2010 spring festival

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by tuba1974, May 16, 2010.

  1. tuba1974

    tuba1974 Member

    Hello all, the only link I can find on the spring festival is paddy power so Ive added this, please add your comments about your day,

    for me I had a great day and many thanks for letting my band play in the contest, Ive been banding for 30 odd years and it was the first time ive ever done this contest, great choice of music, very good venue, well run contest, every thing you need in the same place, and even got to talk to Martin Mortimer,
    well done to all the bands I no we came 17th, but thats banding,
  2. BoBo

    BoBo Member

    Yep, my first time too and absolutely agree about the organisation, venue etc. Great atmosphere. Worth a 5 hour drive each way.
  3. hornydevil

    hornydevil Member

    Fine result for B&D

    Well done to everyone at Blackburn & Darwen on a fine result at the Senior Trophy. Off a number 3 draw the band played exceptionally well, soloists were superb and as ever our MD was fab too! :clap:

    and not forgetting we also looked smart in our new look uniforms!!!! :tongue:
  4. Does anyone know where the results are?
  5. Nuke

    Nuke Active Member


    Good weekend as always. From what i remember anyway, I was far too busy shaking in a corner before we went on stage and drinking too much after we came off. Dam you year of the dragon, so many highs and lows.

    DOGBONE New Member

    Exactly my experience of the weekend
  7. nethers

    nethers Active Member

    In bed in New Zealand, wishing I was there sadly...

    Would have loved a crack at that trombone solo against such quality opposition!

    Don't miss the liver-destroying amounts of beer at all... :p
  8. basebonetone

    basebonetone Member

  9. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    I have to say, Congratulations to Beaumaris in the Trophy.

    An exceptional performance of Le Roi d'Ys, simply sparkled from start to finish right the way down the band, and a truly superb euphonium solo.

    Tight, composed, and full of artistry. Worthy winners and no mistake. :clap:
  10. barrytone

    barrytone Member

    Absolutely loved rehearsing YOTD, something for everyone to play and that final movement, what a finale! Hope that we keep it in as an own choice but have a feeling our solo trom may not feel the same way!
  11. nethers

    nethers Active Member

    Why did you get kicked out of Scotland? :p
  12. diddlydoc

    diddlydoc New Member

    We had a great trip over from Belfast for the Senior Cup. Disappointed slightly with our blow at Year of the Dragon but finished 12th so we're reasonably happy with our first year back in that section. Great piece especially the 2nd movement (trombone players probably disagree).
  13. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    But a fine win in the league Diddlydoc!!! :clap:
  14. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Hey Paddy, where was the value at this year's festival?
  15. diddlydoc

    diddlydoc New Member

    Yes Paddy - that was some consolation when I came home and seen the league table. Pity I've been so poor in predicting all the other contests - lol. Woodfalls clinched it for me. Only backed them because they stayed in the same hotel as us in Blackpool.
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  16. diddlydoc

    diddlydoc New Member

    Forgot to add, having heard Woodfalls on the day, they were outstanding and very worthy winners.
  17. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    Well obviously anyone taking Tredegar @ 22/1 (my first price :oops:) would have a big smile on their face. In my defence that price was issued on 21st Jan before Yeovil, the Welsh Open & then their stunning area win @ Swansea.

    This quadruple has come in at odds of around 122/1, so taking no chances now for The Masters, i've got them @ 3/1.

    Frontman will be kicking himself that he didn't go e/w with his £20 on Pemberton @ 25/1 on 3rd Feb

    Woodfalls started out @ 14/1 for the Cup before closing on 7/1
    Did anyone take Dick the Stick & Dalmellington e/w @ 66/1 ? - mercifully not...

    I'm a bit smug over the Trophy result, Beaumaris & Zone One were always my 1-2:cool: Did anyone take Friary e/w @ 66/1 ? (12th Feb) - I don't think so :wink:

    EYMS were popular but failed to deliver (again) and Aveley & Newham cost people a fair few virtual bucks as did Hebden Bridge so I think on the whole Paddy stuck his tatty old leather bag under his arm with a fair bit of cash in it a left Blackpool with a spring in his step ;)
  18. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    As bookies generally do, cheers Paddy!

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