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Di
06.01.2009, 20:57
Yorkshire Regional Championships
Championship Section
Test Piece : Salute to Youth, (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34837)Gilbert Vinter
Sunday 8th March, evening
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: Steve Sykes and Nigel Boddice

Participating Bands:

Black Dyke, Dr Nicholas J. Childs
Brighouse & Rastrick, Gary Cutt
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Russell Gray
Grimethorpe Colliery, Allan Withington
Hammonds Saltaire, Morgan Griffiths
Hepworth (Cookson Homes), Ian Porthouse
Marsden Silver Prize (Ossett Brewery), Glyn Williams
Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery, Graham O'Connor
Rothwell Temperance, David Roberts
Skelmanthorpe, John Roberts
Stannington, Derek Renshaw
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel, Richard Evans

***************************************

Yorkshire Regional Championships
First Section
Test Piece : Pentacle, Graham Cole (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34838)
Saturday 7th March, pm
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: Malcolm Brownbill and Colin Hardy

Participating Bands:

Cornerstone Brass, Gavin Lamplough
Drighlington, Kevin Belcher
Hade Edge, Simon Wood
Hebden Bridge, Dennis Hadfield
Knottingley Silver, Dr Owen Wedgwood
Lindley, Neil Jowett
Meltham & Meltham Mills, Stuart Fawcett
Old Silkstone, Alan Exely
Slaithwaite, Barry Hudson
Stocksbridge, Miles Davison
Wakefield Metropolitan, Norman Law
YBS Concert Brass, tba
Yorkshire Co-op, Simon Kerwin

***************************************

Yorkshire Regional Championships
Second Section
Test Piece : New World Sketches, Daniel Price (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34839)
Sunday 8th March, pm
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: Malcolm Brownbill and Christopher Wormald

Participating Bands :

Barnsley Building Society, William Rushworth
Clifton & Lightcliffe, John Clay
Dodworth Colliery M.W, Eliot Darwin
Elland, Phil Shaw
Frickley/South Elmsall, David Nichols
Grange Moor, Mark Bentham
Holme Silver (Disposables UK Group), Duncan Beckley
Horbury Victoria, tba
Kippax, Stan Lippeatt
Rockingham, Stephen Shimwell
South Yorkshire Police, Kevin Wadsworth
Strata, David Hirst

***************************************

Yorkshire Regional Championships
Third Section
Test Piece : The Once and Future King, Andrew Baker (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34840)
Saturday 7th March, am
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: Simone Rebello and Ian Brownbill

Participating Bands :

Barnsley Metropolitan, Alex Francis
Chapeltown Silver, Andrew Dennis
Crofton Silver, Tim Sidwell
Emley, Garry Hallas
Garforth, Steven Bailey
Gawthorpe, Stephen Bradnum
Gawthorpe Brass ‘85’, John Edward
Lofthouse 2000, Andrew Whitaker
Oughtibridge, David Corker
Skelmanthorpe ‘B’, Philip Garlick
West Yorkshire Police, Captain Gary Clegg
Wetherby & District Silver, David Ashworth



***************************************



Yorkshire Regional Championships
Fourth Section
Test Piece : The Talisman for Brass Band, Frank Hughes (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34841)
Sunday 8th March, am
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: David Horsfield and Roy Roe

Participating Bands:

Armthorpe Elmfield, Hayden Griffiths
Deepcar, Gavin Somerset
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge), Carol Caton
Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass, Tony Jaeger-Fozard
Linthwaite, Christopher Askew
Maltby Miners Welfare, Terry Clifford
Markham Main, James Boswell
Thurcroft Welfare, Kenneth Vernon
Wilsden, Ken Lee
Worsbrough Brass, John Hopkinson

Information courtesy : http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire

stuartw
08.01.2009, 21:36
Some more details for Yorkshire 2009 now available on the Regional Website

Entered Bands: http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire/entered_bands.php

Pre contest Grading positions : http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire/advancegradings.php

Also better estimates of the start times for each section available on the programme page.

Tickets for the contest go on sale on Monday (12th Jan). Please note that for the championship section allocated seating will be in operation this year - this means you need to select your seat when you make your purchase.

Cheers

Stuart

Di
08.01.2009, 23:29
Many thanks for this Stuart. :tup:)

leisa
09.01.2009, 08:49
Hi Di, Grange Moor are being conducted by John Ingman for Butlins

Blossom
09.01.2009, 18:06
Hi Di, Grange Moor are being conducted by John Ingman for Butlins

This begs the question, with due respect, "What's this got to do with Yorkshire ?":?:

ploughboy
09.01.2009, 18:09
It was early for her!

leisa
11.01.2009, 10:27
Sorry I got well confused!!!....bad week

The Wizard
11.01.2009, 16:21
Anyone know who is taking Brighouse to the Area?

ploughboy
11.01.2009, 16:30
Watch this space i hear!

Looking forward to this years weekend. Emley on Good form so far, hoping to improve on last years 4th. Already set for a Sat out round bradford ending with a curry and a tour of the late night chav pubs!!

thiinking of popping up early for tickets to the top section, Now it's allocated seating there's no need to get there stupidly early to get decent seats. Although I have a slight worry i'll get in the hall to my seats and find someone's left their lunch box on them so they can stay there!

Always a pleasure to work with the guys back stage, the Yorkshire committee always work hard for a smooth contest - any plans for a Youth Adj panel this year? And Sunday night promises something special with 6 or 7 of the countries top bands all on stage!

2nd man down
11.01.2009, 18:36
Anyone know who is taking Brighouse to the Area?


Depends which bus driver they get surely? :rolleyes:

leisa
12.01.2009, 10:04
ooo Crawf, you hurt my sides giggling.....you too Garry but we giggle at you for other reasons :-P

jingleram
13.01.2009, 03:34
Yorkshire Regional Championships
First Section
Test Piece : Pentacle, Graham Cole (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34838)
Saturday 7th March, pm
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: Malcolm Brownbill and Colin Hardy

Participating Bands:

Cornerstone Brass, Graham Lamplough
Drighlington, Kevin Belcher
Hade Edge, Simon Wood
Hebden Bridge, Dennis Hadfield
Knottingley Silver, Dr Owen Wedgwood
Lindley, Neil Jowett
Meltham & Meltham Mills, Stuart Fawcett
Old Silkstone, tba
Slaithwaite, Barry Hudson
Stocksbridge, Miles Davison
Wakefield Metropolitan, Norman Law
YBS Concert Brass, tba
Yorkshire Co-op, Simon Kerwin




Information courtesy : http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire


Just a note to readers, Cornerstone Brass being led by Gavin Lamplough, NOT Graham Lamplough! :D

PeterBale
13.01.2009, 23:51
Just a note to readers, Cornerstone Brass being led by Gavin Lamplough, NOT Graham Lamplough! :D

Thanks - listing updated ;)

MultiBlind
14.01.2009, 17:01
Depends which bus driver they get surely? :rolleyes:

Has Alan Morrison left? been sacked? drank himself to death on cheap red wine???

Whats going on??????????

Blossom
14.01.2009, 18:06
Has Alan Morrison left? been sacked? drank himself to death on cheap red wine???

Whats going on??????????


Listen to the interview on www.4barsrest.com (http://www.4barsrest.com)

MultiBlind
18.01.2009, 22:04
Listen to the interview on www.4barsrest.com (http://www.4barsrest.com)


OOOOhhhhh. You're right..

He does not sound happy...

ian perks
19.01.2009, 18:39
Ive got tickets for Yorkshire Championship Section and looking forward to hearing ALL the bands

themusicalrentboy
19.01.2009, 18:51
Has Alan Morrison left? been sacked? drank himself to death on cheap red wine???



no, no and no.

some cracking rumours going on though (and no I'm not saying, just to be irritating :tongue:)

madandcrazytromboneguy
22.01.2009, 00:13
wondered when we can predict which positions bands will come in this years yorkshire area

haven't had the confidence to put hudds high up until now, i think this is our best chance to win the area

steve butler
22.01.2009, 00:17
wondered when we can predict which positions bands will come in this years yorkshire area

haven't had the confidence to put hudds high up until now, i think this is our best chance to win the area
:dunnoRoy Hudds?

2nd man down
22.01.2009, 01:25
:dunnoRoy Hudds?

