Your first ever contest piece?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ukdrummerboy, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. ukdrummerboy

    ukdrummerboy Member

    I was just wondering what everyone's very first contest piece was? Mine was "Little Suite for Brass" by Malcolm Arnold, 4th Section, Yorkshire Areas with Thorpe Hesley Brass Band.
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    mine was Haselmere Suite, Peter Graham;
    4th section, West of England Areas 2000
  3. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Eric Ball's 'Devon Fantasy', if I recall correctly.
  4. NAS

    NAS Member

    Mine was Pagannini Variations (Wilby) when I joined BT Band at 14 :) .
  5. Roccoco Variations-Midland Regionals 1975(I think) :!:
  6. Buchanan

    Buchanan New Member

    My first area Test Piece was Symphony of Marches way, way back in 1964. I was only 3 years old mind you!!!

    Just goes to show banding is a long lasting pastime.

    Jim Buchanan
  7. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Pageantry with Cowdenbeath-Scottish Championship in 1977 age 11
    Cant even remember the tune now :(
  8. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    Mine was Haslemere Suite by Peter Graham,
    Yorkshire Area 2000.

  9. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Themes from "New World" Symphony - Dvorak.
    Senior Cup, Belle Vue Spring Festival, Manchester, 1961, Leeds Model Band, MD Peter Kitson.
    (1st Prize).
  10. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Suite gothique, Ashington Colliery Band, solo cornet, Blackpool 2001
  11. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    English Folk Song Suite (Vaughan Williams arr. Frank Wright ?)
    South West Brass Band Association Championships - 1st November 1997
    with St. Austell Youth Band playing 3rd Percussion :shock:
    we came 2nd to Mount Charles as usual! :wink:
  12. Roger13

    Roger13 New Member

    'Sirius' (Frank Wright), Reading Contest c.1964, on 2nd Baritone. That terrifying 5/4 section - I was sure I'd 'put one in' and lose us the contest. As it happened I didn't and the band still came in about 23rd from a field of 10!
  13. missflugel

    missflugel Member

    My first test piece was Saddleworth Festival Overture at the 1996 Hardraw Scar Contest.
    My first areas was in 1997 on Pennine Moors, talk about baptism of fire, playing the Flugel part!!!
  14. amgray

    amgray Member

    "Young at Heart" by ????? (someone will know), Belle Vue, fourth section in 1976. Also the first time I went on a Rollercoaster.
  15. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Did you mean 'Young in Heart' by Eric Ball?

  16. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    Mine was Music from Kantara, 2nd section at pontins around 96/97
    first championship test piece was Jazz at NW areas in 2000/2001
  17. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Mine was Tameside Overture by Philip Sparke back in 1985 (I think...) with Crystal Palace Band. Can't remember our result!
  18. amgray

    amgray Member

    Thanks Roger, that young composer showed some promise, did he write anything else?? :oops: :oops: :oops:
  19. aimee_euph

    aimee_euph Member

    Malvern Suite with (the then named) Haydock Youth, now called Valley Brass. it was in 95/6/7 (can't quite remember) at Fleetwood, and we did in fact win the youth section!
  20. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Mine was "Indian Summer" at the old Leicester Contest, DeMontfort Hall circa 1983 with the Ancient Order of Foresters Youth Band. We came joint 5th out of 6! :oops: :lol:

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