Carnegie Contest - Who's Going

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Bass Man, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    Felling Band will be going to the Carnegie Entertainments Contest, Dunfermline, in 4 weeks time. Who else is?

    The contest is a 16 minute Entertainments Programme for Sections 1-4 and 'Own Choice' Testpiece for the Championship Section.
  2. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Mind its called called the "Fife Brass Band Festival" now! ;)

    Campbeltown Brass are going as usual, finally picked the programe last night, dont know how it'll do!!

    Bass Man, its 15 minute programe for the entertainment section, mind and dont run over time! Poor show in the Championship section tho, only 2 bands entering, Kingdom Brass and Easlington (I think?)

    One of my fav contests tho!
  3. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    Thanks for that, wasn't sure exactly what it was called. I'm sure we won't go over. We've got a very exciting programe.

    First time I've been. I hadn't heard of this contest until about a month ago
  4. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Bands who are entered as far as I know (listed in kingdom forum) are:

    Kingdom Brass (Championship)
    Easlington (Championship)

    Shotts (2nd Section)
    Tullis (2nd Section)

    Campbeltown Brass (3rd Section)
    Coalburn (3rd Section)

    Felling Band (4th Section)
    Trimdon Band (4th Section)
  5. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    Bit of a mistake there, Felling are a First Section band


  7. Easington are going, this is our fourth year at the contest.

    Ellington are also going, I think there are 24 bands going to the contest.
  8. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Ooooops sorry, didnt know, dont know why I had it in my head yous were 4th section, shouldve done my homework! Very sorry!! :oops: Hopefully the mods will edit my post!

    See ya there!
  9. smaca

    smaca Active Member

    Clackmannan District Band will be there.
  10. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    No apology needed. See you there for what promises to be an excellent day
  11. Alan Fernie

    Alan Fernie Member

    I'm conducting Ellington in section one, and McTaggart's will be there in section three - another bit of experience for our young players. It is a good day, and the Carnegie Hall is a fine place to play.
  12. MHunt

    MHunt New Member

    We'll be there from Westoe band, looking forward to this contest, more interesting than the area's!

  13. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Kingdom are going, great day out and a cracking hall to play in.
  14. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    As Matt says, Westoe will definitely be there. Should be a good contest.

    That makes at least 3 1st section bands (Ellington, Felling and Westoe) going from the North East, and Easington in the Champs. On a kind of separate note, if a contest in Scotland can attract this number of North East bands to an entertainments contest in April, would it not be worth resurrecting the Wansbeck along these lines??
  15. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Sorry, just to clarify, I meant to insinuate would it not be worth resurrecting the Wansbeck as an entertainments contest as opposed to an own choice test piece contest? Serves me right for posting in the early hours i suppose!

  16. The reason the Fife Brass Band Festival attracts so many bands is because it is a very well run contest. Everything is organised by the committee,from percussion on the stage to a warm up room, oh and a bar.
    The hall itself is fantastic to play in. We could learn a thing or two on how to run a successful contest from them. The Wansbeck contest could be a success if the regions bands backed the contest.
  17. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Am I the only person here who thinks the Carnegie Hall is an appalling venue. Sure the hall acoustics are great but everything else about the infrastructure falls below the standard now expected by the top bands. I expect that is why there aren't that many entries in the Championship section.

    Still, a warm welcome to all of our English based friends. The addition of so many bands from down south makes the whole contest that bit more interesting. Hope you all enjoy your weekend but maybe go home with second prizes, this time. :)
  18. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    I looooooove the Carnegie!!! I'll be there playing with Trimdon- half 9 start so might not be able to see by tea time!!!
  19. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    When your area is held in a sports hall, you'll think the Carnegie Hall is like playing in THE Carnegie Hall!!
  20. Here Here Laura.

    Sports hall or Carnegie hall ?

    Em............ Carnegie hall