Emley Band finish their 09 contest season on a high

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by 2nd man down, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Emley Brass band today finished thier 2009 contest campaign on a high with a win at the Bolsover Entertainment Contest in the 3rd/4th Section.
    Playing a program of O Fortuna, Birdland, Minnie the Moocher (Bass trombone solo), Teddy Bears Picnic, the 4th Movement from Dvorjaks New World Symphony and an encore of the Circus March The Big Top Emley were given top honours by adjudicator Ian Porthouse.

    It finishes off a successful year, the band already having won the Stocksbridge Band Club season "most entertaining band" title, the band also holds the titles of Pogson Bray Trust own choice test piece contest Section B Champions and Wychaven Festival of Brass Section B Champions.

    Although the contest season is over for the band, a lot of hard work still lies ahead for the boys and girls of Emley with the bands first ever CD recording coming up in November and a full Christmas season of concerts just round the corner, we can now start to look forward to the step up in competition next year as the band proudly takes its place in the 2nd section for the first time since the 1960s following a creditable 3rd placing at the Yorkshire Area finals 3rd section contest back in March.
     
  2. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Nice results, folks :clap:

    You'd better keep in practice, though ;)
     
  3. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    Aye! They will be ;)
    Cheers Keith.

    Yep it's been a good year and pleasure still to be conducting the Emley team. We've played well consitantly all year and are looking forward to the 2nd section challenges ahead.

    I'm very much looking forward to the CD weekend with all the guys and Keith's team, should be alot of fun. .

    If you want to see the band we're in concert at Emley Parish Church, OCT 17th.
     
  4. Keith Stanley James Lever

    Keith Stanley James Lever Supporting Member

    Well done Garry, pity we only got 3rd at Bolsover, just goes to show you've got a job on to beat the northern bands KSJ.
     

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