Autumn Contests 2006 ?

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Robin Norman, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Robin Norman

    Robin Norman Member

    The Ipswich and Norwich Co-Op Band are looking to enter a contest between late September and late November this year but, upon looking on the web, I can't find many dates listed.

    Preferably a test-piece contest rather than entertainments (although we'll consider either) can anybody recommend and give us dates and contact details for any events this year. We are Championship graded so that would also need to be available for entries.

    In particular does anybody know the dates or have more info for the Folkestone or Leamington Spa contests?

    Looking forward to some good suggestions.
  2. Bones

    Bones Member

    HI Robin,

    Early October NWBBA Fleetwood Contest
    1st week of October last year was the SCABA Folkestone contest
    There is a SWWBBA contest in early october as well
    Gloucester Association do a contest in early November I believe

    October is always Pontins Weekend as well.


  3. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    If your band fancied a wekend away then you could consider the following Scottish dates.

    2nd Brass in the Park Contest, Newtongrange

    28th Fife Charities Open Contest, Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
    March, Hymn Tune and Test Piece

    4th Whitburn Invitation Contest, Whitburn Academy

    26th Scottish Open Contest
    Test Piece

    There is of course Pontins in early November too.
  4. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    The Oxford contest should run sometime around then too - I haven't got the date with me at the moment though.
  5. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    You could consider the Leicester Contest. It's normally the weekend before Leamington, which is normally the last weekend in November. Both are own-choice testpiece contests. Not sure of the exact dates though - December 3rd is a Sunday, I'm assuming Leamington is the 25th November and Leicester is the 19th November. Can anyone confirm one or the other (or both)?
  6. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    The more championship entries the better for Folkestone, Norman!
  7. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    We have a contest in torquay in the 1st weekend in November, you should come down!

    I think it might be the one Bones quoted, but minus a "W" and in November rather than October!
  8. Owen S

    Owen S Member

    Folkestone is always a great weekend, especially if you stay in Folkestone on the Saturday night, like we usually do.

    Checking the SCABA wesite, here, it seems the final date isn't confirmed, but last year it was 1st-2nd October. The Championship section is always on the Sunday afternoon. It's an own-choice test piece contest, usually with a hymn first, though they did drop that just for the 2004 contest (I think that's the right year) to save time.

    If you look on the site under "Officers and Officials", you'll see their contact details, and I'm sure someone should be able to tell you the most likely date this year.
  9. Ali

    Ali Member

    Theres also Wychavon contest at the beginning of October.
  10. B'aht a band

    B'aht a band Member

    Newtongrange is great fun, done it twice and I think United Co-op Yorkshire are there again this year. It is without a doubt, one of the best, and well-run, contests I have ever played at.... The beer tent is huge as well!!!!

  11. Baritonedeaf

    Baritonedeaf Member

    WMBBA Leamington Contest is a good one - provided that there are enough Championship entries...
  12. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Brass in the park I'm sure isnt open to Championship bands unless it's changed. I've always thought it a pity but the turnout from the rest of the sections is good and it's a great day.
  13. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Wychavon, Leamington and Leicester are all decent contests. A good chance to vary rehearsals too as one is entertainments and the other two own choice test piece.

    You even get to see my smiley face there (maybe sober next time) so what more could you want!

    Hope to see you at Butlins sir.
  14. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    is it still running ?
  15. lausonbass

    lausonbass Member

    wychaven is a decent contest although it's an entertainment contest, and in nov is the leicester contest which is own choice test piece, it's my favourite and always a good few TMPers there.
  16. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    It hasn't run for the last couple of years, but we are very hopeful that it will run this year on October 1st.

  17. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    Folkestone dates are the weekend of 14th/15th October.
  18. Di

    Di Active Member

    Do you have the details Andy? Do you fancy adding it to the tMP Caldendar? ;)
  19. Di

    Di Active Member

    You too John. :) Would you like to upload these to the Calendar. ;)

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