Swiss Open 2004 this weekend?

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by crabtree-music, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Swiss Open

    Any Tmp'ers playing or visiting the Swiss Open this weekend.

    I've been booked to perform with the Wallberg band and am flying out tomorrow; would be great to see some familiar faces.
  2. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

    I WISH!!!!!!! but no, Switzerland is such a beautiful place, have a great weekend.
  3. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    RTB will be flying out on Friday afternoon to compete.

    The band went before in 2000 and had a great time will be my first trip to Switzerland.

    Each band plays three pieces: A Contest March, The Set Hymn 'Abide with me' by Goff Richards and it had the opportunity to choose three out of about 15 major orchestral transcriptions including Les Preludes, Night on Bare Mountain, Carnival Overture, Benvenuto Cellini etc then the organisers drew one out for you to play.

    Should be a terrific weekend with some very good bands on show. YBS are doing the Gala Concert in the evening but not competing in the contest itself.
  4. JR

    JR Member

    Good luck to you John, Dave R and the band - fantastic venue at Lucerne - we enjoyed it in 1999 (year before 'Temps won it)
    Most of the band (Yorks Co-op) were overcome by the size of the hall but still played well on Paganini - interesting method of adjudication as well - do they still use 6 or 7 judges and discard the top and bottom marks?

    john roberts
  5. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    I hear it's a similar style hall to Symphony Hall itself, perhaps not as big.

    I remember hearing something about them using five judges and discounting the top and bottom marks...interesting. I suppose it stops the threat of any 'Masters-style' surprises!
  6. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    With the benefit of hindsight, I take it back!

    Congratulations to BBo for their clean sweep
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  7. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    What were the results?
  8. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    Was it the Swiss this weekend?

    Does anyone have any results?
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    1. Brass Band Berner Oberland (Thomas Ruedi).............. 175
    2. Brass Band Fribourg (Arsene Duc)............................... 174
    3. Oberaargauer Brass Band (Manfred Obrecht)............... 167
    4. Brass Band 13 Etoiles (Geo-Pierre Moren)...................... 166
    5. Ensemble de Cuivres Melodia (Yvan Lagger)................. 164
    6. Entlebucher Brass Band (Philippe Bach)........................ 163
    7. mgrr Risch-Rotkreuz (Rino Chiappori).......................... 160
    8. Brass Band Luzerner Hinterland (Christoph Bangerter)... 156
    9. Wallberg Brass Band (Hanspeter Adank)....................... 155
    10. Rothwell Temperence Band (David Roberts)................ 148

    Best Swiss Band: Yamaha Swiss Open Champion
    Brass Band Berner Oberland (Thomas Ruedi)

    Best Contest March:
    Brass Band Berner Oberland (Thomas Ruedi)

    Best Hymn Tune:
    Brass Band Berner Oberland (Thomas Ruedi)
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  10. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    Woah ****!!
    RTB, 27 points off the pace?????
    That surely can't be right!
  11. swisscornet

    swisscornet Member

    Swiss Open / European Open

    Hi there,

    yes, the Contest took place last weekend in Lucerne:

    He are the results:

    1. Brassband Berner Oberland 175 Points
    2. Brassband Fribourg 174
    3. Oberaargauer Brassband 167
    4. Brassband 13 Etoiles 166
    5. Ensemble de Cuivres Mélodia 164
    6. Entlebucher Brass Band 163
    7. Musikgesellschaft Risch-Rotkreuz 160
    8. Brass Band Luzerner Hinterland 156
    9. Wallberg 155
    10. Rothwell Temperance Band 148

    Best Contest March
    Brassband Berner Oberland

    Best Hymn
    Brassband Berner Oberland


    Claudio Nold
  12. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    Did anybody hear Rothwell?
    Is it possible that they could've been SEVEN points off 9th??
    That's quite a difference.....
  13. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    Congratulations to BBO on their clean sweep.
  14. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    What HAPPENED John??
  15. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    To my knowledge, competing bands are not given any remark sheets or informed of the places that each of the five judges give, so have no idea what the judges thoughts were. Each band has to accept the result it is given and draw their own conclusions it seems.
  16. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    Pretty clear conclusions to be drawn from this list though.....
  17. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    Not sure what you want me to say Well worth it.

    I really enjoyed the weekend: great venue and organisation. RTB took part in a fantastic (if a little chilly) outdoor concert with a Swiss Navy Band and a Swiss Dixieland Band (a new experience for me!) which had thousands of people there. It went out live on Swiss National Radio too. Not sure whether 'Stingray' is aired much on Swiss TV but the audience certainly enjoyed the Sandy Smith arrangement of it for band!
  18. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Hello Claudio! How are you doing? ;-)
  19. impycornet

    impycornet Member

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