Historic Fifth Victory for Camborne Youth!

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  1. matt_BBb_bass

    matt_BBb_bass Member

    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]At the weekend, Camborne Youth Band made their fifth annual trip to the National Youth Brass Band Championships in Manchester. After winning the Junior Section for the first three years (2004, 2005 and 2006), this year they were competing to retain the Community Section tittle they won last year. Adjudicators, Simone Rebello and James Scott, placed the band at the top of the fifteen competitors from all over Great Britain, with a Gold Award, gaining them their fifth consecutive National title (something that hasn't been achieved by any other band); National Community Youth Champions of Great Britain 2008! Below are the full results of the Community Championships, courtesy of [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]www.4barsrest.com[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif].
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1. Camborne Youth, Alan Pope, Gold Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2. Youth Brass 2000, Chris Jeans, Gold Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]3. Sellers International Youth, Mark Bousie, Gold Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Carnoustie & District Youth, Richard Evans, Gold Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Mount Charles Youth, Simon Dobson, Gold Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Dalmellington Junior Band, Ian Taylor, Silver Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Elland Silver Youth, Samantha Harrison, Silver Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Horbury Victoria Youth, Tom Greatorex, Silver Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Lions Youth, Nigel Birch, Silver Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Poynton Youth, Andy Hirst, Silver Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Tewitt Youth, Craig Ratcliffe, Silver Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Astley Youth, Toby Hobson, Bronze Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Chalford Youth, Steve Tubb, Bronze Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Enderby Youth, Trevor Hounsome, Bronze Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Macclesfield Youth, Bronze Certificate
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]w, Aberystwyth Youth, Alan Phillips
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]w, Dobcross Youth, Brian Lamb
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Best Instrumentalist: Yasmin Stevens, Flugel, Mount Charles
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The Co-operative Community Service Award: Macclesfield Youth
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The Brian Hicks Memorial Shield: Kathleen Harrison, Elland Silver
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The band opened their twenty minute programme with an impressive rendition of James Curnow's "Fanfare and Flourishes" which was followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber's very emotional "Pie Jesu". This duet featured the outstanding playing of Samuel Eddy on Soprano Cornet and Rebecca Merritt on Flugelhorn who both gave truly wonderful performances. They continued with an inspired performance of the set test peice, Peter Graham's "Dimensions" before bringing their programme to a tremendous close with John Miles' "Music".
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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Alan, the band and the many supporters certainly had a lot to celebrate on the trip home before arriving back in Camborne at 4:00 am this morning! The band wishes to thank the many people who travelled up to support them and Jeremy Bond for organising their coach. A huge thanks must also go to the supervisors, Tracey Abbott, Roger & Tamsin Merritt, Steve & Amanda Uterhark and Rachael Weeks, for organising and running such a fantastic weekend. Last, but certainly not least, many thanks and congratulations must go to Alan Pope who's inspirational work and dedication has lead the band to yet another historic result! [/FONT]
     

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