*whispers* Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass Ensemble :rolleyes:

steve butler
22.01.2009, 09:42
*whispers* Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass Ensemble :rolleyes:
Ta, its easier to read when you whisper :cool:

ploughboy
22.01.2009, 12:55
He's easier to listen to too!

steve butler
22.01.2009, 17:33
He's easier to listen to too!
Looking forward to listening to him on Sunday, theres a bus load of tMP critics got the front two rows booked :D

madandcrazytromboneguy
22.01.2009, 20:45
steve I thought you were replying by saying we can do the predictions in _ days or weeks time, unfortunately you didn't and you decided to take the preverbial human waterly waste insted

fortunately its just words on a pc screen so insult away, it aint bothering me

by the way, that comedian bloke is called roy hudd, not roy hudds ;)

steve butler
22.01.2009, 20:51
steve I thought you were replying by saying we can do the predictions in _ days or weeks time, unfortunately you didn't and you decided to take the preverbial human waterly waste insted

fortunately its just words on a pc screen so insult away, it aint bothering me

by the way, that comedian bloke is called roy hudd, not roy hudds ;)
Not insulting (deliberately) just did not understand your post.
I do know Roy Hudd, have worked with him in the past. saddo attempt at comedy, obviously didn't work ;)

madandcrazytromboneguy
22.01.2009, 21:58
hudds or h.a.r.b.e. are the common short versions

PowerRanger
22.01.2009, 23:54
Just been peeping at the gradings for Yorkshire championship section. would i be correct in assuming YBS need to come very high up this year to stay in the section?

I don't really know how it works, is there a way of working out what position you need to reach to be safe from religation?

Pardon me if i'm being really thick! :-?

2nd man down
23.01.2009, 00:53
hudds or h.a.r.b.e. are the common short versions

...to those who know who they are perhaps, you just might be shocked to learn that not everybody does.

ploughboy
23.01.2009, 12:37
Looking forward to listening to him on Sunday, theres a bus load of tMP critics got the front two rows booked :D

He's gonna have to play in a hall with lots of Reverb! We're on Saturday. We apprciate your support tho!

Di
23.01.2009, 16:57
wondered when we can predict which positions bands will come in this years yorkshire area



As soon as all the details are known for all of the sections, Predictions will be opened. :)

leisa
23.01.2009, 19:39
steve I thought you were replying by saying we can do the predictions in _ days or weeks time, unfortunately you didn't and you decided to take the preverbial human waterly waste insted

fortunately its just words on a pc screen so insult away, it aint bothering me

by the way, that comedian bloke is called roy hudd, not roy hudds ;)


touchy

steve butler
23.01.2009, 20:51
He's just touchy cos I called him sadandcrazy instead of madandcrazy, (I thought it was quite funny)

I mean, I get called all sorts of things on ere! (must say I like most of them :D)

Anyhow Leeeeeis, we must have a natter over a (non-toxic) drink or 2 at Bradford, before we start whinging about the results of course :wink:

madandcrazytromboneguy
24.01.2009, 16:31
not touchy just making a point

cheers di, looking forward to putting loadsa pressure on my band by saying we'll win lol

leisa
26.01.2009, 22:19
He's just touchy cos I called him sadandcrazy instead of madandcrazy, (I thought it was quite funny)

I mean, I get called all sorts of things on ere! (must say I like most of them :D)

Anyhow Leeeeeis, we must have a natter over a (non-toxic) drink or 2 at Bradford, before we start whinging about the results of course :wink:


Non - toxic??? do we have to??

steve butler
26.01.2009, 22:28
Non - toxic??? do we have to??
Silly me, its not midweek! As many toxins as you like :biggrin:

sibeck
27.01.2009, 13:36
Yorkshire Regional Championships



Championship Section
Test Piece : Salute to Youth, (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34837)Gilbert Vinter
Sunday 8th March, evening
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: Steve Sykes and Nigel Boddice


Participating Bands:


Black Dyke, Dr Nicholas J. Childs
Brighouse & Rastrick, tba
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Russell Gray
Grimethorpe Colliery, Allan Withington
Hepworth (Cookson Homes), Ian Porthouse
Marsden Silver Prize (Ossett Brewery), Glyn Williams
Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery, Graham O'Connor
Rothwell Temperance, David Roberts
Skelmanthorpe, John Roberts
Stannington, Derek Renshaw
YBS, Morgan Griffiths
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel, Richard Evans


***************************************


Yorkshire Regional Championships
First Section
Test Piece : Pentacle, Graham Cole (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34838)
Saturday 7th March, pm
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: Malcolm Brownbill and Colin Hardy


Participating Bands:


Cornerstone Brass, Gavin Lamplough
Drighlington, Kevin Belcher
Hade Edge, Simon Wood
Hebden Bridge, Dennis Hadfield
Knottingley Silver, Dr Owen Wedgwood
Lindley, Neil Jowett
Meltham & Meltham Mills, Stuart Fawcett
Old Silkstone, tba
Slaithwaite, Barry Hudson
Stocksbridge, Miles Davison
Wakefield Metropolitan, Norman Law
YBS Concert Brass, tba
Yorkshire Co-op, Simon Kerwin


***************************************


Yorkshire Regional Championships
Second Section
Test Piece : New World Sketches, Daniel Price (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34839)
Sunday 8th March, pm
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: Malcolm Brownbill and Christopher Wormald


Participating Bands :


Barnsley Building Society, William Rushworth
Clifton & Lightcliffe, John Clay
Dodworth Colliery M.W, Eliot Darwin
Elland, Phil Shaw
Frickley/South Elmsall, David Nichols
Grange Moor, tba
Holme Silver (Disposables UK Group), Duncan Beckley
Horbury Victoria, tba
Kippax, Stan Lippeatt
Rockingham, Graham O'Connor
South Yorkshire Police, Kevin Wadsworth
Strata, David Hirst


***************************************


Yorkshire Regional Championships
Third Section
Test Piece : The Once and Future King, Andrew Baker (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34840)
Saturday 7th March, am
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: Simone Rebello and Ian Brownbill


Participating Bands :


Barnsley Metropolitan, Alex Francis
Chapeltown Silver, Andrew Dennis
Crofton Silver, Tim Sidwell
Emley, Garry Hallas
Garforth, Steven Bailey
Gawthorpe, Stephen Bradnum
Gawthorpe Brass ‘85’, John Edward
Lofthouse 2000, Andrew Whitaker
Oughtibridge, David Corker
Skelmanthorpe ‘B’, Philip Garlick
West Yorkshire Police, Captain Gary Clegg
Wetherby & District Silver, tba




***************************************




Yorkshire Regional Championships
Fourth Section
Test Piece : The Talisman for Brass Band, Frank Hughes (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34841)
Sunday 8th March, am
Venue : St George's Hall, Bradford
Adjudicators: David Horsfield and Roy Roe


Participating Bands:


Armthorpe Elmfield, Hayden Griffiths
Deepcar, Gavin Somerset
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge), Carol Caton
Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass, Steven Platten
Linthwaite, C. Askew
Maltby Miners Welfare, Terry Clifford
Markham Main, James Boswell
Thurcroft Welfare, Kenneth Vernon
Wilsden, Ken Lee
Worsbrough Brass, John Hopkinson



Information courtesy : http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire

Just to clear up any confusion Graham O Connor will not be taking the Rockingham Band to the 2nd Section area as quoted.
Graham is commited to Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery Band and judging by the amount of rehearsals were having none of us will have any time for anything else!!

stuartw
28.01.2009, 08:23
Could any Band who has changed their MD since entering the contest or has not yet let us know who will be directing them at the contest please contact Peggy Tomlinson (yrbbc@tiscali.co.uk) as soon as possible. The programme for the contest is about to go to print and we like to make it as accurate as possible.

Cheers

Stuart

bestsection
14.02.2009, 12:52
Its noted on the Yorkshire Regional website that YBS concert have withdrawn form this years contest.
http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire/entry_byyear.php?year=2009%20&section=1

Its also an interesting website to browse band results and contains links to all the bands websites

Blossom
14.02.2009, 13:06
Its noted on the Yorkshire Regional website that YBS concert have withdrawn form this years contest.
http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire/entry_byyear.php?year=2009%20&section=1

Its also an interesting website to browse band results and contains links to all the bands websites

The Yorkshire website is obviously kept really up to date - I have seen somes changes since the first entries were posted and they have even got links to the errata that were issued yesterday for Champ. and Second Section.

Well done Yorkshire and Stuart W. webmaster. :clap::clap:

ploughboy
14.02.2009, 14:54
Of course - Yorkshire leading the way, how it should be!

Stuart, any news on a Junior Adj panel this year?

stuartw
19.02.2009, 12:53
Stuart, any news on a Junior Adj panel this year?


Yes Garry, I am pleased to announce that it will be going ahead again this year. As it is open to everyone regardless of region I have put some more details on a separate thread :
http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=36541

Cheers

Stuart

stuartw
02.03.2009, 21:34
Just a few days to go to Yorkshire 2009, hope to welcome lots of people to what should be a great weekend.

If you are driving to the contest then we just found out a few days ago that St. Georges Hall have an agreement with Britannia parking who own the multistorey car park adjacent to the Leisure exchange in Bradford. If you ask for a voucher at either the box office or the bars then you get £1 off the parking fee (currently £3.40 for 12 hours according to their website) .

Also a copy of the instructions to bands (which was sent out to secretaries in early January) is available for download from the Yorkshire area website. This has the list of percussion provided on the day contained within it if anyone wants to have a last minute check!

