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Burke Ward Band looking for back to back win

Monday, 24th May, 2010

The champion Burke Ward Band: (Back from left) Chelsea Shorrock, Jarred Nicholls, Stacia Gilby, Andrew Donnelly, Jessica Thomas and Caitlin Atrill. (Front) Lily Chaplin, Caitlin Dellar and Alecia Matthews-Tucker. The champion Burke Ward Band: (Back from left) Chelsea Shorrock, Jarred Nicholls, Stacia Gilby, Andrew Donnelly, Jessica Thomas and Caitlin Atrill. (Front) Lily Chaplin, Caitlin Dellar and Alecia Matthews-Tucker.

Entries for the 41st annual Eisteddfod end early next month, with instrumental band contestants facing tough competition from a back-to-back winner.

The Burke Ward Band is just one of the local contenders that have been a part of the tradition for many years.
The fife and drum band, which performs at the Anzac Day marches, has won its category of the competition for the past two years.
Sarah Tweedy, the Eisteddfod's instrumental teacher, said she was really proud of the students carrying on the tradition, and hopes the event will match up to last year's.
"The kids do a really good job.
"It's a real tradition for Burke Ward and it's something the kids are really proud to uphold," Ms Tweedy said.
Dance, vocal, instrumental and drama are just some of the other categories that people are being invited to perform in.
Entries close on June 4.
The Eisteddfod will be held from August 21 to 25.

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