3rd Annual Forest of Dean Solo Contest

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  1. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    Details of the 3rd Annual Forest of Dean Solo, Duet, Quartet and Ensemble contest to be held on Sunday 6th July 2008 have been announced by the organisers and are as follows:

    VENUE: Coleford Community Centre, Coleford, Glos
    DATE: Sunday 6th July 2008
    TIME: 9.30am
    ADJUDICATORS: to be announced
    CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: Friday 6th June 2008

    SOLO CLASSES:

    Class 1 School year 2 - 6 Forest of Dean Primary Slow Melody Championship
    Class 2 School year 7 - 9 Forest of Dean Junior Slow Melody Championship
    Class 3 School year 10 & 11 Forest of Dean Intermediate Slow Melody Championship
    Class 4 Open Forest of Dean Open Slow Melody Championship
    Class 5 School year 2 - 6 Forest of Dean Primary Solo Championship - own choice*
    Class 6 School year 7 - 9 Forest of Dean Junior Solo Championship - own choice*
    Class 7 School year 10 & 11 Forest of Dean Intermediate Solo Championship - own choice*
    Class 8 Open Forest of Dean Open Solo Championship - own choice*

    *chosen piece must demonstrate soloist’s technical ability (i.e. air and variations, florid solo or concerto movement).
    Accompanied works only. Slow melodies not permitted in these classes.

    DUET CLASSES:

    Class 9 School year 4 -11 Forest of Dean Youth Duet Championship
    Class 10 Adult and child under 16 Forest of Dean Mixed Duet Championship
    Class 11 Open Forest of Dean Open Duet Championship

    QUARTET CLASSES:

    Class 12 School year 4 - 11 Forest of Dean Youth Quartet Championship
    Class 13 Open Forest of Dean Open Quartet Championship

    ENSEMBLE CLASSES:

    Class 14 Open Forest of Dean Ensemble Championship (5+ players)

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE CONTEST SECRETARY:

    Kristyann Symonds, Calder House, George Road, Yorkley, Glos, GL15 4TL,
    P: 01594 562778, E: Kristyann@ksymonds.fsnet.co.uk
     
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  3. trombonebabe

    trombonebabe Member

    Forest of Dean Solo Championship Adjudicators announced!

    The 3rd Annual Forest of Dean Solo, Duet, Quartet and Ensemble Championship will take place on Sunday 6th July 2008 at Lakers School, Five Acres, Coleford, Glos. The adjudicators will be Mr Brett Baker and Mr Alan R Bourne.

    Brett Baker is viewed as one of Europe’s leading brass players and teachers and is currently a clinician for Michael Rath Musical Instruments Ltd and Principal Trombone of the Black Dyke band. Before the age of twenty-five he had won every major brass band competition. He is a past trombone solo champion of Great Britain (1993 and 1994), is an Associate of the Royal College of Music. Brett is originally from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and was introduced to the trombone at the age of ten by his father.

    As well as a hectic playing schedule Brett enjoys presenting workshops and lectures specializing in solo performance techniques and the education of younger players. Brett is trombone tutor of the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain and has been trombone tutor and course director of the Northern Brass Band Trust in Durham since 1992. In 2006 he became Chairman of the British Trombone Society and Secretary of the International Trombone Association.

    Alan R Bourne is Director of Music of the RAF St. Athan's Vountary Band, a position he has held since December 1986. Prior to his appointment, Alan spent 4 years studying Trumpet at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, 3 years gaining a Bachelor of Music Honours degree from the University of Aberystwyth and time spent as a post-graduate student at Goldsmiths's College, University London. A former member of both the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and National Youth Brass Band of Wales. Alan is a Fellow of the London College of Music, an Associate of the Royal College of Music and holds an Advanced Diploma in conducting from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

    Brett and Alan will judge the following classes:


    SLOW MELODY CHAMPIONSHIP

    Class 1 - School Year 2 to 6 - Forest of Dean Primary Championship
    Class 2 - School Year 7 to 9 - Forest of Dean Junior Championship
    Class 3 - School Year 10 & 11 - Forest of Dean Intermediate Championship
    Class 4 - Open - Forest of Dean Open Championship

    SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP (piece should demonstrate tecnhical facility)

    Class 5 - School Year 2 to 6 - Forest of Dean Primary Championship
    Class 6 - School Year 7 to 9 - Forest of Dean Junior Championship
    Class 7 - School Year 10 & 11 - Forest of Dean Intermediate Championship
    Class 8 - Open - Forest of Dean Open Championship

    DUET CHAMPIONSHIP

    Class 9 - School Year 4 to 11 - Forest of Dean Youth Championship
    Class 10 - Adult & Child Under 16 - Forest of Dean Mixed Championship
    Class 11 - Open - Forest of Dean Open Championship

    QUARTET CHAMPIONSHIP

    Class 12 - School Year 4 to 11 - Forest of Dean Youth Championship
    Class 13 - Open - Forest of Dean Open Championship

    ENSEMBLE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Class 14 - Open - Forest of Dean Open Championship


    This is Alan and Brett's first visit as adjudicators to the Forest of Dean Solo, Duet, Quartet and Ensemble Championship - welcome! We hope you enjoy your day.

    If you would like to receive a schedule for the Championship please email the event organiser Kristyann@ksymonds.fsnet.co.uk
     
  4. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    Hi all

    Following a number of enquiries regarding the ensemble class I can confirm that the maximum number of competitors in any one ensemble is 18 including percussion. A 5 piece drum kit with cymbals will also be provided but you will need to provide your own music stands and any other equipment you may need.

    With regard to the quartet classes I can also confirm that individuals may perform with a maximum of two different quartets but it doesn't matter if they play twice in the one class or in two different classes. The same also goes for duets.

    If you need to use the official accompanist please add £2.50 per person per class and enclose your piano parts with tempos and any cuts clearly marked with your entry.

    Finally, can I please draw everyone's attention to the venue details - the competition will be held at LAKERS SCHOOL not Coleford Community Centre as originally advertised.

    Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to answer them

    Kristyann
    Contest Organiser
     
  5. Hiya i may have missed an earlier thread. How do i enter? It would be nice to have someone representing Gwent this year. Many Thanks.
     
  6. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member


    Hiya Jamie

    I have sent a schedule to your hotmail address. You can complete it and give it back to me on Saturday at the Gwent contest if you like.

    What are you playing on Sat? I think my daughter (foolishly) has entered the open slow melody class so will be playng against you!

    Kristyann
     
  7. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    Just a reminder that the closing date for the 3rd Forest of Dean Solo Championship is this FRIDAY 6th June 2008.

    If you would like to enter but cannot get your entry in by post by Friday please do drop me an email and I can send you an electronic version that you can fill in and email back to me as a temporary measure.

    Hope to see you there - judging by the entries received so far it should be another excellent day!
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  8. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    Solo Success in the Forest of Dean

    The 3rd Forest of Dean Annual Solo, Duet and Quartet contest took place on Sunday 6th July 2008, at Lakers School, Coleford, attracting over 170 entries from as far afield as Aberystwyth and Hampshire. The adjudicators were Mr Brett Baker and Mr Alan R Bourne. The official accompanist was Mr John Metcalfe.


    The adjudicators commented on an extremely high standard of solo playing across the sections when announcing the results and shared many useful and insightful comments with the competitors to assist them on their musical journey. Special thanks must go to the to the small but very dedicated team of helpers who gave their time so willingly to make the contest such a resounding success!



    The results of the 2008 contest are as follows:

    Class 1 - Primary Slow Melody Championship
    Adjudicator: Alan R Bourne
    1 - Alexander Rees - soprano - City of Cardiff
    2 - Rhiannon Symonds - trombone - Lydbrook
    3 - David Crowe - Euphonium - Lydney Training


    Class 2 – Junior Slow Melody Championship
    Adjudicator: Brett Baker
    1 - Jack Neale - Tenor Horn - Lydbrook Training
    2 - Joshua Edwards - Trombone - Aberystwyth Youth
    3 - John Hughes-Jenkins - Cornet - Aberystwyth Youth


