2007 National Final Judges announced...

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by TheMusicMan, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    National Final Judges for 2007

    We're sure this will prompt some interesting debate and also raise a few eyebrows as tMP can today reveal who the judges are for the National Finals 2007;


    David Read, Derek Broadbent & Prof David King

    Section 1
    C.Brian Buckley & Rob Wiffen

    Section 2
    Colin Hardy & Philip Harper

    Section 3
    Alan Hope & Dr Chris Davies

    Section 4
    David Hirst & Alan Ramsey
  2. Texus

    Texus Member

    Excellent blend of experience and innovation for the top section. Congrats to the panel and good luck.
  3. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Well, the top section bands now know they can get away with ralls, rits and tempo changes everywhere if Mr King is in the box. ;)
  4. PowerRanger

    PowerRanger Member

    Yes!, but he doesn't have to agree with where they play the rall's rit's and tempo changes!!!:biggrin:
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    It could certainly make for some interesting deliberations in the box as to how close the interpretation should be to the score!
  6. hornmel

    hornmel New Member

    I think its great David King is in the box! About time there was someone decent in it!
  7. Big Gav

    Big Gav Member

    What a fantastic decision David has proved himself time and time again over the years and will be a fantastic adjudicator. Surely it is in the best interest of everybody to have somebody in the box who is in touch with current banding rather than a plethora of senior gentlemen who used to be players/conductors some 20-30 years ago (and possibly more)! I'm not having a pop at anybody but.........! He will reward music making thats for sure.
  8. Timpking

    Timpking Member

    Great choice with Prof King in the box but would rather watch him conducting!

    On step forward with King but two back with Read!! :confused:
  9. stopher

    stopher Member

    Agree with Big Gav on what he has said. The man has a proven track record as a conductor and I'm sure his views will be greatly appreciated - just would love to see his adjudication (you're s*** mate but got potential springs to mind!).

    Oddly, the 1st big contest he adjudicates is the one he has never won!
  10. andyfake

    andyfake Member

    Don't know much about Philip Harper - anyone shed any light?
  11. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Conductor at Polysteel and Flowers before - also does some excellent arrangements.
  12. One might even say, truly exceptional arrangements and also compositions...
  13. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Gave us 2nd place at the areas!!! And now we get him at the Finals too!!
  14. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Nice to see a name in the box that we have not seen before Rob Wiffen:clap:
    and also good to see C.Brian Buckley as well;)
  15. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Y'know, that's a point, one which could work in YBS's favour.

    Since Morgan Griffiths is now conducting YBS, and played under David King for such a long time, their interpretations are likely to have some similarities. Though I've never played under David King, I did help Elland Silver out a time or three when Morgan was conducting, and he's not scared of an unwritten rall or two. But then, Brighouse have such close ties with Derek Broadbent, they'll know what he;s looking for too, so I suppose that'll help them equally.

    Nice to see Derek Broadbent there as well. Such a nice chap, and with a real passion for brass music which age has done nothing to diminish.

    Not to ignore Mr Read of course, the dynamic in the box will be interesting, with Broadbent and King representing old-school and new-wave banding respectively. It'd be interesting to compare their notes.
  16. Rob

    Rob Member

    Apart from the fact that Morgan will be playing at the contest, not conducting :)

    Don't know why evereyone is getting all het-up over these 'unwritten ralls'??? It's called 'interpretation', happens in orchestras and other ensembles all the time, the only reason people notice it in brass bands is that there are unfortunately only a handful of conductors in banding who dare to, or have the musical ability and conviction to stray beyond completely 'safe' performances.
  17. BrotherBone

    BrotherBone Member

    Aye, well said Rob mate, couldnt agree more. People are always talking about wanting to take the movement forward but then when the smallest efforts are made - new interpretations etc, same people are very quick to hold onto their "brass roots" ;) and keep their feet firmly in the old school interpretation camp.
  18. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Except that it would be wrong to think that "wilful" interpretation is only a recent thing: if you compare some of the "classic" winning - and other - performances of the past with the score, there are often major divergencies from what is stipulated by the composer. I'm personally all in favour of a conductor implimenting his own interpretations, but the fact remains not all adjudicators view it the same way, hence the speculation over the discussion between the "three wise men" ;)
  19. critic

    critic Member

    King is a great choice ad so is read and broadbent let them get onwith it
  20. Dave King? Right at the very top of all the band conductors that I have come across. As for ralls, rits etc: It's called music.

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