Cheers

Stuart

hautboy3000
03.03.2009, 12:15
Hello. We all know that the Yorkshire Regionals will soon be upon us and I was wondering who people think will take the two extremely valuable qualification places. Black Dyke and Carlton Main have already pre qualified so is this just a battle between Grimethorpe, Brighouse, Hepworth and Rothwell, or do bands like Marsden and Yorkshire Imps stand a chance?

critic
03.03.2009, 13:07
hello. We all know that the yorkshire regionals will soon be upon us and i was wondering who people think will take the two extremely valuable qualification places. Black dyke and carlton main have already pre qualified so is this just a battle between grimethorpe, brighouse, hepworth and rothwell, or do bands like marsden and yorkshire imps stand a chance?

yes i think anyone could take the two places for london itsall on the day

ian perks
03.03.2009, 15:56
Hello. We all know that the Yorkshire Regionals will soon be upon us and I was wondering who people think will take the two extremely valuable qualification places. Black Dyke and Carlton Main have already pre qualified so is this just a battle between Grimethorpe, Brighouse, Hepworth and Rothwell, or do bands like Marsden and Yorkshire Imps stand a chance?
I think you will find that Black Dyke will not go just to make the numbers up even although they have qualified im sure they will be setting out to WIN Yorkshire Area!!!!!
Will be great to hear this very fine band on such a wonderful piece of music

madandcrazytromboneguy
06.03.2009, 00:37
interesting predictions from 4br for the yorkshire 4th section

Simon Preshom
06.03.2009, 12:04
I think you will find that Black Dyke will not go just to make the numbers up even although they have qualified im sure they will be setting out to WIN Yorkshire Area!!!!!
Will be great to hear this very fine band on such a wonderful piece of music

Queensbury suck-up

Anno Draconis
06.03.2009, 13:38
interesting predictions from 4br for the yorkshire 4th section

Also the 3rd, where Skelmersdale are apparently their "dark horses". Good effort, having got 6th in Blackpool last Sunday :clap:

Something tells me they mean Skelmanthorpe B !

DannyCollin
06.03.2009, 13:40
interesting predictions from 4br for the yorkshire 4th section


Is anything interesting in the 4th section??

barrytone
06.03.2009, 13:51
We figure absolutely no where in the predictions and who can blame them after the poor results we got in the two previous years but a years a long time in banding, so who knows come Saturday evening? Good luck to all the bands, what a great venue to play in, can testify that even the finals venue doesn't come close to St. George's Hall.

ploughboy
06.03.2009, 13:54
It's like prodding a coiled rattle snake with a stick to see if it bites!!

Yes, the ineteresting thing in the 4th section will be seeing our next generation of players coming through, bands giving it a go on a contest stage for the very first time, A tough test piece with lots of challenges.

Clive, I think 4 barsrest just take out the promoted bands and move everybody up. I'm sure HARBE will give a good challenge for the honours.

Looking forward to a good weekend, always a great couple of days round St. George's.

JR
06.03.2009, 14:09
Is anything interesting in the 4th section??

It was in 1984 when I made my conducting debut - there were 33 bands in the 4th - I came 25th...

Remember playing Salute to Youth at Nottingham 1st section final (1999) with Yorks Co-Op Andy? (came 3rd)

JR

bassmittens
06.03.2009, 15:36
Remember playing Salute to Youth at Nottingham 1st section final (1999) with Yorks Co-Op Andy? (came 3rd)

JR

I think that the 2nd section finals piece that year was harder ... Three Figures (yuck!)

GC.
06.03.2009, 21:39
Good luck to everyone this weekend. I am once again hoping to hear all the bands in the 1st section on Saturday afternoon - so good luck with Pentacle.

Anno Draconis
06.03.2009, 23:05
Good luck to everyone this weekend.

What he said ^

Hopefully I'll hear as many bands as possible in the 3rd section tomorrow morning. Haven't made it over to Bradford for years, really looking forward to it

bassmittens
06.03.2009, 23:47
I'm sure we're all in for another great weekend. Good luck to eveyone playing, and don't forget to enjoy yourselves!!!!

madandcrazytromboneguy
07.03.2009, 01:47
yes garry i think 4br do base their predictions on recent contest results and then any other band who has been promoted or relegated

i unfortunately missed tonights rehearsal having had to take today off work and miss a game of 10pin bowling aswell, it was due to be a busy day, only to be ruined by a nasty bug which has come around, still feel a bit dodgy now and will go to bed once posting this post.

the yorkshire area contest is my favourite contest and i can't wait to get on that stage and play, i think the audience will be quite pleased and maybe even surprized by harbe's performance if we block out the nerves and play our best, the recent progress in the last fortnight has been very encouraging

having seen a photo of graham cole on 4br i remembered why i'd seen him before. he won a composition competition where lindley band (of who i was 2nd trombone for at the time) played the pieces. philip wilby was the judge, and it was a piece by cole that came up against a piece by david lancaster. the lindley players and MD got to vote on which tey preferred and then wilby made the final decision, i preferred lancasters piece as did a few other players but the final verdict went in favour of cole, both pieces were pretty good to be fair.

anyway good luck to all bands this weekend, especially the bands who ive played or helped out before or bands who my mates play in

winterman
07.03.2009, 10:12
Phew! White shirt crisis has now been avoided, woke up this morning to find I had forgotten to turn the washing machine on last night!! :$

It's finally here, Bradford Brass Fest is on! Good luck to all the bands playing this weekend, looking at the league tables it is certainly going to be a close fought and interesting weekend!

If I don't see you in the bar, I'll see you in the other bar ;)

Have a great weekend all!

barrytone
07.03.2009, 11:27
Phew! White shirt crisis has now been avoided, woke up this morning to find I had forgotten to turn the washing machine on last night!! :$

It's finally here, Bradford Brass Fest is on! Good luck to all the bands playing this weekend, looking at the league tables it is certainly going to be a close fought and interesting weekend!

If I don't see you in the bar, I'll see you in the other bar ;)

Have a great weekend all!

Good luck to you too, can't imagine someone as well organised as you forgetting to turn on the washing machine! How come you've only got one white shirt or is it your lucky white shirt? See you there Mic!

richardcowens2008
07.03.2009, 11:37
good luck to everyone this weekend!!! it'll be good to catch up with some old friends!

barrytone
07.03.2009, 12:37
good luck to everyone this weekend!!! it'll be good to catch up with some old friends!

Thanks Ric and not so much of the old! Looking forward to seeing you too! Had a right mare this morning, heel on my black shoes came off, still better now than going onto the stage! So I'll be the baritone player with the brown shoes! Good job it's not a deportment contest!

Kerwintootle
07.03.2009, 12:50
Good luck to my hubby today with Yorkshire Co-op, and good luck to all at Stannington for tomorrow with my brother on bass trombone, this could be the first time I've competed against Adam my bro.

Valvecap
07.03.2009, 13:14
Good look to all this weekend... Glad its finally here, win or lose, bring on the booze! Think 2nd section bands all over the country deserve medals for working on this test piece... A right enigma.... looks like hootenanny on heat, its actually a lot harder than it looks. See you all in Bradford!

Pav
07.03.2009, 16:23
First Section:
Saturday 7th March

Test Piece: Pentacle (Cole)
Adjudicators: Malcolm Brownbill & Colin Hardy
Draw: 1.00pm
Commence: 2.45pm approx.

Draw:

Cornerstone (Gavin Lamplough), 2
Drighlington (Kevin Belcher), 9
Hade Edge (Simon Wood), 4
Hebden Bridge (Dennis Hadfield), 11
Knottingley Silver (Owen Wedgewood), 5
Lindley (Neil Jowett), 1
Meltham and Meltham Mills (Stuart Fawcett), 7
Old Silkstone (Alan Exley), 3
Slaithwaite (Barry Hudson), 10
Stocksbridge (Miles Davison), 12
Wakefield Metropolitan (Norman Law), 8
Yorkshire Co-op (Simon Kerwin), 6
w, YBS Concert Brass

http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=9540

There must be some mistake. Meltham always draw no 1. It's tradition. Redraw!

David Pegram
07.03.2009, 17:27
Well done Garry and Emley knew you would pull them round mate

stooge
07.03.2009, 17:32
Third Section:
Saturday 7th March

Test Piece: The Once and Future King (Baker)
Adjudicators: Simone Rebello & Ian Brownbill
Draw: 9.00am
Commence: 10.30am

Results:

1. Garforth (Steven Bailey), 10
2. Crofton Silver (Tim Sidwell), 3
3. Emley (Garry Hallas), 12
4. Gawthorpe (Stephen Bradnum), 1
5. Wetherby & District Silver (David Ashworth), 11
6. Lofthouse 2000 (Andrew Whitaker), 7
7. Gawthorpe Brass '85 (John Edward), 9
8. Skelmanthorpe ‘B’ (Philip Garlick), 8
9. West Yorkshire Police (Captain Gary Clegg), 4
10. Chapeltown (Andrew Dennis), 2
11. Barnsley Metropolitan (Alex Francis), 6
12. Oughtibridge (David Corker), 5

Soloist: Mark Wears, Soprano, Crofton.

Top 2 bands qualify for Harrogate.

Nice work Sidwell!

