Brass Band Pub Quiz Questions...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by BrianT, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Member

    Just for fun, if you had to set some questions on the subject of 'Brass Banding' for a pub quiz, what would your questions be? Give us the question and the answer too, but maybe do it so that in order to see the answer we have to scroll down a page or two. I'm no brass band expert - I just wondered the sort of thing that brass band experts are expected to know...
  2. Zeek

    Zeek Member

    Here is one for you, will start off easy....

    ....the national finals trophy for the championship section, has a twin...
    ....but to what event..?

    Answers on a postcard.
  3. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

    I'll ask:

    On the Williams Fairey Engineering recording entitled 'Let's Go', who was the Euphonium solist and what did they play?

    I only ask this as it was one of the very first brass band albums I ever bought and I still rate it highly. No 'google'ing for the answer!!!
  4. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    is the quiz for band geeks or normal people?
  5. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    Whos the next principal cornet player at Grimethorpe? :)
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    When & what was the last contest to be held at Kings Hall, Belle Vue ... and who won?
  7. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

    At a guess......

    1981 British Open. City of Coventry, Arthur Kenny. Variations on a Ninth. Vinter.

    Although the grand shield was held at belle vue in 1982, the Kings Hall was knocked down. It was held in the Cumberland Suite.

    Test piece Festival Music by Eric Ball
    1. Brodsworth Colliery, Drew 20 last band. Judge Ken Dennison

    Pure guesswork from memory.
  8. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    ... and wrong! ;)
  9. flugtastic

    flugtastic Member

    Who was the first band to win the national finals? :D
  10. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    The NWBBA contest in February 1982, won by Dobcross Silver.

    That's a tough question, even for band geeks! If its a normal pub quiz for non-banders though, I'd probably stick with something simple like can you name a brass band instrument......!
  11. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    To which most people would answer "a trumpet" ;)
  12. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

    Or a saxophone :rolleyes:
  13. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    'zactly! :rolleyes:
  14. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Which band was the last band to play at both times at the british open both at the kings hall and free trade hall?
  15. Zeek

    Zeek Member

    Denton Original if i remember correctly
  16. Zeek

    Zeek Member

    I still cant believe no one has answered my question, unless not that many people know about it.... her it is again....

    The national finals trophy for the Championship section has a twin/sister trophy, but to what event is it for.....?
  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    You got it though ... well done! Verdi's The Force Of Destiny was the test! :clap:
  18. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    You must be older than you look then. ;)
  19. Zeek

    Zeek Member

    Hope! just a boc!
  20. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I'm still scratching my head over this one if the trophy is still used for contesting! I did think of the W.D. & H.O. Wills Champion of Champions contest that rivalled the World Championships at the start of the '70s but ...

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