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Stoke Contest - 10th January 2016 - Review

 

On Sunday 10th January the 2016 Winter Guard United Kingdom season "kicked off" at the Fenton Manor Leisure Centre in Stoke On Trent with 24 units in competition across 5 classes.

In the Cadet Class the Avengers Cadets took top spot, out of 6 units, with their Car Wash show whilst with 7 competitors in Junior Class South West Academy took us to the Garden Of Eden to take first place in that class.

The 6 unit A Class saw Mayflower take the early honours as they portrayed their show based around taking The Exam and in Open Class Kidsgrove Scouts came out on top of the 4 competing units with their fast moving Elastic Heart show with Mayflower being the only unit in World Class debuting their Excess Baggage show.

A great start to the new season and an extremely good size audience for the first show made for a fabulous day of entertainment and showed how the UK units continue to impress and push the activity forward.


Retreat at Stoke On Trent on 19th January 2016
Image courtesy of UK Fan Network

The Recaps sheets for all classes can be found via our Results page and all 24 performances are available to view via the all new UK Fan Network which offers you access to over a 1,000 videos from both the Winter Guard and Drum Corps activities in the UK and, if not already subscribed, only costs from £9.99 for a full 12 months access.

At the end of the month we are off to a new part of the country for WGUK as we move down south to Clacton in Essex on Sunday 31st January - we look forward to seeing you there.

 


14th January 2016