Wessex Brass Band Association Winter Festival - Weymouth

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Adamshorn, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Adamshorn

    Adamshorn New Member

    There is no list of bands attending on the WBBA website so I wondered which bands were going. I'm told there are 20 in total.

    I know Michelmersh Silver Band (1st section) and I think Andover Town Band (4th) and Test Valley Brass (3rd) are going.

    Also what do any of you think of the open style results? For those of you that don't know everyone is given an overall placing between 1 and 20 then prizes are awarded for standings in your section too. It means we could get beaten by a 3rd section band but still win the 1st section prize.

    I think it makes for a more entertaining day if you are listening because you could hear a champ section band followed by a 4th section band or vice versa. Band's have to play a test piece of an appropriate standard for their section though obviously.
  2. Daisy Duck

    Daisy Duck Member

    Horsham Borough Band (1st section) will be there!
  3. Exiled_Janner

    Exiled_Janner Member

    Yes - Andover Town Band will definitely be there - for what will be only our second appearance on the contest stage. Will be good to meet up with some good friends from years gone by. See you in the bar Mr S!
  4. Adamshorn

    Adamshorn New Member

    Will certainly see you in the bar but as we're on [ooops, I shouldn't say] it could get very messy! Especially if we don't play very well and I fear being beaten by a particular 4th section band!!! Could well happen!
  5. IJK

    IJK Member

    The Wessex contest will take place once again on Saturday 26th November

    It all kicks off at 10am at the Pavillion Threatre, Weymouth Dorset

    The adjudicator is Captain Dave Barringer who will be in the box for the day.

    The contest is pre-drawn but please do not post you’re playing positions on here or what your band is playing please.
    The list of bands are all out of order and also the pieces of music are not in order of play or linked with the list of bands I hope that is clear.


    Andover Town Band

    Bath Spa Band

    Corsham Band

    Gillingham Imperial Band

    Gosport Solent Brass

    Horsham Borough Band

    Hyde Band

    Lydbrook Band

    Michelmersh Silver Band

    New Forest Brass

    Ocean Brass

    Shrewton Silver Band

    Swindon Brass

    Swindon Pegasus Brass

    Tadley Concert Brass

    Verwood Concert Brass

    Weymouth Concert Brass

    Wilton and District Youth Band

    Woodfalls Band

    The above Bands will be playing the following Music-

    The Dark Side of the Moon by Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    The Land of the Long white Cloud by Philip Sparke

    Symphony of Marches byGilbert Vinter

    A Salford Sinfonietta by Darrol Barry

    Tallis Variations By Philip Sparke

    Un Vie De Matelot by Robert Farnon

    Variations on 'Laudate Dominum by Edward Gregson

    Portriat of a City by Philip Sparke

    The Prizewinners by Pilip Sparke

    Paginnie Variations byPhilip Wilby

    Occasion by Edward Gregson

    Suite Gothique bt Eric Ball

    Diversion on a Bass Theme by George Lloyd

    Triumphant Rhapsody by Gilbert Vinter

    Symphonic Suite For Brass Band by Leighton Lucas

    Journey into Freedom by Eric Ball

    Saint-Saen Variations By Philip Sparke

    Posted on behalf of the contest committee good luck to all the bands
  6. Daisy Duck

    Daisy Duck Member

    Some great pieces to listen to there!!! Looking forward to it :)
  7. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    How amiss of me not to put some prices up before...

    [TD="class: xl28"]League win pay-out[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl27, width: 285"]Wessex Association[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl25, width: 55"][/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]1.28[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl32, width: 285"]Woodfalls[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]4/7 fav[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]4.69[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]Lydbrook[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]9/2[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]7.61[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]Verwood Concert Brass[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]10/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]11.41[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]Ocean Brass[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]16/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]15.91[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl30"]Hyde[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]18/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]20.19[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]Bath Spa[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]28/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]37.50[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]Michelmersh Silver[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]33/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]23.86[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl33"]Swindon Pegasus Brass[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]33/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]26.25[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]Horsham Borough[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]40/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]27.63[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]New Forest Brass[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]40/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]30.88[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl30"]Andover Town[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]50/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]65.63[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]Shrewton Silver[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl26"]66/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]47.73[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]Gillingham Imperial[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]66/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]58.33[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl30"]Corsham[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]100/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]58.33[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]Swindon Brass[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]100/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]75.00[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl33"]Weymouth Concert Brass[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]100/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]131.25[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl32, width: 285"]Gosport Solent Brass[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]200/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]262.50[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl32, width: 285"]Wilton & District Youth[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]500/1[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl29"]525.00[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl31, width: 285"]Tadley Concert Brass[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl24"]500/1[/TD]

