Official tMP North West Regional 2008 thread

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  1. Di

    Di Active Member

    Click on "tMP Predictions" at the top of the page
    to be taken to Prediction Central


    North West Regional Championships

    Championship Section
    Sunday 9th March
    Adjudicators: Dennis Wilby
    Winter Gardens, Blackpool

    Participating Bands :


    Bactiguard Wire Brass
    Foden's Richardson
    Freckleton
    Leyland
    Pemberton Old Wigan JJB
    Stockport Brass (Formerly BT)
    The Fairey Band
    Timperley
    United Co-op (Crewe)
    United Co-op Milnrow
    Wingates
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    North West Regional Championships

    First Section
    Sunday 9th March
    Adjudicators: Chris Wormald
    Winter Gardens, Blackpool

    Participating Bands :

    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Besses o' th' Barn
    Blackburn and Darwen
    Blackpool Brass
    Bollington Brass
    Diggle
    Haydock
    Longridge
    Maxilead Metals Tyldesley
    Mossley
    Poulton-le-Fylde
    Roberts Bakery
    Silk Brass Astra Zeneca Macclesfield
    Vernon Building Society Poynton
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    North West Regional Championships
    Second Section

    Test Piece : Three Part Invention, Kenneth Downie
    Sunday 9th March

    Venue : Winter Gardens, Blackpool
    Adjudicators: John Maines


    Participating Bands :

    Delph
    Eccleston Brass
    Haslingden and Helmshore
    Hoover (Bolton)
    Manx Concert Brass
    Middleton
    Old Hall Brass
    Rainford
    Stalybridge Old
    Trinity Girls
    United Co-operatives 2000 Brass
    Wardle and District Anderson Brass
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    North West Regional Championships
    Third Section
    Sunday 9th March
    Adjudicators: James Scott
    Winter Gardens, Blackpool

    Participating Bands :

    BMP Europe Goodshaw
    Boarshurst Silver
    City of Chester
    Dobcross Silver
    Dobcross Youth 2003
    Douglas Town
    Eagley
    Flixton
    Formby
    Greenall's
    Hawk Green (Marple)
    Morecambe
    Oldham (Lees)
    Pemberton Old Wigan JJB 'B'
    Pilling Jubilee Silver
    Ramsey Town
    Rivington and Adlington
    Skelmersdale Prize Band
    Valley Brass (Haydock)
    Whitworth Vale and Healey
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    North West Regional Championships
    Fourth Section
    Sunday 9th March
    Adjudicators: Geoffrey Whitham
    Winter Gardens, Blackpool
    Participating Bands :

    Barnton Silver
    Besses Boys
    Blackley
    Brindle
    Cheshire Constabulary
    Coppull and Standish
    Darwen Brass
    Denton Brass
    Eccles Borough
    Farndon & District
    Farnworth & Walkden
    Friezland
    Golborne
    Greenfield
    Hazel Grove
    Lostock Hall Memorial
    Nelson Brass
    Parr (Richardson Ltd.)
    Sale Brass
    St Helens
    St John's Mossley
    Tarleton and District Brass
    Tottington Public
    Uppermill

    Adjudicator information added courtesy www.4barsrest.com
    Bands added courtesy British Bandsman
    and Peter Bale. :)

     
  2. cookie101880

    cookie101880 Member

    Third section to play in the Opera House in the morning. 10A.M. start if i'm correct.
     
  3. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Active Member

    Fourth are in the poxy Spanish Suite again, not sure of the start time but I do know it's a big field and there's a split draw.
     
  4. les

    les Member

    Start time for 4th section is 11.00am

    Later than last year!

    Les

    MD Eccles Borough Band
     
  5. MattB

    MattB Member

    SOOOO glad I'm not playing in there this year, bobbins accoustics and looks like a cheap remodel of a spaghetti western. God knows what the adjudicator hears in there, because when you're on the 'stage' it sounds bad enough (or was that just us!!!!!) ;)
     
  6. rgdunning

    rgdunning Member

    I'm in the 4th section and i'm well looking forward to the contest and challenge!!!! :clap: When are the North West Regional Area Contest prediction going to be posted???????????
     
  7. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Moderator Staff Member

    When we get an official list of competing bands.

    ;)
     
  8. rgdunning

    rgdunning Member

    Thanks for the reply Roger i'm looking forward to seeing who were up agaisnt......
     
  9. Di

    Di Active Member

  10. PurpleHaze

    PurpleHaze Member

    North West regionals always seem to take the longest to get up lists of bands/judges ect! ;)
     
  11. les

    les Member

    Are 4bars rest sure of the line up of the adjudicators for the right section????

