Your first ever contest piece?

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

  1. BrassFlyer

    BrassFlyer Member

    Blimey this will take me back....think the piece was called Lorenzo in the Colston Hall Bristol. Think it was the 3rd Section of the Regionals, no idea who composed it does anyone know? Or have I got the name wrong!
  2. tuba1974

    tuba1974 Member

    My Ist contest was at st georges hall bradford I think in 1974 with the hebden bridge junior band The piece of music was called ceramic city festival I think wakefield schools won with a very young duncan beckley playing eeb bass
  3. davetubaking

    davetubaking Member

    Do you know, I can't remember - the first test piece I played with an adult band was James Cook Circumnavigator with Aldershot Brass Ensemble - early 80's. Still one of my favourite pieces.
  4. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Mine was The Land of the Long White Cloud, if I remember correctly. Still think it's an amazing piece :)
  5. jack1993jack

    jack1993jack New Member

    I remember playing the howitzer and the impressario at the national youth championships with chorley silver band :) The other two pieces we did, I cant remember :)) we won a bronze award as I recall :D
  6. Elvis

    Elvis New Member

    Lorenzo was written by Thomas Keighley. It was used as test piece for the Open in 1928, 1942 & 1964.

    I played it in the Grand Shield in 1971 and my band won :clap:
  7. Corneto

    Corneto New Member

    The Attelborough sweet at Pontins.. I think :)
  8. vulcan

    vulcan New Member

    Mine was "The Yorkshire Ridings Suite" With the Hayes and Harlington Silver Band at Reading in the early 60s.
  9. vulcan

    vulcan New Member

    The Yorkshire Ridings Suite at Reading contest in the early 60s. Lovely piece.
  10. $hytalk

    $hytalk Member

    Beethoven - themes from symphony No.1, Rochdale contest, 1972 I think!
  11. Frontman

    Frontman Member

    Academic Festival Overture, 1959. Haslingden Contest.

    Gosh I feel old now???????
  12. John_D

    John_D Member

    Indian Summer for me as well - 4th Section at the Tetleys contest in leeds back in the 80s
  13. RobBari

    RobBari Member

    I played this with Tredegar Junior Band in Swansea. Wone the area and then went on to win the Butlins Championship in the Albert Hall. great times
  14. RobBari

    RobBari Member

    1st test piece was i think "Passing Moods", with Tredegar Junior Band circa 1972 at Ebbw Vale contest.
  15. Taggart

    Taggart New Member

    First regional test piece for me was 'The Beacons' at the Scottish championships in 1990.
  16. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    A la Wayfarer, Gaiamente? ;)
  17. Flugette

    Flugette New Member

    Folk Song Heritage by Michael Kenyon
    Ebbw Vale contest
    2nd cornet for Pontarddulais Band
    1st prize!
  18. gee123

    gee123 New Member

    Saint-Saens Variations - Phillip Sparke :D
  19. VB17c

    VB17c New Member

    Force of Destiny - Verdi
    With the Mossley band. Belle Vue Manchester 1971
  20. Aurora771

    Aurora771 Member

    First ever contest piece: Celestial Prospect.

    I had no idea what Regionals were and it was my first year seeing the Brass Band 'world'. I'm just glad the Euph part wasn't particularly challenging or I might've ran! Tough break for cornets in that piece.

    Anyway, I still listen to it every now and again. Does anyone else listen to recordings of test pieces and remember your own rehersals from the time? I remember snippets from what the MD used to say etc.