Peter Wilson Sheild for most improved player Roger Paul trophy for Bandsman of the Year Alex Holwegg Cup for Training band member of the Year
1985 Martine Hooper    
1986 Katherine Jay / Mark Paul    
1987 Robert Wilson    
1988 Robert Coles    
1989 Niall Watson / Geoff Bevan    
1991 Natalie Potter    
1996 Isabel Fraser    
1998 Timothy Thornton    
1999 Jodie Brown / Charlotte Hudson    
2000 Jodie Brown    
2002 Jasmine Watson    
2003 Anna Rhodes Niall Watson  
2004 Jenni Robbins Jodie Brown / Dave Parkman  
2005 Lee Watson Anna Rhodes  
2006 Bethany Thompson / Lauren Watson Virgin Niall Watson  
 2007 Peter Middleton Peter Wilson  
2008 Lee Watson Peter Middleton  
2009 Sophie Holcombe Niall Watson  
2010 Barbara Middleton Peter Wilson  
2011 Sonya Barnes / Dave Parkman Claire Whitworth  
2012 Anna Rhodes John Coombs  
2013 Screech Isley Martin Niall Watson  
2014 Lee Watson Niall Watson   
2015 Screech Isley Claire Whitworth  
2016 Screech Isley / Sophie Whitworth Sonya Barnes  
2017 Ben Towells Claire Whitworth   
2018 Jenny Shelton Claire Whitworth   
2019 Pam Greene Sophie Whitworth  
2020 Richard Allen    
2021 Rupert Sanford Anna Rhodes Jasmin Dunn
2022 Amber Lintern Kieren Berry Jasmin Dunn

West Somerset Brass Band

Originally the Watchet Royal British Legion Band, the West Somerset Brass Band was formed in1952 when a small number of brass players pooled their enthusiasm and joined together using the title and the premises of the Royal British Legion Club in Watchet.

In the early years, after its formation, it regularly entered into the competition field which helped to promote and maintain a high standard of playing and the Band has gained some creditable results.

At present, the Band attracts players mainly from the town of Watchet, but also has several members from around the district. There is active encouragement to attract new members and learners of all ages. We are also very pleased to welcome musicians from other bands who may be holidaying or moving into the area.

Under the direction of our Musical Director, Niall Watson, a wide variety of music is performed which is the basis of the brass band’s universal appeal. This enables the band to undertake a wide range of engagements including church services, formal concerts, fetes and carnivals around West Somerset and beyond.

The Band visits Watchet’s twin town of St. Renan, in Brittany, every two years. Our most recent visit was in August 2018. In 2004, because of its connections with the area, we were invited to play at the prestigious Festival Of The Sea in Brest (which also was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the Entente Cordiale). We were extremely well received – attracting large audiences for each of the three concerts given.

In September 2008, the band changed its name to The West Somerset Brass Band.