2004 Scottish Open Championships

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by KennyC, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. KennyC

    KennyC Member

    Press release from the Scottish Brass Band Association - Monday 21st June 2004.

    The Scottish Brass Band Association are delighted to announce that the following sixteen bands have accepted invitations to compete in this year's Scottish Open Brass Band Championships in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sunday 28th November.

    Aveley & Newham
    Besses o' th' Barn
    Bon Accord Silver
    Hepworth (Persimmon Homes)
    Kingdom Brass
    Scottish Co-op
    Sellers International
    Tertnes Brass (Norway)
    Unison Kinneil

    Following a poll of the competing bands, the test-piece for the contest will be Dances and Arias by Edward Gregson, which was written for the National Championships of Great Britain in 1984 and used most recently as the test-piece for the 1998 All England Masters.

    The existing method of closed adjudication in a single enclosure will operate and David Read and Roy Newsome have been appointed to adjudicate. A third member of the panel may still be appointed.

    Details of the gala concert will be released as soon as they are finalised.

    Kenny Crookston
  2. WorldofBrass.com

    WorldofBrass.com Active Member

    If you don't know Dances and Arias may I recommend this recording by Desford;
  3. Les Wood

    Les Wood Member

    Good choices - test piece and adjudicators. Looking forward to it already.

    Will the contest be doing away with the pre-draw though? In my opinion, that was a major contributor to the low audience turnout last year.

    Les Wood
    Kirkintilloch Band
  4. KennyC

    KennyC Member


    The pre-draw suited the bands to certain extent, but for the event as a whole it proved to be an unsatisfactory feature, so this year we'll be doing it with a single draw on the morning of the contest.


    JOCKBLAST! Member

    Good for you Kenny?
    Good boy!!!!!!!
    S :bounce
  6. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    Good choice of work.
    Hoping for more people in the hall than mobile phones :wink: