Official tMP North West Regional 2007 thread

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Di, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Di

    Di Active Member

    Sunday 11th March 2007
    Winter Gardens, Blackpool

    Details courtesy

    Section : Championship
    Date : Sunday 11th March
    Test Piece : Isaiah 40 (Robert Redhead)
    Venue : Empress Ballroom
    Adjudicator : James Scott
    Draw : 1:30pm
    Play Commences: At conclusion of 1st section (approx 2:30)

    Participating Bands:

    BT, M. Fowles
    Bactiguard Wire Brass, P. Andrews
    Blackburn & Darwen, N. Sheppard
    Dobcross Silver (TBA)
    Fairey, Major P. Parkes
    Foden’s Richardson, G. Cutt
    Freckleton, P. Dalton
    Leyland, R. Gray
    Pemberton Old Wigan JJB, M. Peacock
    United Co-op Milnrow, A. White
    Vernon Building Society Poynton, A. Lawton MBE
    Wingates, A. Berryman

    Section : First
    Date: Sunday 11th March
    Test Piece : Sinfonietta for Brass Band, ‘The Wayfarer’ (Eric Ball)
    Venue : Empress Ballroom
    Adjudicator : Roy Roe
    Draw Time: 9:30
    Play commences : 10:30

    Participating Bands:

    Ashton-under-Lyne, P. Chalk
    Besses o’ th’ Barn, J. Hinckley
    Diggle, M. Beevers
    Haslingden & Helmshore, D. Holland
    Hoover (Bolton), R. Cargill
    Longridge, P. Lockett
    Maxilead Metals Tyldesley, R. Taylor
    Mossley, D. Byers
    Poulton-le-Fylde, S. Tarry
    Roberts Bakery, C. Cranson
    Silk Brass Astra Zeneca Macclesfield, J. Cant
    Timperley, D. Evans
    United Co-op (Crewe), J. Sparkes​

    Section : Second
    Date : Sunday 11th March
    Test Piece : Carnival (Helen Perkin)
    Venue : Pavilion Theatre
    Adjudicator : Colin Hardy
    Draw : 2:30
    Play commences : At conclusion of 3rd section (approx 3:30)

    Participating Bands:

    Blackpool Brass, A. Warriner
    Boarshurst Silver, D. Morris
    Bollington Brass, P. Christian
    Delph, P. Goodwin
    Greenall’s, J. Ludden
    Manx Concert Brass, I. Clague MBE
    Old Hall Brass, T. Halliwell
    Rainford, N. Samuel
    Stalybridge Old, R. Collinson
    Trinity Girls, S. Barton
    United Co-operatives 2000 Brass, J. Meredith
    Wardle & District Anderson Brass, S. Conway​

    Section: Third
    Date : Sunday 11th March
    Test Piece : Prelude & Jubilate (Darrol Barry)
    Venue : Pavilion Theatre
    Adjudicator : Ian Brownbill
    Draw Time : 9am & 11. 15
    Play commences : 10.00

    Participating Bands:

    BMP Europe Goodshaw, D. Ashworth
    City of Chester, P. Mottershead
    Dobcross Youth 2003, T. Griffiths
    Douglas Town, G. Higginbottom
    Eagley, G. Westwood
    Eccleston Brass, I. Bateson
    Flixton, K. Gibbs
    Friezland, L. Tingay
    Hawk Green (Marple), P Pavey
    Hazel Grove, N. Bowden
    Middleton, C. Whiteoak
    Morecambe, C. Larder
    Oldham (Lees), J. Collins
    Pemberton Old Wigan JJB ‘B’, P. Ashley
    Pilling Jubilee Silver, B. Porter
    Rivington & Adlington, D. Mort
    Skelmersdale Prize, A. Booth
    Valley Brass (Haydock), D. Chadwick
    Whitworth Vale & Healey, J. Binns

    Section : Fourth
    Date : Sunday 11th March
    Test Piece : The Seasons, Suite for Brass Band (Philip Wilby)
    Venue : Spanish Hall
    Adjudicator : John Maines
    Draw Time : 10 & 12:45
    Play commences : 11:00

