Fife Charities open contest 2008

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  1. Joe Soap

    Joe Soap Member

    Anyone help with runners and riders for this contest in Kirkaldy on 4th October

    Joe.
     
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  3. johnmartin

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    last email I got had 18 bands listed but I think there's been at least one withdrawal. will post the list when I get home
     
  4. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Ch Dalmellington
    Ch Kingdom
    1st Barrhead
    1st Broxburn & Livingston
    1st Clackmannan
    1st Lochgelly
    2nd City of Discovery
    2nd Shotts
    2nd Tullis Russell
    3rd Bon Accord ‘B’
    3rd Coalburn
    3rd Dunfermline
    3rd MacTaggarts
    3rd Tayport
    4th Brass Sounds Inverclyde
    4th Dysart

    Think I may be one short on that list
     
  5. Joe Soap

    Joe Soap Member

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the info.

    Must introduce myself at the contest

    Regards

    Joe
     
  6. JTKBrass

    JTKBrass Member

    Think you were missing Croy.

    Here's the full list, 17 bands entered:

    Barrhead Burgh - 1st
    Bon Accord 'B' - 3rd
    Brass Sounds Inverclyde - 4th
    Broxburn & Livingston - 1st
    City of Discovery - 2nd
    Clackmannan District - 1st
    Coalburn Silver - 3rd
    Croy Silver - 2nd
    Dalmellington - Ch
    Dunfermline Town - 3rd
    Dysart Colliery - 4th
    Kingdom Brass - Ch
    Lochgelly - 1st
    Mactaggart Scott - 3rd
    Shotts St. Patrick's - 2nd
    Tayport Instrumental - 3rd
    Tullis Russell Mills - 2nd
     
  7. JTKBrass

    JTKBrass Member

    Only a few days to go now until the 63rd Fife Charities Band Association Open Contest.

    The venue is the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy, which is on Bennochy Road, KY1 1ET.

    14 bands are entered for the contest. It's been pre-drawn, and since the draw bands number 1 and number 9 have withdrawn, the contest will now start with band number 2 at 10.20am and the interval ( after band number 8 ) will be extended to 30 minutes.

    Each band is playing an own choice march, hymn tune and testpiece. Tickets are priced at £5 and £3. The two regional youth bands will perform a short concert before the results.

    Bon Accord 'B' - 3rd
    Brass Sounds Inverclyde - 4th
    Broxburn & Livingston - 1st
    City of Discovery - 2nd
    Clackmannan District - 1st
    Coalburn Silver - 3rd
    Dalmellington - Championship
    Dunfermline Town - 3rd
    Dysart Colliery - 4th
    Kingdom Brass - Championship
    Lochgelly - 1st
    Mactaggart Scott - 3rd
    Shotts St. Patrick's - 2nd
    Tullis Russell Mills - 2nd
     
  8. smaca

    smaca Active Member

    My God, is it this Saturday JTKBrass??? Where is Kirkcaldy?
     
  9. JTKBrass

    JTKBrass Member

    For you .. head southeast from the Shire, over the Kincardine bridge and follow signs for Rohan. Keep going, Mordor is on the left, you can't miss it. Shut the gate behind you and make yourself at home :)
     
  10. smaca

    smaca Active Member

    I am sure we were at this contest last year-----in fact won a few trophies----------but it was in Falkirk I am sure. Does Kirkcaldy have electricity?
     
  11. JTKBrass

    JTKBrass Member

    This contest hasn't taken place since 2006. I have no recollection of one taking place in 2007 ;-) Haha.

    See you on Saturday.
     
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  13. bbg

    bbg Member

    smaca - not only does Kirkcaldy, home of the mighty Raith Rovers FC, have electricity, but there will be hot and cold water and even soap in the "facilities", which will be of novelty interest to our friends from Dunfermline and other parts of west Fife.....

    Seroiusly, disappointed to be missing the chance to play with Perthshire in my home town, but we as a band are rebuilding at present with several youth band folks stepping up to replace experienced players whose work is taking them to such diverse locations as Brisbane, Edmonton (the Alberta one) and even Londonderry. An entertainment contest might have been OK, but at this stage not where a test piece is involved.
    The venue in its present form - c.400 seat main auditorium and other halls / suites - dates back to around 1972 (prior to which there was one massive hall similar to so many other civic centres built about 100 years ago - Perth, Dundee, Glasgow City Hall etc), and from what I recall from playing there years ago the acoustic is pretty good.
    Had booked the day off work just in case we entered, if I'm still off may try to pop down for a while during the day purely as a listener.
     
  14. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Has anyone got the results yet?
     
  15. smaca

    smaca Active Member

    At the moment all I know is

    1. Dalmellington
    2. Kingdom
    3. Clackmannan
     
  16. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    What was played? I was told that Kingdom were airing St. Magnus.
     
  17. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Kingdom did indeed give St Magnus a run out.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2008
  18. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    ... and the full results John? (and whatever else was played if you wouldn't mind ... pretty please!).
     
  19. johnmartin

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  20. smaca

    smaca Active Member

    1. Year of the Dragon
    2. St. Magnus
    3. Hakkan
     
  21. JTKBrass

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  22. JTKBrass

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    And this was all the music performed yesterday -


    Draw. Band - March - Hymn - Testpiece

    1. Croy - Withdrawn 23rd September
    2. MacTaggart Scott - Mephistopheles - Jesus Loves Me - A Salford Sinfonietta
    3. Tullis Russell - Bramwyn - Stella - A Royal Mile Suite
    4. Dunfermline Town - Castel Coch - Lloyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    5. City of Discovery - Ravenswood - The Day Thou Gavest - Purcell Variations
    6. Shotts St. Patricks - Simoraine - St. Clements - Rhapsody in Brass
    7. Dysart Colliery - Slaidburn - Stella - Four Cities Symphony
    8. Kingdom Brass - Viva Birkenshaw - Nicaea - St. Magnus

    9. Tayport Instrumental - Withdrawn 26th September
    10. Coalburn Silver - The Waltonian - Swedish Folk Song - Hollywood
    11. Brass Sounds Inverclyde - Starlake - In Perfect Peace - Anglian Dances
    12. Broxburn & Livingston - Knight Templar - In Perfect Peace - Tallis Variations
    13. Lochgelly - Goldcrest - Spirit of the Living God - Land of the Long White Cloud
    14. Clackmannan – Honest Toil - In Perfect Peace - Saga of Haakon the Good
    15. Dalmellington - Mephistopheles - The Day Thou Gavest - Year of the Dragon
    16. Bon Accord ‘B’ - Death or Glory - Aurelia - A Salford Sinfonietta
     

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