LAND O' BURNS INVITATION CONTEST - CONCERT HALL, TROON, SATURDAY 4th SEPT. 2004 The Dalmellington Band are proud to present their annual "Land O' Burns Invitation Brass Band Contest" in the Concert Hall in Troon on Saturday September 4th. This will be our tenth Contest and since it's inception in 1995, we have striven to make it one of the best Contests on the Brass Band circuit, bringing top quality Bands to Troon to compete in a friendly but competitive competition. We are delighted to announce that this year has seen a record number of Bands enter the Contest, which indicates that our aim when we began, has been well and truly achieved. Eighteen Bands (from England & Northern Ireland as well as from all over Scotland) will converge on the town to do battle for a very impressive prize fund of £4500 - which is the highest prize fund of any Contest in Scotland - with the winners on the day receiving £2000. The full line-up will be :- Annan Town Bo'ness & Carriden Buckhaven & Methil Miners Campbeltown Brass Clackmannan District Dunaskin Doon Fishburn Freckleton Irvine & Dreghorn Johnstone Silver Kingdom Brass Kirkintilloch Mactaggart Scott Silver Shotts St. Patrick's Tullis Russell Mills Unison Kinneil Whitburn 1st Old Boys (Seacat) The draw will take place at 10.30am with the first Band taking to the stage and ready to play at 11.30am. Each Band will be playing a programme of entertaining concert items lasting no longer that 20 minutes. This time limit will be strictly enforced. Each Band's programme must not exceed 20 minutes playing time but to allow for tempo fluctuations on the day, there is a one minute "safety barrier." If a Band goes beyond the safety barrier, they will be deducted 2 points for every 10 seconds they exceed the limit. The timings taken will be for music performance only, announcements and time between pieces will not be counted.