contest dates for 2005

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by sparkling_quavers, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    I'm trying to be organised and sort my diary out (mainly so we can actually get some holidays sorted in advance for 2005). Does anyone know the dates for any of the following?

    Rhyl Festival of Brass 2005
    Wilkinsons Open (St Helens) 2005
    Fleetwood 2005
    Pontins 2005
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2004
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Don't know........ but how about all the contest dates for 2005 be put in the tmp library? Be very handy! :)
  3. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    arent they the same contest under 2 names?

    sorry i cant help with dates i havent a clue
  4. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    ah well done Sarah for spotting the deliberate mistake :rolleyes:...i meant Wilkinsons St Helens and Fleetwood Contest hehe will change my original post as well :biggrin:
  5. davidsait

    davidsait Member

  6. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    thanks I found:

    Fleetwood- 2nd Oct
    Rhyl Festival of Brass - 1st July
  7. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Whoohoo... found all the dates I was looking for too! :) :tup :tup
  8. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    erm... thats a friday... :rolleyes: ;)
  9. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Rhyl Festival of Brass - 26 June Youth and 4th section
    Rhyl Festival of Brass - 3 July 3rd, 2nd, and Open sections Entertainment contest

    Not on the ibew website:

    Pontins 2005 - Friday 28 to Monday 31 October

    Also not on the ibew website:

    Great Northern Brass Arts Festival, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on 3 September 2005

    Going off the last 2 years, I would guess that the St Helens Wilkinsons Contest will be on 20 November 2005.

    Also, just to remind people:

    RNCM Festival of Brass 21-23 January

    Butlins Contest 21-24 January

    Brass at the Guild Open Contest, Preston Guild Hall 6 February

    North West Area Contest 13 March

    Tameside Open Contest 3 April

    TMP Band at Hadleigh Temple Salvation Army - 9 April (Saturday)

    Besson National Youth Band Championships RNCM 10 April (may affect the turnout for the TMP Band on 9 April?)

    Buxton Brass Band Festival (own-choice contest) 1 May

    Grand Shield, Senior Cup and Senior Trophy Contests , Blackpool 7 May (Saturday)

    Whit Friday Band Contests 20 May

    All-England Masters (or whatever it's called now) Cambridge 29 May

    Wigan Brass & Bierfest March and Hymn-tune Contest 5 June

    French Open Brass Band Contest, Amboise 10 - 12 June

    British Open, Symphony Hall Birmingham 17 September (Saturday)

    Lower Section National Championships, Harrogate 24 - 25 September (so keep that weekend free, Rachel!)

    National Championships Championship Section, Royal Albert Hall, London 15 October (Saturday)

    TIMBONE Active Member

    Could anyone possibly tell me when the KIRKBY LONSDALE contest is, and who I contact.
  11. Does anyone know what times the different sections are running for the North West Area?
  12. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    possibly the same as last years? ;-) (your band will be sent details through of times nearer the time I'd imagine!)
    (and no, I cant remember.... 10am start though.... 3 halls.... one with a ghost in it, which us banders have yet to scare off with the music we play....)

  13. Neil Glynn

    Neil Glynn Member

    Anyone got any idea when the Yorkshire Area is?
  14. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    The Yorkshire Areas are on the weekend of 5 / 6 March. I don't know which sections are on which day, though.

    The Midland Areas are on the same weekend (5 /6 March), and also on the following weekend 12 /13 March, so they must have a lot of bands taking part. Again I do not know which sections are being held on which days.

    The Scottish, Welsh, and West of England Areas are all on the weekend of 12 / 13 March, but all sections of the North West Areas are squeezed into a single day of the same weekend (Sunday 13 March).

    The London and Southern Counties Areas also take place on a single day, Saturday 19 March.

    Apologies if I have missed anyone out.
  15. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Just realised - I missed out the Northern Areas. Sorry. To add insult to injury, I don't know when they are, either. Sorry again.
  16. Aardvark

    Aardvark Member

    Hi Brian

    L & SC is over 2 days 19th & 20th March. 3rd & 1st section on the 19th, and 4th, 2nd & Champ on the 20th. Lucky, otherwise they would never manage to fit in the upwards of 30 bands in the 4th section ;)
  17. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    I think it is 1st sc on the 5th, ch and 3rd on the 6th, 2nd on the 12th and 4th on the 13th. Unfortunate that the 4th section is the same as the NW areas as I wanted to go and support my sisters band in the 4th sc :(
  18. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    The Northern Area is early this year 26/27 February
  19. jonford

    jonford Member

    Last year they swapped the section times round, I think due to complaints from bands in the later sections! I did hear someone say they were going to rotate it around every year, last year the 1st section started fairly early and the 4th section was later on. I imagine the championship section will remain in the afternoon but who knows!

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