnol ' by Rimsky-Korsakov before the band signed off with one of it's now familiar 'encore' items. This year the audience were treated to yet another camp arrangement in the shape of the Wham! classic 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go' complete with choreography and vocals! Musical Director Philip Harper That was enough for adjudicator David Hirst to award PolySteel first place and the prize of £2000 plus the Chris Palmer Shield which will now be etched with the bands name for the fourth time in six years.