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YPLMO
20.11.2003, 12:55
Might as well start this thread, not long to go now.

According to the 4Barsrest rankings the result should be:

1 Tredegar
2 Whitburn
3 Kirkie
4 Sellers
5 Co-op
6 Besses
7 BTM
8 Kinneil
9 Fishburn
10 Freckleton
11 Kingdom
12 Hepworth
13 Newtongrange
14 Carriden
15 Broxburn

I would be surprised if it went according the rankings as any of the top 8 bands are in with a shout of winning it on the day.

This could throw up some surprises as I looks to be a very 'open' contest. The draw will definitely play a big part in the results.

My top 3 are Sellers, Tredegar, Whitburn with Kirkie, Co-op, Kinneil & Besses fighting for the other places.

blackpoolbrass
20.11.2003, 14:55
I would place Freckleton higher up than 10th. They had a bad day at Pontins but finishing 4 clear points at Fleetwood and that fact that Paganini really suits their style should put them in to top 5!

BreadOfHeaven
20.11.2003, 17:35
Should be a great day whatever happens.

Funny feeling for Sellers and the Co.

Mon Kinneil!!!!! :lol:

Kerwintootle
20.11.2003, 17:44
How do you mean funny feeling? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? :wink:

Cheers

JTKBrass
20.11.2003, 17:52
Top four of Tredegar, Whitburn, Sellers, Co was my guess, but now we've got the draw (kind of) not so sure about an order ! It'll be an interesting contest though .. would've liked Fodens there, hopefully one of the top half dozen bands will brave a trip north next year :D

Buchanan
20.11.2003, 20:02
Well, I predicted Scotland would beat Holland in Amsterdam so my crystal ball is definitely for the scrapheap but I'll go for Tredegar to win.

BreadOfHeaven
21.11.2003, 01:49
Don't know if it's good or bad Alexandra! Just a gut feeling, a hunch! Think you will do well. But I hope kinneil win :lol:

martyn

Jordan
21.11.2003, 13:40
Just well looking forward to the contest, something new and exciting, well done the scots, should be a fantastic weekend of banding and beer!!!

Naomi McFadyen
21.11.2003, 14:44
who'll win??

hmmm...

One of the bands competing I reckon! ;-) :-P

Good luck to all taking part!

Moy
21.11.2003, 16:46
Naomi has anyone ever told you that you look very much like a young composer/conductor here in Scotland?

jamie the euph
21.11.2003, 21:02
Personally i think that because fodens have withdrawn the clear favourites have to be Tradegar and i think they'll walk it!no problems at all best band there!no doubt at all!

NAS
21.11.2003, 21:15
I think that Tregdegar are one of the favourites but... I have a feeling it will between Scottish Co-op (Russell Gray) and Whitburn (Andy Duncan).

Neil Samuel

meeglioni
25.11.2003, 02:36
I'm going for Sellers. I think that they are a class outfit - and they have the boy, Mark Bousie on euph. I think that he is an absolutely stunning player and perhaps one of the nicest, kindest guys you could ever meet.

yorkie19
25.11.2003, 10:40
1 - Scottish Co-op
2 - Tredegar
3 - Whitburn
4 - Sellers
5 - Kirkintilloch
6 - Hepworth


Sam

jd
25.11.2003, 14:20
Got a funny feeling that Freckleton will come higher also.
Their conductor Paul Dalton is extremely skilled and they are a great outfit.
Good luck boys.
John.x

Darth_Tuba
25.11.2003, 14:23
I'd go for Freck giving a good show too. They did a cracking performance of Paganini when I was in the band (my last contest with them I think) and as John states, a very under-rated conductor in my opinion. Paul is a true musician.

SoloBaritone
25.11.2003, 14:24
I'm not going to have a guess at any predictions but I just want to say good luck to Hepworth and come on Sellers!!

You're so right meeglioni, Bousie's a top lad!!

Jayne

JANUARYMAN
25.11.2003, 17:38
Jayne,

Is that a Mighty Hepworth uniform you have on your picture? Hope all is well on the good ship Sellers.

