What Was Your

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by ian perks, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    What was your very first area test Piece you ever played,What was the year, What section was it in,and with which band did you play it with?
    Mine was;
    Test Piece:Hungarian Fantasy
    Year; 1977
    Section :4th(Midland Area)
    Band :Shire Oak School Band
  2. Test Piece: Partita (Gregson)
    Year; 2004
    Section : 4th(Midland Area)
    Band : Dronfield (CMW)
  3. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    The Seafarers by Bruce Fraser

    L&SC 4th Section

    Harlow Band 1991 or 92 can't remember.

    Should have been on Solo Horn but got asked to play Euph two days before the contest. Is there no end to this man's talent :clap: :tup :guiness

    It was still Pontin's for the Partita though.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2005
  4. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

    Testpiece - "Chaucer's Tunes"

    Section - 2nd National Finals

    Where- Harrogate 2004

    Band- Becontree Brass .
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Four corners of the world


    2nd Section (Midlands)

    Coventry Festival Band (on bass trombone!)
  6. sevenhelz

    sevenhelz Active Member

    I can't remember :( but it was with rainford three Areas ago

    my first testpiece ever though...

    Kaleidoscope (not the one that's been a recent set test piece though, an easier one)


    Junior Youth Section

    St Helens Youth Training Band
    :) wheee!

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2005
  7. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    AREA TESTPIECE...grumble...follow directions...grumble

    Testpiece - "Rienzi"
    Section - Champ
    Where - Stevenage 2005
    Band - Welwyn Garden City
  8. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

    Sorry Pat ! Thats what comes of hitting tmp at work on a busy day and not reading properly !!

    Testpiece - "Comedy" overture
    Section 1 L&SC
    Stevenage 05
    Becontree again !!
  9. groovy

    groovy Active Member

    Scottish Championships, Motherwell
    3rd section
    Perthshire Brass.
    (My bass trombone contest debut :biggrin: )
  10. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Just giving you a tough time ;)

    I have to put up with people not following instructions properly all day :D
  11. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    Holst's 1st Suite in Eb,
    2nd Section L&SC
    Brent Town Hall
    Band: Sussex Brass, conducted by Tim Lord
  12. Just Crazy

    Just Crazy Member

    Labour and Love
    1993 i think
    4th section
    Preston Contest - Guild Hall
    Trinity Girls Band
  13. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Test Piece: Orion

    Year:1989 in Motherwell

    Section: Scottish 2nd

    Band: Campbeltown Brass

    (forgot my mouthpiece that day too!!) :rolleyes:
  14. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    That was the areas! Wasn't it?
  15. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    First Suite in Eb
    L & SC 4th Section
    Watford Town Hall (What a venue!)
  16. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Test Piece: Free World Fantasy
    Year; 2003
    Section :Youth
    Band :Red Rose Youth (or possibly Red Rose Lancaster Brass Band)
  17. jo

    jo Member

    Indian summer
    London and southern counties
    back in the mists of time (about 16 years ago)....god that makes me feel soooo old!
  18. englishgill

    englishgill Member

    Test piece: English Folk Song Suite
    Band:poynton Youth Brass Band
    Year:1987 ish
    Section: youth
    Some local music festival

    those were the days, at least 2 players on a part and only half an hour to get to a contest ....happy days indeed!
  19. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    Test Piece: Three Brass Band Studies (Philip Catelinet)
    Year; 1972
    Section: 3rd (West of England)
    Band: Mid Hants Schools (nowadays called Hampshire County Youth).

    (and we won!)
  20. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member

    Test Peice = Coventry Variations
    Year 2004
    Section = 1st Yorkshire
    Band = Stannington Brass Band (Sop)

    (nowt like jumpin' straight in at the deep end!)