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Phoenix Majorettes - National Champions!
The girls from Ross Phoenix Majorettes returned from the National
Majorette Championship, which was held in Weston Super Mare on
Saturday, 3rd July with a host of awards. The senior team are
now 'Military' and 'Pom-pom' National Champions, the juvenile
team won third place in their military class and there were four
individual awards. In the 'Senior Basic Strut'
category, Hannah Cornwall won first place and Caroline Read won
third. In the 'Solo Mace' category my daughter, Sarah Wood won
first place with Charlotte Jenkins winning second.
National Champions, the senior team will now go on to represent
England in the European Championships, to be held in Biel, Switzerland
in October and Ross-on-Wye should be very proud of this group
of dedicated young girls
who put in a lot of hard work year in and year out to provide
entertainment at town events and represent the town elsewhere!
Fund-raising has now begun in earnest to find the £450.00
per child required.
Phoenix Majorettes now need to raise a huge amount of money in
a short space of time to enable the girls to take their hard earned
place in the England team travelling to Switzerland. They would
be immensely grateful for any donations towards their target.
Any donations or fund raising ideas may be sent to Tracie Cox
at: 39, Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AA.
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International Festival Night
The opening night of the Ross-on-Wye International Festival, which
runs from 13th to 22nd August, is set to be as exciting as ever
with two fantastic events taking place in the streets of Ross,
on the 'Waterside' site and in the main 'Waterside' marquee venue.
streets will come alive with an incredible party atmosphere as
family and friends gather to see Ross-on-Wye play host to a spectacular
parade of fabulous stilted insects entitled, 'Metamorphosis,'
from 9 pm on Friday 13 August. Last year the roads were literally
jam-packed with thousands of eager onlookers, and the organizers
are recommending that audiences get their place on the parade
route early to avoid disappointment. The
parade will be a real blaze of sight, sound and colour and include
beautiful flitting butterflies, ants playing drums, and the centre
piece will be a magnificent green caterpillar!
- coming to Ross-on-Wye on Friday 13th August 2004.
The stilted insects will wind their way along Gloucester
Road, up High
Street, down Edde
Cross Street and into Trenchard
Street where the parade will terminate on the Waterside site.
The end will be marked with an amazing firework finale where a
spectacular transformation will take place that has to be seen
to be believed. This year’s Festival parade is an event ‘not to
10 pm, the party hots up and moves inside the main Waterside marquee
as 'Roberto Pla and his Latin Ensemble', the UK’s number one Latin
band, give audiences the opportunity to put on their dancing shoes
and boogie away the first night of the Festival. With superb arrangements,
an outstanding brass and red hot rhythm sections, under the direction
of Europe’s leading exponent of salsa, 'Roberto Pla,' the band
have sold out major Festivals throughout Europe and beyond, playing
the hottest in Afro-Cuban jazz.
International Festival is held from 13th to 22nd August. Artists
appearing include The Levellers, Amy Winehouse, The Commitments,
winners of Operatunity Jane Gilchrist and Denise Leigh in A Night
at the Opera, Jim Moray, The Stranglers, Jazz Jamaica All Stars
and Roland Gift and the Fine Young Cannibals. The Commitments
and The Stranglers have already sold out. Tickets and information
are available from the Courtyard Arts Centre in Hereford on 0870
1122330, Ross-on-Wye Tourist Information Centre or visit www.rossonwye-intfestival.co.uk.
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