Jubilation for Manx Youth and Concert Brass

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  1. skins

    skins New Member

    Manx Youth and Concert Brass came out on top at the 116th Manx Music Festival at the Villa Marina Royal Hall on Sunday 27th April winning all four of the brass band classes.

    The test piece, Leighton Lucas’s ‘Symphonic Suite’ was the first victory of the night where the band scored 95 marks with Ramsey Town Band in second place on 90 marks.

    This was followed by further successes in the March & Hymn and Entertainment programme categories.
    Stephen Maddocks, Solo Trombone, was awarded the soloist prize for his rendition of Howard Snell’s arrangement of the Beatles classic Yesterday.

    Adjudicator Chris Jeans, himself an accomplished trombonist, told the audience that he just sat back and listened to Stephen’s performance saying that it was beautiful.

    The adjudicator congratulated all the competing bands on the quality of their playing and gave praise where praise was due in his final address giving rise to frequent bouts of applause and cheering.

    The bands Musical Director, Ian Clague MBE, uncharacteristically rendered speechless for a while after the results, modestly attributed their overwhelming success to the dedication and support of the players and their families.

    The band will be returning to the Royal Hall on Saturday 26th July 2008 where they will entertain the audience with their Annual Gala Concert.

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  2. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

    I don't believe that for one minute.. :)

    Well done folks!!

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