Matthew
07.03.2009, 18:04
Well done to all the bands in the Third Section today! :)

Terrific result for us all at Garforth Brass, yey! Congrats too go to Crofton. :cool:

madandcrazytromboneguy
07.03.2009, 18:50
mark wears does it again, well done mate!

Pav
07.03.2009, 19:08
mark wears does it again, well done mate!

Did wonder where he might crop up this year. Nice one Mark.

themusicalrentboy
07.03.2009, 20:21
Cornerstone come last after winning at Butlins by 'eck

themusicalrentboy
07.03.2009, 20:21
First Section:
Saturday 7th March

Test Piece: Pentacle (Cole)
Adjudicators: Malcolm Brownbill & Colin Hardy
Draw: 1.00pm
Commence: 2.45pm approx.

Results:

1. Wakefield Metropolitan (Norman Law), 8
2. Hade Edge (Simon Wood), 4
3. Drighlington (Kevin Belcher), 9
4. Meltham and Meltham Mills (Stuart Fawcett), 7
5. Stocksbridge (Miles Davison), 12
6. Old Silkstone (Alan Exley), 3
7. Hebden Bridge (Dennis Hadfield), 11
8. Lindley (Neil Jowett), 1
9. Knottingley Silver (Owen Wedgewood), 5
10. Slaithwaite (Barry Hudson), 10
11. Yorkshire Co-op (Simon Kerwin), 6
12. Cornerstone (Gavin Lamplough), 2
w, YBS Concert Brass

Top 2 bands qualify for Harrogate.

Best soloist: Michael May, Soprano, Hade Edge

courtesy of 4br

trombone-john
07.03.2009, 20:41
Well done Wakey Met.

A fantastic performance. Good luck in Harrogate, and in the championship section next year

C'MON!!!!

leisa
07.03.2009, 20:46
Ooooh Well done Shakey Wakey!! and Hade Edge! Roll on tomorrow :-D

Caprice
07.03.2009, 21:13
Cornerstone come last after winning at Butlins by 'eck

Yes - whatever happened to them? they were superb at Butlins and definitely in the running today

Di B
07.03.2009, 21:59
Well done wakey met and drig. Two great bands that will both be partying hard as I type. I wouldnt want their hangovers!

I heard that some of cornerstones usual players had other commitments today - maybe that affected their result?

Number1euph
07.03.2009, 22:00
Congratulations to both Wakefield Met and Hade Edge. Both bands i know well and they both deserve this result. Bring on the good times. Also a special mention to Michael May for winning the soloist prize. Bring on tomorrow and the 6.45am rehearsal i have. Lol!

steve butler
07.03.2009, 22:46
Wow! Well done Wakey Met! Cracking result.

BigHorn
07.03.2009, 23:23
Couldn't quite believe the result table what happened to the bottom 2 bands? I would have thought they'd be at the other other end of the table. So much for favourites. Well done the winners and runners up - even though you've upset my chances on the prediction competition.

robcav
08.03.2009, 00:22
Cornerstone come last after winning at Butlins by 'eck

Maybe the fact that they actually came second at Butlins gave them some cause for self-doubt.
Well done WMet and the mighty Hade Edge.

Well done to Skelmanthorpe B for their efforts in section three and for holding their own after promotion.

themusicalrentboy
08.03.2009, 00:33
alright they came second smart ****.

they still came last today which, second OR first at butlins still leaves some headscratching does it not?

Leyfy
08.03.2009, 00:44
Essex Elvis here on Leyfy's computer - congrats to all at the Elmley !!! Good luck Mr Butler and Strata on Sunday !

robcav
08.03.2009, 01:05
alright they came second smart ****.

they still came last today which, second OR first at butlins still leaves some headscratching does it not?

Does it? How about - in the opinion of the judges they didn't play as well as all the other bands - or is that me just being a smart **** again by stating the facts?

DannyCollin
08.03.2009, 01:07
It was in 1984 when I made my conducting debut - there were 33 bands in the 4th - I came 25th...

Remember playing Salute to Youth at Nottingham 1st section final (1999) with Yorks Co-Op Andy? (came 3rd)

JR

Aye John, i remember it well, just back from Switzerland then straight into it. this is my 5th time with salute to youth. hmmmmm....

themusicalrentboy
08.03.2009, 01:12
Does it? How about - in the opinion of the judges they didn't play as well as all the other bands - or is that me just being smart **** again by stating the facts?

it leaves a little headscratching because, having heard all of the people who'd listened to them at Butlins in the Final raving about how well they were going to do due to the quality of performance on Stage. Coming last in your area after that, unless you've had a shocker of a performance, must be very disheartening.

And no, being a pedant makes you a smart **** - the fact is they played sumpremely well at Butlins, first or second place. :tup

Scottw
08.03.2009, 01:29
What stood out most to me about Cornerstone's performance of Pentacle was that it was far too slow.....I only managed to hear the first 7 bands as had a concert myself tonight, but well done to Hade Edge...out of the ones I listened to, you were my tip for the night....up to the point I listened no-one else had the power that you had.... a few clumsy slips for your pc, but your soprano nailed his part well.

PeterBale
08.03.2009, 02:37
it leaves a little headscratching because, having heard all of the people who'd listened to them at Butlins in the Final raving about how well they were going to do due to the quality of performance on Stage. Coming last in your area after that, unless you've had a shocker of a performance, must be very disheartening.

And no, being a pedant makes you a smart **** - the fact is they played sumpremely well at Butlins, first or second place. :tup

Just because a band has a good result on one particular day, on a particular test piece, with a particular line-up and with a particular adjudicator or two, there is no guarantee that this will be replicated under different circumstances. From what I know of Cornerstone, I suspect the amount or rehearsal time they have been able to allocate is considerably less than most bands, apart from anything else. Either way, we'll have to wait and get some reactions from those who actually heard the band in action,and in particular the man in the box!

Roger Thorne
08.03.2009, 08:50
Congrats to the prize winners in the 3rd section. For what it's worth I had Emley first, Garforth second and Lofthouse third. I thought Emley was the only band to capture the different styles of music throughout the three movements, and executed a wide dynamic range throughout, but I would guess that a few tuning and intonation problems probably cost them a higher placing (although that could be said for a lot of bands.) However, a well fought contest with some interesting interpretations thoughout the day.

Nice to have met Andy Baker yesterday and hear his comments regarding the performances. I'm sure he'll post his thoughts if we ask him nicely!

:wink:

steve butler
08.03.2009, 09:04
Essex Elvis here on Leyfy's computer - congrats to all at the Elmley !!! Good luck Mr Butler and Strata on Sunday !
Thanks Mr Elvis, I think we may need a bit of luck ;)

2nd man down
08.03.2009, 10:10
Essex Elvis here on Leyfy's computer - congrats to all at the Elmley !!! Good luck Mr Butler and Strata on Sunday !

Thank you, we appreciate it. It looks like we've been promoted with that result so Emley should be doing battle in the 2nd section next year (pending any appeals/strange relegation - promotion numbers) for the first time since the early 60's I believe. We're really pleased with our achievement. Our hard work and constantly well attended rehearsals is finally paying dividends it seems.


Congrats to the prize winners in the 3rd section. For what it's worth I had Emley first, Garforth second and Lofthouse third. I thought Emley was the only band to capture the different styles of music throughout the three movements, and executed a wide dynamic range throughout, but I would guess that a few tuning and intonation problems probably cost them a higher placing (although that could be said for a lot of bands.) However, a well fought contest with some interesting interpretations thoughout the day.

Nice to have met Andy Baker yesterday and hear his comments regarding the performances. I'm sure he'll post his thoughts if we ask him nicely!

:wink:

Thanks Roger, that's good to know. We know we've played it better than our performance on stage yesterday, like you said, the odd tuning moment and a few little errors here and there probably cost us a trip to North Yorkshire in September, but having found we're probably going up the band was more than a little chuffed with our result.

Foxbummer
08.03.2009, 11:52
i still can't believe it
i partied all night hahah
just got home
bed time now

Roger Thorne
08.03.2009, 13:32
4th Section done and dusted . . . . (courtesy of 4BR)

Fourth Section:
Sunday 8th March

Test Piece: The Talisman for Brass Band (Hughes)
Adjudicators: David Horsfield & Roy Roe
Draw: 8.00am
Commence: 9.30am

Results:

1. Maltby Miners Welfare (Terry Clifford), 1
2. Thurcroft (Ken Vernon), 4
3. Linthwaite (C. Askew), 2
4. Huddersfield & Ripponden (Steve Platten), 3
5. Armthorpe Elmfield (Haydn Griffiths), 8
6. Wilsden (Ken Lee), 9
7. Deepcar (Gavin Somerset), 5
8. Worsbrough Brass (John K. Hopkinson), 6
9. Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) (Carol Caton), 7

Soloist: Euph, Thurcroft
Youngest plater: Jorden Deardon, Wilsden

Top 2 bands qualify for Harrogate.

