Holmfirth Contest - 8th June (Tomorrow)

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Andy_Euph, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

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    Just wondering if anybody knows anything about this contest? I'm playing there tomorrow with Greenfield, and just wondering if they are going to be the only band there :biggrin: .

    Never heard of this contest before, should be interesting to say the least.
     
  2. Masterblaster jnr

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    They aren't the only band there, i think there are 3 in the top and 6 in yours. I'm off to listen for a fun day out. See how hade edge do on an old International Masters favourite called ************ ***** by **** ******. I can't say the name so i'll bleeper it!!!!
     
  3. VenusTromster

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    One of the best few years spent at Homfirth. Hope the police turn up this year so the road can be closed off for the marching at the end of the contest...lol!

    Sadly I have double booked myself, but might be able to make it over later in the eve.

    BTW, there is a Facebook group about the contest!
     
  4. Masterblaster jnr

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    Results (well what i established at least, they would have been more understandable in japanese!!!)

    SECTION A:

    =1. Hade Edge & Holme Silver
    3. Meltham

    Test Piece:
    1. Holme
    2.Hade Edge
    3. meltham

    Hymn Tune:
    1. hade Edge
    2 Holme
    3 meltham

    Best Euph: Meltham
    Best Conductor: Hade Edge/Holme Silver
    Best Holme Valley Band: Holme/Hade Edge

    SECTION B:

    1. Uppermill
    2. Greenfield
    3. Huddersfield Brass
    4. Linthwaite

    Test Piece:
    1. Uppermill
    2. Greenfield
    3. Huddersfield Brass
    4. Linthwaite

    Hymn Tune:
    1. Uppermill
    2. Greenfield
    3. Huddersfield Brass
    4. Linthwaite

    Best Euphonium: Greenfield
    Best Trombone: Uppermill
    Best Conductor: Uppermill

    Best Basses of the Day: hade Edge
    Best Cornet of the Day: Uppermill


    Adjudicator: David Hirst

    Test Pieces Section A:
    Hade Edge, Cloudcatcher fells
    Holme, Trittico
    Meltham, The Plantagenets

    Test Pieces Section B:
    Uppermill, Tryptych
    Greenfield, Variations on Laudete Dominium
    Huddersfield Brass, Dimensions
    Linthwaite, A Malvern Suite

    It was a very enjoyable day but just wish there had been more entries.

    Unfortunately the March contest never took place, probably not enough bands
     
  5. markyboy

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    Thanks for the results Johnny . It seems like quite a diplomatic outcome in Section A ! Never known a tie for first place .

    Regards the march at the end although I wasn't there, its a shame it didn't take place . Its really more of a parade rather than being a contest .
     
  6. Nuke

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    No parade afterwards because of health and safety fears. Or at least that is how it was put to the audience.
    Organisers probablly didn't fill out an adequate risk assesment form or something, lol.
    Good day bar the results. Too many trophy's and too much confusion from the anouncer.
     
  7. yorkyboy

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    Im afraid the whole thing descended into a farce at the end.

    It was embarassing for all involved.
     
  8. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

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    seconded.

    Bring back my Grandad Ronnie i say!!!!!!!
    he never made mistakes like that.
     
  9. Tone G

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    Well done Greenfields a good result. well done to Andy on euph for winning the award and to Stu.
     
  10. Masterblaster jnr

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    Yeah, i actually preferred greenfield to uppermill, but then i do like the test piece. Having said that it was always going to be a North West 1 2 and a Yorkshire 3 4.

    Disappointed Deepcar pulled out.
     
  11. flugtastic

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    Congratulations to Tom at Uppermill for best cornet! and the rest of the band for their great results! :)
     
  12. STUART HAIGH

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    Sounds like another banding event going down the pan,I remember over 20 bands at Holmforth Contest, it was the highlight of the year and a top class social event.
     
  13. Masterblaster jnr

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    Well it still is a good social event.....................In the Postcard afterwards :frown:
     
  14. StellaJohnson

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    Burbage went a few years ago as a warm up a week before Buxton Contest. I think they have changed the dates around and I don't think there is any biggish contests after Holmfirth??
     
  15. STUART HAIGH

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    That s what I mean, at one time of the day it was impossible to get in the Postcard at Holmfirth Contest!:wink:
     
  16. sugarandspice

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    What? before they even played? Do I hear the words "fix" cried? ;)
     
  17. Masterblaster jnr

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    no, after the 4 had played.

    However it was always going to be a yorkshire 1 2 3 in the top section!!!!! the result was very predictable in the lower section
     
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  18. STUART HAIGH

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    Your other grandad didn t either when he helped at Holmfirth Contest.
     
  19. Masterblaster jnr

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    aye. Reg on the raffle and ronnie on the announcements, dream team i say.
     
  20. STUART HAIGH

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    Don t forget the delightful Debbie on horn, and blaster on timps!:cool:
     
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