    Class 3 - Intermediate Slow Melody Championship
    Adjudicator: Alan R Bourne
    1 - Beth Lloyd - Trumpet
    2 - Alanah Moulsdale - Cornet - Upper Rhondda
    3 - Ieuan Williams - Tenor Horn - Upper Rhondda


    Class 4 - Open Slow Melody Championship
    Adjudicator: Brett Baker
    1 - Glen Philip - Cornet - Upper Rhondda
    2 - Phil Storer - Cornet - Lydbrook
    3 - Robert Morgan - Cornet - Lydbrook


    Class 5 – Primary Solo Championship
    Adjudicator: Brett Baker
    1 - Alexander Rees - Soprano - City of Cardiff
    2 - Dafydd Sion Rees - Cornet - Aberystwyth Youth
    3 - Rhiannon Symonds - Euphonium - Lydbrook


    Class 6 – Junior Solo Championship
    Adjudicator: Alan R Bourne
    1 - Meleri Pryse - Euphonium - Aberystwyth Youth
    2 - Callum Moore - Cornet - Forest of Dean Area Wind Band
    3 - Callum Wyman - Cornet - Forest of Dean Area Youth Brass Band


    Class 7 - Intermediate Solo Championship
    Adjudicator: Brett Baker
    1 - Huw Evans - Euphonium - Aberystwyth Youth
    2 - Ieuan Williams - Tenor Horn - Upper Rhondda
    3 - Carwyn Evans - Trombone - Aberystwyth Youth


    Class 8 - Open Solo Championship
    Adjudicator: Alan R Bourne
    1 - Stuart Pollard - Cornet - Lydbrook
    2 - Phil Storer - Cornet - Lydbrook
    3 - Steve Schram - Trombone - Lydbrook


    Class 9 - Youth Duet Championship
    Adjudicator: Alan R Bourne
    1 - Evan Rowbottom & Harvey Hassan - Aberystwyth Youth
    2 - John Hughes-Jenkins & Eli Culyer - Aberystwyth Youth
    3 - Annabel Guppy & Rhiannon Hayes - Chepstow Town


    Class 10 – Mixed Duet Championship
    Adjudicator: Brett Baker
    1 - Samantha & Kerry Ford - Lydney Training
    2 - Thomas & Howard Ireland - Hampshire County Youth
    3 - Otis Williams & Phil Storer - Lydbrook Tenor Horns



    Class 11 – Open Duet Championship
    Adjudicator: Brett Baker
    1 - Robert Morgan & Steve Schram - Lydbrook
    2 - Alanah Moulsdale & Glen Philip - Upper Rhondda
    3 - Francis Ruck & Lori Warsop - Forest of Dean Area Youth Brass
    3 - Phil Storer & Stuart Pollard - Lydbrook


    Class 12 - Youth Quartet Championship
    Adjudicator: Alan R Bourne
    1 - Tom Tom & Co - Aberystwyth Youth
    2 - Rhondda Rebels - Upper Rhondda
    3 - Aberystwyth Rhun - Aberystwyth Youth


    Class 13 - Open Quartet Championship
    Adjudicator: Brett Baker
    1 - Aberystwyth Harvey - Aberystwyth Youth
    2 - Rhondda Dragons - Upper Rhondda
    3 - Quadraphonic - Forest of Dean Area Youth Brass


    Class 14 - Open Ensemble Championship
    Adjudicator: Alan R Bourne & Brett Baker
    1 - Uranus Tots - Aberystwyth Youth
    2 - Seofon Brass - Forest of Dean Area Youth Brass
    3 - Lydbrook Training - Lydbrook

    Special Awards
    Best Girl in Class 1 - Rhiannon Symonds - Lydbrook
    Best Boy in Class 1 - Alexander Rees - City of Cardiff
    Best Girl in Class 2 - Ella Warsop - Bream
    Best Boy in Class 2 - Jack Neale - Lydbrook Training
    Oldest Solo Competitor - Robert Morgan - Lydbrook
    Most Promising Junior Performance - Lauren Brain & David Crowe (Duet) - Lydney Training
    Most Outstanding Performance - Glen Philip - Upper Rhondda
     

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