:tup

2nd man down
08.03.2009, 13:38
A really big well done to everyone at my old band Wilsden following their first crack at the areas in many a year. Good to see you contesting and holding your own.

Well done Boys and Girls.

Congrats go to Maltby Miners who played off a number one draw and obviously nailed it. :clap:
Good effort.

madandcrazytromboneguy
08.03.2009, 15:19
GUTTED!

is just 1 of the words to describe how i feel after this mornings result

hudds n ripp were happy with how they performed today, but could only muster 4th

funnily enough the 3 bands who beat us were the 3 bands who i didnt get to hear, bands 1 and 2 (maltby and linthwaite) and the band who played after us, band 4 (thurcroft). i got to hear all the others, bands 5-9, and after hearing them all i thought hey we've got a good chance for the top 2 here depending on what the other 3 did, oh well, thats contesting

really enjoyed playing at st.georges again, shame we only do it once a year!

Anno Draconis
08.03.2009, 15:30
Nice to have met Andy Baker yesterday and hear his comments regarding the performances. I'm sure he'll post his thoughts if we ask him nicely! You smooth talking devil ;) - good to meet you too!

I realised yesterday why I'm not an adjudicator - the careful concentration required to listen to 12 bands and put them in a carefully considered order of merit was hard work, and I'm quite grateful there weren't 20 bands in the section :D. FWIW I didn't have quite the same order as Ian and Simone, but we never disagreed by more than two places. I thought the top three performances stood out - all the bands brought something to the table, but the top three managed to get to grips with the stylistic challenges that I alluded to from the stage, whereas bands lower down struggled to get the right sense of atmosphere right through all three movements.

The second movement didn't take any prisoners yesterday, and no-one got through it perfectly; the muted parts at the beginning look simple on paper, but it's nerve-wracking and exposed - sorry :oops:. Once again, as with Blackpool, there was some lovely sop playing. I liked Garforth's innovation of standing up to play the opening fanfare - some of you may know this was how it was originally written - although it might have been even more effective if all the players had faced forwards?

Most of the observations I'd make are similar to those I made after Blackpool - the "clashes" only work if the intonation/tuning is good; there was a tendency (although much less pronounced than Blackpool) for sheddies to overdo it a bit; the last movement tempo needs to keep a consistent quaver pulse (occasionally the switches to 6/8 were a bit "stodgy"); and remember that faster ONLY equals more exciting if the playing is tight and accurate. I'd also suggest that maybe listening to bits of Vaughan Williams and maybe some early music might have helped get to grips with the style of the piece?

Thank you to all the bands for their efforts yesterday, and well done, especially to Garforth, Crofton and Emley. It's scant comfort for missing the top two I know, but I had Emley as my winners by a nose yesterday, purely on stylistic and interpretative merit. I can see how the odd clip and bit of grumbly intonation here and there might have cost them in the eyes of the people who matter though, and I certainly would have no complaints about Garforth and Crofton taking the top honours, they played the piece very well. Particular congrats to Crofton's sop player for some very well crafted contributions :clap:

I heard the 1st 4 bands in the 1st section yesterday, and I have to say I'm surprised Cornerstone came where they did, but then I don't know the score espcially well - if they did take liberties with the tempi as a previous poster suggested maybe that cost them, would like to know what GC thinks! Hade Edge were very impressive, all the more so for their MD conducting such a complex score from memory. Balls of steel, that man. :clap:

2nd man down
08.03.2009, 15:39
It's scant comfort for missing the top two I know, but I had Emley as my winners by a nose yesterday, purely on stylistic and interpretative merit.

Wow, thank you indeed Andy, coming from the composer that means so much to us. Great piece, we loved playing it, just a shame about the odd clip and tuning bits we were guilty of on stage. Still, we enjoyed ourselves. This is just a little bit more good news from the day for us.

Thanks.

Matthew
08.03.2009, 16:24
I realised yesterday why I'm not an adjudicator - the careful concentration required to listen to 12 bands and put them in a carefully considered order of merit was hard work, and I'm quite grateful there weren't 20 bands in the section :D. FWIW I didn't have quite the same order as Ian and Simone, but we never disagreed by more than two places. I thought the top three performances stood out - all the bands brought something to the table, but the top three managed to get to grips with the stylistic challenges that I alluded to from the stage, whereas bands lower down struggled to get the right sense of atmosphere right through all three movements.

Hello Andy!

I just wanted to say it was a real pleasure listening to you talking about your piece with your thoughts on the performances, while we waited for the results yesterday.

You were very entertaining and interesting (which is confirmed anyway, as you held the audience attention totally, who were impatient for the results as always!). It's not very often too, you get to see and hear the composer 'in the flesh' and overall it's been very enjoyable playing and rehearsing your music which has some very rich and exciting content - thank you. :clap:

Hope to play more of your music in future. :tup

2nd man down
08.03.2009, 16:34
Hello Andy!

I just wanted to say it was a real pleasure listening to you talking about your piece with your thoughts on the performances, while we waited for the results yesterday.

You were very entertaining and interesting (which is confirmed anyway, as you held the audience attention totally, who were impatient for the results as always!). It's not very often too, you get to see and hear the composer 'in the flesh' and overall it's been very enjoyable playing and rehearsing your music which has some very rich and exciting content - thank you. :clap:

Hope to play more of your music in future. :tup

Well done on your result Matthew, very well deserved from what I could hear of it downstairs over that PA system they have.
Good luck at 'Arrogate. :tup;)

Anno Draconis
08.03.2009, 17:31
Hello Andy!

I just wanted to say it was a real pleasure listening to you talking about your piece with your thoughts on the performances, while we waited for the results yesterday.

You were very entertaining and interesting (which is confirmed anyway, as you held the audience attention totally, who were impatient for the results as always!).

So it wasn't apparent quite how severely I was cacking my pants then? Phew ;)


It's not very often too, you get to see and hear the composer 'in the flesh' and overall it's been very enjoyable playing and rehearsing your music which has some very rich and exciting content - thank you. :clap:

Hope to play more of your music in future. :tup

Thanks for that Matthew, and very well done on a cracking performance yesterday.

2nd man down
08.03.2009, 18:01
Yorkshire Area 2nd Section results 2009, courtesy of 4barsrest.com

1. Holme Silver (Disposables UK Group) (Duncan Beckley), 11
2. Frickley/South Elmsall (David Nichols), 1
3. Kippax (Stanley Lippeatt), 9
4. Grange Moor (Mark Bentham), 5
5. Strata (David Hirst), 6
6. South Yorkshire Police (Kevin Wadsworth), 4
7. Dodworth Colliery M.W. (Eliot J. Darwin), 8
8. Barnsley Building Society (William Rushworth), 7
9. Clifton and Lightcliffe (John Clay), 10
10. Horbury Victoria (Bob Walker), 12
11. Rockingham (Stephen Shimwell), 2
12. Elland Silver (Phillip Shaw), 3

Top 2 bands qualify for Harrogate.

Best soloist: Cornet, Frickley

brassbandmaestro
08.03.2009, 18:11
Well done to Grange Moor, on coming 5th. I know Leisa plays for them(principla cornet tmper here!!)

2nd man down
08.03.2009, 18:14
Well done to Grange Moor, on coming 5th. I know Leisa plays for them(principla cornet tmper here!!)

Ahem...4th.

brassbandmaestro
08.03.2009, 18:21
Ah, Oh well, my oberservation powers a bit lacking there!

brassneck
08.03.2009, 18:23
Ah, Oh well, my oberservation powers a bit lacking there!

You must have been subconsciously thinking about Mr. B's band! ;)

brassbandmaestro
08.03.2009, 18:27
Ah yes! I should have mentioned that too!! Well done! Good that tmpers members are having success.

DublinBass
08.03.2009, 18:30
Interesting Draw...

Marsden Silver Prize (Ossett Brewery) (Glynn Williams), 9
Hammonds Saltaire (Morgan Griffiths), 10
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel (Richard Evans), 11

Knowing two of the three bands will likely go down, having them back-to-back-to-back should make for a fair comparison.

Number1euph
08.03.2009, 18:59
Well done to all the 4th section bands. Cracking piece of music but very difficult and i can assure you i have now burnt my copy. Lol! Got to say though, what was Frank Hughes on about? Singing the bits to us and he seem to talk for ages. I was sat on stage and nearly wetting myself. Well Good luck to Maltby and Thurcroft at the nationals.

steve butler
08.03.2009, 19:21
Well done Dave and Frickley SE, also well done Leeeeisa, sorry we didn't get chance for more of a chat. Only listened to one band - Kippax - who I thought played very well, especially Nigel on top man! Think we possibly got about what we deserved.

alibaba
08.03.2009, 19:42
Good that tmpers members are having success.

Well done to my band Frickley for 2nd place in the 2nd section.
Can't believe that for this first time in about 20 area contests I had to go home before the results. Then to rub salt into it I end up winning the soloist prize. Just my luck.:frown:

Well done to all the other bands for their results and for putting up with NWS. Time to burn the parts now methinks...

Valvecap
08.03.2009, 22:36
Go Frickley - Nice one guys - thoroughly deserved - proud to be the man in the middle. Good to see loads of tMP folk there today - gutted i didnt get to see Mr Butler and a few more off this thread - enjoyed listening to 8 out of the 12 bands - some amazing playing - and amazing car horns!

Anno Draconis
08.03.2009, 22:54
Courtesy of 4BR on Twitter:

1: Rothwell
2: Hepworth
3: Grimey
4: Dyke
5: B&R
6: Skelmanthorpe

The old order changeth :eek:

Well done Rothwell :clap: and Heppy :clap:

Roger Thorne
08.03.2009, 22:56
Championship Results . . . . . . courtesy of 4BR

Test Piece: Salute to Youth (Vinter)
Adjudicators: Nigel Boddice & Steve Sykes

1. Rothwell Temperance (David Roberts), 7
2. Hepworth (Cookson Homes) (Ian Porthouse), 3
3. Grimethorpe Colliery (Allan Withington), 8
4. Black Dyke (Dr. Nicholas J. Childs), 1
5. Brighouse and Rastrick (Garry Cutt), 6
6. Skelmanthorpe (John Roberts), 5
7. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Russell Gray), 4
8. Marsden Silver Prize (Ossett Brewery) (Glynn Williams), 9
9. Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery (Graham O’Connor), 2
10. Stannington (Derek Renshaw), 12
11. Hammonds Saltaire (Morgan Griffiths), 10
12. Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel (Richard Evans), 11

Adjudicators solist prize: Solo cornet, Rothwell
Best instrumentalist: James Fieldhouse, Euph, Hepworth

Black Dyke and Carlton Main Frickley Colliery have pre-qualified for the Finals so there are two additional places up for grabs.

:tup

damarocto
08.03.2009, 22:59
waww!!! no grimmy at finals!!!

Cornishbassman
08.03.2009, 23:00
Congratulations to the winners but a huge 'well done' to all at Skelmanthorpe. It was a great result for us. I am really proud to be part of the team.

Well done John, the soloists and all the band.

See you next week

Liz
(joker66)



1st Horn
Skelmanthorpe Band

little_miss_marcroft
08.03.2009, 23:04
GET INNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

steve butler
08.03.2009, 23:06
Differing fortunes for my local bands!
Well done Rothwell...
and commiserations Imps.

superjobby
08.03.2009, 23:12
Well done Hepworth and Rothwell! :clap:

I have now officially become a major band geek.. Furiously refreshing 4br on twitter, when I actually have more important things to do, as I'm moving 200 miles away from home this week!!:rolleyes:

Owen
08.03.2009, 23:16
Fantastic result for Rothwell and Hepworth!

I am so chuffed to have been part of the Skelmanthorpe team today; great team and fantastic MD. I will miss you all in my retirement, but what a way to go out...

Very happy! :)

Curse that 6:30 flight from Manchester in the morning!

IJK
08.03.2009, 23:34
Fantastic result for Rothwell. Played with them earlier this year and they are a great team. And the troms are a great unit in Nick and Glyn.

Also well done to Tony tuba and Hepworth and also to John Roberts and his team

Belfast Barman
08.03.2009, 23:40
Well done John, Rob, Owen, Paul, etc at Skel, great result guys - just sorry I wasn't there to listen to you - still nursing officially the world's biggest hangover/curry mouth from Omar's last night!

And a hooooj BPS to Tony Tuba at Heppy!


Andy - offically a 1-band man...

paddo
09.03.2009, 00:02
fantastic result for a well deserved performance. well played, well executed and very well conducted by john. John is with out doubt one of the best band trainers and conductors, thank you John.

Apart form having a stonking cold, blocked ears and so on, one of the best day's of my banding life. thanks to all within shat, and all the best to Owen, you will be missed mate........

2nd man down
09.03.2009, 00:11
Wow, what a result!

I have to say, Garry Hallas (Ploughboy) phoned me as he was leaving the hall before the results and said that he was amazed how close it was, stressing that from what he'd heard, and apart from a "magical" middle section by Grimey that it was clearly no longer the usual 3 or 4 jostling for the top spot. And then he said "you know, I wouldn't even be surprised if Rothwell and 'Epworth are in the top two they were that good".

God I hate it when he's right. :rolleyes: (I don't hate the result, I just hate him being right! ;))

Aurora771
09.03.2009, 00:13
Well done Hepworth and Rothwell! :clap:
Furiously refreshing 4br on twitter, when I actually have more important things to do, as I'm moving 200 miles away from home this week!!:rolleyes:

Haha, you weren't the only one. 4br Twitter were a little off the mark with their predictions.. but that's contesting!

Congrats to Rothwell and Hepworth(and their soloists!). I wish I could've made it down to listen.. next time perhaps.

ploughboy
09.03.2009, 00:27
Wow, what a result!

I have to say, Garry Hallas (Ploughboy) phoned me as he was leaving the hall before the results and said that he was amazed how close it was, stressing that from what he'd heard, and apart from a "magical" middle section by Grimey that it was clearly no longer the usual 3 or 4 jostling for the top spot. And then he said "you know, I wouldn't even be surprised if Rothwell and 'Epworth are in the top two they were that good".

God I hate it when he's right. :rolleyes: (I don't hate the result, I just hate him being right! ;))

he he he he he,

It's a burden. there were some top notch performances tonight, you could clearly see why we have 7 bands in the top 20. Well done to all the prize winners this weekend.

Thanks to everyone who has wished us well, it's been a 6 year marathon working our way up to the verge of the 2nd section on gradually improving results, thanks to my team who have put in some serious effort so far this year, bums on seats makes such a difference. Oh, and we have a No Vacancies sign on the bandroom door - it's a great feeling!

critic
09.03.2009, 00:30
haha, you weren't the only one. 4br twitter were a little off the mark with their predictions.. But that's contesting!

Congrats to rothwell and hepworth(and their soloists!). I wish i could've made it down to listen.. Next time perhaps.

yes well done rothwell and hepworth there was some superb playing from both bands and the attention to detail shone through

YorkshireBloke
09.03.2009, 01:05
So proud tonight, well done to everyone at Skelmanthorpe. (Rob Cav you were awesome!!)

Special thanks to JR for such a good interpretation, and to Owen for all the dedicated service for the last 5 years.

Paul

Masterblaster jnr
09.03.2009, 01:08
Well done all at Skelmanthorpe. I only hard first half of the performance over the speakers downstairs but it sounded fantastic. Keep it up and surely this is a sign of things to come for the band

HBB
09.03.2009, 02:51
What a great day...!! :)

scotchgirl
09.03.2009, 08:42
Congratulations to Hepworth on their 2nd place!! yay!! All down to Tony ;)

deave
09.03.2009, 09:18
I listened to 9 out of 12 bands and I'm very surprised with the results!
Personally I can't believe B&R didn't qualify, really enjoyed their performance.

Some of the best playing I heard all day was from Sop and Euph @ Hepworth and Top man @ Marsden.
Well done to all the qualifying bands, c u in London.

Deave - Fodens

tpcornet12
09.03.2009, 10:03
Brilliant contest. Listened to everyone in top section and thought there were about 5 great performances but Rothwell were the only ones to really give me goosebumps. Such a superb piece of music - really no problem listening to it 12 times - apart from the DVT acquired from the top tier seating.

JR
09.03.2009, 11:05
Congratulations to Dave and Rothwell! (get that hotel booked Andy...)

V well done to Hepworth

Really delighted with our performance and placing - great effort - looking forward to the meal tonight now!

John R

tsawyer
09.03.2009, 12:42
On behalf of Rothwell Temperance Band and David Roberts, I would like to thank everyone for their emails, messages, phone calls and texts.

Awesome result. There will be a few sore heads around this morning.

Congratulations to Hepworth on an excellent result, we look forward to seeing you in London.

Tim.

Matthew
09.03.2009, 13:22
Well done on your result Matthew, very well deserved from what I could hear of it downstairs over that PA system they have.
Good luck at 'Arrogate.

Thank you, much appreciated and well done to you all too. :)


So it wasn't apparent quite how severely I was cacking my pants then? Phew ;)

Thanks for that Matthew, and very well done on a cracking performance yesterday.

Thanks! You looked very 'composed' indeed and no sign of any cacking going on for sure, lol! :biggrin:

PS: Well done to Rothwell and Hepworth yesterday, a brilliant result, nice one both! :clap:

horn gold
09.03.2009, 14:28
Just returned from a wonderful weekend listening in yorkshire. Heard quite a lot of bands in what was some terrific contests. Enjoyed been a brass band geek again after a few years out of the game . . . so here are my humble thoughts for others to argue against :tongue:

it was a right old battle that took place in the top section but rothwell were IMO rightful winners. dyke were my second place but the number 1 draw probably didnt help. had grimethorpe 3rd too but hammonds were my my 6th not 11th :sup does that mean they are down now? b&r were okay and too many splits for imps.

