Friary Guildford set new record in Crawley

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Accidental, May 22, 2009.

  1. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Band celebrate latest contest success
    A “very enjoyable” performance gave the Friary Guildford band both first place and the Best Performed March prize at the SCABA Entertainment Contest in Crawley on Sunday 17th May. The adjudicator, David Read, singled out the band for their dynamic contrasts in the march Emblem of Unity – “so nice to hear a band playing so softly!” The winning programme also featured the “well presented & so assured” opening piece Spain, the “sweet tone” of outstanding soprano cornet soloist Jon Hammond in Flowerdale, “so much colour” in The Lord Bless You and Keep You, and “confident playing” in the gripping finale Glorifico Aeternum.

    New record
    The Friary Guildford band has now set a new record by winning the Martin Davey Challenge Shield seven times, beating the previous record of six wins set by the Aveley & Newham Brass Band. The Friary Guildford band has also won the March prize seven times – no other band has won this award more than twice!

    A busy few weeks
    The latest victory for the Friary Guildford band comes at the end of a busy seven weeks of contesting, which included pleasing performances at the London & Southern Counties Regional Championship in Stevenage and the Spring Festival in Blackpool, together with the First Place, March, Best Instrumentalist and Best Bass Section prizes in the Championship section at the SCABA Spring Contest in Hove. The band are now ‘relaxing’ by working up their programme for the summer concert season.

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  2. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Active Member

    Nice one Friary

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