Preston Contest Results

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by WoodenFlugel, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. Daniel Sheard

    Daniel Sheard Member

    Northop played Quintessence in the top section. We're pretty pleased with fourth especially as our percussion section was taken out by 'flu and we had to do an emergency borrow. Thanks to the two from Wingates who sightread for us.

  2. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    Well done to all the prize winners - never realised so many bands went to this contest!

    What did Alliance and the other 'top' section bands play?
  3. lewis

    lewis Member


    Look up three posts!!!!!

    It would be nice if anybody knew what all the others bands in the section played though!?
  4. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    We (Freckleton) played Diversions on a Bass Theme, with no upsets or major mistakes, so are disapointed (to say the least) with our 14th placing!
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Leslie Condon ;)
  6. horn1

    horn1 Member

    We (poynton) played trittico, which went very well. Very pleased with our 6th place!
  7. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    Cheers! Very short for a test piece though!!!!!
  8. Maz

    Maz New Member

    Who cares what all the bands played - did you see the freebie stuff that World of Brass were giving away? Lil cute wallet size packs of mints with World of Brass on them - how fab!

    BOC mints!!!

    Brilliant advertising!
  9. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    We (Kippax) played "Prisms" (Peter Graham) in Section "A"
    We had to go on with only 3 Basses as one of our BBb's was taken ill on Saturday night, so we were OK with 13th - well done all Soloists.
    Some cracking performances in the Top Section - Well done to ALL the bands.
    A great contest in a great venue.
    - Wilky
  10. NAS

    NAS Member

    Your right it is pretty short, but its got everything that most other test pieces have... a nice middle movement, a cheesy section and technically demanding section.
    Qualtiy piece, it would be great to see more bands use it:-D

    ps. heard that Hoover played well!
  11. matti_raz

    matti_raz Member

    Ray Payne supplies percusion for all major nw events plus the nationals!!!
    He's a really nice guy, but he needs to sort his gong, we had problems in Rhyll Playing Firebird!!!!!!!:rolleyes: TUT!!!!
  12. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    Thanks. They did! I was sat in the audience chewing my nails but I was really proud - one or two slightly iffy bits but generally - AWESOME- but not good enough. Bring on Blackpool
  13. Lucky Beaver

    Lucky Beaver Member

    In case anyone's still interested (and hopefully my memory is ok!):

    Champ Section -
    Longridge - Essence of Time
    Tintwistle - Ballet for Band
    Hade Edge - Rienzi
    Derwent Brass - Rienzi
    Riddings - Journey Into Freedom

    2nd Section -
    South Yorkshire Police - Variations for Brass Band

    4th Section -
    Rivington & Adlington - Divertimento

    Well done to all but particular congrats to some lovely sop playing from Oldham Band, Trinity Girls, South Yorks Police and Riddings.
  14. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    OMG, we barfed it, totally, utterly, completely and in a humiliating fashion. Thankfully we were on at some ungodly hour in the morning and only had about 6 spectators.

    I can only hope the band can take it as a kick up the **** and get their fingers out for Blackpool. Otherwise I will be attending Blackpool disguised as a Dementor.

    It truly was an embarrassment and I did not wear my purple badger-wings in protest.
    Embarrassed Badger.
  15. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Don't forget that it was not written as a test piece either. Like "Renaissance", "Variations on Laudate Dominum", "Quintessence", and other Salvation Army pieces now being used in contests, it was originally written for concert use.
  16. stotty74

    stotty74 Member

    And Northop Youth gave a very good performance of 'Music for a Festival' by Philip Sparke. And to think i wasn't going to let the band play this until this time next year!! Really looking forward to the Youth Championships at RNCM and Pontins now.

    Totally gobsmacked with the Seniors!! Was convinced we'd have been lucky not to have been placed last when i came off stage (maybe thats because of the expectations in the bandroom now!!). Confidence (and expectations) for Swansea now very high!!

    Great day for everyone at Northop
  17. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    And a huge congratulations to you from everyone at Deiniolen.

    All the best for the Areas - let's hope both of us have a result to celebrate back at the hotel (which I believe both bands are sharing on the Saturday night!)
  18. stotty74

    stotty74 Member

    So i've heard - should be VERY interesting :guiness:guiness:guiness

    Good luck to you aswell, i'm sure you'll do well with Gav leading you!!
  19. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    st helens youth played essay by edward gregson.

    congrats to all who played in the youth section, as john maines said "the 4th section could learn a few things from the playing in the youth section" (well it went something like that)

    huge congrats to formby brass who came 3rd in the 4th section, and it was their first contest!

    yeah well done to everyone!

    great to see loadsa people around too (didnt see any purple spangly wings tho bmb!!!)

    oh and ignore anything i posted yesterday :oops:
  20. NAS

    NAS Member

    I realise that being ex SA myself:-D. Just saying call of the righteous is a good test (as are all the above pieces):-D.

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