Won on a test Piece and dont like it

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by ian perks, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    With all the contests you have played at in your banding years.
    Is there a time when the band have played a piece and WON(1 ST PRIZE) on and you hate the site of it/did not want to play it at that contest,this also includes Own Choice as well:
    Mine was Royal Parks (Own Choice West Midlands Contest )
  2. Charmed

    Charmed Active Member


    3rd Section 1985 Blackpool Mineworkers

    Didn't like it, but the pain was worth it. ;)
  3. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Masque, by Fred Devreese. Utter drivel. 1st section area test-piece just after the 1st section was intorduced. As we were waiting to go on stage a contest official came out, shuddered and said "it's like someone pulling the heads off rats in there".
  4. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    The Undaunted, 1st section area has to top the list. Never enjoyed it and got so fedd up the trom section ended up jazzing most the piece to keep ammused.
  5. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Member

    Tam O'shanters ride. British open 1956 :shock: or was it west of england areas 05 :wink: i am a rather forgetful person you know ;). Liked it at first couldn't stand it by the time it got to the areas but starting to like it again now.:biggrin:
  6. rach_tenor_horn

    rach_tenor_horn New Member

    Prelude Song and Dance with Formby band 4th Section at the last Wilkinsons Contest, and I absolutely hated it! :mad:
  7. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    I can't say there was anything that I hated.... but I can say that there were one or two that I wouldn't like to play again, purely based on the percussion part being so boring.

    Ummmm, the one that sticks out to mind was.... oh, I forget the name of the piece :oops: but it was a 4th section piece abooouuuuut 5 years ago now..... Area piece possibly.... yea... I think.... Dunno.
    Nice piece, but I wouldn't like to play it *ever* again.
  8. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    The White Company (Norman Richardson) in the 2nd section areas 197mumble (might well have been 3 :oops: ) In the days of C234Y sections of course...

    Horrible piece! We never played it again despite having won by several points in the West of England.

    Probably would be considered "quite nice" nowadays :)


    TIMBONE Active Member

    Do you mean "Paterns" Susan? As far as I know, us "Patons" have never been a test piece :eek:

    Tim PATON
  10. Charmed

    Charmed Active Member


    I could have sworn it was called 'Patons' but I am getting old! :eek:

    (Tried looking on 4 bars rest in results archive but they don't have anylistings of this contest now. Does anyone else know?)
  11. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    I didn't particularly like Verona Lights (Veronica's Tights) by Bruce Fraser at Butlins last year, second section.
  12. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't be Cross Patonce (Goff Richards I think) would it?