Land O'Burns 2006

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by johnmartin, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Whitburn do the treble with Fishburn close behind.

    Whitburn(Andrew Duncan) 197
    Fishburn(Russel Gray) 196
    Kirkintilloch Kelvin(Alistair Orr) 193
    Unison Kinneil(Paul Drury) 192
    Dunaskin Doon(John Boax) 189
    Johnstone(Charles Keenan) 187
    Lochgelly(Alan Fernie) 186

    Will post more when I get them
  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Results: Adjudicator was Derek Broadbent


    1. Whitburn (Ch.) 16 197
    2. Fishburn Band (Ch.) 7 196
    3. Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass (Ch.) 2 193
    4. Unison Kinneil (Ch.) 15 192
    5. Dunaskin Doon (1st) 6 189
    6. Johnstone (Ch.) 10 187
    7. Lochgelly (1st) 9 186
    8. Shotts St. Patrick’s (2nd) 8 184
    9. Coalburn Silver (3rd) 13 183
    10. Dunfermline Town (3rd) 3 182
    11. Renfrew Burgh (3rd) 12 181
    12. Buckhaven & Methil (3rd) 5 180
    13. St. David’s Brass (2nd) 4 179
    14. Annan Town (APD) Band (2nd) 11 178
    15. Campbletown Brass (3rd) 14 177
    16. Brass Sounds Inverclyde (4th) 1 176

    Best 1st Section Band: Dunaskin Doon
    Best 2nd Section Band: Shotts St. Patricks
    Best 3rd Section Band: Coalburn Band
    Best 4th Section Band: Brass Sounds Inverclyde

    Best Instrumentalist – Euphonium Whitburn - Richard Kidd
    Best Principal Cornet - Whitburn - Chris Bradley
    Best Euphonium – Whitburn - Richard Kidd
    Best Horn - Fishburn Band - Steve Hardy
    Best Soprano Cornet – Kirkintilloch Kelvin
    Best Bass Section - Whitburn - The Frasers & Gourleys
    Best Percussion Section - Unison Kinneil
    Dress & Deportment - Fishburn Band
    Highest Ayrshire Band - Dunaskin Doon Band

    results courtesy of
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2006
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    My billet at Clydebank for the weekend had played with Johnstone, although he only heard about 4 bands as they had asked for a late draw due to a number of players working in the morning, and then he'd come away early to get to our evening concert. He did say he'd heard some good playing, though ;)
  4. Dave1

    Dave1 Member

    This is a great contest and well worth attending as a player or listener. The hall was pretty full all day, the facilities laid on by Dallmenington Band are fantastic and a great credit to them. It is one of the few contests around where people play then go listen and still manage to have a small beverage ????
  5. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    and one of Dianes famous burgers, or maybe four.
  6. Wutburn

    Wutburn New Member

    Just want to say yesterday was a long but enjoyable day and congratulations to everyopne who played. Also well done to all the prize winners.
  7. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - congratulations to your band, Whitburn, winning again! What was your programme this year?
  8. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Whitburn played

    HRH Duke of Cambridge (Malcolm Arnold arr A Duncan)
    Valflickans Dans (Hugo Alfven arr Frode Rydland) - Soloist: Richard Kidd
    Elegy from A Downland Suite (John Ireland)
    Scherzo from Symphony Num. 10 (Shostakovich arr A Duncan)
    Reunion and Finale from Gettysburg (Randy Edelman arr A Duncan)
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    thanks John! .... any other interesting programmes by bands?
  10. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Only other full programs I know are Fishburn and my own band.