    the league has left a few 'bargain' prices for the taking, Hyde & Michelmersh look like good e/w punts and Shrewton are staggering @ 66/1, don't forget e/w pays on top-4 so Paddy couldn't resist quids on this trio...
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  8. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    Anyone know what the results were?
  9. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Yes, it sounds like an excellent days banding ~ Only sorry I live 250 miles away.
    This is "Proper" band contesting without the "Premier League" ~ I hope it's a great day out for everyone.

    - Mr Wilx
  10. Misspent-Euph

    Misspent-Euph New Member

    Lydbrook won, I'm very pleased to say!

    Woodfalls came third overall, second for the top section. Corsham were overall second.

    Lydbrook took best Euphonium, best solo cornet, and a few others.

    I can't remember any of the other results I'm afraid!
  11. Misspent-Euph

    Misspent-Euph New Member

    I stand corrected, I believe... I think it was Horsham second, not Corsham! Sorry, it's been a long day! :oops: Either way, it was the band who played Talis Variations!
  12. ophicliede

    ophicliede Member

    1st Lydbrook, 2nd Horsham, 3rd Woodfalls, 4th Hyde, 5th Ocean, 6th Shrewton, 7th Verwood, 8th Swindon Pegasus, 9th Andover Town, 10th New Forest
  13. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Horsham were 2nd overall/1st in 1st section; I believe they also won best conductor, Linda Cole and best cornet, Keith Hutchinson.
    fantastic result for them :clap:
  14. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    1[SUP]st[/SUP] - Lydbrook (Champ)
    2[SUP]nd[/SUP] – Horsham (1[SUP]st[/SUP])
    3[SUP]rd[/SUP] – Woodfalls (Champ)
    4[SUP]th[/SUP] – Hyde (1[SUP]st[/SUP])
    5[SUP]th[/SUP] – Ocean Brass (1[SUP]st[/SUP])
    6[SUP]th[/SUP] – Shrewton Silver (1[SUP]st[/SUP])
    7[SUP]th[/SUP] – Verwood Concert Brass (1[SUP]st[/SUP])
    8[SUP]th[/SUP] – Swindon Pegasus (2[SUP]nd[/SUP])
    9[SUP]th[/SUP] – Andover Town Band (4[SUP]th[/SUP])
    10[SUP]th[/SUP] – New Forest (4[SUP]th[/SUP])
    11[SUP]th[/SUP] – Michelmersh (1[SUP]st[/SUP])
    12[SUP]th[/SUP] – Wilton & District (12[SUP]th[/SUP])
    13[SUP]th[/SUP] – Bath Spa (2[SUP]nd[/SUP])
    14[SUP]th[/SUP] – Gillingham Imperial (3[SUP]rd[/SUP])
    15[SUP]th[/SUP] – Corsham (3[SUP]rd[/SUP])
    16[SUP]th[/SUP] – Weymouth Concer (3[SUP]rd[/SUP])
    17[SUP]th[/SUP] – Gosport Solent (4[SUP]th[/SUP])
    18[SUP]th[/SUP] – Tadley Concert Brass (3[SUP]rd[/SUP])
    19[SUP]th[/SUP] – Swindon Brass (4[SUP]th[/SUP])
    20[SUP]th[/SUP] – Test Valley Brass (3[SUP]rd[/SUP])
  15. The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker New Member

    Well done Pegasus! Good result and a good days banding!
  16. tsawyer

    tsawyer Member

  17. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    Gosport Solent Brass' Conductor was Richard Horn :)
  18. Exiled_Janner

    Exiled_Janner Member

    Congratulations to all bands - it was a excellent days contesting, with a wide variety of test pieces, in a good friendly atmosphere (thank you Wessex Association!). Well done to Andover Town Band. Formed just over 1 year ago, playing at only their second contest and ended up winning the 4th section (9th overall). It was also good to catch up with many friends from years gone by.