Anyone going to Weston on sunday?

tewkeshorn

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Just as topic says, is anyone going to the Weston-super-mare Own choice contest this sunday?

Not playing myself, but going along to support the bands by consuimg ale. So if you're there grab me at the bar!
 

TheMusicMan

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Staff member
Hey twm

Sorry I couldn't help you guys out at last weekends competition... glad to read that you performed very well though.

My rgds to Alan & the team..:)
 

DublinBass

Supporting Member
Tewkeshorn, based on the number of responses from competing members so far, your band is sure to win this weekend!!

Seriously though, I noticed there are four small contests this weekend,
Cumbria BBA 19th Brass Band Contest, SCABA Entertainment Contest, Standish Slow Melody Contest AND the Weston-super-Mare Own Choice Contest. Being naive at some of the UK contests, what is the difference between these, and which (this weekend) is the best to attend as a spectator?

PJH
 

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
BBCbariUSA said:
Cumbria BBA 19th Brass Band Contest, SCABA Entertainment Contest, Standish Slow Melody Contest AND the Weston-super-Mare Own Choice Contest. Being naive at some of the UK contests, what is the difference between these, and which (this weekend) is the best to attend as a spectator?

PJH

Personally I'd go to the Weston-super-mare or the SCABA Entertainment Contest ;-)

Sadly though, I can't attend either.
 

TheMusicMan

tMP Founder
Staff member
Yup - I'm sure they are all good, but the only one of these I have been to is the WSM content. This is held in a fantastic venue and is usually very well supported with between 5 and 10 bands in each section, sometimes more in the 2nd and 3rd sections.

It is one of the most well managed contests I have both played and conducted at. The contest controller (forget his name) does a fabulous job in making sure everything runs very smoothly.

PS: there's also a good bar, and plenty of pubs nearby...;)
 

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
Yea I have to add and agree to what John has said here about WSM...
I played their a few years back and it must be the best venue I've ever been to with respect of organisation etc... Ran very smootly and they have a good team.
Pub right next to the place as well! Finish playing, stuff on coach, walk to pub in a matter of minutes... Luxery!

;-)
 

TheMusicMan

tMP Founder
Staff member
... and I also believe that Cudos needs to go to the Weston Mare (is it Silver) Band for their help and support in running everything on the day. I believe everyone from the band mucks in sometime throughout the day. Great job folks, keep it ut... :tup
 

imthemaddude

Active Member
Whitehaven is a great little contest and although there are not thousands of entries, some bands choose to play in more than one section which is fab for a challenge. Whitehaven is in a lovely setting too and they organise everything including rehearsal rooms for you so the hard work is already done - why not try it next year :?:
 

vcbjet

Member
My band are playing in the 4th Section at Weston, we are playing (edit: Test Piece deleted).

Please remember it is not tMP policy to reveal Own Choice pieces in a contest with closed adjudication - which I presume this is, PB, Mod
 

MAW

Member
anyone going to Weston on Sunday.

I know of 2 who are going.
Newport Borough in the 4th section. who I play for and Severn Tunnel in either 3rd or 4th section.
Severn Tunnel won the 3rd Section today in Ebbw Vale or so I heard on the grape vine.
see you in Weston.

:D

back row cornet.
 
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