    Come Follow the Band - Cy Coleman (Arr Edrich Siebert)
    Mumbo Jumbo - Barrie Gott
    Letter from Home - Pat Metheny (Arr Svein H Giske)
    Bees-A-Buzzin' - Edrich Siebert
    Michelangelo (Euphonium Solo - Jeff Bell) - Sigvart Dagsland (Arr Frode Rydland)
    Finale from 'The Year of the Dragon' - Philip Sparke
    The Melody Shop - Karl L King/Andrew Glover (Arr David Hurst)

    Stingray - arr. Sandy Smith
    Love Theme from Shrek - arr. Alan Fernie
    The Nightingale - Harold Moss
    I Only Have Eyes For You - arr. Alan Fernie
    Heroic March from Epic Sumphony - Percy Fletcher
  11. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Campbeltown Brass played well but had abit of an off day at the results, altho we had a better time socialising in the bar and then out in Glasgow afterwards!! Well done to the prizewinners and also to Whitburn's Bass end for doing the treble!

    We played:

    Cornish Cavalier
    Overture from Music from the Royal Fireworks
    Over the Rainbow
    Misson Impossible
    American Trilogy

    I guested with Unison Kinneil at the very last minute and they played:

    Phantom Menace
    2nd movement from Partita
    Truth to be the Lord, (Flugal solo) (or it was called something like that!)
    cant mind the last piece, it was one of Paul Drurys arrangements!
  12. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Just to mention to those who werent there, it was a 20min entertainment contest, but with a new twist for this year, every band had to include a movement from a test piece.
  13. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Was it not "Save The Last Dance For Me".

    Hope those Lochgelly reprobates didn't lead your young band astray in Glasgow. :)
  14. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Yeh thats what it was, knew it had something to do with dance in the title!!

    The Lochgelly crew werent behaving too badly, couldve been worse....!!!!!!!
  15. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    Here's what Unison Kinneil played. Willie was too busy looking at the notes to look at the titles. Not surprising given that he played at a couple of hours notice!

    Phantom Menace (Williams arr. Andy Duncan)
    Flugel Solo : Trust in the Lord (arr. Paul Drury)
    Movt. 2 from Parrtita (Philip Sparke)
    Save the Last Dance for Me (arr. Paul Drury)
    Credo (Lorne Barry)

    Really enjoy Troon. It always seems like a good way to start the contesting season again after the summer. Just wish we could get a better result at it sometimes!

    Paul Drury
    Unison Kinneil Band
  16. Alan Fernie

    Alan Fernie Member

    We sat and listened to the first 5 bands. I think this is what they played;

    1) Brass Sounds Inverclyde;
    Aces High
    The Mission
    To a Wild Rose
    Mvts. 3/4 from Anglian Dances
    A Trumpet Tune

    2) Kirkintilloch Kelvin;
    My Funny Valentine
    Eleanor Rigby
    Elegy from a Downland Suite
    Barbarian Horde

    3) Dunfermline;
    Strike up the Band
    By the Time I get to Pheonix
    Mexican Holiday
    Hey Jude
    Last mvt. of Essay

    4) St.David's;
    Schindler's List
    Opus One
    Heroic March from Epic Symphony (there might've been something else?)

    5) Buckhaven and Methil;
    Meet the Flintstones
    Holyrood Park from the Royal Mile Suite
    Ticket to Ride

    Like you, Paul, I think it's a smashing contest and a lovely day, and it was great fun to conduct Lochgelly - the band enjoyed it, and I think a few others did too! Never mind, there's always next year!
  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Good to see bands playing such a variety of pieces rather than what's just fashionable! Too often bands repeat certain items in programme contests!
  18. Alan Fernie

    Alan Fernie Member

    Oops! They also played "Bess, You is My Woman" - sorry Stuart!!
  19. Dave1

    Dave1 Member


    I thought "I only have eyes for you" was superb. Suited Brian to a tee and the band accomp. was class. Great arrangement. As soon as we have a bass trom I'll be on the look out for it.
  20. Alan Fernie

    Alan Fernie Member

    Thanks Dave,

    It's not entirely my arrangement! When Obrasso asked me to do the song, I couldn't get past what Roger Harvey did to it for London Brass, and asked if it'd be ok to "copy" it. They said ok and would sort out the rights etc. - but it's listed as my arrangement, solely. It's not an exact copy, but there's no doubt where I got it from!!