Saturday 23rd February – ODBBA Winter Contest – All Day
The band enjoyed a somewhat historic day when it entered the unregistered section of the Oxford & District Brass Band Association’s Winter Contest. This marked the end of a 35-year absence from a local association brass band contest. Adjudicator Phillip Littlemore awarded the band first place for its performance of ‘St. Andrew’s Variations’ by Alan Fernie under the baton of David Ruel. Phillip also presented a further award to the band’s principal euphonium player Michael Fowkes who was named ‘Best Instrumentalist’.