    It looks like they have been released in reverse to me :)

    Les

    MD Eccles Borough Band
     
  12. rgdunning

    rgdunning Member

    Les, we herd Geoffrey Whitham was going to judge the 4the section last week so at least he's listed correctly. ;)
     
  13. Di

    Di Active Member

    Band information now gathered in full and predictions open for the North West Region.

    Click on "tMP Predictions" at the top of the page to be taken to Prediction Central
    .;)
     
  14. Al

    Al Member

    Good to see bands returning to the Fourth Section Competition.
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    Championship Section:

    Promoted from the First Section are Timperley and Untited Co-op (Crewe).

    Timperley won the 1st Section last year, did not compete in 2006 or 2005 and came 9th in the Third Section back in 2004.

    Dobcross Silver withdrew from the Championship Section Competition last year and are playing all the way down in the Third Section this year. This has been explained elswhere ^^

    Also relegated from the Championship Section into the First Section are Haydock (who did not compete last year), Blackburn & Darwen and Vernon Building Society Poynton.

    I make that four bands relegated and two bands promoted...
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    In the First Section the promotions from the Second Section are Blackpool Brass and Bollington Brass.
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    In the second Section the promotions from the Third Section are Middleton and Eccleston Brass. Relegated from the First Section are Haslingden & Helmshore and Hoover (Bolton).
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    In the Third Section, as mentioned before, are Dobcross Silver from last year's Championship Section. They join Dobcross Youth in the Section...

    Joining the Third Section after relegation from the Second Section are Greenall's and Boarshurts Silver. Promoted form the Fourth Section are Formby and Ramsey Town.
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    The Fourth section has a good turnout of 24 bands. The relegations from the Third Section are Friezland and Hazel Grove.

    The new appearances are:
    Tottington Public who have had a break from the Regionals for a couple of years;
    Denton, who competed in the Regionals in 2006;
    Cheshire Constabulary, always good competitors in the section, last competed in 2002;
    Darwen Brass - nice to see the band name back again competing, I presume a part of former Championship Section Blackburn & Darwen.
    Farndon & District who last competed in 2004;
    Sale Brass, who have not competed here since 2000;
    St Helens brass, who last competed in 2003.
    St Johns Mossley who appeard in 2004.

    It is surely healthy for the Brass Band movement as a whole to see bands returning to the Regionals. Unfortunately, missing from last year's Fourth Section line-up are Carrbrook Brass, Rode Hall Silver, Littleborough Public and Hesketh Bank.

    I hope I haven't made any mistakes.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2008
  15. MattB

    MattB Member

    Littleborough will be back on the contest scene very soon, going through a change of MD, few player changes but the future very healthy! This years area just came a bit too soon, but they'll be back!! Good luck to Totty, and my mates at Denton and Uppermill. Looks like an interesting contest!
     
  16. Al

    Al Member

    The Fourth Section looks a great contest, especially when there are a few unknown entities flying about,

    It's always sad to see a band fall by the way side, but so heartening to see bands bounce back in there again.

    I'm looking forward to listening to a quite few of the bands.
     
  17. flugtastic

    flugtastic Member

    The line up of 4th section bands has now been released :-

    Barnton Silver
    Besses Boys
    Blackley
    Brindle
    Cheshire Constabulary
    Coppull and Standish
    Darwen Brass
    Denton Brass
    Eccles Borough
    Farndon & District
    Farnworth & Walkden
    Friezland
    Golborne
    Greenfield
    Hazel Grove
    Lostock Hall Memorial
    Nelson Brass
    Parr (Richardson Ltd.)
    Sale Brass
    St Helens
    St John's Mossley
    Tarleton and District Brass
    Tottington Public
    Uppermill
     
  18. wouldnt surprize me if lostock hall and eccles borough came in the top 2, both are strong 4th section bands and both could probably hack it in the 3rd section. Good luck to both bands!
     
  19. sopranoplayer

    sopranoplayer Member

    Just to avoid any confusion Darwen Brass is a newly formed band (as of Jan 2007) and will be competing in their very first area contest.
    Although Darwen Brass is part of a 3 band system it did not used to be Darwen Band (this is now known as the Blackburn and Darwen Band).
     
  20. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    I've just got back from a concert by Oldham brass (well done cookie). The 3rd section result (1st place) is set on my predictions! John Collins has done wonders with his young band. When the 3rd cornet player stands up and plays " My love is like a red, red rose" by heart..., well, you have to wonder where they are gonna end up!:clap:
    Good programme too!
     

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