    Particiapting Bands : ​

    Barnton Silver, S. Yates ​
    Besses Boys, J. Holt
    Blackley, A. Smith
    Brindle, K. Richmond
    Carrbrook Brass, L. Dunkley
    Coppull & Standish, H. Bentham
    Eaton Farnworth & Walkden, P. Ashley
    Eccles Borough, L. Webb
    Formby, L. Hough
    Golborne, E. Hill
    Greenfield, D. Chapman
    Hesketh Bank Silver, G. Clough
    Littleborough Public, M. Bailey
    Lostock Hall Memorial, I. McKnight
    Nelson Brass, J. Roberts
    Parr (Richardson Ltd.), J. Smith
    Ramsey Town, R. Quane
    Rode Hall Silver, S. Thompson
    Tarleton & District Brass, G. Bould
    Uppermill, A. Widdop
  2. Im amazed theres no reply on this 1 yet

    got a few friends in this section, from the college course and some players who have made the trip over the pennines from yorkshire to lancashire

    I'll try and get over there this year as it is still a very strong region (still playing 2nd fiddle to yorkshire i.m.o. ;) )

    best of luck to all those bands competing especially the bands ive either had a play with or who Ive got mates in

    see you there! :D
  3. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

  4. nadband

    nadband Member

    Looking forward to the contest only two weeks left though,pretty scary thought. Should be good fun though, good luck everyone see you there!
  5. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    I'll have to disagree with you on that, in my eyes the north west is far stronger than yorkshire in every section execpt the top section. Having only been down here a couple of years I've been amazed at how strong the sections are in the north west, i've heard a number of 3rd section bands over the last couple of years who wouldn't be out of place in the 1st/2nd section elsewhere in the country. Band for band I think the north west leads the way :tup

    Should be a good contest, i'm looking forward to it just hoping that a) it doesn't snow again, b) the beer is a little better than years past and c) i don't miss a pano top b flat :clap:
  6. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    From 1st section down, I'm pretty confident the NW has more strength in depth than any other region.

    My first Blackpool area was in 1988 and the beer hasn't improved since, so don't hold yer breath.
  7. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    COME ON BT!!!! And also Wire Brass.
  8. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    go flixton!! :-D
  9. lottie4744

    lottie4744 Member

    Anyone heard Pemberton lately? Playing really well, possible spanner in works?
  10. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

    Go Manx!!
  11. cookie101880

    cookie101880 Member

    Having looked at the predictions for this area I see Dobcross Silver has some nominations in the championship section.As far as I new they weren't competing? Can anyone shed any light on the subject???
  12. cookie101880

    cookie101880 Member

    Come On Oldham!!!!!!
  13. horn1

    horn1 Member

    They're not competing as far as I know.
  14. Stix

    Stix Member

    VBS Poynton will be in the Championship section having been promoted this year!! all the best to bands competing and come on poynton!!!
  15. tpcornet12

    tpcornet12 Member

    I too will be lending my support to Vernon! Good luck guys!:tup
  16. Stix

    Stix Member

    Thanks Tim! All the best to you as well. Dont think ive seen you since being locked out of ure chalet at pontins with Andy at about 5 in the morning!! ;) Hope your ok, Alex x
  17. tpcornet12

    tpcornet12 Member

    Cheers Alex. I've seen some of your crew as I've been playing with the Bierkeller band a bit lately!!
    See you in Blackpool. x
  18. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

    All the best to BT in the Championship Section.
  19. horn-girlie

    horn-girlie Member

    my 1st areas out of the north west, but all the best to all bands, particularly Bollington :)
  20. tpcornet12

    tpcornet12 Member

    Thanks Lizzie

    It's a shame you won't be with us. Are you coming for a listen? I'll be playing 3rd cornet you know! Should be fun - I've not played back row for 15 years - It makes my face go numb playing ff below the stave!!! :D

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