National Championships of Great Britain - Qualifying Bands - First Section

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  1. Di

    Di Active Member

    National Brass Band Championships

    Saturday 29th September, 2007

    International Conference Centre, Harrogate

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  2. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    Can't believe I am the first respondee to this thread ;)

    Looking forward to this outing, how's everybody else doing with their fundraising then?
     
  3. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    I'm quite surprised no-one's posted on here either (and I didn't want to be the first! lol)

    Our band has worked out that it's going to cost us £75 ish per person to stay 2 nights in Harrogate, we're writing/speaking to lots of local companies asking for sponsorship, and we've made a nice little wad of money from selling duplicated music from our library (Probably thanks to the fact that I advertised it on tMP!) and there'll be more to follow once I've finished cataloguing the library!

    Good luck to everyone that got through, this'll be my first time ever at the finals and I can't wait!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2007
  4. Di

    Di Active Member

    The adjudicators have been announced by Kapitol for the National Finals as:

    C.Brian Buckley & Wing Commander Robert Wiffen
    http://www.kapitol.co.uk/
     
  5. dawny

    dawny Member

    Good luck to all bands playing victorian snapshots, with only two weeks til d day, hows all the preparation going. We are getting in to it now down at gresley so should be a good weekend. Special good luck to derwent hope to see you in the bar afterwards for a few beers
     
  6. JR

    JR Member

    errata

    Has anyone else received their errata from Kapitol?
    The reference to the EEb bass part doesnt seem to make sense to me - surely it should be "play both times from 2 before 1st time bars" not bar 55?
    Or perhaps we'll never know - RSA admits he can't remember writing it...
    And then there's the tempo marking towards the end (BB?) of 112 - surely not!
    And what about the bars scored for 4 (and 5!) trombones? I fear some part swapping needed (scandal!)

    JR
     
  7. brassintheed

    brassintheed Member

    There are also some very bizarre dynamic markings for front row cornets which I'm sure must be wrong. But this is a strange piece over all so I suppose anything is possible.
     
  8. Willie Webster

    Willie Webster New Member

    Let's not start getting anally retentive about the errata, Whoever plays best on the day will win. Good luck to everybody
     
  9. kandsi

    kandsi New Member

    How's everyone feel about bandsmen having to pay for tickets to listen.
    Will we all be playing to a half empty hall with most in the bar until results?

    Good luck all anyway.
     
  10. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    Predictions are now on 4Bars Rest. We aren't even the Scabby Donkey!
     
  11. brassintheed

    brassintheed Member

    Good luck to all bands today.
     
  12. postie

    postie Member

    Results from 4 bars rest:

    Test Piece: Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway, Ray Steadman-Allen
    Adjudicators: C. Brian Buckley & Wing Cmdr. Rob Wiffen OBE


    Results:
    1. Pennine Brass, Ian Porthouse, 17, 194
    2. Northop Silver, Thomas Wyss, 4, 190
    3. Poulton le Fylde, Gary Clegg, 15, 187
    4. Derwent Brass, Keith Leonard, 10, 186
    5. Timperley Band, David Evans, 6, 185
    6. Woodfalls Concert Brass, Steve Dunster, 16, 184

    Soloist: Bb Bass, Pennine Brass
     
  13. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Results:

    1. Pennine Brass, Ian Porthouse, 17, 194
    2. Northop Silver, Thomas Wyss, 4, 190
    3. Poulton le Fylde, Gary Clegg, 15, 187
    4. Derwent Brass, Keith Leonard, 10, 186
    5. Timperley Band, David Evans, 6, 185
    6. Woodfalls Concert Brass, Steve Dunster, 16, 184
    7. Felling, Graeme Tindall, 11, 183
    8. Hyde, Jonathan Camps, 14, 182
    9. Stocksbridge, D. Nesbitt, 7, 181
    10. Lockwood Brass, John Roberts, 3, 180
    11. Treherbert, Craig Roberts, 13, 179
    12. Milton Keynes Brass, Paul Fensom, 9, 176
    13. Gresley Colliery, David Hirst, 8, 175
    14. Jackfield Elcock Reisen, John Maines, 1, 174
    15. City of Cambridge, Peter Bassano, 2, 172
    16. Newmilns & Galston, Craig Anderson, 12, 168
    17. Dunaskin Doon, John Boax, 5, 167

    Soloist: Andy McNae, Bb Bass, Pennine Brass

    http://www.4barsrest.com/live/2007harrogate/placings1.asp

    - quite a wide range of points today!
     
  14. Daniel Sheard

    Daniel Sheard Member

    Big congrats to Pennine and also to Poulton le Fylde. We're pleased with 2nd!
     
  15. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Congratulations to all involved, and good to see the soloist's prize going to a worthy instrument ;)
     
  16. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    I have had an absolutely tremendous day. What an excellent result. I couldn't be happier. The band performed excellently on stage, I was pumping with adrenaline for a good hour after our performance.

    In one word - Cracking
     
  17. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    Couldn't agree more Peter
     
  18. robcav

    robcav Member

    Many congratulations to Pennine Brass. Great to see a Yorkshire Band winning out and by quite a margin it would seem. Well done Marky Boy.
     
  19. glitzy

    glitzy Member

    Who on earth is Andy McNae...he certainly doesn't play for Pennine!! Go Pete Denton for the soloist prize!!!!
     
  20. markyboy

    markyboy Member



    Cheers Rob !! Bumped into our mate Platty who was asking about you .

    The amazing thing is that we only just made in to the Finals as well ...
     

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