Heard most of the bands in section 2 and 3 and they were good contests too [didn’t quite make it in time for the 4th after a long night with firends in there local ;).]
From what I heard the results seemed about right though. i really enjoyed kippax and grange moor but didnt hear frickly so cant really say about 2nd. 3rd section results sounded close enough from what i heard and overheard.
two great new pieces of music too!! really liked the new world sketches, and the future king piece sounded just right for the third section bands [particularly the higher end bands]

The first section was terrific too and what a fantastic piece!!!! wasnt too sure when I first played through it in our bandroom but it grows on you so much. The winning band made it sound fantastic and even gave the vinter a run for its money! :sup [pause for the irate complaints :mad:]. it certainly sorts the bands out too which is what you want!!!! only IMO but wakefield were clear winners. hade edge were secure and accurate enough to deserve second. but had bands placed 3567 as top 6 but not in that order [6375]. Cornerstone were poor though and a huge dissappointment. IMO the bottom few placed bands lost it on the simple stuff of not playing together and not the fancy stuff. will see what happens in a fortnights time!

Just my ramblings . . . probably all wrong!!!!

Great weekend though and looking forward to our areas now (1st section London SC)

Jim.

flugelboy
09.03.2009, 14:56
Is anything interesting in the 4th section??


Thatsa little harsh don't you think?

robcav
09.03.2009, 16:02
So proud tonight, well done to everyone at Skelmanthorpe. (Rob Cav you were awesome!!)

Special thanks to JR for such a good interpretation, and to Owen for all the dedicated service for the last 5 years.

Paul

Thanks Paul. It was a great team effort from Skelmanthorpe, superbly led by JR. Especially well done to Jo, our prinipal cornet, on her first Yorkshire top section area contest - nerves of steel.

Very well done to Rothwell and Hepworth - disappointed I didn't hear you guys.

sudcornet
09.03.2009, 16:53
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the top section yesterday...(its still a bit weird not playing)...not quite the results I expected but that's contesting for ya.

Maybe I'm being a tad cynical, but...Would the organisers have put back the start of the contest if it hadn't been Dyke on first?

Couldn't see that happening up North...Reg Vardy drawn #1 or not.

Sud (Cynical Old Git).

tpcornet12
09.03.2009, 17:04
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the top section yesterday...(its still a bit weird not playing)...not quite the results I expected but that's contesting for ya.

Maybe I'm being a tad cynical, but...Would the organisers have put back the start of the contest if it hadn't been Dyke on first?

Couldn't see that happening up North...Reg Vardy drawn #1 or not.

Sud (Cynical Old Git).

I think they may have also taken into account the fact that the allocated seating system had crashed making it take a lot longer to get your tickets.

DannyCollin
09.03.2009, 17:25
Thatsa little harsh don't you think?

No!!

2nd man down
09.03.2009, 17:29
No!!

Well done for yesterday, cracking result!

Wanny
09.03.2009, 17:29
Thanks Paul. It was a great team effort from Skelmanthorpe, superbly led by JR. Especially well done to Jo, our prinipal cornet, on her first Yorkshire top section area contest - nerves of steel.

Very well done to Rothwell and Hepworth - disappointed I didn't hear you guys.

Thanks Rob! Petrifying but totally worth it, was so proud to be part of the team yesterday. Still can't stop grinning!! :D

paddo
09.03.2009, 17:46
well if you play like that and your petrified, dont ever lose it hun :)

also just had a look at the yorkshire brass band association site and with 2007/2008 positions along with this years they look a lot like this....

07 08 09 total points
dyke 3 1 4 8
B&R 1 5 5 11
Rothwell 7 4 1 12
Grimethorpe 8 2 3 13
Hepworth 2 9 2 13
carlton Main 4 3 7 14
Skelmanthorpe 6p 6p 6 18
Stannington 6p 6p 10 22
Hatfield 5 11 9 25
Marsden 12 6 8 26
Imps 6 10 12 28
hammonds 11 8 11 30

it should be inline but for some reason on here its not, sorry

i am bored and nursing a massive hangover.......

squirrel
09.03.2009, 18:19
...........2007 2008 2009 total points
dyke......... 3 .. 1 .. 4 ... 8
B&R.......... 1 .. 5 .. 5 .. 11
Rothwell..... 7 .. 4 .. 1 .. 12
Grimethorpe.. 8 .. 2 .. 3 .. 13
Hepworth..... 2 .. 9 .. 2 .. 13
carlton Main. 4 .. 3 .. 7 .. 14
Skelmanthorpe 6p . 6p . 6 .. 18
Stannington.. 6p . 6p. 10 .. 22
Hatfield..... 5 . 11 .. 9 .. 25
Marsden..... 12 .. 6 .. 8 .. 26
Imps......... 6 . 10 . 12 .. 28
hammonds.... 11 .. 8 . 11 .. 30


That should sort it...

stuartw
09.03.2009, 18:53
Skelmanthorpe 6p . 6p . 6 .. 18
Stannington.. 6p . 6p. 10 .. 22


Sorry but you have the averages for the previous years wrong for these 2 bands, they should be 7 and 6.5 fo 2007 and 2008 The pre contest grading table broke overnight on the yorkshire area site as the date of the next contest automatically adjusted. I have now fixed that so you can see the pre contest positions on line again.

Cheers

Stuart

tsawyer
09.03.2009, 19:46
Sorry but you have the averages for the previous years wrong for these 2 bands, they should be 7 and 6.5 fo 2007 and 2008

How is this worked out?

ta,

Tim.

stuartw
09.03.2009, 20:21
How is this worked out?

ta,

Tim.

It is the average mark for the competing bands for each year of the contest. In 2007 13 bands played in the championship section so the average mark is 7 for that year. In 2008 only 12 bands played and so the average mark is 6.5.
One point of confusion is that everyones first instinct is that the average marks should be half the number of bands playing, this is not the case.
Total points on the day for 12 bands = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12 = 78
78/12 = 6.5

Hope that this helps

Stuart

tuba1974
09.03.2009, 20:22
very interesting Ist section next year,
Is it 2 bands down from the champ section or 3,
yorkshire imps and hammonds in the Ist section wow,

TracyKeith
09.03.2009, 22:19
Well done FRICKLEY and Simon Sanderson (Principal Cornet) for getting best soloist on the day and 2nd overall :-) . Nationals here we come.... You are all fab and we have waited long enough to get back in the results.

Im so proud to be the secretary/player and will try very hard to raise enough money to get you all a fab weekend in Harrogate in September.

Bring it on.......................

Well done to every other contesting band over the weekend as it is so much hard work and dedication for one day.

Columbo
10.03.2009, 10:41
Does anyone have a list of the current 1st section Yorkshire rankings including this years results please? Cheers.

Blossom
10.03.2009, 12:34
Does anyone have a list of the current 1st section Yorkshire rankings including this years results please? Cheers.

Haven't got a list but look on www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire (http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire) The 2009 grading tables are on and all the 2009 results so easy to work them out for yourself.

kierendinno
10.03.2009, 14:55
4th section may possibly look a bit like this! (although I could be, and probably am, wrong...)

So Maltby and Armthorpe go up...

Puts us in a good position for next year though as Thurcroft will be top with 8 points going into next year...



Maltby Miners Welfare 6 3 1 10
Armthorpe Elmfield 6 4 5 15
Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass 6 5.5 4 15.5
Linthwaite 4 9 3 16
Wilsden 6 5.5 6 17.5
Thurcroft Welfare 10 6 2 18
Worsborough 6 5.5 8 19.5
Dinnington 6 5.5 10 21.5
Friendly Band 6 7 9 22
Deepcar 6 10 7 23
Tingley 9 8 10 27
Haworth 8 11 10 29
Markham Main 11 11 10 32
Dearne Valley Brass 12 11 10 33

barroweuph
11.03.2009, 14:21
Well done FRICKLEY and Simon Sanderson (Principal Cornet) for getting best soloist on the day and 2nd overall :-) . Nationals here we come.... You are all fab and we have waited long enough to get back in the results.

Well said!! Excellent performance on a brilliant day. :clap:

Bring on the Nationals!!!

Valvecap
11.03.2009, 20:45
Just seen the retros are up on 4br... anyone know if there is likely to be a gallery of events going up anywhere? Certainly from an Mds point of view I was very much aware of a number of photograpers when the band were on stage...

critic
11.03.2009, 21:45
Thanks Paul. It was a great team effort from Skelmanthorpe, superbly led by JR. Especially well done to Jo, our prinipal cornet, on her first Yorkshire top section area contest - nerves of steel.

Very well done to Rothwell and Hepworth - disappointed I didn't hear you guys.

WHAT was a highlight on sunday night was the great support the bands got from the st george hall audience it created a great atmosphere all through the top section and in contrast to the north west in the opera house which was as flat as bad ale.

markyboy
12.03.2009, 00:14
Thanks Paul. It was a great team effort from Skelmanthorpe, superbly led by JR. Especially well done to Jo, our prinipal cornet, on her first Yorkshire top section area contest - nerves of steel.

Very well done to Rothwell and Hepworth - disappointed I didn't hear you guys.

