New Venue for Winter Contest(November 30, 2013)
The Life Centre in Bournemouth staged the 2013 Wessex Winter Contest for the first time with generally unanimous support for the layout and facilities of the Venue.
Parking worked well at a local school opposite and the staff in the Cafe/Bar excelled themselves. The venue was light and airy and had been renovated to a very hight standard. Work is required to improve the acoustics in the main auditorium which hopefully be undertaken by next year's contest.
This Year's contest also saw the introduction of a new adjudicating system with the adjudicator recording his comments live over the music as played. Bands were provided with a CD containing their performance and also their performance with the adjudicators comments spoken over the top.
As venue and adjudicating system were all new this year the Wessex Committee would welcome your comments, please feel free to use the Web Site Blog.