Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Moy, Apr 22, 2006.
Anyone got a list of competing bands?
Yeah doesnt seem to be a list of bands on the website of the Fife Association.
We pulled out but I know Kirkie are playing. It's now called The Fife Festival of Brass for some reason.
Thanks Alex but decided not to bother taking the trip down anyway.
Hope your all well down there in the Kingdom
Does anyone know when/what the results are?
Championship Section ... 1st Kirkintilloch 2nd Bo'ness & Carriden
1st Section ... 1st Clackmannan 2nd Broxburn & Livingston 3rd Easington Colliery
2nd Section ... (someone was yapping to me)
3rd Section ... 1st Campbeltown
4th Section ... 1st Stranraer 2nd Queensferry High School
(and I forgot to take a pen with me)
I'm waiting on a phone call. Will post as soon as.
So far I've scrambled -
2nd B & L
2nd Queensferry High School
2nd Section result 1st Barrhead
3rd Dalkeith and Monktonhall
and Penicuik 3rd in 4th section.
Great to see Nigel Boddice in action with Kirkie...such a musical and exciting performance.
Forgot to mention that Alan Fernie and Mike Marzella adjudicated the contest today! Error in programme ... Mike Marzella conducted Bo'ness today (Alan Fernie judged that section).
Kirkie were fantastic! Really enjoyed their performance. Dunfermline's flugel player also won best soloist in 3rd section.
Well done to Barrhead in the second section!!!!!
Hope the 'beach' party was a sucess afterwards?
The full list of bands and all of the results can be founf at www.fifebrassbanding.org.uk
The beach party rocked!!!!!!
Highlight for me was Kirkie's performance of Malaguena - not heard that arrangement before and Steve Stewart was his usual mental self! Nice touch playing Pagannini before the results as well.
We had to leave early and missed the results, but think Kirkie were just going on, pity cos was really wanting to see them doing one of my fav pieces, Pagannini!
I really enjoy this Dunfermline contest, great atmosphere, a good early draw and then into the bar to enjoy the light refreshments!!
Well, I just had 1 or 2 (pints of vodka & coke), just to be socialable.... aint that right Laura!!
I agree with BbBill - Dunfermline was a great day out, and all brought to a brilliant climax with Kirkie's performance.
Steve Stewart won the instrumentalist prize in the Champ Section - if there had been a "visually entertaining prize" he would have won that too!
Andy McLean was on top form too - fantastically played solo (without music) with an amazing, unfaltering , long top A at the end - well done!
Harold, what about your own band using a piper in your final piece?
What are you trying to say about my pipes?
Didn't really want to blow the pipes at the contest - it's ok for a concert programme, but my MD had arranged that piece specially to include the pipes and decided to run with it!
I hope that it wasn't too offensive on the ears?
The problem with using the pipes, as any piper will be aware, is that you have 4 reeds that are very susceptible to changes in air temperature and moisture content. You really need to blow the pipes for 5-10 minutes before then tuning them for a 'performance'.
If you then lay them down for 5 minutes the balance can all change, you don't know what you're going to be faced with! You can imagine then, that playing cornet for 10-12 minutes in a contest and then having to simply 'strike up' the pipes without any tuning-up whatsoever was, to put it mildly, a nightmare!
Also agree with the comments about Stevie Stewart's performance, a young lad in front of me was totally in awe, it was great to see someone so young be completely mesmorised by his playing. G'wan!!
Also, I didn't think the bagpipes sounded that bad, mind you I was stood outside the hall.
A very worthwhile day out and well done to all who played.
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