You didn't do too badly yourself Rob !

There will be performances not as good as Skelmanthorpes that will qualify for the National Finals .

Kerwintootle
12.03.2009, 10:22
WHAT was a highlight on sunday night was the great support the bands got from the st george hall audience it created a great atmosphere all through the top section and in contrast to the north west in the opera house which was as flat as bad ale.

Sunday was my first Yorkshire Area in 12 years. It was fantastic and a real bonus to play to a full hall for band number one.

Huge congratulations to Rothwell and Hepworth. :clap: and well done to Mark Wears for his solo prize on Saturday.

GC.
12.03.2009, 11:42
Well done to all the bands at Yorkshire last weekend. I felt very proud and honoured listening to 12 performances of my composition Pentacle – especially at St. Georges Hall at ‘my area’ where I’ve played so many times.

There were some fine performances, with all the bands again having had at the very least a good go at it. I was particularly impressed with the effort and performances by the newly promoted second section bands. Well done – a great effort on what must have been a huge challenge and step up.

With a couple of exceptions - again like for the North West, sorry to disappoint, I don’t want to go into detail much about individual bands performances. I’m happy once again with the adjudicator’s results (boring I know! - I will say if I really disagree, I promise!). I totally agree with the top 2 and the bottom 2 and I had bands 3 to 7 the same - albeit in a slightly different order (mentioning no names though!!)

Congratulations to Wakefield Met for a stunning performance. Full of detail and you could see Norman Law (the conductor) really bringing out every nuance during the performance too – he obviously really got into the music. As did the conductor of Hade Edge – and without a score I believe! WOW! Congratulations to the whole Hade Edge band who gave a confident and complete performance. I said at the time it would take a very fine performance to beat it, and in the end that’s what happened.

A few have been asking me my opinion about Cornerstone brass (including their own players). Well, I was hugely disappointed with their performance I’m afraid. I was expecting big things from the reports, but in the end I felt they just didn’t get into the piece at all. I thought the first movement was quite good and tight (and the last I think) - but the tempo of the slow movements weren’t just slow, they were very, very slow and ended up just dragging - which exposed some quite loose playing. Sorry, I’m sure you’ll have better luck next time though.

Finally, well done to Drighlington for coming 3rd. I thought it was a good performance that perhaps rocked in the middle just a touch, but had some very good soloists. Yes I may have left in 2001 – and no I didn’t give them any help (quite how, I was never really sure) – but they are still my village band that I had many, many fantastic years with. Well done to them and to all the other friends I knew playing with other bands.


. . . . . still can’t believe it was my piece they were all playing! Fantastic feeling.

Midlands next :)

YRBBC
12.03.2009, 18:39
Now the dust has settled a little I should just like to say a huge 'thank you' to everyone involved in the Yorkshire Regional last weekend.

Thank you to all the bands who competed for their hard work, commitment and dedication and thankyou also to all the supporters who came, many of whom were there all weekend and listened to every band.

From our point of view everything ran smoothly (except for the computerised ticket system crashing ) and on Sunday evening to stand on stage and look out on such an audience makes one proud to be a 'tyke' on Bradford weekend.

Congratulations to all the qualifiers for the finals and to everyone else - keep up the good work - it could be your turn next year. :clap:

Peggy Tomlinson

Charmed
13.03.2009, 17:10
Well done to all the bands at Yorkshire last weekend. I felt very proud and honoured listening to 12 performances of my composition Pentacle – especially at St. Georges Hall at ‘my area’ where I’ve played so many times.



. . . . . still can’t believe it was my piece they were all playing! Fantastic feeling.

Midlands next :)




I've tried not to say anything, but can no longer keep quiet.................

I wonder if Mr Cole would like to give his thoughts on some of the different tempos played by the bands? The adjudicators felt it was better not to play at the tempos marked in order to hear the detail from bands who could not give the detail at the correct tempo. To me, this might be acceptable when performing pieces at concerts, but at a contest? Surely the idea of a 'test' piece is to provide a piece of music that will test bands? :confused: If a movement is marked 180 crochets per beat, then surely playing this at say 140 is not playing the piece as it is written? If a movement is 92, playing it faster (to avoid too much exposure, maybe???) is not what the composer wanted. And okay, if a band can't play within distance of the correct tempo, then surely they should be marked down!!! All I can say is god help some of those that have been promoted as a result of these decisions.

I must say that the adjudication for the whole Yorkshire weekend has left me speechless. It is clear that bands can no longer play a 'test piece' the way it is written and expect to be there or thereabouts! I do understand there is an element of musical interpretation involved, I've been involved in banding and contesting long enough! However, when a band adjusts the tempos so much in order for them to be able to play it, and then get in the prizes!!!! I really believe adjudicators need to go back to basics for contests and then add on points for musical interpretation.

Just my opinion of course, but then I am right! :biggrin:

tpcornet12
13.03.2009, 17:29
I was under the impression that the problems with tempo was more to do with bands taking Water (or was it wind?) too slow. The movement felt like it should go at about 70 bpm when it was actually marked 92 bpm. It took a lot of work to get it to the composer's marked speed and keep the style - think that was a challenge a few bands failed on.

tpcornet12
13.03.2009, 17:32
If a movement is 92, playing it faster (to avoid too much exposure, maybe???)

Id be very surprised if any bands played water faster than 92. Not that it would be difficult - it just wouldn't sound right!!

Charmed
13.03.2009, 19:19
Id be very surprised if any bands played water faster than 92. Not that it would be difficult - it just wouldn't sound right!!


The Second Movement, Wind starts at 92 increasing to 100 then back to 92 and Movement 4, Water, was 72 to start then from S marked 60.

I was not playing with a band myself, but one of the bands I know was almost spot on 92, (recording afterwards proved this) but one of the adjudicators stated it was too slow, the other thought it was good!!! :confused:

I was particularly referring to the 1st movement where some placed bands were well below the tempo.

DiG that cornet
13.03.2009, 19:43
I was particularly referring to the 1st movement where some placed bands were well below the tempo.

Quite agree. It hardly seems fair after some kept to the stated tempo (which would be more difficult to get the detail in) and seemed to be given no credit for this.

barrytonegirl
13.03.2009, 19:54
Quite agree. It hardly seems fair after some kept to the stated tempo (which would be more difficult to get the detail in) and seemed to be given no credit for this.

I agree too, the second movement was nearly grinding to a halt in some performances but didn't seem to be taken into account by the adjudicators.

Can't win, slow a piece below stated tempo and you're penalised for not adopting correct tempo, on a different day do the same thing and win. It's a crazy world!

Foxbummer
13.03.2009, 20:09
As did the conductor of Hade Edge – and without a score I believe! WOW! Congratulations to the whole Hade Edge band who gave a confident and complete performance. I



Simon never takes the score on stage

lucythurcroft
13.03.2009, 22:40
4th section may possibly look a bit like this! (although I could be, and probably am, wrong...)

So Maltby and Armthorpe go up...

Puts us in a good position for next year though as Thurcroft will be top with 8 points going into next year...



Maltby Miners Welfare 6 3 1 10
Armthorpe Elmfield 6 4 5 15
Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass 6 5.5 4 15.5
Linthwaite 4 9 3 16
Wilsden 6 5.5 6 17.5
Thurcroft Welfare 10 6 2 18
Worsborough 6 5.5 8 19.5
Dinnington 6 5.5 10 21.5
Friendly Band 6 7 9 22
Deepcar 6 10 7 23
Tingley 9 8 10 27
Haworth 8 11 10 29
Markham Main 11 11 10 32
Dearne Valley Brass 12 11 10 33

yes you are right Kieren lol
Nationals soon.. well in like 6months.. but whatever.. im too excited :clap:
and thurcroft at top of the legue next year.. yay :biggrin:

Sheffield Steel
14.03.2009, 09:24
Response to talk about Cornerstone brass is as follows. The area has been and gone no time to dwell so we have moved on. See you all next year.;)

blasterbates
15.03.2009, 14:12
I'd like to congratulate the three "Holme Valley" bands for all qualifying for the National Finals. All these bands are based within a few miles of Holmfirth and it's great to see Hepworth, Hade Edge and Holme all representing Yorkshire in the finals. Special congratulations to Holme who were unable to raise a band for the area two years ago - it proves you can take a step back to take two forward - other bands take note. :clap:

critic
15.03.2009, 20:45
I'd like to congratulate the three "Holme Valley" bands for all qualifying for the National Finals. All these bands are based within a few miles of Holmfirth and it's great to see Hepworth, Hade Edge and Holme all representing Yorkshire in the finals. Special congratulations to Holme who were unable to raise a band for the area two years ago - it proves you can take a step back to take two forward - other bands take note. :clap:

Well said but as usuall nothing in the local press but then again what do you expect from them.

themusicalrentboy
15.03.2009, 20:50
Quite agree. It hardly seems fair after some kept to the stated tempo (which would be more difficult to get the detail in) and seemed to be given no credit for this.

the adjudicators at Bedworth did - either they've learnt from previous weekends or they just wanted something different.