Aussie scoops BBC Young Brass Soloist Title

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Roger Thorne, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    20 year old Brendon Wheeler has just scooped the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist Final held at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.


    Brenden Wheeler, an Australian, is currently studying music at the University of Salford in Manchester under David King. His achievements in the UK so far, include the Best Instrumentalist prize at the Scottish Open Brass Band Championships last November together with his success at tonights competition.

    His chosen pieces for the final were ‘Flight to Sparta' from ‘Three Worlds' by Peter Meechan and ‘The Holy Well' by Peter Graham. Brendon is currently Solo Euphonium with the Hepworth Persimmon Band.

    Congratulations to Brendon and the other three finalists (Vicki, Sophie and Nick) from everyone at The

    Last edited: Feb 19, 2005
  2. Mick

    Mick New Member

    Proud family

    Congratulations Brenden.
    What more can we say except that you have made us very proud.
    Well done mate

    Mick, Kath, Mark & Sean.

    Members of Cairns Brass (where it all started) congratulate you as well.
  3. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    Once again tMP gets there before anywhere else on t'internet!!! :clap:

    Just want to pass my congrats to Brenden, and all the other finalists.

    To tMP member Vic, I think we'd all agree that she already is a star in the making and her time will come when she will win every single competition imaginable!!! Listening to her last night on LTTB, assured me of how fantastic a player she is, and at such a young age! It is clear that over future years she will grow into a great player, so hope she won't get down about not winning this competition (although she sounded VERY bouncy on the phone just now!!! ;) ). I'm proud of how well you've done Vic, as i'm sure everyone else is and I salute you! ;) :clap:
    *Puts on shower cap in her honour!*
  4. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    they all played etremly well.....
    #Brenden, deserved to win... well done!!!!!!
    All sounded fantastic.... was defo out of bren and vicki.......

    had a great night,,,, xxx
  5. Nuke

    Nuke Active Member

    we all got strange lucks when we put on our shower caps like:rolleyes:

    It was a great concert and black dyke were very good aswell as the soloists.
    Although what i have taken from tonight is never to give naruco four pints again.
  6. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    more like NEVER buy naruco ONE pint!!!
  7. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Well done Brendan, when I wrote my report on the recent Hepworth concert I said it would take something extra special to beat you tonight, I wasn't wrong!!

    Congrats to all who took part, especially Vic, my l'ill heroine! One day she'll be the best there is.
  8. Craigsav83

    Craigsav83 Active Member

    Well done to Brendan and to the other finalists.

    I was gutted that I couldn't make it down to Manchester to hear these talented musicians.
  9. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    heheheh well done Brenden. I think i bought your uncle (or someone claiming to be) a pint in Scubar. Boc on. I was fairly mashed. Missed the performances was concentrating my efforts elsewhere, i.e Scubar. Boc on all!!

  10. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    WELL DONE BRENDAN!! You really deserved it!!! Twas an amazing performance stood out the back listening!!!

    Last night was....




    The showercaps were amazingly funny!!! especially when craig went up to the bar in his! hahahahaha!!!! It was great!!!

    Wow!!! Pictures will be on here soonly!!! :wink: Ooooh Yessssss!!!

    Well done to Brendan again!! An to Sophie and Nick for putting up Brilliant performances as well!! Wooooooooo!!!! :biggrin: :clap:

    Byeebyeeeeeee xx
  11. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Someone had a good time then. Well done all...
  12. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    ummm... you guys didn't exactly help by giving me 2 pints at the same time... forcing me to have to drink them quickly before they went warm and yuky :p ;)

    Can't wait to see the pictures... the showercaps were a hoot.... and was SO funny when Craig went to the bar in his!... LOL!!

    :clap: :clap:
  13. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Looks like most of tmp got drunk...
    Well done Brendan and Vicki :clap: :clap: :clap:
  14. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    never seen naomi as faced as that! quite entertaining! :D

    Well done to everyone who played, all sounded really good (when you could hear them over the not-so gracious accompaniment :p)
    Bren had the X-factor on the day, his one was the 'special' performance (and not in a mongy way)
    We managed to make sure he didnt make it home anyway :guiness
    Wonder if his uncle ended up with any more sofas or bikes in the front room in the morning ;)

    suprised you lasted the duration colin, you were rangooned before we even got to college bar, never mind scu!
  15. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    yeah until your the one who is taking her home!!!!!!

    i agree with the accompaniment thing though, it was hard to hear the soloist at times, not sure whether that is something to do with the hall though, because mr childs wasnt making any attempt at quietening the band abit so we could hear the soloist.

    i remember from the youth band nationals last year that my mum thought the balance sounded wrong where she was sat, yet the adjudicators thought it was right. my mum is gunna sit as close to the adjudicators as she can next time to test this theory
  16. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    it wasnt the hall.. my dad was in the recording studio doing the balance and he said the same :)
  17. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    ah right fair enuf then
  18. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    I was sober!!!!! ;)
  19. groovy

    groovy Active Member

    Well done to everyone, I'm sure it sounded great! The semis certinaly did! Is it going to be on LTTB next week?
  20. Di

    Di Active Member

    Finally, I can get my hands on a computer!

    Fantastically well done to Brenden. :biggrin: Brilliant player and a top chap too. :p

    The four of them were great back stage, all supporting one another and wishing each other tons of luck. It was a pleasure to spend some time with them while the judges were making up their minds.

    I ran back in again in time to hear the results. All four of them played really well, but it was Brenden that stole the show.

    Well done again Brenden. :biggrin:

    PS. Hope your Mum has forgiven you for waking her at 3am after you played, then again at 4am with the results! ;)

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