Butlins National Mineworkers’ Champion Section Results

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by TheMusicMan, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. asteria

    asteria Member

    Well done again to Ransomes, saw them both on the saturday and the sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed their performances!

    As for winning the Harmony Music section we were all over the moon!! Shame we had to miss results but they could probably hear our cheers on the coach in Butlins anyway!! :D
     
  2. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member


    I am not for one minute going to suggest to Mr Platt that he is under suspicion for miming!! ;)

    We have done for a number of years a Christmas concert with the Thurrock Choral Society, but we leave the singing to them, honest!!

    Rumors that we are doing a Chaz and Dave selection complete with cockney lyrics at Yeovil are completely false.
     
  3. Andrew R

    Andrew R New Member


    I suppose the stories of Chippy and Clifford entering the next Strictly Come Dancing competition are also off the mark then...........!!!
     
  4. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

    Yes, I do believe that to be true, in the "Embarassing Uncles Dancing at Weddings" category... Unfortunatly Dave T has failed to qualify for this. He is most upset I believe.
     
  5. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    A good weekend all round, bar the overpriced watered down beer, but then i was expecting that.

    Some cracking sets in the top section on Sunday. Especially enjoyed Carlton Main and Ransome. Desford's was technically very good but not my cup of tea with regards to programme choice. Well done all the winners (and losers), the pretty full hall for most of sunday is a testament to the quality of the performances.
     
  6. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    The jury is still out. on the result of (1st Section)

    Entertainment was good for the weekend.
    However the beer was choice was utter:-( plus it all tasted the same even the BLACKTORN CIDER was :-(
    But we had plenty of cans back at base to drink:D .
    On the whole great weekend, such a pity so many bands pulled out and remember
    FOLKS next year
    BRING A FRIEND:-D
     
  7. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Just go back from Skeggy - go to say we had a great weekend, and we throughly enjoyed the entertainments contest yesterday. Well done to all of the bands - there was some fantastic playing. After an annoying and bewildering result in our section, the entertainment contest gave me some much needed brass band therepy.
     
  8. snowy

    snowy New Member

    thanks jimbo the band was mega this weekend miss you loads tho x
     
  9. Ginge

    Ginge Member

    Hello all!
    Have just got back from Skeggy! Overall thought the weekend was very good! Loved the awards ceremony! A bit cheesy, but funny!
    Not pleased with result and can't say i agree with them either. Never mind!
    Heard Desford on both days and personally thought they'd done enough to win it, but that's just my oppinion! What do i know?!
     
  10. laurz_oconnor

    laurz_oconnor Member

    Butlinz

    Hey peeps,
    i also had a really good time in skeggy! Well done 2 all at Hatfield n Ransomes who both won under the baton of my dad Graham O'Connor! ;)
     
  11. Ali

    Ali Member

    Just got back myself from Skeggy. What a weekend! It puts Pontin's to shame in almost all areas (a few things could be done to run the contest smoother like more marshalls etc...). We really enjoyed our first major outing amongst the elite and even though the result was a disapointment for us ( 2 x 9th place) , it was not totally unexpected when you realise that every other band in the contest has played in one or more of the major contests over the last year and we are only in the Senior Cup but we thought we put on a good show and I would like to think that even though our concert program was'nt the most dramatic, it got the toes tapping and that people enjoyed the performance and at least we gave it a go. I would like to also congratulate Ransomes for a terrific (and pretty historic win being the first non-coalmining band to win). Bring on next year!!!!!
     
  12. jimortality

    jimortality Member

    Snowy????? who's that then??
     
  13. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Any clues as to what each individual band played for the entertainments contest?

    ;)
     
  14. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

    Aveley Played..

    Salsa - Philip Harper
    Gethesemene
    Xylophonia
    Ejala
    Doyles Lament
    Finale from Dances & Arias
     
  15. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

    Ransomes programme:

    Accidental Mambo
    Stardust. soloist Chris Jeans
    Hello Dolly
    I know thou art mine.
    Post Horn Tequila. soloist some bloke out of the audience.
    Pines of Rome.


    DannyCollin
    just a small part of the AWESOME Bass section
     
  16. asteria

    asteria Member

    BT played -

    Seville from Rodney Newton's spanish thing
    Rachmaninov's Adagio (cornet soloist Pete Shaw)
    Dansa Brasilera - Howard Snell
    Erin Shore
    Ave Verum - Mozart
    Entrance of the Emperor from Turandot - Puccini


    Edited cos I missed one! :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2005
  17. stewie76

    stewie76 Member

    Desford's programme..

    hi,
    we had a great time, apart from result!!
    Here is our programme;
    Valero arr. Sandy Smith
    The lark in the Clear Air. Flugel Soloist; Brian Winter arr. Steve Roberts
    Dance Of the Comedians Smetena arr. Roy Newsome
    Memories of You. Trumpet Soloist David Smith arr. Bill Geldard
    The Irish Blessing
    Danza Orgiastica Respighi Arr.Sandy Smith.

