Congratulations to Aveley & Newham for qualifying and of course Redbridge for winning the area (yet again!!! :-)) - Essex rules!
Special mention to the young Mr Brill for remembering to use his valve oil and winning the soloist prize!
....and just in case anybody missed it - WALES WON THE...
It's probably just as well that we don't have "one man one vote" in the audience then!
I didn't catch Z1 myself but did hear from other "gurus" in the bar that they were unlucky not to qualify.....who knows eh?....we will get the views of the 4br retro shortly and we all know that is the...
Not my terminology at all!
Luckily he will (I hope!) appreciate my poor attempt at levity in describing the vast experience he brings - it certainly came through in our performance.
Time to change subject before I'm sacked or worse get asked to play euph again!
Following an official recount it appears that Mr White does have more London Area wins under his belt that me (but not in the last eight years!!).
However this should not be a surprise to one and all considering he's been at this game since before the movement...
Yes - I was there as old Max Boyce would say. Still probably qualifying as the longest commute to band (Switzerland to Essex every week!!!).
I was happy with how it went....thought I played well and got the band off to a good start - not so sure about the star tag however....that clearly...
Sorry Supersplit....didn't fully answer your question..
Iselin Lande won the horn prize in her first outing on Solo Horn for Redbridge.
Lisa Brill won the Euph prize - so well deserved as well.
Officially... Dave Thomas of A&N won the cornet prize (he did a nice job accompanying Brian...
The only "strange" moment related to which of the A&N solo cornets was going to pick up the soloist prize... I understand Dave was a tad quicker off the mark than Bob so got his name on the trophy!!!!
As for the result I didn't hear any grumbling this year....!
Does this mean I have to continue commuting from Switzerland every week.................???
I just want to say how fab Lisa was yesterday (blushing allowed) - sheer class!
I'm probably the only sober one around today.....just as well as I'm just off to the airport.....!!
Thanks for the support..... we must be terribly lucky to win four in a row! - should guarantee that we drop at least five places on the 4br rankings!!!!
I'd like to say congrats to all my old friends at A&N (Essex's No.2 band!!!!) - nice to see them qualify again...I listened to the first...
Sorry for the delayed reply - technical problems...!
The point I was actually trying to make was that this is a very open piece - which yesterday's results (Yorkshire apart) again atest - no Travelsphere, Ransome etc.
I'm certainly not writing anybody off - especially Aveley...
Is is it true that Aveley and Newham are officially giving up banding and have applied to join the Thurrock Choral Society??
.... seriously I thought it was a very effective moment although i'm convinced Andy Platt was miming!!
On the innaugural NYBBW concert (boy does that make me feel old....!) at the the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, Eddie Gregson turned to the timpanist and gave him the down beat into the National Anthem (great arrangements by Keith Griffin I seem to recall.....the ones that got banned at theh Albert...