The 'Official' tMP Scottish Regional Thread

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by dyl, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    This is the official tMP discussion thread for the 'Scotland' Area of the forthcoming Regional Championships of Great Britain.

    Feel free to discuss your thoughts and predictions for each section within the Area - but don't forget to enter the tMP Predictions Competition - for your chance to contribute to the overall tMP Predictions (plus a chance to win one of the first copies of 'The Mouthpiece' - the winning march composed by Darrol Barry). Please note, that any predictions posted within this thread do not contribute towards the competition. Details of the tMP Predictions Competition can be found here:

    We also ask that when the results for the various sections are announced, they are posted in this thread, and not posted as brand new threads - it has the potential to become extremely messy should this be the case. We will be creating and maintaining a complete set of results for viewing on the tMP Portal as they happen.

    Contest Details:

    Scottish Regional Championships
    Caird Hall, Dundee

    Championship Section - Sunday March 13th 2005
    Adjudicators: David Read, Steve Prichard-Jones

    Bathgate - T Swainson
    Bo'ness & Carriden - J Hinckley
    Bon-Accord Silver - D Beckley
    Kingdom Brass - R Farr
    Kirkintilloch - S Bastable
    Newmilns & Galston - C Anderson
    Newtongrange Silver - A Ramsey
    Scottish Co-op - N Childs
    Unison Kinneil - R Tennant
    Whitburn - A Duncan

    1st Section - Sunday, March 13th 2005
    Adjudicators: David Read, Steve Prichard-Jones

    Arbroath Instrumental - M Robertson
    Barrhead Burgh - B Keachie
    Broxburn & Livingston - A Samson
    Clackmannan District - ?
    Dalmellington - A Hutchison
    Dunaskin Doon - J Boax
    Johnstone Silver - G Linsay
    Kilmarnock Concert Brass - D Keachie
    Kirkintilloch Kelvin - ?

    2nd Section - Saturday, March 12th 2005
    Adjudicators: Steve Bastable, Ian Brownbill

    Annan Town (APD) - D Shanks
    City of Discovery Brass - B Fraser
    Clydebank Burgh - A Duguid
    Croy - C Bradley
    Dalkeith & Monktonhall Colliery - I Davey
    Granite City Brass - D James
    Jedforest Instrumental - A Fernie
    Lochgelly - J Chamberlain
    Renfrew Burgh - D Hutchison
    St David's Brass - J A Dickson
    St Ronan's Silver - D McLeod
    Tayport Instrumental - P Ratnik

    3rd Section - Saturday, March 12th 2005
    Adjudicators: Allan Ramsay, Andrew Duncan

    Buckhaven & Methill - Robert McDonald
    Campbeltown Brass - C Anderson
    Dunfermline Town - S Duncan
    Irvine & Dreghorn - D McKellar
    MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Silver - ?
    Newland Concert Brass (Bathgate) - M Bell
    Peebles Burgh - D Broadbent
    Perthshire Brass - G Annan
    Selkirk Silver - R Duff
    Shotts St Patrick's - A Duguid
    Tullis Russell Mills - D Neil

    4th Section - Saturday, March 12th 2005
    Adjudicators: David Read, Ian Brownbill

    Bon-Accord Silver 'B' - B Wallace
    Brass Sounds Inverclyde - ?
    Broxburn Silver - J Anderson
    Coalburn Silver - ?
    Dundee Instrumental (St Margaret's) - J Tonner
    Dysart Colliery - ?
    Hawick Saxhorn - ?
    Penicuik Silver - F Culross
    Queensferry Community - J Anderson
    Stranraer Brass - I Munro
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 1, 2005
  2. Borfeo

    Borfeo Member

    You can tell the contest is getting closer when the Northern Area is just around the corner.

    I'm really looking forward to the contest, both sections that I am involved in will be close run affairs, and looking down the sections there is major competition on some difficult choices.