Dave
Come On Hepworth!

deave
25.11.2003, 20:32
Noo idea who's going to win, I think it's going to be a close call. Hepworth have as good a band as any in the contest right now. Especially with the edition of the almighty Nicholas Young!

What I do know is that after many hours of study, the best anagram of Paganini Variations i can work out is..."A Vagina Inspiration!"

I can relax now my work is done. I think this is unbeatable!!
Deave - 3rdman@sellers

SoloBaritone
26.11.2003, 16:14
It certainly is Dave, come on Hepworth!! I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

Almighty Nick Young eh Deave?! He's definately up for it, he's even been practicing! And I must say, your pedal C's are amazing!!

Jayne

Heppy
26.11.2003, 16:24
Hi Jayne.
Had to buy a new set of parts for 'pag' up at Hepworth. The second bari part was unreadable. It's just covered in fingerings over the top of every note. Hoppiebari wasn't impressed. Anyway good luck.

Heppy

P.s, You know I dont mean it Jayne (about the good luck that is!)

GRRRRRRRRRR!

COME ON HEPWORTH!!! :twisted:

SoloBaritone
26.11.2003, 16:44
Mark you cheeky little scally!! Steve may have found all my fingering helpful! I'm trying to think what I wrote on my part, I'm sure it was all useful information!!

I'll see you tomorrow morning bright and early for lovely uni band.

Jayne

sudcornet
26.11.2003, 18:21
Steve may have found all my fingering helpful!
:shock: :oops: :shock: BLLEURGH!!!
The imagery Jayne...sometimes I hate having a vivid imagination.

That aside, my twopennorth:-

1. Tredegar
2. Sellers
3. Whitburn
4. Kirkie
5. Hepworth
6. Co-op

Have a great time all of you.....a pint of heavy for me.

Sud.

SoloBaritone
27.11.2003, 10:13
Eww Nigel!! Lee will have you!

Jayne

Razor
28.11.2003, 02:32
1. Kirkie
2. Kinneil
3. Whitburn
4. Tredegar
5. Sellers
6. Co-op

Going for an all Scottish first three!! :wink:

Got a feeling it could be Kirkie's day and they take the title, especially with Frank Renton at the helm on this particular piece. Confident also that Allan Ramsay will pull a top drawer performance from the Kinneil team ensuring that they feature in the top placings. To complete the scottish trio Whitburn will be up there too.

Perhaps a bit biased but there you go.

Looking forward to a great day's contesting.

Ray Collins

Suz
28.11.2003, 12:33
Good luck to all the bands competing this weekend.

Should be a great contest.

:lol: :D :) :lol:

Naomi McFadyen
28.11.2003, 17:24
Naomi has anyone ever told you that you look very much like a young composer/conductor here in Scotland?

:shock: no! lol!

Aidan
28.11.2003, 17:29
When Naomi eats a banana (beurgh)... an amazing transformation takes place....
Naomi IS James McFayden... :!:

Naomi McFadyen
28.11.2003, 17:33
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Borfeo
28.11.2003, 18:34
To be honest, I think she kind of looks like Alan Duguid!!!

Is that who you are on about Moy?

Moy
28.11.2003, 21:55
Naomi has anyone ever told you that you look very much like a young composer/conductor here in Scotland?

:shock: no! lol!

No not any more now you have changed your picture. :wink: :wink:

Naomi McFadyen
29.11.2003, 00:26
PHEW! My plan worked ;-)

Moy
29.11.2003, 00:34
Sorry if I made you change your photo.....didn't mean you to do that.
It's ok you are the better looking :wink:

cornetcheese
30.11.2003, 01:21
Cheers Moira!

I guess my plan to become a banding sex symbol hasn't worked after all..... Pants!

Alan Duguid

NAS
30.11.2003, 01:59
Good luck to everyone playing in the Open!!!!!

Moy
30.11.2003, 05:28
Cheers Moira!

I guess my plan to become a banding sex symbol hasn't worked after all..... Pants!

Alan Duguid

Now who said it was you Alan? :wink:
Mind you ...you could always add a photo and let us decide.
Sex symbol Alan .......you are and always will be. :wink: