The Committee of the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival has announced details of its 2010 competition. The West Of England Bandsmen’s Festival in Bugle has been running since 1912 and has been held every year since, except for breaks when the two World Wars. Much has changed, but the Festival has remained true to its original concept as an open-air event. Prizes There is a huge batch of prizes with over 40 trophies competed for each year. Pride of place goes to the Royal Trophy, which is awarded to the Championship Section winners. It was presented to the Festival in 1913, by the late Duke of Windsor, then Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, and to this day is the only trophy with a royal connection in the brass band world. This year's contest will be held on Saturday 19th June at Molinnis Park, Bugle in Cornwall. The festival also has a new website at www.webf.co.uk Test pieces: Championship Section: Un Vie De Matelot (Robert Farnon) March: Keighley Moor (Joe Cook) First Section: Purcell Variations (Kenneth Downie) March: Knight Templar (George Allen) Second Section: Triptych (Philip Sparke) Hymn: There is a Green Hill Far Away (Arr. Roy Newsome) Third Section: Talisman for Brass Band (Frank Hughes) Fourth Section: A Holiday Suite (Eric Ball) Youth Section: Saddleworth Festival Overture (Goff Richards) Training Section: Own Choice Programme Any band wishing to enter the contest can find the contest schedule and entry form at the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival Website www.webf.co.uk The closing date for entries is 8th May.