23 September 1972 – Photographed at Plymouth Contest. The band won this contest 3 years on the trot and the shield was donated to the band. It can be seen in the band hall trophy cabinet that was made for the band by Ray Read. The test piece in this contest was Elgar’s, The Severn Suite. The band also won the march contest playing Glemdene when it was awarded 50 points out of a possible 50 by the adjudicator, Major Arthur Kenny
Back row: L-R Jim Spreadbury, Eric Spreadbury, Steve Chislett, Dave Corbin, Howard Wright-Green.
2nd row from back: Andy Street, Fred Barter, Arthur Bligh, Denis Chalk, Colin Howell, Keith Green, Ron Bligh.
2nd row from front: Chris Cosens, Reg Spreadbury, Tony Hinder, Basil Shelley, David Bligh, Jack Green, Graham Shelley.
Front row: David Dyer, Norman Street, John Hayes, Mark Pye, David Shelley, David Holmes and Len Beauchamp.