Sellers win at Youth in Brass

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  1. Mark Bousie

    Mark Bousie Member

    Sellers International Youth Band, conducted by Mark Bousie, claimed first prize at the annual Youth In Brass Competition (founded in 1978), held at Slaithwaite Leisure Centre on Sunday 16th October. The band re-claimed the title, which they have now won three times, from last year's winner Lions Youth Brass (who performed excellently) from Sandbach, Cheshire, in a closely fought contest. Sellers' Eb Bass soloist Andrew Griffiths won the prize for best soloist and the band also took the awards for Best Hymn and March. The large audience enjoyed a very entertaining afternoon with a high standard provided by all five talented young groups.

    Sellers' winning programme consisted of the Saints (arr. Richards), Bass in the Ballroom (Newsome), There is a Green Hill Far Away (arr. Newsome), Youth in Brass March (Barraclough), Music (Miles arr. Fernie). The adjudicator was Joseph Stuart Fawcett.

    As last years champions, Lions Youth provided an extremely entertaining pre-result concert featuring Is This the Way to Amarillo and the Can Can.

    The overall results were:

    1. Sellers International Youth (M. Bousie)
    2. Lions Youth (N. Birch)
    3. Scissett Youth (S. Mansfield)

    Other bands taking part were Gawthorpe Youth (Alex Wilkinson) and Huddersfield Youth Brass Ensemble (Alan Jazwinski).

    Best soloist - Andrew Griffiths - Eb Bass (Sellers International)
    Best principal cornet - Lions
    Best hymn - Sellers
    Best march - Sellers
    Most promising band- Gawthorpe
    Deportment - Gawthorpe

    Sellers International Youth Band's next appearance will be at Huddersfield Town Hall this Saturday, 22nd October as guests of Honley Ladies Choir. Their next competitive outing will be at the Tameside Youth Festival held in Ashton-uder-Lyne on Sunday 27th November. New members of any standard are always welcome.Rehearsals are 6-8pm on Fridays at the band's headquarters on Chapel Hill. Please contact Mark Bousie on 07971 527039 for more information.
  2. flower girl

    flower girl Member

    i was there and sellars played fantastic. Well done!!!!!
  3. tubaminstrel

    tubaminstrel Member

    Is that Bousie blowing his own trumpet again???;)

    Well done to the band and Mark, keep up the good work:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    P.S. Should Russell Gray be looking over shoulder at the next young rising star of the podium?
  4. becks164

    becks164 Member

    found out on sunday that you had walked away with them, i couldnt believe it i wad running around like a mad woman its fantastic, well done guys big dhout out to andrewe hehe that solo is hard for tuba well done mate

    becks x x
  5. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Get in there Mark ;) Sounds like a good days work, well done buddy (and the kids)

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