The 'Official' tMP West of England 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 West of England 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:

    West of England Regional Championships
    The Riviera Centre, Torquay

    Championship Section - Sunday 13th March 2005
    Adjudicator: Roy Roe

    Bodmin Town - K Mackenzie
    Bournemouth Concert Brass - N Taken
    Camborne Town - F Renton
    City of Bristol - A Jones
    Flowers - P Harper
    Hyde - P Evans
    Lanner & District Silver - S Chappell
    Mount Charles - Dr R Newsome
    St Austell Town - D Loukes
    SWT Woodfalls - D Barringer
    Test Valley Brass - J Williams
    Yeovil Town - I McElligott

    1st Section - Sunday 13th March 2005
    Adjudicator: John Maines

    Aldbourne - M White
    Bendix Kingswood - D Shead
    Chalford - S Tubb
    Cinderford - ?
    Helston Town - J Hitchens
    Lydbrook - S Sykes
    Ocean Brass - N Grace
    Otterbourne Brass - Lt Col C Davies
    Poole Borough - P Randell
    Sherborne Town - P Cosh
    Solent Concert - W Garner
    Swindon Pegasus Brass - J Winterflood

    2nd Section - Saturday 12th March 2005
    Adjudicator: Roy Roe

    Bath Spa - J Tanaka
    Bristol East - B Pope
    Corsham - M Fricker
    Filton Concert Brass - B James
    Forest of Dean Brass - J Gwynne
    Lympstone South West Telecoms - C Fleming
    Michelmersh Silver - D Graham
    Pheonix Brass (Crewkerne) - M Knapton
    Soundhouse Brass - D Stephens
    St Dennis - B Minear
    St Keverne - D Greenwood
    St Stythians - D Johnston
    Torbay Brass - D Johnson
    Totnes - D Johnson
    Weston-Super-Mare Brass - P Nutt
    Woodfalls Concert Brass - S Dunster

    3rd Section - Saturday 12th March 2005
    Adjudicator: John Maines

    Bratton Silver - ?
    Bugle - D Pope
    Camborne "B" - A Pope
    Denmead Brass - J Camps
    Downton - R Wright
    Gillingham Imperial Silver - E Haines
    Hayle Town - D Johnston
    Launceston Town - G Lannie
    Pendennis Brass (Falmouth) - C J Cottrell
    Portishead Town - R Griffiths
    Saltash Town - R Julian
    Shrewton Silver - M Dunford
    South Molton Town - D Tilling
    St Pinnock - P Minear
    Wincanton Silver - ?
    Wotton & District Silver - D Grant

    4th Section - Saturday 12th March 2005
    Adjudicator: Bryan Hurdley

    A W Parker (Drybrook) - K White
    Bideford Town - G Taylor
    Bream Silver - H Cole
    Calne Silver - K Webb
    Chalford Training - S Tubb
    Chard Concert Brass - H Govier
    Constantine Silver - K Anderson
    Hatherleigh Silver - A Edwards
    Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver - S Lewins
    New Forest Brass - I Luxford
    Okehampton Excelsior - D Law
    Pillowell Silver - C Lewis
    Porthleven Town - F E Evans
    Shanklin Town Brass - M Lewis
    Sidmouth Town - A Harvey
    Swindon Brass - F Cowley
    Tewkesbury Town - N Morgan
    Torrington Silver - T R J Hutchings
    Verwood Concert Brass - P Norley
    Watchet Royal British Legion - D Tilling
    Wilton & District - D Chalk
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 8, 2005
  2. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    Yay! torquay again :) Good to see 5 cornish bands in the Championship section :)
  3. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    I just wanted to wish all the best to the competing bands in Devon and Cornwall... but especially to Soundhouse Brass in the 2nd section! :)

    All the best and sorry I can't be there this year

    ;-) :biggrin:
  4. Ginge

    Ginge Member

    Good Luck to all! :tup
  5. lillylemon

    lillylemon New Member

    :bounce ONLY 1 WEEK TO GO :bounce
  6. BassBlaster

    BassBlaster Member

    I have played Tam alchy SSSssshanter so many times I am sick of it. And us Basses still can`t play together. We might win though, unless someone else does of course. See you in the bar.
  7. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Member

    God i couldn't agree more im gettin sooo p***** of with tam o'shanters!!!!! lol
  8. rachael

    rachael Member

    Now,now chrissy!!........think you might just be in need of further sectionals?!?!?!....i'll see what i can arrange!! ;)
  9. Sam Atherton

    Sam Atherton Member

    Well, how sad must I be!?! <-- rhetorical question, please don't answer!!

    I'm still enjoying playing Tam, it's been much more interesting than some we've had recently.
  10. BassBlaster

    BassBlaster Member

    Just changed my mind, tonight we had a brilliant rehearsal, and the basses played together, and I am all excited and I cannot wait until next weekend and I am hyper and I think I had better have a drink and now I am going.
  11. vcbjet

    vcbjet Member

    Spare a thought for all us poor 4th sectioners we have another massive section this year which makes it sooooo hard to get out of.

    I think we have been given a great piece in Divertimento to work with this year. I've really enjoyed playing it and i really hope we can qualify. Mainly for personal reasons as i'll just be able to squeeze going to the finals before i leave for uni! But also the band deserve a go at the big one, we've had a cracking end to last year so i hope we can pull it off.

    Can't wait to get down to Torquay, i love it down there. We are travelling from Dorset our band normally stay down and have a right old laugh on the Friday. I'm really looking forward to it.

    What annoys me though is all these bands across the country with tiny 4th sections. I saw that in the North area last weekend that 2 out of 8 bands qualified. Down here we get three out of 21! It takes the mickey really considering we have a 1/7 chance and they have a 1/4 chance! Grrrr

    Anyway see you all next week!
  12. kevthedrummer

    kevthedrummer Member

    Good luck guys see u there :D next week end
  13. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    Just think this time next week, we'll know our fate!

    What I really want to know is why do the fourth section get to play a test piece that used to be a youth band test piece but the third section have to play a test piece that used to be a championship section test piece???????????????????

    Not that there is anything wrong with Tam O'shanter of course! I love its great fun and a good challenge!
  14. iggmeister

    iggmeister Member

    Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away Divertimento was a Championship testpiece. In fact I think that all the test pieces for this year's area have at one time been a Championship testpiece.

    Good luck to all who are competing at Torquay next week.

  15. Banana

    Banana Member

    We've just had our areas in the Midlands, so we can relax and watch you lot suffer for another week! As Naomi says, good luck, and especially to Soundhouse - go for it - you know who you have to beat!!!!
  16. IanHeard

    IanHeard Member

    Thankyou for your words of encouragement for Soundhouse, we're really enjoying Variations and are not really going there to beat anyone in particular but rather to do ourselves justice on a very testing peice.
    Good luck to all the Devon bands especially and looking forward to socialising with our friendly rivals (and my old band!)Lympstone again.

    Ian Heard
    Soundhouse Brass (Plimuff).
  17. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    YAY! Torquay again!! I'll be up there both days - somewhere near the bar 99% of the time! Good luck to everyone, especially all the Cornish bands! :D :D :D
  18. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Is it this Saturday already? Quick where did I put my test piece, time for some serious practice. Anybody seen my Tenor Horn? Where's my valve oil? 21 bands in my section? Good grief, we won't be finished till past my bedtime! I predict that the winners will come from the first and last 2 or 3 bands. The adjudicator will be watching the rugby for the middle of the contest. ;)
  19. Sam Atherton

    Sam Atherton Member

    If there are any mods watching this, can you change our conductor to J Camps. I wasn't paying enough attention to mention it before :oops:
  20. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Done - thanks for the update ;)