    I know it's great for prize winners, but isn't it more important to compare your own performance to your last rather than to two peoples opinions!!
    Especially so,when hardly anyone who played bothered to listen to anyone else, including me!!
    If we all considered our positions regarding music making, it would be based on how well we play to our peers and paying audience, rather than how many bands we beat on a contest day!!
    As a conductor and a player/teacher, I despair at the attitude the banding movement is taking at the moment, it is all rather depressing to witness!!
     
  18. Waterboy

    Waterboy New Member

    re: bands programmes

    I was wondering if we all put our heads together if we could list all the pieces each band played for the entertainments contest. i can remember some but not all please add additional to the following or alter anything

    ****Mount Charles Programme

    Under the Double Eagle
    Tanga (Trumpet soloist Jon Small)
    American Carnival
    Letter from Home
    Coronation Scene from Boris Gudenov

    ****Fishburn Programme

    Summon the Heroes (Olympic Fanfare)
    Charivari (Cornet soloist John Gill)
    Duet for 2 Cats
    The Ugly peanut
    Galaxies

    ****Averley & Newham Programme

    Salsa - Philip Harper
    Gethesemene
    Xylophonia
    Ejala
    Doyles Lament
    Finale from Dances & Arias

    ****Desford Colliery Programme

    Valero arr. Sandy Smith
    The lark in the Clear Air. Flugel Soloist; Brian Winter arr. Steve Roberts
    Dance Of the Comedians Smetena arr. Roy Newsome
    Memories of You. Trumpet Soloist David Smith arr. Bill Geldard
    The Irish Blessing
    Danza Orgiastica Respighi Arr.Sandy Smith.

    ****Dobcross Silver Programme

    Stingray
    Rusulkas song to the moon (Laura Hirst cornet soloist)
    Death or Glory
    2nd movment of the Celtic Suite
    Brazil

    ****Ransomes Programme

    Accidental Mambo
    Stardust. soloist Chris Jeans
    Hello Dolly
    I know thou art mine.
    Post Horn Tequila. soloist some bloke out of the audience.
    Pines of Rome.

    ****Carlton Main Frickley Programme

    In Perfect Peace
    Jubilee

    ****BT Bands Programme

    Seville from Rodney Newton's spanish thing
    Rachmaninov's Adagio (cornet soloist Pete Shaw)
    Dansa Brasilera - Howard Snell
    Erin Shore
    Ave Verum - Mozart
    Entrance of the Emperor from Turandot - Puccini

    ****Redbridge Programme

    Jubilee
    Sing Sing Sing
    Truth Aflame

    ****Thoresby Colliery Programme

    Scherzo from Symphony No.10 Shostakovich arr. Duncan
    I've Got You Under My Skin (Flugal Solo) Porter arr. Freeh
    Elegy from 'A Downland Suite' John Ireland
    The Bass Boys (Bass Quartet) The Beach Boys arr. Duncan
    A Witches Sabbath Berlioz arr. Duncan

    This is all i can remember hopefully we shall have a full list soon, thanks.

    results
    1. Ransome, Graham O'Connor, 9 (4), 192+191
    2. BT, Michael Fowles, 6 (7), 193+187
    3. Redbridge, Melvin White, 7 (9), 185+195
    4. Desford Colliery, Major Peter Parkes, 10 (6), 189+190
    5. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Brian Grant, 1 (8), 186+193
    6. Mount Charles, Russell Gray, 8 (2), 191+186
    7. Aveley and Newham, Nigel Taken, 4 Sunday (3), 188+189
    8. Fishburn, Chris Bentham, 3 (2), 190+184
    9. Thoresby Colliery, Andy Duncan, 2 (10), 182+188
    10. Dobcross Silver, Dennis Hadfield, 5 (5), 183+185

    anyone know frickleys full programme and redbridges

    thanks

    matt
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2005
  19. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member


    What qulifies as a major contest? BT and Ransomes also played in the Senior Cup. Your comments have confused me!!?!
     
  20. jo

    jo Member

    Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band:
    Softly Softly
    Meditation from Thais (winning soloist Kirsty Abbotts)
    Jubilee
    In Perfect Peace
    Polotsvian Dances

    Sorry, havent got time to think of all the composers/arrangers, should be doing some work right about now!
     

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