The Senior Trophy - live from Blackpool

Discussion in 'Spring Festival Blackpool' started by TheMusicMan, May 13, 2006.

  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    tMP team interviews, gossip and discussion on the 4BR retrospective of each bands performance.

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  2. Alan Fernie

    Alan Fernie Member

    Great result for Craig Anderson and Kingdom Brass - a band full of excellent and experienced players, and a fine reward for years of consistency. Wasn't there - babysitting/Scottish Cup final (happy and relieved Jambo!), but brilliant news. Big Sandell will still be greeetin'!!
  3. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    I think Mossley band can feel a bit hard done by, they played with a good sound on a day where a number of bands chose to razz their preverbials off (this approach doesn't work in the spanish hall), some very good playing and compared to some other performances I heard I didn't think it was that low down.

    Well done to my mate John who played sop, he played a blinder.

    Also well done to Chester le Street and Horden (both had some super euph playing, and in Horden's case the judges agreed :biggrin: )
  4. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Well done to all at Staines - I reckoned you would shake things up a bit, now roll on the Albert Hall!
  5. JTKBrass

    JTKBrass Member

    Cheers Alan, superb result for the band in a really strong field, and we can't give enough praise and credit to Craig for shaping the piece in only the handful of rehearsals we had after coming back from our German tour. The Trophy's sitting in my flat next to me now having been filled with various drinks on the way back up over the border.

    Well done to the Jambo's too !
  6. Heather

    Heather Member

    Bit surprised (and disappointed) at our 11th place!!
    We thought we played really well and had lots of positive comments from the people who heard us.....the adjudicators comments were ok too (even us Baritones got a mention!!) AND we got good comments from 4barsrest!
    In such a strong field of Bands we didn't necessarily expect to come in the frame ..but I thought 11th was harsh.

    Anyway, well done to the top 4 and all the best next year in the Senior Cup.
  7. dtb

    dtb New Member

    Having just read the "live" crits on 4bars rest and been present through most of the Senior trophy contest I've got to say whoever was doing the crit must have spent a while in the galleon because most of the remarks were seriously off the mark. I thought Kingdom Brass were the best performance of the day by a fair margin and Staines a close second then BHK Horden and Laganvale following on from there. I was not too far from the Adjudicators thoughts, however it just proves that adjudication should be left to the professionals and not the self appointed. Well done to the top 4 in each contest.
  8. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    We were pleased with sixth and the very positive feedback from the adjudicators and folks who had heard us, and of course it's great to know that we'll be back next year! 4barsrest thought we sounded tired by the end but Mr Gourlay said it was good that we 'saved the biggest sound for the end' and Mr Brownbill thought the ending was made up of 'impressive and imposing sounds' - funny how honest opinions of the same performance can differ so much!

    We possibly took Essence a touch slower than most, for the sake of clarity and the overall shape of the piece, and apart from a couple of wobbly moments for the soloists it all ran according to plan and made a pleasing contrast after the disappointment of the area result.

    Congratulations to all at Kingdom Brass. John T looked extremely emotional when I last saw him, walking diagonally across the foyer, but there was no danger of him dropping that trophy!

  9. JTKBrass

    JTKBrass Member

    Haha cheers David, we were all very happy about that one yesterday. Band's put in some serious hard work over the past few years and that was it paying off at last.

    I was emotional cos I had just got a pint when Craig Anderson starting screaming we had won, then it was just bedlam in the Galleon Bar and every last drop of it got split !!!!

    Great day for Scotland though, lifting the Kirin Cup and the Senior Trophy :)
  10. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Fantastic Result, I thought the standard was very high and was chuffed to bits when I heard the results.
  11. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Woooooooo! We were the worst band at the whole contest - go Welwyn! :)
  12. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    we really tried hard to beat yer;)
  13. megga

    megga New Member

    What a day, and what a fantastic result for Kingdom Brass and Craig Anderson. As has already been said, just reward I think for all the hard work that's been going on through an extremely busy few months for the band.
    Roll on the next contest! Oh and by the way John, that pint you were on about went all over my jacket. Who cares, WE WON!
  14. Charmed

    Charmed Active Member

    Congratulations to Kingdom Brass, I never heard you play but you obviously gave what the audjudicators wanted. :clap:

    If competitions were won on 'hard work' then 'just rewards' would be for every band to win, don't you think? ;)
  15. megga

    megga New Member

    Aye, ok then! Point taken:rolleyes:
  16. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    What a great weekend. Was great to catch up with so many people. Yippy yippy.
  17. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    ...and why the anonimity at 4barsrest this year? They have always campaigned for openness and clarity so this seems a backwards step in my opinion.

    Having said that, if I'd penned the following line about St Austell's performance:

    "A mixed bag here. Untidy ensemble but the ensemble work is good"

    I'd probably keep quiet about it too.
  18. dtb

    dtb New Member

    'You know Laura, just once I'd like to have a conversation with you where at least one of us is sober!!!!:biggrin:
  19. Tinkabell

    Tinkabell Member

    Oh yes, and that was after our three circuits round the winter gardens trying to find the rest of the band!
  20. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    Couldn't agree more David. I read this to my sister (Solo Horn) over the phone, and I think her response was something like "Shows how much attention they were paying by that point in the day then!" (They played last band on)
    Perhaps it's one of those Welsh grammatical points? Does ensemble have two meanings that side of the border? :p

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