Midlands Test Piece Festival: Sunday February 27th at the Newstead Centre

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  1. tubalation

    tubalation Member

    The Midland Area Test Piece Festival will take place at the Newstead Centre on Sunday February 27th starting at 7.00 pm.

    Five bands will perform the music set for the regional heats of the National Brass Band Championships, together with a hymn tune, and receive feedback from experienced brass band adjudicator Mr John Roberts.

    Newstead Brass: Paganini Variations (Wilby)
    Hathern: Carnival Romain (Berlioz)
    Shirebrook M.W. (Unison): Resurgam (Ball)
    Long Eaton Silver: A Little Light Music (Wilby)
    Whitwell: Prelude, Song & Dance (Golland)

    Each band will also play a hymn tune.

    The first band will play at 7.00 pm and admission costs just £1 at the door.

    Everyone is welcome to come along and there will also be a bar and refreshments available.

    The Newstead Centre is on Tilford Road, Newstead, Nottinghamshire NG15 6NY and is easily accessible from M1 Junctions 26, 27 or 28 - follow signs for Newstead Railway Station.

    Mike Allcock
    Newstead Brass
  2. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    looking forward to it :)
  3. tubalation

    tubalation Member

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2011
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  5. tubalation

    tubalation Member

    Planned timings

    Approximate timings for tonight's Midlands Area Test Piece Festival at the Newstead Centre, doors open 6.30 pm (ish)

    7.00pm Whitwell Prelue, Song & Dance
    7.30pm Long Eaton A Little Night Music
    8.00pm Shirebrook Resurgam
    8.30pm Hathern Carnival Romain
    9.00pm Newstead Paganini Variatins

    Each band will also play an 'own choice' hymn

    Feedback at the end of the evening from John Roberts

    Bar Open, refreshments and raffle, admission £1
  6. tubalation

    tubalation Member

    Fine Feedback for Midlands' Festival Five

    Note to Mod's - this is a corrected version (used look instead of luck) of the item submitted earlier -

    Over 250 players, supporters and brass enthusiasts joined together at the Newstead Centre on Sunday, February 27th, for the ‘Midland Area Test Piece Festival’ when five of the North Midland area’s prize winning brass bands performed the five pieces of music set for the regional qualifying rounds of the National Brass Band Championships.
    Hosts Newstead Brass under musical director Duncan Beckley played the championship set piece, ‘Paganini Variations’ and were joined by Hathern (David Newman, section 1, ‘Carnival Romain’), Shirebrook (Mark Wilcockson, section 2, ‘Resurgam’), Long Eaton (Sharon Stansfield, section 3, ‘A Little Night Music’) and Whitwell (Lynden Cooper, section 4, ‘Prelude, Song and Dance’). Each band also played a hymn tune setting of its own choice.
    Experienced adjudicator John Roberts listened to all the performances and gave feedback to the bands and audience on what he had heard. He complemented all the bands, conductors and soloists on the standard of playing achieved, indicating that they should all do well at the forthcoming Midlands Championships in Bedworth on March 12th and 13th. He also gave advice on further improvements each band could make in the remaining two weeks of rehearsals and announced his ‘best soloist’ of the night as Jayne Jones, principal euphonium of the Shirebrook Band.
    A Newstead band spokesperson said, “Our thanks to the trustees and staff of the Newstead Centre for helping to make this possible, the bands and conductors for their preparation and participation and all those who came along to listen, including many who may never have heard brass band contest music before. Good luck to all the participating bands at the ‘area’.”
    Mike Allcock
    Newstead Brass
  7. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    Thanks to Newstead for hosting this event. It was very useful and enjoyable:clap:
    Many thanks to John Roberts for his kind comments and constructive remarks

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