Brass in the Park 2004

United Coop were first overall
Galston were second
Jedforest third
Renfrew Burgh 4th

Best 1st Section Yorkshire United Coop
Best 2nd Renfrew Burgh (Yipee!!!!)
Best 3rd Section Jedforest
Best 4th Penicuik (i think)
Best Soloist Sop player with Jedforest

That's about as much as I can remember
 

Razor

Member
Congrats to all the winners!

Another worthwhile trip north for Yorkshire Co-op.

Well done also to Brian D and Renfrew!

Be interested to hear what everybody played?
 
Anybody have a full list of the results yet? I was not at the contest, but curious to see how the bands stacked up!

Who was conducting Renfrew?
 
Brian Deans conducted REnfrew and we played Montreal Citadel, Flugal Solo Ye Banks and Braes and hymn tune arrangement of Colne
 

Miss Horny

New Member
Yorkshire Co-op

Well Done to Ed, Vicky, Carolyn, mark and everybody else at the yorkshire Co-op hope to see you soon.
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
I was there!

I, with two members and one ex member of Croydon Band, guested for Arran Brass, in what was only their second 'competition' in their 22 year history. I put 'competition' in inverted commas because we were one of the four bands classed as non-competing. Nevertheless, there was a prize for the best non competing band. We didn't win that but Alan Morrison 'placed' each band regardless of competitive status. To finish 15th out of the 22 bands overall was, though it might not seem like much, a major achievement for Arran Brass. We had several positive comments about our performance and Mr Morrison was clear and fair with his adjudication (which wasn't all roses, but a fair reflection, nonetheless).

It was a fabulous day out at Newtongrange and hopefully, Arran Brass can build on that, whether they continue to compete regularly or not (Finances are a big issue with the band. There are no contests on Arran, so to enter one, competitively or otherwise, necessitates at least one night's stay on the mainland as the ferry timetables do not allow the band to 'hop over' for the day).

Having played with Arran Brass before on my numerous visits to the isle, I can confidently say that they played to the best of their collective abilities yesterday, and one can ask for no more than that.

Well done to all the prizewinners and soloists, and a big thank you to adjudicators and organisers alike. Whether I, as a player, take part in Brass in the Park again, or not, I sincerely hope it continues to flourish. A friendly atmosphere all round and a fine day's music making meant a thoroughly enjoyable experience for me and I know the rest of Arran Brass enjoyed it too.
 

flugelgal

Active Member
Dave Payn said:
It was a fabulous day out at Newtongrange and hopefully, Arran Brass can build on that, whether they continue to compete regularly or not (Finances are a big issue with the band. There are no contests on Arran, so to enter one, competitively or otherwise, necessitates at least one night's stay on the mainland as the ferry timetables do not allow the band to 'hop over' for the day).
Maybe they should apply for Lottery funding for a band boat...
 

noddy

Member
floral_dance said:
United Coop were first overall
Galston were second
Jedforest third
Renfrew Burgh 4th

Best 1st Section Yorkshire United Coop
Best 2nd Renfrew Burgh (Yipee!!!!)
Best 3rd Section Jedforest
Best 4th Penicuik (i think)
Best Soloist Sop player with Jedforest

That's about as much as I can remember
It's NEWMILNS and Galston actually!!!
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
flugelgal said:
Maybe they should apply for Lottery funding for a band boat...

Nice idea but the boat trip's the cheapest part of the deal! It's the accomodation etc. which eats into the band funds! ;-)
 

davie

New Member
Thought I should mention the development section which took place at lunchtime, with four junior bands performing entertainment programmes.

All the bands played well, but first place (and a gold award!) went to Jedforest Juniors under Cameron Mabon (?). They were tremendous and would surely have made an impact in the main contest which I think they were originally entered for.

There was also a gold award for Tweeddale Juniors conducted by Mark Bell, which gives Mark something to put on his CV other than "I can drink out of a bottle using a 6 foot long straw" :).
 

Owen

Member
Brass in the Park is a top event - I had a great time on my last official job with United Co-op, and on solo euph of all things!

We played Wolvercote (hymn tune) Live and Let Die (Sop solo) and Ravenswood.
 
noddy said:
It's NEWMILNS and Galston actually!!!
No offence meant but as an earlier post suggested I did well to remember that much. I am fully aware that it is Newmilns and Galston and will actually be going to Harrogate next weekend to cheer you lot on !!!!!
 
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