Weston_Super_Mare Contest

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Nik_The_Insane, May 14, 2003.

  1. Weston-Super-Mare "own choice" contest on Sunday 18th, if anyone is going, (doubtful as most of the ppl on here are from up north) I'll see you there, I'll be the one propping the bar up as my band arnt playing.
  2. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    I'll be there mate playing flugel for Rogerstone and I know my old band Ammanford will be there also 'cos I'm staying in the same hotel as them on Saturday night. :lol: :lol: Don't know of any other bands coming over from South Wales though
  3. IanHeard

    IanHeard Member

    Hello chaps,
    My band, Soundhouse Brass are making a rare appearance at W.S.M. this year, I understand that Cwmbran & Blaenavon are in our section, along with Chalford, Lympstone, Woking, Bath Spa & Wincanton.
    We shall be attending in the spirit of friendship and looking forward to good healthy competition in the interest of banding fellowship..................failing that we`ll just get bladdered !
    Soundhouse Brass.
  4. Sounds like the right sprit! :)

    I'll be there supporting Portishead Town Band
  5. tam-tam

    tam-tam Member

    I shall be there playing with Rogerstone......I bet it will rain, although it didn't last year!
  6. Results are in......
  7. congrats to Rogerstone on coming 2nd at Weston contest in the
    1st/Championship section

    1st/Championship section

    1. Kiddlington Concert Brass, 194, C.Underwood
    2. Rogerstone, 193, C.Thomas
    3. Markham and District, 190, N.Seaman

    Second section

    1. Chalford, 190, S. Tubb
    2. Bath Spa, 188, D. Walker
    3. Lympstone SWT, 186

    Third section

    1. Malvern Hills District, 187, M. West
    2. Portishead Town, 185, D. Hollister
    3. Leicestershire Co-op, 184, G.Jacklin

    Best set of Basses - Malvern

    Fourth section

    1. Pillowell, 185, C. Lewis
    2. Bratton Silver, 182
    3. Severn Tunnel, 180, A. Ayres

    Best Soloist - K.Smith, Cornet, Pillowell

    Also congrats to all others that were there, it was a good day (dispite the rain)!
  8. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Congrats to Moomindave and band on a great result. What did you (and others) play? And nice to see a former Harrogate player doing so well with the stick!

  9. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Cheers Straightmute! We played Edward Gregson's 'Of Men and Mountains', which Goff Richards seemed to lap up, judging by the very kind remarks ('expressive' - surely not?). I'm not so sure about the audience - the couple we were sat next to at the results thought it was 'very dull indeed'...

    Do you know Catherine then? It's some years since she was at Harrogate - not since before she came to University here, I think. A very musical Musical Director.

    Re the other bands, I must confess that I didn't get a lot of listening done, not least because we were drawn right in the middle of the section. Swindon Pegasus played 'Journey into Freedom', City of Bristol played 'Prisms', and somebody did Malcolm Arnold's 'Fantasy for Brass Band', sounding good through the door.

    The best Cornet prize went to Ammanford Town, by the way.

  10. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    Yes Dave....... we (Rogerstone) did Fantasy for Brass Band....really enjoyed playing it again...chuffed with 2nd place as well. :lol: :lol:
  11. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Yup.. agree with that, saw you in EV and WSM... a very good rendition of a fantastic piece Mr Hornblower RN. Bet you're glad you came out of retirement now after a 3rd and 2nd... well done....
  12. tam-tam

    tam-tam Member

    :shock: :shock: :D :D Cheers everyone!! We (Rogerstone) were well pleased with the result in Weston yesterday. We played much better in Weston than we did in Ebbw Vale on Saturday. To come second for two years in a row was great. Congrats to Kidlington, didn't hear you though! We were happy to beat the other Welsh bands (well done to Ammanford's cornet player though) and the other band who played Fantasy for Brass Band, Hyde.

    Congrats to all who took part, it was a good day all round! Thanks to Alan (Hornblower RN) for playing, have a good time in Germany, Italy and where ever else you are going!

    What did Cwmbran come John?
  13. Curious

    Curious Member

    12 bands listed but 5 withdrew in the top section! In playing order.

    Swindon Peg Journey into Freedom
    Markham Triumphant Rhapsody
    Rogerstone Fantasy for BB
    Kidlington Of Men and mountains
    Hyde Fantasy for BB
    Ammanford Variations on a 9th
    City of Bristol Prisms

    We (Rogy) enjoyed the result. Did anyone hear Chalford play Purcell v's? I thought the E flat player was immense . What a sound and technique!!
  14. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    I thought it was a bit off of Goff to lay into 'Prague' during his summing up - whether or not it was a valid target at the Areas (and of course it wasn't for an adjudicator summing up after judging on it), it certainly wasn't at an unrelated occasion 2 months down the line.

  15. the fish

    the fish Member

    Well done Dave. I'll buy you a coke next time I see you to celebrate!!! :shock:
  16. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Gone off coke - it makes my teeth hurt!

  17. tam-tam

    tam-tam Member

    Does anyone know the complete results for the Championship/First Section....I only know the first three. I would be quite interested to find out....can anyone help? Thanks....
  18. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Not exactly the full set, but Swindon Pegasus were 6th, apparently.

  19. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    With Ammanford 5th apparently.......
  20. tam-tam

    tam-tam Member

    We are getting there!! So that leaves City of Bristol and Hyde for 4th and 7th, don't know which way around though!

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