    Comedy Overture is growing on me a little (Not a lot) it's lovely to listen to, with some lovely connecting passages that seem to go against all natural brass banding instincts. The bands that tear the behind off this piece will be missing the point, and although it's a rather different est for bands, it should prove to be a seperater between the astute bands and MDs.

    TamO'Shanter is a helluva blow, but I know that from working with my band, the rewards when you play a section well, or string a part of the piece together are enormous. I firmly believe that all bands that play this piece will come out the other end far more confident!

    Roll on the 12th!
  3. Wutburn

    Wutburn New Member

    Aye can't wait to see everyone up at Dundee for the first time. Anyone know the last time (Apart from Troon 2000) the contest wasn't in Motherwell or Falkirk?
  4. Craigsav83

    Craigsav83 Active Member

    You are not wrong there Mark! I'm really looking forward to playing this piece - it will certainly make sure the best two bands are promoted. It hardly feels a year since we were playing Partita.... ;)
  5. Borfeo

    Borfeo Member

    Yes, those were the days. Lifes a little more challenging this year though!
  6. Statto

    Statto Member

    1973 - Aberdeen
  7. cornetcheese

    cornetcheese Member

    I was initially a bit worried about the pieces the two bands I'm conducting had to play (Clydebank & Shotts), but they seem to have risen well to the challenge. I think more often than not, bands raise their game when faced with a difficult piece and both have achieved a much higher standard than I initially expected.

    I just hope that they do the same on the stage!
  8. Craigsav83

    Craigsav83 Active Member

    I'm looking forward to the Saturday. Probably wont be threr on the Sunday - I have a blasted field trip to do :evil: Who is going to be there over the weekend?
  9. Borfeo

    Borfeo Member

    I'm planning on going up on Saturday and coming back down on Monday (If my work allow me the Monday off)

    I really didn't fancy a potential eight hours travelling up and down with two different bands, plus the beer on the Sunday will be mighty fine!
  10. mp_TRMB

    mp_TRMB Member

    Should be great. I'm looking forward to it.
    Plus - theres a Mc Donalds 2 mins walk away which is good :)
  11. Borfeo

    Borfeo Member

    The joys of fast food. however I have to say, that is £3.00 that could be spent on beer and a packet of crisps.....ah, the mind of a bander!
  12. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    I'm coming on the Saturday, will see you in the bar Mr and diet cola please doll x
  13. Borfeo

    Borfeo Member

    You should know I don't frequent pubs very often Miss Boyle, especially when I'm playing next day. But on this occassion i guess I can make the effort ;-)
  14. mp_TRMB

    mp_TRMB Member

    The conductor of Tullis Russell Mills band in the 3rd section is - David Neil
  15. mp_TRMB

    mp_TRMB Member

    Oh sorry, didnt realised his name has already been put in .. also dont know how to delete my last post.
  16. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    I pm'd Dyl yesterday Michaela but well done for being observant.
  17. Just to let you know, the conductor of Buckhaven & Methill will be - Robert McDonald.

    Good luck to all the bands competing, can't wait to get on stage now!

    Edit: list amended, thanks! PB, Mod
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 1, 2005
  18. scotchgirl

    scotchgirl Active Member

    Good luck to all the Scottish Bands, especially City of Discovery and Dundee Instrumental (who I used to play for about 15 years ago!).

    Have now become a 'traitor' and play for a band in the Midlands (the Staffordshire Band), but might be coming up to watch the Scottish Area...

  19. Fergus

    Fergus Member

    Just jumping on the "band" wagon, Clackmannan & District are being lead by Mr James Scott.
  20. daniel.williamson0

    daniel.williamson0 New Member

    Penicuik Silver doing well for the scottish!

    Penicuik silver band are doing exteremely well with their test piece - "divertimento"

    The predictions for the fourth section are a follows

    1. Penicuik SIlver
    2. Bon-accord B Silver band
    3.Dysart coillery
    4. Queensferry high

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